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In the News: Shemekia Copeland at KU

April 13, 2o12

KUTZTOWN, PA - Renowned blues vocalist Shemekia Copeland sang to a packed crowd on Thursday, April 12 in a performance hosted by KU Presents! at the Ursa Minor Cafe.

"A velvet thunderstorm rolled in over Kutztown on Thursday night. But no one seemed to scurry.

In fact, throughout the storm Shemekia Copeland brought to a packed Ursa Minor's Cafe at Kutztown University, she wailed, belted, warbled and growled her way through a baker's dozen blues songs that paid homage as much to Big Mama Thornton and Janis Joplin as to Joni Mitchell and, through her two guitarists, the master himself, Robert Johnson."

Read more: "Review: Shemekia Copeland paints KU in blues" (The Reading Eagle)