Shemekia Copeland Mike White photo

Blues, soul and Americana singer Shemekia Copeland plans to celebrate the release of her Grammy-nominated Alligator Records album, “Done Come Too Far,” with a live performance at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Waterville Opera House, 1 Common St. in Waterville.

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. She 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. Guests on the album include slide guitar wizard Sonny Landreth, 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).

Copeland has performed thousands of gigs at clubs, festivals and concert halls all over the world since her Alligator Records debut “Turn The Heat Up” hit in 1998. She has appeared in films, on national television, NPR, and in magazines and newspapers. She’s sung with Bonnie Raitt, Keith Richards, Carlos Santana, Dr. John, and many others, and has shared a bill with The Rolling Stones.

Tickets cost $33.

For ticket, or more information, visit


Check out other upcoming entertainment events!

Comments are not available on this story.

filed under: