Uncivil War finds Shemekia blazing an exhilarating roots music trail, with many of the songs reflecting the spirit of our turbulent times. Her passion-packed singing breathes fire into solemn, gospel-drenched anthems, lowdown blues, crunching rockers and frisky New Orleans R&B. On captivating original songs and invigorating new takes on tracks by the Rolling Stones, Junior Parker and her father, famed bluesman Johnny Clyde Copeland, she commands listeners’ attention while exploring life’s daily struggles and triumphs, both political and personal.
Produced by Will Kimbrough Executive Producer: John Hahn Recorded and mixed by Sean Sullivan at the Butcher Shoppe, Nashville, TN. Mastered ...
Produced by Will Kimbrough Executive Producer: John Hahn Recorded and mixed by Sean Sullivan at the Butcher Shoppe, Nashville, TN. Mastered by Jim Demain at Yes Master, Nashville, TN. Photos by Michael White Packaging design by Kevin Niemiec
This album is dedicated to two heroes we lost, Dr. John and John Prine. And to a hero still here, my Mom.
Thanks to Brian Schultz, Johnny Lee, Sandra Copeland, Cindi Hahn, Tory Edwards, Phyllis Edwards, Fran Digel, Amy Brat, Betsy Kopczynski, Jessica Kimbrough, Arthur Neilson, Willie Scandlyn, Kevin Jenkins, Robin Gould, Barbara Newman, Annasi Sutton, Tom Marker, Niko Skipitaris, Blackie and Red, and as always, my dad, Johnny Clyde.
Special thanks to Patrick McAuliff, Bruce Iglauer, Tim Kolleth, Marc Lipkin and everyone at Alligator Records, Lou Brutus, Ric Whitney, Roger Richard of Blu Skye Productions and Deed Eddy.
Humongous thanks to Will Kimbrough, Jason Isbell, Duane Eddy, Steve Cropper, Kingfish, Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, Webb Wilder, John Hahn and all the artists who appeared on this record.