Soul/funk revivalist act Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings will headline a benefit concert in Jones’ Augusta hometown on Feb. 7th. Proceeds from the Heart Song Concert at the Bell Auditorium with go to the University Hospital’s Smart Heart Fund, which provides free heart screenings for student athletes and public safety workers.
Jones, 58, began as a gospel singer in church, and she later worked as a backup singer for various soul and funk acts during the ‘70s and ‘80s, but her big break came in 2002 when her debut album, Dap Dappin’ with Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, was the first release for Dap-Kings bassist Gabriel Roth’s newly-launched Daptone Records label. Her latest album with the Dap-Kings, Give the People What They Want, was released this past January.
Tickets for the Heart Song Concert are $50 and go on sale Friday, Oct. 24th.