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Album · 2022

Tracklist

1 Too Far to Be Gone 3:47 feat. Sonny Landreth
2 Pink Turns to Red 3:28
3 The Talk 5:23
4 Gullah Geechee 3:36
5 Why Why Why3:25
6 Fried Catfish and Bibles 3:03
7 Done Come Too Far 5:08 feat. Cedric Burnside
8 Barefoot in Heaven 3:31
9 Fell in Love With a Honky 3:16
10 The Dolls Are Sleeping 2:56
11 Dumb It Down 4:01
12 Nobody but You 4:20

Total length: 45:54

Line-up/Musicians

Accordion – Andre Michot (tracks: 6)
Acoustic Guitar – Oliver Wood (tracks: 10)
Backing Vocals – Megan Murray (tracks: 4,5,8,11), Telisha Williams (tracks: 9)
Banjo, Fiddle – Cedric Watson (tracks: 4,6)
Bass – Lex Price (tracks: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,11,12)
Drums – Pete Abbott (tracks: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,11,12)
Electric Guitar, Backing Vocals – Will Kimbrough
Fiddle, Pedal Steel Guitar – Fats Kaplin (tracks: 9)
Guitar – Aaron Lee Tasjan (tracks: 9), Kenny Brown (tracks: 2,7), Kevin Gordon (tracks: 2)
Guitar, Electric Piano – Pat Sansone (tracks: 11)
Guitar, Vocals – Cedric Burnside (tracks: 7)
Organ – Charles Hodges (tracks: 3,11)
Percussion, Backing Vocals – Lisa Oliver Gray (tracks: 4,5,8,11)
Saxophone – Joe Cabral (tracks: 11)
Slide Guitar – Sonny Landreth (tracks: 1)
Vocals – Shemekia Copeland
Washboard – Washboard Chaz (tracks: 6)

About this release

Alligator ALCD5010 (US)

Recorded and mixed by Dex Green at 3 Sirens, Nashville, TN
Additional recording by Dylan Alldredge at Skinny Elephant Recording, Nashville, TN, Scott Bomar at Electraphonic Studios, Memphis, TN, and by Mike Napolitano at Nappy Dugout, New Orleans, LA

Thanks to snobb for the addition and js for the updates

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American singer Shemekia Copeland spent the last decade releasing strong blues albums, rooted in tradition, but with a touch of freshness. Her voice is easy recognizable, and her straight-to-face, often naïve lyrics, are both her strong trademarks. Shemekia's previous album, "Uncivil War", released in 2020, offered faster and a more rhythmic touch on blues, still being a mixed bag containing some top-songs and fillers as well. With "Done Come Too Far", Copeland explores the new territories even deeper. Still with strong blues roots, she bravely moves towards high-energy blues-rock. From the very first sounds of the new album, she offers simply, groovy pieces, which blow listener's hats away from their heads. "The Talk", strongest album's blues, demonstrates how great a blues singer she really is. "Gullah Geeche" is an acoustic country-blues with banjo and fiddle on the front, and "Why Why Why" is an old-fashioned ballad. "Fried Catfish and Bibles" is pure Americana, with banjo and fiddle again, really danceable. Shemekia returns to heavy blues-rock on the title song, a duet with guitarist and singer Cedric Burnside. "Barefoot in Heaven" is already characteristic Copeland RnB with soloing from Will Kimbrough's electric guitar. She returns back to a country piece with "Fell in Love With a Honky". "The Dolls Are Sleeping" is an acoustic ballad (with Oliver Wood on acoustic guitar). On "Dumb It Down", one can enjoy electric organ. "Nobody but You", the closer, is straight-ahead heavy blues rock again.

As many previous Shemekia's albums, the newest one is a mixed bag of some strong songs and some fillers, offering a wide range of blues and Americana this time. Her best songs are really great songs, those which are not as successful, can sound a bit boring. Still, she offers here on this album a lot of what her fans love most of all - her unique voice.

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