Photo essay: Etta James @ the Paramount TheatreBy Tina Hagerling | June 9th, 2009 | No Comments »
Legendary singer Etta James is still sultry at 71. Photos by Tina Hagerling.
Etta James doesn’t waste any time. Within minutes of taking the Boulder Theater’s stage Saturday evening, the spunky 71-year-old was suggestively churning back and forth, while groping one body part after another. Making the opener — her slow funk rendition of “Come to Mama” — all the more believable. And amusing.
Backed by an eight-piece ensemble of guitars, keyboard, drums and horns (the Roots Band), Ms. James sat center stage in her swivel chair and continued to deliver a somewhat brief but expressive set. “You Can Leave Your Hat On” and “Damn Your Eyes” were just a few of the selections on tap for the night. And although the crowd wasn’t quite at full capacity, those in attendance appeared to revel in her immense personality, frisky stage antics and soulful vocals. – Tina Hagerling
Check out Tina’s photos from the evening below:
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Tina Hagerling is a Denver-based freelance photographer and web designer. See more of her work here.