By the Chicago blues singer's estimation, it has been about a decade since she last performed in Utah, so it is fitting that Shemekia Copeland will have two nights of music to thrill Park City audiences.
Copeland, 33, has had a year to remember, with her latest CD "33 1/3" being nominated for a Grammy at February's awards show, as well as coming off a performance at the White House where she jammed with Buddy Guy and sang alongside Mick Jagger. "I wish I had a good story," the singer told The Tribune about how she got to be invited to sing for President Barack Obama. "They just called, and I couldn't believe it. I was just so honored it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience."
Last week, Copeland's manager told her that a contestant on the Hungarian version of the televised singing competition "The Voice" sang one of her songs, and Copeland said she didn't even realize there was a Hungarian version of "The Voice" but was thrilled nevertheless, because it means her socially conscious message is being heard.