When Shemekia first broke on the scene with her jaw-dropping Alligator Records debut CD Turn The Heat Up, she instantly became a blues and R&B force to be reckoned with. With each subsequent release -- Uncivil War is her ninth album -- Copeland’s music has evolved. She continues to broaden her musical vision, melding blues with more rootsy, Americana sounds, and singing about the world around her. Her 2018 album, America’s Child, featuring a duet with John Prine and accompaniment from Mary Gauthier and Rhiannon Giddens, was named by MOJO magazine as the #1 blues release of the year. In addition to her three Grammy nominations, Copeland has won a total of 12 Blues Music Awards and over 20 Living Blues Awards.
Copeland hosts her own daily radio show on SiriusXM.