If you've seen Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings in concert sometime during the past few years, you've most likely seen the Dappettes snatching a little limelight off on the side. Saun and Starr have been contributing their golden pipes to the band since 2008, but it's only now that they've finally made that twenty-foot walk to center stage — a journey 29 years in the making.
Courtesy of Daptone Records Saun and Starr
"We had to prove ourselves without compromising ourselves," says Saun, whose full name is Saundra Williams. "And the only way we did it was having this talent in singing and being respectful to people. It's beautiful to know that we came here without compromise and by following our destiny."
That "here" she's referring to is Look Closer, Saun and Starr's debut album, released May 19. This warm, inviting 38-minute set not only gives the people what they want in terms of soulful jams — it's a testament to their sparkling friendship.
"Starr and I are really, really good friends. I love her and there's nobody in this world like her — she's such a special person," says Saun. Starr Duncan Lowe is quick to return the compliment. "And it's an honor and pleasure to share this with my beloved sister Saundra."More »