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Shemekia Copeland & Matt Andersen

Americana/Roots, Blues, R&B/Soul

Delight as two internationally acclaimed acts deliver contemporary blues with perfect passion and power With a voice that is alternately sultry and roaring, Shemekia’s wide-open vision of contemporary blues, roots, and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate and modern artist. Don’t miss this all-in, internationally acclaimed singer declared by the state of Illinois as “The New Queen of the Blues.” Multi-award-winning Matt Andersen is a powerhouse performer with a giant, soul-filled voice and commanding stage presence. He has built a formidable following by touring worldwide, both solo and with greats such as Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Greg Allman, Randy Bachman, and Little Feat. MBT Field Guide Insights: Sighted on-stage at the Cotton Club at age eight, Shemekia is a natural. Though she is regularly found on radio and television, this is a rare and exquisite songbird to bring into our gilded cage. To couple that evening with the rising-star power of Matt Andersen is an indescribable treat. “Fiercely expressive” – NPR Music “Gale-force singing and power” – Chicago Tribune “Over the top on all levels” – Cashbox Magazine