Doing what she does best, the so-called “diva-in-the-making” raises her voice on a tour of blues clubs and small theatres around the States.

Along the way, Copeland joins blues giants like Charlie Musselwhite, Ike Turner, Taj Mahal & The Phantom Blues Band and John Mooney January 27 through February 3 for the Rhythm & Blues Cruise in Florida.

Copeland’s star began to rise in 1998 when her album Turn The Heat Up caught the ears of blues fans and critics. She has since released another album, Wicked, which earned her a Grammy nomination in the best contemporary blues album category.

Last May, Copeland scored big when she took home two prizes at the 22nd Annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards, winning the prestigious blues album of the year and the best contemporary female artist honors.

Presently, Copeland is aboard the QE2, sailing from England to the States. Until December 22, she performs with Big Walter Smith and The Groove Merchants, among others, during the 6th Annual Blues Cruise on the world famous luxury ocean liner.