85 Arch Street
Hartford, CT, 06103
This event is 21 and over
Born and raised in Hartford, Connecticut, H. Doobie Powell was brought up in the Gospel circuit with a variety of influences from family and community. His father, Hubert Powell, Jr., traveled with the legendary Richard Groove Holmes and formed the band Wood, Brass, and Steel featuring a young Doug Wimbish. This is the band that ultimately became The Sugar Hill Gang in the early years of Hip-Hop. In 1979 Hubert, Jr. returned to his Gospel roots and infused what he had learned on the road into Gospel. His mother was a vocalist, and both are Pastors, so music and church are inseparable in Doobie’s foundation, as is the desire to fuse genres and experiment.
As Doobie grew up playing drums on the road with his father as early as 9 years old, he continued his restless search to express the music in his heart. In school, his ‘peers’ were listening to the popular music of the day, with the usual level of social segregation in place. Doobie was the unique young one, listening to Steely Dan and a variety of Gospel, Jazz, and Funk. As he traveled with Church groups he met some key cats from other places, and he found his way to work with top level artists like Kim Burrell, Harry Connick Jr, Musiq Soulchild, Robert Glasper, and many more. His friendship with Robert Sput Searight led to his new full length album, Finding Myself Again, set for release on March 8th, 2018, with the lead single Just Do It leading the way on January 25th.
$10.00 - $20.00
Arch Street Tavern
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