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Free At Noon

Join us for the Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, as Shemekia Copeland performs a live midday concert on Friday

Shemekia released her eighth record Outskirts of Love just a couple of weeks ago via Alligator Records, following up 2012's Grammy nominated 33 1/3 with a fiery blend of blues and rock. The Texas native has worked with Dr. John, Ruth Brown and Steve Cropper on previous releases, but joined forces with The Wood Brothers' Oliver Wood for the third time on this effort. During her almost two decade long career, Copeland has been dubbed the Queen of Blues, earning several Blues Music Awards and other accolades.

Shemekia headlines The Sellersville Theater on Thursday, October 1st, but you can see this XPN favorite early.

RSVP to join us for the concert at World Cafe Live. You can also tune-in to the show via 88.5 FM, or stream worldwide at

Recent Release: Outskirts Of Love
Release Date: Sep 11, 2015