For many years, soul singer Sharon Jones played wedding gigs while working as a corrections officer. Then, at age 40, came a record deal and a partnership with the Dap-Kings, a band whose resume includes work with such artists as Amy Winehouse and Al Green. On the day that Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings release their fourth album, “I Learned the Hard Way,” they join Soundcheck for a live performance from WNYC’s Greene Space.
Also performing live in WNYC’s Greene Space is Ana Tijoux, born in France to a French mother and a Chilean father in political exile during Pinochet's dictatorship. She returned to Chile after his regime fell, and became a politically-charged hip-hop singer who has collaborated with people like Mexican rock star Julieta Venegas.
Watch performances by each of the artists from this Greene Space event below, or to view the entire performance, check out the Soundcheck website.
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings