Marcia Ball Wins 2018 Living Blues Readers' Poll Award
In the just-published issue #256, Living Blues magazine announced the recipients of their annual Living Blues Awards. Pianist Marcia Ball won the Readers' Poll Award For Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboard). This is Ball's 11th Living Blues Award.
Media Raves About Shemekia Copeland's Just-Released AMERICA'S CHILD
On Shemekia Copeland's new album, America’s Child (released today, Friday, August 3), the Grammy-nominated singer melds Americana, blues and soul in intense, subtle performances of songs that address the complexities of life in America today. National press and radio are raving about this career-defining release.
Shemekia Copeland's AMERICA'S CHILD Streams On NPR Music's First Listen
NPR Music's First Listen will stream award-winning vocalist Shemekia Copeland's potent new Alligator Records album, America's Child, in its entirety beginning Thursday, July 26 through the album's official release date of Friday, August 3. Writer Jewly Hight says the album is "an act of artistic evolution" and highlights its "slow-burning soul" and "confrontational intensity." Listen here.