Blues great Shemekia Copeland: “The best thing I could have ever done was move to Chicago”

Shemekia Copeland performs during the SiriusXM's Bluesville Blues Festival in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

Shemekia Copeland performs during the SiriusXM's Bluesville Blues Festival in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

Blues great Shemekia Copeland joins Justin to discuss tomorrow’s Fifth Star Awards where she will present an award to the legendary Buddy Guy. Shemekia talks about her career, when she first started playing the blues, what it was like touring with her father, the lessons she has learned from years of being on the road, learning how to use her voice, the process of writing new material, her relationship with Chicago, what it means to present an award to Buddy Guy, her relationship with Buddy Guy and what he has done for her music, what she learned from playing with Buddy Guy and why we are seeing less blues music in the mainstream.

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