Hubert Leander Powell III, also known as “Doobie” Powell, is a gospel recording artist and singer-songwriter who discovered his love of music through the power of faith. Born into a musical family in Hartford, Conn., Powell’s natural proclivity towards music began early, as a church-going boy, immersed in the rich heritage of spiritual music and hymns. Today, as an ordained Minister of Music, he plays a special role in bridging his loved worlds of music and religion into an uplifting experience that moves all, regardless of faith, age or background.
Powell has worked with some legendary gospel artists, including Kim Burrell and the Clark Sisters, as well as non-gospel artists like Raphael Saadiq and Robert Glasper. Most recently, he has collaborated with Harry Connick, Jr. on a song dedicated to the Sandy Hook victims. Doobie’s musical gift was featured in the movie “Black Nativity” (a contemporary adaptation of Langston Hughes' 1961 musical).
Opening Act: V!DA Worship Team
NeighborWorks® Blackstone River Valley
2019 Levitt AMP Concert Series Winner • June 14 – August 23, 2019
The Levitt AMP Woonsocket Music Series will return for the second year, enlivening River Island Art Park — an urban green space within steps of the city’s Main Street — and reinvigorating what was once a scenic and bustling public gathering place in the heart of the city. Through engaging, family-friendly concerts that bring residents and local businesses together, the 2019 series will continue to catalyze cultural, community and economic growth in the center of Woonsocket.
Presented by the NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley, a nonprofit community development corporation that works to enrich neighborhood life throughout Northern Rhode Island, in partnership with the City of Woonsocket Office of Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, Downtown Woonsocket Collaborative, Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, St. James Baptist Church and College Ready Communities.