Throwback: Black History Month: Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings

Today is the 24th day of Black History Month. I tend to use this time as a way to remind readers – and everyone else of a couple of important facts:

  • You can’t love Black artists and their work, and not see them as people 
  • Black lives — and Black art matters 
  • Black culture is American culture 

So as we go through the month, I’m going to talk about a collection of Black artists. It’ll be fairly comprehensive and eclectic list — although it won’t be a complete list. 

So far I’ve mentioned the following artists:

Today, I wanted to celebrate Sharon Jones, the front woman of Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings. I had the pleasure of seeing Jones four times, and she was a dynamic, larger-than-life presence with a big soulful vocal. And the band features some of the best players in town, too.