BLUES GREAT IN PITTSBURGH—Shemekia Copeland is the raucous and joyful embodiment of Blues music. Influenced by her late father, legendary Bluesman Johnny Clyde Copeland and many others, Shemekia, delivers gale force singing power to every tune she belts out. The soulful songstress has won 8 Blues Music Awards and was recognized as the 2010 Blues Artist of the Year. Her fame has led her to collaborations with Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King and Mick Jagger. She’s been nominated for several Grammy Awards and has performed at the White House for President Barack Obama. She recently performed in Pittsburgh. Above Copeland preforms to a packed house at the August Wilson Center for African American Culturte. (Photos by J. L. Martello)

BLUES GREAT IN PITTSBURGH— Shemekia Copeland preforms to a packed house at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture.(Photos by J. L. Martello)

Shemekia Copeland is the raucous and joyful embodiment of Blues music.

Influenced by her late father, legendary Bluesman Johnny Clyde Copeland and many others, Shemekia, delivers gale force singing power to every tune she belts out.

The soulful songstress has won 8 Blues Music Awards and was recognized as the 2010 Blues Artist of the Year.

Her fame has led her to collaborations with Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King and Mick Jagger. She’s been nominated for several Grammy Awards and has performed at the White House for President Barack Obama.

She recently performed in Pittsburgh.

SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS—After the concert and after selling out of CDs Shemekia Copeland signs autographs on the program for fans.

SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS—After the concert and after selling out of CDs Shemekia Copeland signs autographs on the program for fans.

 

HAPPY FANS—Shemekia Copeland poses with fans Raymond and Myra Ratliff from Crafton, Pa.

HAPPY FANS—Shemekia Copeland poses with fans Raymond and Myra Ratliff from Crafton, Pa.

 

BLUES LOVER—Sala Udin, a blues lover, poses with Shemekia Copeland.

BLUES LOVER—Sala Udin, a blues lover, poses with Shemekia Copeland.

 

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