Sharon Jones is one of the most dynamic performers I’ve ever seen. Her incredibly soulful voice and magnetic personality SHINE on stage. Her latest album with the Dap-Kings, Give The People What They Want, was slated to be released in August, but that was put on hold when Jones was diagnosed with cancer. She underwent surgery and months of treatment and ultimately won her battle! She’s set to release the new album in January and embark on a full North American tour with her band in February.
This single has all of the soul and spark that I’d expect from Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, and the music video is brilliant! Creative, entertaining and beautifully done:
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
Having a day under my belt, I had a little more time to escape my work post and check out the music on Sunday. There were a lot of wonderful moments, but the one I keep coming back to was when I walked out front to the main stage to see Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings.
The energy in the air during this set was palpable. Sharon Jones is a POWERHOUSE up there on stage… while she’s belting out the tunes and while she’s talking to the audience between songs. Her band is so tight, so flawless, and so dead on that vintage sound. We were streaming this performance live and our tech back at the station who was listening sent me a text: “Sharon Jones is like a female James Brown!”. It’s so true. You’ll definitely hear it in our recording of the performance over at mvyradio.com, but in person, the energy was just awe-inspiring.
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings