Shemekia Copeland To Appear On NPR's World Cafe On Wednesday, January 4

Article Contributed by Alligator Records | Published on Tuesday, January 3, 2023

On Wednesday, January 4, award-winning roots, blues and Americana vocalist Shemekia Copeland will appear on the nationally broadcast NPR radio program, World Cafe. On the show, Copeland discusses her career with host Stephen Kallao and performs (along with her full band) songs from her Grammy-nominated 2022 album, Done Come Too Far. World Cafe originates from WXPN-FM in Philadelphia, where it airs daily at 2:00pm Eastern time. The show is broadcast on over 250 affiliate stations nationwide and is heard by more than 600,000 people each weekday before becoming available for on-demand streaming at

In addition to receiving a Grammy Award nomination, Done Come Too Far was honored as the #1 Blues Album Of The Year by UK tastemaker magazine MOJO. The equally influential Americana music site No Depression named  the release among the top ten best albums of the year. Copeland continues to host her own popular daily blues radio show on SiriusXM’s Bluesville.

Done Come Too Far continues the story Copeland began telling on 2019’s groundbreaking America’s Child and 2020’s Grammy-nominated Uncivil War, reflecting her vision of America’s past, present and future. On Done Come Too Far,  she delivers her hard-hitting musical truths through her eyes, those of a young American Black woman, a mother, and a wife. But she likes to have a good time too, and her music reflects that, at times putting her sly sense of humor front and center.

The Philadelphia Tribune says, “Shemekia Copeland is an antidote to artifice. She is a commanding presence, a powerhouse vocalist delivering the truth.” The Washington Post declares, "Shemekia Copeland is the greatest blues singer of her generation." And Copeland's friend, music legend Mavis Staples shares, "I am so happy Shemekia is delivering these songs that the world needs to hear. Her voice is strong and soulful, and her message comes from her heart.”