Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings have just released a new record, It’s A Holiday Soul Party. Their previous album, Give the People What They Want was nominated for a Grammy Award. The new Christmas album features soul revivals of holiday classics and original songs like “There Ain’t No Chimneys in the Projects” and “8 Days (of Hanukkah).”
Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings are performing at The Egg in Albany, NY this Saturday, December 5th at 7:30pm -- bringing their inimitable energy and sound to the stage of The Hart Theatre. They are also guests on “Michael Bublé’s Christmas in Hollywood” which will air on NBC on December 10th. The Dap Kings blast and blare, side-step and put on a great show at the center of which is the incredible vigor of Sharon Jones - providing lead vocals and more power than seems possible.
Jones was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2013. She beat it through surgery, chemotherapy, rest, and time off the road and off the stage. She reunited with her band to star in a documentary about her ordeal directed by Barbara Kopple. During the film’s premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Jones announced that her cancer has returned and she has since been undergoing a new round of chemotherapy treatments. This time around -- she has been able to keep performing.