The son of a pastor, Robert ‘Bubby’ Lewis was immersed in the church as a young man, Growing up in Flint Michigan, Bubby started on drums but soon found that multi-limb coordination eluded him. He soon turned to the bass at age 14, and there he found his own groove. He discovered his synesthesia, a perceptual phenomenon that connects sensory pathways, and was fascinated by the way music could produce feelings in him, and in others. It is this syndrome that seemed to drive him on, as he took in a wide variety of musical experience from friends and neighbors. Fascinated by the way different cultures experienced similar things in completely opposite ways, Bubby developed a worldview of commonality despite seemingly opposing cultural values.
Lewis found his way to Los Angeles, at first an outsider but soon included in groups of the greats - Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Lupe Fiasco, Jhene Aiko, Tha Game, Kim Burrel, Stevie Wonder are all on his resume - affirming his view of the world and further developing his appetite for inclusion, musically speaking. As comfortable with Jazz and Pop greats as he is discussing Pokemon, Star Wars, and Disney, Bubby continues on his path with a full length album, due out in 2019 via Ropeadope. The first single, Friends, is due out on October 19, and one should approach it by deliberately ignoring any sense of genre classification.