Friday, February 06, 2009

Shemekia Copeland - Sounds Like The Devil

“A bunch of real smooth talkers got people under their spell. If that’s what it takes to get to heaven, somebody save me a cool spot in hell!” Blues for Friday night dance. Shemekia takes them all on – politicians who say they talk to God, preachers who sell salvation for $$$ with a toll-free phone number, and anyone who has anything to sell that reeks of false spirituality. Even the local burial salesman has a place to sell for our final resting place. “I can’t even afford to die.” It’s easy for anyone with the least bit of honesty to identify with the words of Shemekia, but the reason she’s featured on eartaste tonight is the absolutely tasty music her bandmates have embellished her excellent voice with. Great combination. Shoutouts for Dirty Water, Never Going Back To Memphis, and Black Crow. Shemekia Copeland