95. UNCIVIL WAR by Shemekia Copeland
Continuing our blues theme for the time being, this 2020 record is hot off the presses. Copeland, daughter of Texas blues legend Johnny Copeland, has been in the business since the mid-1990’s or so, delivering powerful vocals on whatever she puts down on tape. This album is no exception. Check out opener ‘Clotilda’s on Fire’ which also happens to have alt-country rocker Jason Isbell on guitar. In fact, just continue on with the next 3 songs (‘Walk Until I Ride,’ ‘Uncivil War’ and ‘Money Makes You Ugly’) to get a sense of the pipes on Copeland. ‘Money Makes You Ugly’ has Kingfish (previously discussed) playing some sharp leads. ’Love Song’ (one of her dad’s songs) is a great way to close the record on a high note.