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Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings at the State Theatre this Friday

Posted by Michael Giannelli on 01/18 at 09:38 AM

Energy and passion, these are some of the attributes that Sharon Jones brings to the table.  An engaging performer and singer, she puts herself out there with everything she’s got.  Think of her as a late-blooming, female version of James Brown.

Evoking a feel straight from the heyday of funk and soul in the 1960s and 70s, the group is considered one of the forerunners in a movement to bring that music back to life.  The group has even gone as far as rejecting modern recording equipment, instead favoring the classic sound of analog recordings.
Known for their intense touring schedule, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings play major festivals such as Lollapolooza, Austin City Limits, and Bonnaroo, while also landing on small town stages like the State Theatre. But even at 53 years old she shows no signs of slowing down, continuing to vaunt her golden voice across the country and overseas.
Over the past few years, appreciation for her talent has grown beyond her live audience, as shown in her acting in, singing in, and also recording much of the soundtrack to Denzel Washington’s “The Great Debaters.”
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings formed in the late 1990s for the independent Daptone Records in Brooklyn, NY.
        Who:  Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings with guest DJ Roman Oakwood
        Where:  The State Theatre
        When:  Friday, January 22, 2010
        Tickets:  $32, all ages

{name} Author: Michael Giannelli
Bio: Mike Giannelli is a senior at Penn State majoring in Telecommunications. Some of his hobbies include playing the guitar, playing and watching sports, reading on occasion, listening to music, and taking road trips. He listens to all types of music but mainly rock and roll, blues and rap. His favorite bands include The Doors, Led Zeppelin, The Kinks, The White Stripes and The Strokes just to name a few. In addition, Mike Giannelli wrote this biography referring to himself in the third person.


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01/26 at 09:09 PM

Arghh! Too bad I missed out on this event. :(

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