SHEMEKIA COPELAND – OUTSKIRTS OF LOVE
(BLUES): Well into a fruitful career, Copeland has nothing to prove. Yet, with Outskirts of Love she delivers the blues with a passion and yearning of a new comer. Copeland’s compact but powerful band, produced by guitarist Oliver Wood, matches her passion and precision note for note. Additionally, casting guitarists Will Kimbrough, Robert Randolph and ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons only compliments the authentic sound of the band. As a result, songs like the title track transport the listener to the dusty road were blues meets desperation. Tracks like “Devil’s Hand” will have you transfixed.