The Chocolate Church Arts Center is thrilled to announce a performance by blues and R&B singer Shemekia Copeland on their main stage at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26.
A Grammy nominee and recipient of eight Blues Music Awards, Copeland has been an unstoppable musical force since releasing her debut album in 1998. Her talent, personality, and star power have been praised by news outlets from The New York Times to Rolling Stone, who write “Copeland is a powerhouse, a superstar...she can do no wrong.”
Copeland’s passion, range, and instantly recognizable voice are on full display on her new album, “America’s Child,” which was produced by Americana Instrumentalist of The Year winner Will Kimbrough, and features legendary guest performers like John Prine, Rhiannon Giddens, Mary Gauthier, Emmylou Harris, and Steve Cropper. The album is a moving and compelling work that stretches beyond blues into Americana, rock, soul, and country.
A truly electrifying performer, Copeland has sung with the likes of Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt and Carlos Santana. She has opened for the Rolling Stones, entertained American troops in the Middle East, and performed at the White House in 2012. Shemekia Copeland’s empowering music is all at once insightful and fun, and the Chocolate Church is delighted to welcome her and her band to their stage.
Tickets for Shemekia Copeland range from $29-$39 in advance, or $41 at the door, and are available at www.chocolatechurcharts.org or by calling 207-442-8455.
The Chocolate Church Arts Center is located in downtown Bath at 804 Washington Street.