Posted in music | pictures on April 28, 2008

photos by Ryan Muir

Etta JAmes @ BB Kings

Etta James played three NYC shows earlier this month. Ryan stopped by to take some pictures at the last one. He and everyone I asked about the shows said something like, "girl can sing!" (and "girl can talk a lot"). On Beyonce portraying her in an upcoming movie Etta said something like, "Yeah she looks good, but can she sing?" Etta's two sons were both in her band (guitar and drums) and she played a lot of covers including Randy Newman's "You Can Leave your Hat On".A recent review of a Michigan show adds:


Etta was amazing! She had "The Roots" band with her that was an 8 member band + 2 additional musicians, very tight and included a great harmonica. (I think 2 of the musicians were Etta's sons). Anyway, Etta's voice was as rich and full as its ever been, the show was punctuated with naughty little comments, spicy moves (watch out "chair dancers"!) and juicy tidbits of her life. She received a standing ovation when she first walked onto the stage and 2-3 more throughout the show . . . Outstanding Lady!
More pictures below.....

Etta JAmes @ BB Kings

Etta JAmes @ BB Kings

Etta JAmes @ BB Kings

Etta JAmes @ BB Kings

Etta JAmes @ BB Kings

Etta JAmes @ BB Kings

Etta JAmes @ BB Kings

Etta JAmes @ BB Kings

Etta JAmes @ BB Kings

Etta JAmes @ BB Kings

Etta JAmes @ BB Kings

Etta JAmes @ BB Kings

Etta JAmes @ BB Kings

Etta JAmes @ BB Kings

Etta JAmes @ BB Kings

Etta JAmes @ BB Kings

Etta JAmes @ BB Kings

Etta JAmes @ BB Kings

Etta JAmes @ BB Kings

Etta JAmes @ BB Kings

Etta JAmes @ BB Kings

Etta JAmes @ BB Kings

Etta JAmes @ BB Kings

Etta JAmes @ BB Kings

Etta JAmes @ BB Kings

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Comments (9)

The Roots backed her on stage?!?!

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2008 3:48 PM

no. I think it's Etta James and The Roots Band

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2008 3:53 PM

It is the roots band not to be confused with THE ROOTS the hip hop group from philadelphia.

"He and everyone I asked about the shows said something like, "girl can sing!" (and "girl can talk a lot")"

Those unfortunately are the simplistic statements i would expect to hear from people these days about one of the greatest blues/soul singers ever.There is so much more to Miss Etta James than "girl can sing and talk"

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2008 4:05 PM

hit it!

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2008 4:42 PM

is that guitarist with the hat and sunglasses on the former guitarist for The Meters?

Posted by lewislfowler | April 28, 2008 4:54 PM

bitch..get off the chair!

Posted by hipster poseur | April 28, 2008 4:55 PM

she could still gum on my dick!

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2008 6:14 PM

such a tranny

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2008 5:42 PM

This was the best concert I ever attended...and I've attendended many. Etta James has a charisma that no other can do!!

Posted by Bianca | December 17, 2011 5:35 AM

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