Shemekia Copeland
Whether she’s belting out a raucous blues-rocker, firing up a blistering soulshouter, bringing the spirit to a gospel-fueled R&B rave-up or digging deep down into a subtle, country-tinged ballad, Shemekia Copeland sounds like no one else. With a voice that is alternately sultry, assertive and roaring, Shemekia’s wide-open vision of contemporary blues, roots and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate artist with a modern musical and lyrical approach. The Chicago Tribune says Copeland delivers “gale force singing and power” with a “unique, gutsy style, vibrant emotional palette and intuitive grasp of the music.” NPR Music calls her “fiercely expressive.”
This is Shemekia’s first Kessler appearance in many years and we are delighted to have her back.

Seth Walker’s style has been described as blues, americana, and roots music and all are correct. He has released nine albums to date, the most recent entitled Gotta  Get Back, which was released on September 2, 2016, and debuted at number 6 in the US on the Billboard Top Blues Album.[3] His 2009 album, Leap of Faith, also charted on the BillboardTop Blues Album chart, peaking at number 2 in the US.[4]

Delbert McClinton remarked “the first time I heard Seth Walker at a small club in Nashville I was impressed like I haven’t been impressed in 30 years, with performance, presence, and great songs.”

Seth has been a regular favorite at the Kessler since the opening of the theater.


All proceeds benefit Focus on Teens, a non-profit which supports homeless teens attending schools in DISD and FWISD.