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Drummer Robert Hubbard & Hubb’s Groove pay Tribute to the Queen of Soul for Two Big Shows!
Featured Vocalists: Pat Harris, Stacey Crawford (Sarah’s Girl), & more TBA.
Aretha Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter, civil rights activist, actress, and pianist. Franklin began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, where her father C. L. Franklin was minister. At the age of 18, she embarked on a secular career recording for Columbia Records. She found acclaim and commercial success after signing with Atlantic Records in 1966. Hit songs such as “Respect”, “Chain of Fools”, “Think”, “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”, “I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)”, and “I Say a Little Prayer”, propelled her past her musical peers. By the end of the 1960s, Aretha Franklin had come to be known as “The Queen of Soul”.
Franklin recorded 112 charted singles on Billboard, including 77 Hot 100 entries, 17 top-ten pop singles, 100 R&B entries, and 20 number-one R&B singles, becoming the most charted female artist in history.
Franklin received numerous honors throughout her career, including a 1987 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the first female performer to be inducted, the National Medal of Arts, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, a Grammy Legend Award in 1991, then the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1994.
Hubb’s GrooveHubb’s Groove is a mIx of Soul, Jazz, R&B and a splash of Gospel.
It’s a smooth but yet high energy band that believes whats played from the heart, reaches the heart.
The band was founded In 1996 by Robert Hubbard in Cleveland Ohio under the name “Moments Notice”. In 2006 Robert changed the name to “Hubb’S Groove”. The band has shared the stage with Kirk Whalum, Jonathan Butler, Earth Wind & Fire, Wayman Tisdale and Pieces of a Dream.
Hubb’s Groove has performed with Angela Bofill, Marcus Johnson, Alex Bugnon, Mike Phillips and Sean Jones to name a few.
When the group is not on tour together, they are working with other artists such as Babyface, Toni Braxton, Gerald Albright and Pieces of a Dream.