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WXPN Musicians On Call Benefit Concert

This Thursday! See the Queen of the Blues, Shemekia Copeland with her full band!
Plus Joseph Arthur, and Birdie Busch and The Greatest Night

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets Join us for the 9th annual WXPN Musicians On Call benefit concert featuring Queen of the Blues, Shemekia Copeland with her full band, and a set from Joseph Arthur. Plus, Birdie Busch and The Greatest Night. Thursday, March 14, 2013 at World Cafe Live Philadelphia. Doors open at 6pm, Showtime is 7pm.

General Admission Tickets are only $25 and available for purchase online using our secure pledge form.

Special limited VIP Mezzanine Seating tickets are $100 each - includes VIP seating on the mezzanine, plus a complimentary Musicians On Call Tee-Shirt at the show.

All proceeds support WXPN Musicians On Call, an innovative program that promotes healing through the power of music and brings live performances to the bedsides of hospital-bound patients.

Shemekia Copeland and her full band will here this Thursday!

Shemekia Copeland photo from 2011 XPN Free At Noon, photo by Andrew DavisShemekia Copeland released her latest album, 33 1/3 this past September, including covers of songs by Bob Dylan and Sam Cooke. The record features a stellar studio band including guitarist/producer Oliver Wood (Wood Brothers), bassist Ted Pecchio (Susan Tedeschi), drummer Gary Hansen and a guest appearance from Buddy Guy. Queen of the Blues, Shemekia is an XPN favorite and has played the XPoNential Music Festival several times, plus XPN Free At Noon and World Cafe. Her deep, sultry voice will take center stage, as Shemekia and her band take the stage on Thursday, March 14!

This past September, Shemekia brought down the house at her Free At Noon performance. Listen to the full performance here.

Photo from 2011 XPN Free At Noon, by XPN's Andrew Davis.

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Recent Release: 33 1/3 on Telarc
Release Date: 9/25/2012

Joseph Arthur

Joseph Arthur photo by Sebastien Tacheron American singer-songwriter, Joseph Arthur built his reputation through critically acclaimed releases and constant touring. His unique solo live performances incorporate the use of a number of distortion and loop pedals. Arthur released The Graduation Ceremony in 2011 and the double album, Redemption City in 2012. Arthur is also an acclaimed painter and designer. His artwork has graced the sleeves of his entire discography; the sleeve design for his 1999 extended play Vacancy was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Recording Package.

Photo by Sebastien Tacheron.

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Recent Release: Redemption City
Label: Lonely Astronaut
Hometown: Akron, Ohio/Brooklyn, N.Y.

Birdie Busch and The Greatest Night

photo by Philly singer-songwriter Birdie Busch got a little help from her friends with Birdie Busch and the Greatest Night, released on January 8 as her first full-length album since 2009’s Pattern of Saturn. Busch’s latest freewheeling folk-rock effort was funded with the help of 137 patrons through PledgeMusic and released digitally to those patrons in October. Busch and the band also raised enough money to donate to West Philly’s Music and Mentorship program in addition to funding the recording of the new album. The group comprising Birdie Busch and the Greatest Night recorded live with Dr. Dog engineer Nathan Sabatino after having already toured together. Busch has shared the stage with Regina Spektor, Amos Lee and Dar Williams, and she her music has been critically lauded by the Philadelphia Inquirer, City Paper, New York’s Village Voice and American Songwriter.

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Recent Release: Birdie Busch and the Greatest Night (Pledge Music)


Thank You to our Supporters

Support Provided by Friends Hospital, Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania, Lourdes Health System, and the Scattergood Foundation. Thank you to World Cafe Live, for hosting the annual WXPN Musicians On Call Benefit Concert.


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