Shemekia Copeland

courtesy of Alligator Records

On Friday, July 8, award-winning blues, soul and Americana singer Shemekia Copeland will release Too Far To Be Gone, the first single from her highly anticipated new album, Done Come Too Far (to be available on CD and LP). The lyrically and musically powerful song, featuring slide guitar master Sonny Landreth, received its worldwide premier on SiriusXM's B.B. King's Bluesville channel, and is quickly becoming one of the station's most-played tracks. According to Copeland, "I feel very passionate about the message in this song and was fortunate to have Sonny Landreth’s incredible slide guitar echo those feelings." Done Come Too Far is set for release on Friday, August 19, 2022. (Watch the lyric video for Too Far To Be Gone below)

Possessing one of the most instantly recognizable and deeply soulful roots music voices of our time, Copeland is beloved worldwide for the fearlessness, honesty and humor of her revelatory music, as well as for delivering each song she performs with unmatched passion. Copeland — winner of the 2021 Blues Music Award for B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year — connects with her audience on an intensely personal level, taking them with her on what The Wall Street Journal calls “a consequential ride” of “bold and timely blues.”

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. In addition to Landreth, guests on the album include Mississippi Hill country blues icons Cedric Burnside and Kenny Brown, Memphis soul keyboard legend Charles Hodges, Oliver Wood (of the Wood Brothers), Americana star Aaron Lee Tasjan and Pat Sansone (of Wilco).

With Done Come Too Far, Copeland hits harder than ever with musically and lyrically adventurous songs and jaw-dropping performances that are at once timely and timeless. According to Copeland, “This album was made by all sides of me — happy, sad, silly, irate — they’re all a part who I am and who we all are. I’m not political. I’m just talking about what’s happening in this country.” And she doesn’t hold back. Recorded in Nashville and produced by multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Will Kimbrough (who also produced her previous two albums), Done Come Too Far is Copeland at her charismatic, passionate, confrontational best.

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