With a voice that is alternately sultry and roaring, Shemekia’s wide-open vision of contemporary blues, roots, and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate and modern artist. Don’t miss this all-in, internationally acclaimed singer declared by the state of Illinois as “The New Queen of the Blues.” Multi-award-winning Matt Andersen is a powerhouse performer with a giant, soul-filled voice and commanding stage presence. He has built a formidable following by touring worldwide, both solo and with greats such as Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Greg Allman, Randy Bachman, and Little Feat.
MBT Field Guide Insights:
Sighted on-stage at the Cotton Club at age eight, Shemekia is a natural. Though she is regularly found on radio and television, this is a rare and exquisite songbird to bring into our gilded cage. To couple that evening with the rising-star power of Matt Andersen is an indescribable treat.
“Fiercely expressive” – NPR Music
“Gale-force singing and power” – Chicago Tribune
“Over the top on all levels” – Cashbox Magazine