SHORT TAKES: Charles Esten loves Bristol, and the feeling was mutual at the Paramount
By Tom Netherland, Special to the HERALD COURIER
Charles Esten sat at a table backstage at the Paramount in Bristol, Tennessee. It was Saturday, the night of the historic theater’s first public show since March 2020.
“I am so happy to be here, to be the one who reopens this beautiful theater,” Esten said, who spoke while in the midst of writing a list of songs to perform. “This is such a gorgeous theater.”...
Bristol loves Charles Esten. Even though he lacked a full band, with just guitarist Colin Linden by his side, Esten entertained in master showman style. He engaged an incredibly vocal audience comprised mostly of women with nearly two hours and two dozen songs