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Shemekia Copeland

The daughter of blues guitar legend Johnny Copeland, singer Shemekia Copeland has carved out a singular style that merges the blues and soul music she grew up on with twangy, dirt-road Americana. Her latest, the brand new, already-acclaimed Outskirts of Love, is a journey through Copeland’s musical development, from all-out blues burn (her dad’s “Devil’s Hand”) to sultry soul (“I Feel a Sin Coming On”) to Stones-y swagger (the opening title track). Her cover of CCR’s “Long as I Can See the Light” brings the album’s far-flung sounds together; Copeland’s deeply felt, gospel-tinged take on the classic rocker could rightly be dubbed a new definitive version.

8 p.m. $18 (adv.), $23 (door).


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