Queen of the Blues Shemekia Copeland will be performing at the Jazz Alley next week (1/14 to 1/17). The Washington Blues Society is holding a contest on Facebook to award two free tickets. Win or lose, this is a show to see. Her 2015 album Outskirts of Love is nominated for a Grammy, Best Blues Album, and her ravishing voice and soulful blues will really captivate you.
Local afro/folk singer Naomi Wachira will open for Copeland. Named Best Seattle Folk Singer by Seattle Weekly in 2013, Wachira mixes the music she grew up with in Kenya with the music she discovered in America. If you haven’t heard her before, this is an opportunity to discover a budding local star.