Monday, May 4, 2009

DARK WAS THE NIGHT UNTIL SHARON JONES and DAP KINGS CAME ALONG


Sharon played the Dark Was The Night show at Radio City last night and totally killed it! She also stole the encore by taking the rendition of the song "This Land Is Your Land" that was being played boringly by a bunch of indie rock bands that sounded like they were on the verge of falling asleep mid song, and being like, "no no no!" and showin 'em how to do it right!
Yes! Thank you Sharon! You can watch her swoop in and rescue that encore like a super hero here:



In other exciting Sharon Jones news she has been asked to play on the new Late Night With Jimmy Fallon TOMORROW (05/05)! If you're up flip to NBC and watch her be awesome. Finally, if you live in the north east then you better put your dancin shoes on because Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings are comin to your area and on these four dates you'll get the bonus treat of openers Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens! Naomi is all sparkly shoes and sass and there's really no way you won't love her.
5/6 Keswick Theatre, Philladelphia, PA
5/7 Ram's Head Live, Baltimore, MD
5/8 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
5/9 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
If you don't live in the north east then fret not because Sharon will be all over the US all summer long.
May 17 Dana Point, CA @ Doheny Blues Festival
May 23 North Adams, MA @ Mass MoCA
Jun 13 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
Jun 14 Chicago, IL @ Grant Park (Chicago Blues Festival)
Jun 25 Ann Arbor, MI @ Ann Arbor Summer Festival
Jun 26 Toronto, ON @ Toronto Jazz Festival
Jul 03 New Orleans, LA @ Essence Music Festival
Jul 05 Portland, OR @ McCall Waterfront Park (Waterfront Blues Festival)
Jul 16 Ottawa, ON @ Cisco Systems Bluesfest
Jul 17 Trumansburg, NY @ GrassRoots Festival
Jul 18 Greenfield, MA @ Green River Festival
Jul 24 Lake Tahoe, CA @ Wanderlust Music Festival
Jul 25 Detroit Lakes, MN @ 10,000 Lakes Festival
Aug 07 San Jose, CA @ Plaza Cesar Chavez
Aug 08 Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Folk Festival
Aug 09 Burnaby, BC @ Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival
Aug 22 Norwich, NY @ Chenango Blues Festival
Aug 29 San Diego, CA @ Street Scene

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