About Bobby Sparks
A very versatile musician, Bobby plays and loves all kinds of music. He has worked with everyone in the gospel industry Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, Yolanda Adams, Donnie McKlurkin, Ce Ce Winans and Kurt Carr. He also has toured and recorded with top jazz artists and musical giants including Roy Hargrove, Marcus Miller, David Sanborn, Kirk Whalum, the legendary Les McCann, Wayman Tisdale and Nancy Wilson among others. Bobby has recently expanded his horizons by becoming a writer. He has co-written a piece called Changed for Paul Jackson Jr., a giant in the world of jazz. He has provided music for radio and television commercials. In 2002, he served as assistant to Kirk Franklin in producing the soundtrack for the movie Kingdom Come. He also is a gifted producer with many songs to his credit, including Nu Nation, by Kirk Franklin for which he received a Grammy Award. Sparks is a true artist consumed by his work.
Umphrey’s McGee brought out Here Come The Mummies and Southern Avenue’s Tierinii Jackson and played their album ‘Anchor Drops’ in full Friday at Summer Camp.
The String Cheese Incident sprinkled a two set performance at DelFest with guest appearances from Del McCoury, Robbie and Ronnie McCoury, Billy Strings and more.
Watch Bob Dylan perform at Madison Square Garden on November 1, 1998 to celebrate the singer-songwriter’s 78th birthday.
The Allman Brothers Band tribute act The Family Peach featuring Butch Trucks’ son and daughter played their first concert together on Wednesday night in Buena Vista, Colorado.
Watch Umphrey’s McGee dust off a Jane’s Addiction cover on Thursday night at Summer Camp that they last played on June 9, 2000 – a span of 2,251 shows.