After successfully conquering the disease, Jones and her deliciously funky support band The Dap-Kings are back in business, returning to the road with their funk/soul revival back behind newly-released fifth album Give the People What They Want, arguably the Brooklyn ensemble’s solid to date.
Jones hits town with the Dap-Kings this Thursday... more info after the jump.
On stage, the pint-sized songstress conjures up the sweaty, soul-filled intensity of legends James Brown and Otis Redding while sporting a perennial ear-to-ear smile, shiny dresses and high heels to boot. Put on your most comfortable dancing shoes and get ready to lose all your inhibitions; Sharon wouldn't have it any other way.
Hard-buzzing folk-blues songstress Valerie June brings added value to the Thursday night bill with her self-styled "organic moonshine roots music," and previous Bay area shows featuring Jones & Co. were packed-house sellouts, so make sure to score tickets early for this must-see soul dance party.
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings with Valerie June, Thurs., February 20, State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m., $26.50.
"Stranger To My Happiness" below.