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Queen of Blues Shemekia Copeland roars into KU at Ursa Minor's

April 3, 2012

KUTZTOWN, PA - Shemekia Copeland closes the KU Presents! 11-12 season on Thursday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Ursa Minor's Café with "[her voice] belongs to a school of blues belters whose roars could move rocks up hills" (TimeOut New York).  The thirty-two year old daughter of Texas blues guitar legend Johnny Clyde Copeland, was crowned "the Queen of Blues" by Koko Taylor herself at the Chicago Blues Festival last summer. 

Heir to the rich tradition of soul-drenched divas like Ruth Brown, Etta James and Eva Cassidy, Copeland has scored rave reviews from critics around the country.  She has opened for the Rolling Stones, headlined at the Chicago Blues Festival and numerous festivals around the world, and shared the stage with such luminaries as Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Taj Mahal and John Mayer.

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