Based out of Brooklyn, New York, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings is a soul and funk based band with a lead singer who has been described as the “female James Brown.” Starting out as a church gospel singer, and then working as a corrections officer at Riker’s Island and an armored car guard for Wells Fargo, Jones reached her breakthrough later in life, releasing her first album at 40 years old.
You can catch Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings at Brewery Ommegang on May 28. But first, take a listen to “Stranger to my Happiness:”
Fresh Music Friday is a weekly series designed to widen your musical horizons, and to give you a taste of artists and music styles to explore further. While some of the artists featured here may not be “new,” they promise to freshen your catalog of music.
Ty Marshal is the Executive Director at the Center for the Arts in Homer, N.Y – one of the Central New York region’s preeminent presenter of the arts and a proponent of community enrichment through world-class entertainment and arts education.