A Change Gonna Come

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings blew the top off of the Barrymore last night. The place was storming with Sister Sharon’s sweet soul and shaking with the grooves laid down by the one and only DAP KINGS. Before the show Sharon and I and some of the gang hung out and chatting about the sounds and the scene—then when the lights came up and the opening act, Menahan Street Band hit the stage with a rhythm and stellar sound that captured the crowd with a musical net that encompassed the entire room. Made up of many members of Sharon’s band, Menahan Street Band has a new album out and is soul exciting that it’s hard to keep from moving. Then the Dap Kings took the stage and introduced the spirit, vibe and direction the night would be heading, a trip down memory lane for some—-a brand new bag for others but regardless this was about to be a night for many to recall. Sharon was in an audience participation frenzy and even grabbed the hand of this G to be a part of the on-stage excitement. What a thrill to be serenaded by the on and only Sharon Jones. Many highlights, too many to write down but hearing the Sam Cooke R & B classic “a change is gonna come”, a duet performed with Mister Charles Bradley was a top notch reward for recent president elect and the citizens of the United States…Bradley also is doing a few numbers with Menahan Street Band as part of the tour as well. There was more than magic in the air on this night which might just have lead up to the hottest show of the year and I look forward to the return of Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings to Madison for now on. Thanks Daptone Records for keeping’ the SOUL Excitement alive and well cared for.

MisterG on stage w/Sharon & the Dap Kings 12/03 Barrymore Theater.

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