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Presenting music by ladies with powerful voices on the next TFTB

Eliza Neals and Shemekia Copeland
New music from Eliza Neals and Shemekia Copeland is featured on this week's TFTB.

Henry Cook and I hope you will join us for Time For The Blues this Saturday night, September 10th, at 9:00 p.m., as we present several ladies with powerful voices and lots of new releases for your listening pleasure.

Our first lady with the great pipes is the one and only Eliza Neals from her new compact disc, Badder To The Bone. We’ve been following Ms. Neals’ career for several years now and we have never failed to be impressed by her voice and her piano skills. In short, she’s amazing.

She also has a new guitar player working with her, Lance Lopez, who plays a mean six-string!

Together they make a potent pair and I think you’re really going to like what you hear.

We also have some new work from Shemekia Copeland (who is coming to Richmond October 16 – don’t miss her). You hear Copeland almost every day if you listen to BB King’s Bluesville, but if you haven’t heard her let loose on a song, you don’t know what you’ve been missing.

It’s been a minute since she’s played Richmond, and the chance to catch her in an intimate club like the Tin Pan is a rare treat.

Her new album is title Done Come Too Far and contains blues and a little social commentary. She uses her platform to amplify voices that might not get the chance to speak. It’s a powerful album and we think you will really be moved by her words and her voice.

Speaking of powerful voices, we have some more from the one and only Koko Taylor! There’s a reason they named the Female Artist Of The Year Award from the Blues Foundation after her. If you’re new to the blues, make sure you tune in to catch this force of nature.

But there’s still more.

We have new(ish) tracks from Lew Jetton & 61 South and Liz Mandville-Greeson.

All in all, it’s a great show and we would love to have you join us for the fun if you care to join us at 9:00 this Saturday night. That’s September 10th, and you can find us on one of these great VPM Stations: 89.1 WCNV, Heathsville; 90.1 WMVE, Chase City; and the flagships, 93.1 and 107.3 VPM-Music and 88.9 HD2, Richmond, and streaming online at VPM.org where it’s always Time For The Blues!