SO... Sharon Jones is a soul/funk singer who is a part of this neo-Motown resurgence happening who has since retired from her former job as a correctional officer at Rikers Island. Needless to say, she will beat you down if you don't applaud. The Dap Kings, her back-up band, is the house band for Daptone Records and were an implemental part in Amy Winehouse's buh-mazing album Back to Black, among other collaborations. If you remember from one of my first posts, I have a huge affinity for this type of music.
You MUST watch this:
|The Colbert Report||Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
|Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - She Ain't a Child No More|
I had the great pleasure of going to the short concert and signing with Mary Martin, who I mentioned in my last post, as she sang the national anthem for President Obama at the University of Michigan graduation.
Below are some of my own pictures, but here are some from AnnArbor.com that are of a
BANDS FOR THE BAND!
Where are they!?!
Being interviewed by some guy from 107.1-- celebrities EVERYWHERE!
A girl gotsta take her shoes off to give a good performance