We’ve been admiring Sharon Jones for a while now. And go figure, the lady seems to be one of the hardest working women in showbiz these days. Born in the same hometown as the funk legend James Brown (Augusta, GA), Ms. Jones has been touring the country coast to coast with her own brand of soul revival music.
Respect where respect is due. Jones and her band was even sampled by Kanye West for the Rhymefest track, “Brand New.” But unfortunately, you won’t hear Sharon Jones’ original track on commercial radio, nor will you see her on MTV. Even so, the band has amassed a large following based on word of mouth and their energetic live shows.
We caught up with Ms. Jones in Washington, DC, a day after she brought down the house at the Black Cat.
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