BROWNFIELD — Groundbreaking vocalist Shemekia Copeland will perform at the Stone Mountain Arts Center on Saturday, Feb. 17. Her latest album is the Grammy-nominated album, “Outskirts of Love.”

Copeland won the 2017 Living Blues Readers’ Award for Blues Female Artist of the Year, the same distinction she won the year before. She also took home the 2016 Blues Music Award for Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year. “Outskirts of Love” won the BMA for Best Blues Album of the Year.

With a voice that is alternately sultry, assertive and roaring, the three-time Grammy nominee’s wide-open vision of contemporary blues, roots and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate artist with a modern musical and lyrical approach. Whether she’s belting out a raucous blues-rocker, firing up a blistering soul-shouter, bringing the spirit to a gospel-fueled R&B rave-up or digging deep down into a subtle, country-tinged ballad, Shemekia Copeland sounds like no one else. The UK publication “The Blues” says “Outskirts of Love” is “a mature masterpiece of modern blues,” and named it the publication’s 2015 No. 1 Album of the Year.

Showtime will be at 8 p.m. at the center, 695 Dugway Road. Ticket price is $35.

For more information, call 207-935-7292 or visit www.stonemountainartscenter.com.


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