Award-winning blues, soul and Americana vocalist Shemekia Copeland is hosting her own blues radio program weekday mornings on SiriusXM’s B.B. King’s Bluesville channel. The show, which debuted on June 17th, 2019, airs Monday through Friday from 9:00am until 3:00pm Eastern time, and features music, commentary and large helpings of Copeland’s vibrant and inviting personality.
This is Copeland’s second time at the helm of her own radio show. She hosted a weekly program on Sirius Radio in 2006. “I’m thrilled and honored to be back with my friends at SiriusXM,” says Copeland. “And can’t wait to get back in touch with my wonderful fans. It’s gonna be great.”
Copeland’s recent album, America’s Child, was named the #1 blues album of 2018 by MOJO magazine. The album is a courageous and fiery statement of purpose and a major step forward for the singer whose musical consciousness continues to expand as her star continues to rise. The album, with guests including John Prine and Rhiannon Giddens, bursts with Copeland’s bravado and embraces with her tenderness. Copeland recently received two Blues Music Awards for America’s Child: Album Of The Year and Contemporary Blues Album Of The Year. Her instantly recognizable voice–capable of being sultry, assertive and roaring–delivers every song with unparalleled honesty and passion. In October 2019, she will perform with Buddy Guy as he is inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall Of Fame.
The three-time Grammy nominee’s wide-open vision of contemporary Americana roots and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate artist with an up-to-the-minute musical and lyrical approach. The Chicago Tribune says, “Copeland is the greatest female blues vocalist working today.”