About


Roxi Copland’s innovative sound is forged at the crossroads of Americana, roots, and jazz. Her music is best summed up in the words of one particularly eloquent reviewer as “an unlikely mélange of vulnerability, self-reflection, street savvy, humor and sultriness… akin to where Norah Jones might have landed had her affinity for country music manifested differently.” Last fall, the singer/songwriter/pianist released Daddy Don’t Do Politics, which made the Semi-Finals in the Folk / Singer-Songwriter category of the 2020 International Songwriting Competition, and was featured on Americana Highways’ ‘Her Voice 2020’ Spotify playlist. Daddy Don’t Do Politics is the first single off her forthcoming EP I Come From Crazy, slated for release in 2022. The yet-to-be-released title track was also just announced as a semi-finalist in the Americana category for the 2021 Unsigned Only Music Competition. Roxi lives in Austin, Texas, where she and her husband try to ride herd on their two spoiled dogs Odin Van Pooch and Haggis McHound.

 

Reviews & Awards

 

  • Semi-Finalist in the Americana Category (Song: I Come From Crazy), Unsigned Only Music Competition 2021

  • Semi-Finalist in the Folk / Singer-Songwriter Category (Song: Daddy Don’t Do Politics), International Songwriting Competition 2020

  • 3rd Place (Song: Bad Decision), Corpus Christi Songwriters’ Spring Songwriting Contest 2020

  • Nominee for ‘Album of the Year’ (Bad Decision), Radio Milwaukee Music Awards 2017

  • Nominee for ‘Song of the Year’ (Bad Decision), Radio Milwaukee Music Awards 2017

  • Nominee for ‘Solo Artist of the Year’, Radio Milwaukee Music Awards 2017

  • Nominee for ‘Independent Release of the Year’ (Bad Decision), Radio Milwaukee Music Awards 2017

  • “Roxi Copland delivers an unlikely mélange of vulnerability, self-reflection, street savvy, humor and sultriness…Copland’s airy arrangements and slowly insinuating melodic hooks, abetted by occasional glimmers of steel guitar, posits her in a space akin to where Norah Jones might have landed had her affinity for country music manifested differently…” –Milwaukee’s Shepherd Express, July 2017

  • “…a little sultry, a bit sassy, kinda sexy. Sort of like sipping scotch on the rocks…” –Bruce Winter, WUWM Radio, June 2017

  • “Bravo Roxi…I think it’s a good decision to buy Bad Decision!” –Vic DeLorenzo (Drummer for the Violent Femmes) June 2017

  • “Copland’s smoky voice floats over the album’s 11 tracks, displaying a strong handle of every note. Sometimes they’re torchy, like “Poison Ivy,” sometimes playful, like “If Heaven Don’t Play No Music” and “What Were You Thinkin’,” and sometimes they’re dark like “Thirteen Corners.” It’s an impressive assortment of songs that play to Copland’s vocal and instrumental strengths.”, Des Moines’ Cityview, June 2017

  • Jazz Artist of the Year, Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) April 2016

  • Nominee for “Best Female Vocalist”, Milwaukee’s Shepherd Express Best of 2015

  • “The tunes are smooth, refreshing, belying an unuttered and approachable complexity…Critics struggle to put Copland’s music into one musical genre, and Truth makes that effort even more pleasantly confounding. Much of Copland’s success is due to her ability to blur genre boundaries and embrace myriad styles of music on a single recording. With this full-length album, Copland ups the ante.”-Band Bombshell, May 2014

  • “The undeniable fact is that Roxi Copland can sing. With the kind of ability that puts italics in your voice when you talk about it. Sing.” –Des Moines’ Cityview, April 2014

  • Nominee for “Singer/Songwriter of the Year”, Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) March 2014

  • Nominee for “Jazz Artist of the Year”, Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) March 2014

  • “…a jazz/pop phenom…” –Examiner.com June 2013

  • “…golden-voiced singer/songwriter…” –Des Moines’ Cityview, June 2013

  • Nominee for “Best New Artist”, Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) April 2013

  • “Roxi Copland has got a gorgeous set of pipes – her voice is big, sultry and rich…if you’re going to pump out an album that’s just you and a baby grand, you’re counting on your voice to do all the heavy lifting. And Copland’s is clearly up to the task…There’s no doubt Copland lends herself easily to intimacy…Her voice is full and lush, and her piano work is top-notch…A solo show with Copland is like a conversation with a close friend.” –Des Moines’ Cityview, May 2012

  • “…a talented songwriter…incredible voice…If you haven’t heard Roxi Copland sing, you have missed out on one of life’s sultry, sinful little pleasures.” -Examiner.com April 2012

  • “Jazz/pop musician Roxi Copland is a petite powerhouse. Even when hidden behind a Baby Grand, her presence is huge thanks to a voluptuous voice and fierce piano skills.” -Seattle’s Crosscut.com October 2011

  • “…her voice is multidimensional, capable of resonating the essence of lost love…” –Kansas State Collegian, July 2010

  • “There is a fire inside Roxi Copland. You can see it in her hectic performance schedule and hear it in her dark, sultry voice…” –Des Moines Register, December 2008