Wednesday February 26, 2014
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings Valerie June
For Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, 2013 has become a year of unforeseen challenges and transformations. Three months before the original scheduled release of the group’s highly anticipated fifth studio record, Give the People What They Want, Sharon Jones, the lead singer and matriarch of the worlds’ #1 live soul act, was diagnosed with cancer. It brings great joy and relief to announce that after a successful operation, ongoing treatment, and the continued support and love from friends, family, and fans, Sharon Jones is back.
For over a decade, Sharon and the band have traveled the world blowing minds with their explosive live performances and their hand-crafted studio recordings. While other artists ride the crests and valleys of passing fads, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings have gone straight to the hearts and bodies of their listeners, delivering a visceral rhythm and soul sound to an ever-expanding base of deeply addicted fans. The band’s 2010 I Learned the Hard Way debuted at #16 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart outselling its predecessor in only its first few months.
Give the People What They Want, their new album releasing January 14th, is poised to become not only an iconic album of a prolific band, but a fixture in the canon of Soul Music.