We went down to Friday Cheers June 24 on Brown’s Island to see/hear Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings. It was our second live Sharon Jones performance, the first being at the National. Although the lineup was a little different the performance was again electrifying and mesmerizing. I challenge anyone – anyone – to go to a Sharon Jones performance and not move with the rhythm, even if it’s just a little wiggling of the knee. It’s an uplifting experience to witness so much vocal power and kinetic energy pouring out of arguably the greatest soul singer performing today.
Professional photographer Arthur Stephens captured this live action shot and gave it a little colorization to accentuate the contrast between the energy exuded by Sharon Jones and the workman-like composure of the Dap Kings string section.