Women Who Rock: Shemekia Copeland at MIM
Two-time Grammy nominee Shemekia Copeland is already a force to be reckoned with in the blues genre. She has opened for the Rolling Stones, headlined at the Chicago Blues Festival and numerous other festivals around the world, scored critics’ choice awards on both sides of the Atlantic, shared the stage with such luminaries as Buddy Guy, B. B. King, Mick Jagger and Eric Clapton and has even performed at the White House. Now she will be performing at the Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd. in Scottsdale Nov. 20 at 7 p.m.
Heir to the rich tradition of soul-drenched divas such as Ruth Brown, Etta James and Koko Taylor, Copeland was presented with Taylor’s crown in 2011 at the Chicago Blues Festival and given the honor of being the new “Queen of the Blues” by official proclamation of the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois.
Copeland’s passion for singing, matched with her huge, blast-furnace voice, gives her music a timeless power and a heart-pounding urgency. Her music comes from deep within her soul and from the streets where she grew up, surrounded by the everyday sounds of the city: street performers, gospel singers, blasting radios, bands in local parks and so much more.
Tickets for this exciting presentation are $27.50 - $29.50.