Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Give Us Fall Gigs

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings are making plans for their own headline shows following a summer supporting Tedeschi Trucks Band. The vibrant soul/funk act just announced a run of dates through California that begins in late October.

Sharon & Co. hit the road with Tedeshi Truck Band last week, starting with a handful of gigs in the Golden State.

“California, we had such a great time last week that we are coming back to see you in October!” Jones posted on Facebook and Twitter.  

Photo: Jason Moore
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Fairgrounds Racecourse, New Orleans, La.

Dates with Tedeshi Trucks Band are scheduled through August. Tonight you can find the tour in Salt Lake City. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings also have a bunch of festival appearances to do, including Gathering Of The Vibes in Bridgeport, Conn., July 31 and Telluride Blues & Brews Festival in Colorado Sept. 19.

The group is continuing to support its sixth studio album, 2014’s Give the People What They Want.

In its review, All Music writes, “Jones and her band manage to touch on everything from early-‘60s horn-heavy dance-craze soul sounds to the slightly psychedelic flutter of the sublime lazy Sunday ballad ‘Making Up and Breaking Up (And Making Up and Breaking Up Over Again).’ These ten songs sound almost designed to be played on repeat, and keep with the always colorful and ecstatically fun sound audiences have come to expect from one of the best acts going in retrofitted classic soul.”

Of course, the songs really come to life in a live setting. 

Here’s the plan for California:

Oct. 28 – Santa Barbara, Calif., Campbell Hall
Oct. 29 – San Luis Obispo, Calif., Christopher Cohan Center
Oct. 30 – Davis, Calif., The Robert And Margrit Mondavi Center For The Performing Arts / UC Davis
Nov. 1 – Redding, Calif., Cascade Theatre   
Nov. 2 – Arcata, Calif., John Van Duzer Theatre     
Nov. 3 – Santa Rosa, Calif., Wells Fargo Center For The Arts         
Nov. 4 – Riverside, Calif., Riverside Municipal Auditorium

Some dates are on sale now. Visit the band’s Facebook page for more information.