Sharon Jones Gets Mainstream Nod

I’d love for GLONO to take credit for discovering the fantastic Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings but the truth is that a reader tipped us off when we gushed too long over Amy Winehouse. My hat forever tips to that reader.

But now Ms. Jones is getting loads of attention from mainstream media. Just today there’s a glowing AP story on her appearance at Bonaroo.

What follows is a great sight in contemporary music: a wildly passionate, nonstop funk and soul get-down. With her airtight, sharply dressed backing band, the Dap-Kings, Jones burns up the festival circuit with performances that hold little back.

Here’s hoping the former Riker’s Island prison guard gets a little dough with all this attention.

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