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The Loser's Lounge Tribute to Aretha Franklin - Joe's Pub Live! From the Archives

The Loser's Lounge Tribute to Aretha Franklin - Joe's Pub Live! From the Archives

July 11, 2020

While Joe's Pub is temporarily closed to public access, join us for Joe's Pub Live! – a free series of live-streamed and archived performances from our iconic stage in New York City. Facilitating social connectivity during this time of physical distancing, Joe's Pub remains dedicated to supporting performing artists at every stage of their careers through sharing concerts with our audiences every week. 


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Joe McGinty & The Loser's Lounge were honored to perform a series of six sold out shows celebrating the life and music of Aretha Franklin - The Queen Of Soul - at Joe’s Pub from February 21-23, 2019. This video was recorded at the 7PM show on February 23, 2019. The band’s founder and Musical Director Joe McGinty and his eclectic cast of downtown entertainers have been providing their own unique take on the music of a wide variety of artists from the 1960s- 1980’s, at sold out shows in New York City for over 25 years. Their tribute to Aretha Franklin was performed with The Loser's Lounge traditional combination of appreciation, respect, and irreverence. Band leader Joe McGinty says, "Aretha Franklin is such an inspiration to singers. The songwriting and musicianship on her recordings is top notch. It was very moving to pay tribute to her incredible catalog. We’re thankful to Aretha for her music, and we’re thankful to Joe’s Pub for hosting and streaming this event.” This show includes hits and deep-cuts from the catalog of one of the greatest voices in recorded music history. Please join us to watch this very special tribute, by The Loser’s Lounge - New York City's favorite house band - to the one and only Aretha Franklin.


I Say A Little Prayer - Katia Floreska

Baby I Love You - Niamh Hyland

Chain Of Fools - Dayna Dantzler

How Glad I Am - Julia Joseph

One Step Ahead -B-Ski

Daydreaming - Xavier Smith

Until You Come Back To Me - Mary Lee Kortes

You Made Me Love You - Anna Copa Cabanna

Dr. Feelgood - Leslie Goshko

Natural Woman - Marcy Harriell

Don’t Play That Song For Me - Connie Petruk

Love The One You’re With - David Terhune

I Knew You Were Waiting - Michael Goodman & Christina Ames

Rock Steady - Tony Zajkowski

Freeway Of Love - David Driver

The House That Jack Built - Beth Sorrentino

I Never Loved A Man - Shannon Conley

See Saw - Alyson Greenfield

Respect - Mike Fornatale

Think - Victoria Liedtke

96 Tears - Joe McGinty

Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves - Connie Petruk & Katia Floreska


The Loser's Lounge Band:
Joe McGinty – Band Leader/ Keyboards
Jeremy Chatzky – Bass
Clem Waldmann- Drums
Julian Maile – Guitar
David Terhune – Guitar
Eddie Zwieback – Percussion
Jeff Hermanson – Trumpet
Justin Flynn – Sax/ Woodwinds
Connie Petruk – Backing Vocals
Katia Floreska – Backing Vocals
Julia Joseph – Backing Vocals
Damon Smith – Additional Keyboards

Like all Joe's Pub shows, all ages are welcome, but please be aware that performances may include adult language and topics. 

At this time, our Live! from the Archives videos are no longer available for streaming. To see all our currently available livestreams, please visit us on Youtube at:
Recorded live at Joe's Pub on February 23, 2019 at 7pm. 

July 11, 2020



No available performances in this month.