Shemekia Copeland named International Blues Artist of the Year by UK Blues Awards

The 2021 UK Blues Awards winners have been announced, and the reason I know that is that Shemekia Copeland was named International Blues Artist of the Year. Check out the Brits who won here.

Here’s the announcement from Alligator Records:
“On Sunday, May 9, award-winning vocalist Shemekia Copeland received the coveted UK Blues Award for International Blues Artist Of The Year. The award was presented in a virtual ceremony hosted by BBC radio personality, actor and musician Paul Jones.

“The UK Blues Awards were created by the UK Blues Federation to give the blues community in the UK the opportunity to recognize and applaud those actively involved with the music.”


Copeland’s latest album, “Uncivil War,” brought her consider musical talents to bear on contemporary social issues. Here’s my review from last October.

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