On Sunday, September 30, Grammy-nominated singer Shemekia Copeland will perform the National Anthem on game between the New York Giants and the New Orleans Saints. The game begins at 4:25pm at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey and can be watched on CBS.
Copeland is currently on tour, bringing music from her critically acclaimed, powerful new album, America’s Child to fans all across the country. NPR Music says Copeland is “head-turning and outspoken. America’s Child is a true hybrid of simmering, real-talking spirit and emphatic, folkie-and soul-style statement-making. Copeland sings slow-burning soul and rollicking country-blues with growling vigor and potent conviction.”
Produced by Americana Instrumentalist Of The Year winner Will Kimbrough (who also plays guitar on the album) and recorded in Nashville, America’s Child is a courageous and fiery statement of purpose, a major step forward for the singer whose musical consciousness continues to expand as her star continues to rise. With guests including John Prine, Rhiannon Giddens, Mary Gauthier, Emmylou Harris, Steve Cropper, J.D. Wilkes, Al Perkins and members of the Time Jumpers, America’s Child bursts with Copeland’s bravado and embraces with her tenderness.
Upcoming shows in New York:
Nov 15, 2018 Tralf Music Hall Buffalo, NY
Nov 16, 2018 Center for the Arts of Homer Homer, NY
Nov 17, 2018 Towne Crier Cafe Beacon, NY