Shemekia Copeland to Take the Stage at the Strand-Capitol, Today
CapLive and the historic Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center in downtown York proudly welcome Shemekia Copeland to the Capitol Theatre on Saturday, June 14 at 8:00 p.m. Two-time Grammy Award nominee Shemekia Copeland is the newest addition to CapLive's eclectic 2013-14 season lineup of nationally-known acts and up-and-coming performers. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Thursday, May 8 at 10:00 a.m.
In a span of less than two decades, Shemekia Copeland has evolved from teenage upstart to one of the most prominent voices in the blues. She's currently the most feted woman in the blues world and actually had a coronation where she was crowned and declared "Queen of the Blues" at the Chicago Blues Festival in 2011. Shemekia earned her crown with a series of high-quality recordings and an unrelenting tour schedule that has taken her to all corners of the globe. She's played all the major festivals and concert dates from Europe to Iraq, to a memorable performance at the White House in front of an audience that included the President of the United States - sharing the bill with Buddy Guy, Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck, B.B. King and other greats. Shemekia's latest release, 33 1/3, was nominated for Best Blues Album at the Grammy Awards in 2013.
Shemekia's passion for singing, matched with her huge, blast-furnace voice, gives her music a timeless power and a heart-pounding urgency. Her music comes from deep within her soul and from the streets of Harlem where she grew up, surrounded by the everyday sounds of the city - street performers, gospel singers, blasting radios, bands in local parks and so much more.