Shemekia Copeland

Outskirts Of Love

Outskirts Of Love

Shemekia returns to Alligator with a new release celebrating her continuing mastery of roots music styles from blues and soul to rock and Americana.  ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons (guitar on a smoldering version of “Jesus Just Left Chicago”), Robert Randolph, Alvin Youngblood Hart and Will Kimbrough guest, but it’s Shemekia and her commanding vocals that dominate the performances on new original material, plus songs by John Fogerty, Albert King, Jesse Winchester, Jessie Mae Hemphill and her father, Johnny Copeland.  “Shemekia captures the timelessness of the blues while spinning it forward with remarkable maturity.” —USA TODAY

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Shemekia Copeland: Vocals
Oliver Wood: Guitar and Background Vocals
Jano Rix: Drums, Percussion and Keyboards
Lex Price: B...
Shemekia Copeland: Vocals
Oliver Wood: Guitar and Background Vocals 
Jano Rix: Drums, Percussion and Keyboards
Lex Price: Bass

Guest Artists:
Billy F Gibbons: Guitar (9) 
Alvin Youngblood Hart: Guitar and Vocal (5)
Robert Randolph: Steel Guitar (2)

Additional musicians:
Guitar: Will Kimbrough (1,3,4,6,7,10), Arthur Neilson (11), and Guthrie Trapp (6)
Pedal Steel: Pete Finney (6)
Horns: Matt Glassmeyer (3,7)
Background vocals: Jason Eskridge (4,7,8)
Organ: Eric Fritsch (1)
Percussion: Mike Poole (9)

Produced by Oliver Wood
Executive Producer: John Hahn
Recorded by Mike Poole at Southern Ground Nashville and Sound Emporium, Nashville TN
Mixed by Mike Poole at The Office, Nashville TN
Additional Recording by Brandon Bell, Eric Fritsch, Scott Bomar, Sean Quackenbush, VD King and G.L. Moon
Recording Assistants: Chris Taylor, Ben Simonetti and Mike Stankiewicz
Mastered by Eric Conn at Independent Mastering, Nashville TN
Photos by Mike White, except cover photo by Denis Tangney Jr.
Design by Kevin Niemiec

Thanks to: Orlando Wright, Sandra Copeland, Tory Edwards, Cindi Hahn, Phyllis Edwards, Patrick McAuliff, Garry Buck, Ron Kaplan, Betsy Kopczynski,  Arthur Neilson, Willie Scandlyn, Kevin Jenkins, Robin Gould, Bev Howell, Trey Larson, Joe Hardy, Brandon Bell, Rebecca Wood, Scott Bomar, Ian Siegal, Sean Quackenbush, Jean-Herve Michel, Marc Lipkin, Tim Kolleth and everyone at Alligator Records, Marya Glur, Tom Marker, Michael Cloeren, Basil Charles, Amy Treco, Blackie and Red, Joe Farmer, Liz Penta, Frank, Don and Lorrie at Jeri’s Grill, Cookie Taylor and as usual, my dad, Johnny Clyde.

Special thanks to: Billy F Gibbons, Robert Randolph, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Oliver Wood, John Hahn, Bob Merlis, and Bruce Iglauer.
 
This record is dedicated to B.B. King, my dear friends, Peg Waltner, Fran Kulle and Damon Eppley.
 
Robert Randolph appears courtesy of Dare Records.
 
Management: John Hahn Management, Phone (212) 580-5722, jhahn4@gmail.com
 
Booking: Patrick McAuliff, Monterey International, Phone (312) 640-7500, patrick@montereyinternational.net
 
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    Track Name Duration  
Play Preview 1 Outskirts Of Love
Author/Publisher:  John Hahn and Oliver Wood, Avarice and Greed Publ./Royal Kook Music, BMI
4:05
Play Preview 2 Crossbone Beach
Author/Publisher:  John Hahn and Oliver Wood, Avarice and Greed Publ./Royal Kook Music, BMI
3:51
Play Preview 3 Devil's Hand
Author/Publisher:  Johnny Copeland, JoClyde Music, BMI
3:43
4 The Battle is Over (But The War Goes On)
Author/Publisher:  Maurice Rodgers and Jerry Winn, EMI Feist Catalog, ASCAP)
3:53
Play Preview 5 Cardboard Box
Author/Publisher:  John Hahn and Ian Siegal, Avarice and Greed Publ., BMI
3:01
6 Drivin’ Out Of Nashville
Author/Publisher:  John Hahn and Oliver Wood, Avarice and Greed Publ./Royal Kook Music, BMI
3:17
7 I Feel A Sin Coming On
Author/Publisher:  Orville Couch and Eddie McDuff, Painted Desert Music Corp., BMI
3:52
8 Isn't That So
Author/Publisher:  Jesse Winchester, WB Music Corp., ASCAP
3:17
9 Jesus Just Left Chicago
Author/Publisher:  Frank Lee Beard, Billy Gibbons and Joe Michael Hill, Music of Stage Three, BMI
4:35
10 Long As I Can See The Light
Author/Publisher:  John Cameron Fogerty, Jondora Music, BMI
3:21
11 Wrapped Up In Love Again
Author/Publisher:  Albert King, BMG Platinum Songs obo Arc Music, BMI
3:04
12 Lord, Help The Poor And Needy
Author/Publisher:  Jessie Mae Brooks, Music River Publ., BMI
3:10
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