Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sharon Jones at Newport

Thoughts on Shows
by Emma Dessau

Sharon Jones at Folk Festival 51

Newport Folk photos by Emma Dessau

"Sharon Jones is a pleasure to see live," writes photographer Emma Dessau in her notes. "Watching her strut the stage with the backing Dap Kings at Newport was like witnessing a soul revival, full of life and passion." Emma snapped live images for RSL all weekend - and in doing so we also got to someone to the performances for the very first time.

"The dancer-friendly zone set up right in front was packed to the brim with two-stepping, hand clapping fans. As Sharon worked it, she gave the late James Brown a run for his money," says Dessau. "I could not have had more fun photographing her. Talk about something to work with!"

RSL Streaming Photo Album
Andrew Bird at Newport Folk 51 - 7/31/10

images by Emma Dessau


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