Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings - Met Cafe, Pawtucket, RI February 10, 2011
Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings
The Met Cafe, Pawtucket, RI
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Support - The Jay Vons
I really want to do a proper review, but wanted to get this up as well. This is the set list from last nights show singed by "most" of the band (More on that in a moment)
*one thing to add..the band came out after 100 Days and did 2 songs. The second Sharon introduced the entire band, each had a quick solo etc.
This was my second time seeing the band (review of the last time is here). Met Cafe is a pretty cool venue, I hope to see more shows there.
Band was tight tight TIGHT as always. Sharon just lays it all out on the stage. How she has anything left is beyond me. The stage was full with members but she got all over the place, pulling up two men out of the audience to dance with and then a few ladies for a dance later.
She ripped through her set and tossed in at least one new song (at least new to me). I really can't say enough good things about the show. If you haven't seen her live..do so. You'll love it.
As far as meeting the band Sharon is VERY generous. After all that hard work within 10 minutes of the show being over she heads to the merchandise table and signs EVERYTHING that comes her way. Poses for pictures..takes a few moment to chat with you one on one and always ends it with a hug and kiss on the cheek. The rest of the band mills about but I wanted to say hi to the backup singers. These women can SING..ohh man. Saundra and Star spent at LEAST 10 minutes with myself and friends, singing things, talking about the tour and opening for Prince..it was like we were with old friends. Saundra at the end asked for our names..and said "I might never remember them but you were all very sweet".
With that we took to the cold Rhode Island night for ride home filled with favorite moments. There were so many the ride quickly evaporated.
See this band live...trust me.
Links for you:
The band's main page is here.
Wiki page. the bands label site is here.
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