A Tribute to Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul @ Gallo Center for The Arts
1000 I St
Modesto, CA 95354
With a legendary career spanning several generations and a multitude of genres, Aretha Franklin truly earned her title, “The Queen of Soul." Wrought in the Baptist congregations of Detroit, Franklin's expressive and powerful vocals, complemented by skillfully executed yet profound piano melodies, propelled her to international stardom in the sixties. Beloved by musicians and listeners alike, Aretha is recognized as the most successful female recording artist in history. Appearing in this extraordinary multi-media tribute are musician, vocalist, and composer Damien Sneed, who toured with Aretha during the latter part of her career, and four-time Grammy Award-winner and multiple Stellar and GMA Dove Award winner Karen Clark Sheard. They will be backed by an accomplished cast of jazz, gospel, and soul musicians and vocalists.