Taj Mahal Shemekia Copeland Tickets
Coming from the family of reknowned Texan legend and guitarist extraordinaire blues man Johnny Copeland, Shemekia Copeland has a lot of pedigree running through her veins. She is now ready to perform with American Blues singer and musician Henry St. Clair Fredericks or Taj Mahal as he is more popularly known. Catch these two live at the latest Taj Mahal & Shemekia Copeland shows. Buy Taj Mahal & Shemekia Copeland tickets
Buy Taj Mahal Shemekia Copeland Tickets
Taj Mahal Shemekia Copeland
Shemekia Copeland was born in Harlem, New York City in 1979 during the epoch making times of racial integration. Her early foray into music was encouraged by her legendary father who took the little singer up on stage along with him at the Cotton Club. She started off by going on tour with her father, who was there to guide his protégé and show her the ropes of the trade as the young maneuvered through life, because he knew that his daughter was a valuable asset to the music industry and needed to be properly nurtured and protected.
It would be another three years before Shemekia released her first album titled Turn the Heat Up! in 1998. But true recognition and fame would come with her second album Wicked which came after a hiatus of two years in 2000. Wicked garnered Shemekia three Handy Awards as well as a Grammy nomination. However, her time in between her first and second album was not spent in obscurity. She was awarded the Living Blues Award in 1999 in not one but three separate categories. She dispelled the impression that she was just a flash in the pan or a one hit wonder by winning the Best Blues Artist award in 2001 after her second album surpassed the commercial success of her freshman attempt. Carrying on this success, she released her third album Talking to Strangers in 2002. The album which was produced by Dr. John went on to top the Billboard Blues Charts.
Shemekia has collaborated with other artists as well. These collaborations include many singers such as Blues legends Buddy Guy, BB King, Taj Mahal, Dr. John and Koko Taylor. Now you have the chance to hear this soulful blues singer belt out her favorite and most popular numbers alongside Taj Mahal at the latest Taj Mahal & Shemekia Copeland concerts.Taj Mahal is a New York City native, born in 1942. He comes from a musical background with his father being a jazz-pianist as well as a composer and arranger. His Jamaican lineage did him further favors in the rhythm department. As if he needed any more help, his mother who was a school teacher from South Carolina also practiced gospel singing. So Taj had music infused in him from both sides of the family.
He founded the music band Rising Sons with Ry Cooder in 1966. The band was picked up by Columbia Records and saw great success in the coming years through the release of their album. Later on, stung by a lack of recognition, Taj struck it out alone. In this regard, his first solo self titled effort in 1968 was picked up by Columbia and did well. Taj joined the Woodstock Festival in Madison Square Garden 1979 in New York City as a performer to enthusiastic crowds. He has been twice awarded the Grammy as the best Contemporary Blues Album in 1997 for his Senor Blues album and again in 2000 for Shoutin in Key. In addition to this he has several contributions to film soundtracks such as Sounder amd Blues Brothers 2000. In the latter he has also acted. Besides this , he has also had small roles in Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey, The Song Catcher, Feel like Going Home and Six Days Seven Nights. He was inducted in the Blues Hall of Fame in 2009. Watch him live with Shemekia Copeland. Buy cheap Taj Mahal & Shemekia Copeland tickets today.
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