Damien Sneed returns following his homage to the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in February 2020—now with four-time Grammy winner and gospel star Karen Clark Sheard. Joined by jazz, gospel, and soul musicians and vocalists, Sneed and Clark Sheard offer a tribute to Sneed’s former mentor, the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Sneed toured with Franklin on keyboard and organ in the later part of her career, and here offers fresh renditions of some of her most beloved hits, including “Respect,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Think,” “Until You Come Back to Me,” “Freeway,” and “Natural Woman.”

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Damien Sneed
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Pictured: Damien Sneed and Karen Clark Sheard perform A Tribute to Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul Saturday, March 6, 2021 in Zellerbach Hall. Pictured: Damien Sneed
(credit: Courtesy of Damien Sneed)
Karen Clark Sheard
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Pictured: Damien Sneed and Karen Clark Sheard perform A Tribute to Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul Saturday, March 6, 2021 in Zellerbach Hall. Pictured: Karen Clark Sheard
(credit: Courtesy of Karen Clark Sheard)
Aretha Franklin
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Pictured: Damien Sneed and Karen Clark Sheard perform A Tribute to Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul Saturday, March 6, 2021 in Zellerbach Hall. Pictured: Aretha Franklin
(credit: Courtesy of Cal Performances)