Throughout an iconic career spanning generations and genres, Aretha Franklin truly earned her title, “The Queen of Soul.” With 112 charted singles on Billboard, 18 GRAMMY Awards, and over 75 million records sold, Franklin performed well into the later years of her illustrious life.
This tribute project is particularly special because bandleader, vocalist, and composer Damien Sneed toured with Franklin during these years, developing a close mentee relationship with the soul legend. In A Tribute to Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul, Sneed pays homage to the icon with fresh renditions of hits including “Respect,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Natural Woman,” “Knew You Were Waiting,” “Precious Memories,” “Think,” “Until You Come Back To Me,” “Daydreaming,” “Freeway,” and others.
Featured on vocals is the immensely talented Karen Clark Sheard, a four-time GRAMMY Award winner who has been directly cited as an inspiration by stars like Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Missy Elliot, and Faith Evans. Backed by an accomplished cast of jazz, gospel, and soul musicians, this tribute will be a heartfelt reflection upon the life and legacy of a true icon.