Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings rocked ACL Live (pics)
photos by @griffinshot – Tim Griffin
Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings @ ACL Live – 2/26/2014
When Jones emerged 15 minutes later, she was dressed like that bright star: gold dress, gold earrings, shining scalp, and some small white heels that didn’t look easy to dance in. “Cancer got kicked in the ass!” yelled Griptite. Jones never looked so alive.
She swayed side to side to “Stranger to my Happiness,” “You’ll Be Lonely,” “Long Time, Wrong Time,” and 2010 b-side “If You Call.” She was all business through the Gladys Knight arrangement of “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” and “We Get Along,” breaking for nothing and stepping with muscle across the floor.
Jones didn’t mention her cancer until “Get Up and “Get Out,” but even then she sang about it. “I had to give the people what they want,” she howled. “And now I’m cancer free!” – [Austin Chronicle]
Cancer-free, Sharon Jones is back and seems better than ever, as evidenced by her and The Dap-Kings joyous ACL Live performance on Wednesday (2/26), one of three Texas dates on her current tour. Valerie June opened the show, but we don’t have pictures of her, unfortunately. You can, however, dig into lots more from Jones’ set below…