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Shemekia Copeland Gives Birth To Baby Boy On Christmas Eve

[01/03/2017]
SHEMEKIA COPELAND DELIVERS ON CHRISTMAS EVE:

JOHNNY LEE COPELAND BORN IN CHICAGO



Alligator Records is excited to share the news: award-winning blues and roots vocalist Shemekia Copeland is the proud new mother to Johnny Lee Copeland, born in Chicago on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2016. Weighing in at 6 pounds, 11 ounces, Johnny Lee is said have his mother's pipes and does not like to be messed with.

Copeland's latest release, 2015's Outskirts Of Love received a Grammy nomination for Best Blues Album.

The prestigious UK publication The Blues says Outskirts Of Love is "a mature masterpiece of modern blues," and named it their 2015 #1 Album Of The Year. USA Today says, "Shemekia captures the timelessness of the blues while spinning it forward with remarkable maturity."

We wish the happy new family all the best.