Shemekia Copeland Live, RIP Gordon Lightfoot, Opinions on billy woods & Kenny Segal


Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot host blues singer Shemekia Copeland for a live performance and interview. She performs stripped down arrangements of songs from her Grammy-nominated 2022 album "Done Come Too Far" and others. Plus the hosts pay tribute to Gordon Lightfoot and review the new album from rapper Billy Woods and producer Kenny Segal. 

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Maps Billy Woods

billy woods  Kenny Segal Maps

Rapper Billy Woods has quietly built a reputation as a top tier talent among hip hop fans. His new collaboration with producer Kenny Segal is called Maps and Jim and Greg agree it may be the album gets him mentioned in the same breath as people like Kendrick Lamar.

Obit: Gordon Lightfoot


Jim and Greg pay tribute to the late singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, as he died May 1, 2023 at age 84. They also play one of Greg's favorite songs, "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald."

Shemekia Copeland


Shemekia Copeland was born to be a blues singer. Her father, guitarist Johnny Copeland, took her out on tour when she was still a teenager. Now on her eleventh album (Done Come Too Far), Jim and Greg agree that she is among the greatest blues singers alive. Greats like Koko Taylor and Mavis Staples sing her praises and a few months ago Copeland sang at a special Sound Opinions live taping.

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