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Know Your Opener

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

Many paragraphs have been written elsewhere about tonight’s Tedeschi Trucks Band show at Artpark so I’m not going to bother. Instead, some attention sorely needs to be payed to openers Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Doyle Bramhall II. The crown jewel and cornerstone of the Daptone Records label, SJ&DK return to WNY after memorable performances in Niagara Falls and at Town Ballroom (with Charles Bradley opening the show and melting hearts) with a vintage analog soul sound that’s fresh, dance-able as hell, and realer than real thanks to soul music goddess Sharon Jones, who’s back in the game after a triumphant battle against cancer and better than ever according to word on the street…

Be prepared to get down and  worship in the presence of true soul music warriors, and be sure to get to Artpark in time for show opener Doyle Bramhall II, a prodigious talent, known  for being one of the few able to have a foot in both the Pink Floyd and Roger Waters camps.

Gates open at 4:45pm and the show starts at 5:30pm. Tickets are still available for $17 at the door.

Written by Cliff Parks

Written by Cliff Parks