Tag Archives: Aaron Neville

Aaron Neville Guests On Comedy Central’s Colbert Report, Announces Holiday Blessings Fundraiser

New Orleans tradition is all about giving back to the community, especially traditions in music that are perhaps most evident during the winter holidays. This week, national television is taking notice. Just yesterday, ABC World News with Diane Sawyer featured a special on Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrew’s Friends of Shorty Foundation and its comprehensive music [...]

Aaron Neville Joins Rolling Stones on Stage

It was a long time coming, but Aaron Neville finally performed with the Rolling Stones over the weekend, when he joined them onstage Friday in Philadelphia for the Drifters classic “Under the Boardwalk.” It’s one of the few songs that the Stones and Neville have in common: They recorded it back in 1964 and put [...]

Jazz Fest 2013 Highlights:
Living in a 3-D Museum

People kept asking me this year if Jazz Fest has out lived its usefulness to New Orleans culture. OffBeat is even getting letters from longtime fest-goers claiming that the festival is dead and has little reason to include “Jazz” in its name at all. There’s a strange deja vu about the charge that Jazz Fest has [...]

Jazz Fest Recap, Sunday, May 5, 2013: Meter Men, Hall & Oates, Aaron Neville & More!

Some bands seem obliged to jam at Jazz Fest, even if jamming isn’t what they do best. That was partly the case in Hall & Oates’ set, with stretched out versions of “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” and “Sara Smile” that collectively filled nearly one-third of a 90-minute show. (Both featured saxophonist [...]

Aaron Neville: One Man’s True Story

The secret to Aaron Neville’s genius has been hiding in plain sight all these years. His perfectly balanced voice, a warm, conversational tenor that modulates effortlessly into an ethereal falsetto or rich bass notes, is a natural gift that has been carefully nurtured by growing up in a family of musicians. But the key to [...]


Sunday’s Jazz Fest headliner Aaron Neville has announced the release of a live DVD– called My True Story, as is his latest album– that will hit stores on May 21. Originally broadcast on PBS, the show was taped at the Brooklyn Bowl in New York last November. The album draws from the vintage doo-wop material [...]

Aaron Neville: A Blessed Voice Featured on CBS Sunday Morning

CBS’ Sunday Morning program featured New Orleans’ native sun, Aaron Neville this past Sunday, March 3, on “For The Record.”  In an exclusive interview with CBS’ Anthony Mason, Neville discussed his life’s path, how it is intricately entrenched in his music and how he got happy again after Katrina took his home and lung cancer [...]

Louisiana Music Timeline: January 24

January 24 1907: Birth of pianist Isadore “Tuts” Washington, born in New Orleans   1936: Happy Birthday to fiddler and vocalist Doug Kershaw, born in Tiel Ridge, Louisiana   1937: Birth of singer and songwriter Joseph “Diamond Joe” Maryland, born in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana.   1941: Happy Birthday to Aaron Neville, born in New Orleans.

2013 Jazz Fest and Congo Square Posters Released

The posters for the 2013 Jazz Fest and Congo Square have been released, spotlighting acts on the Jazz Fest bill this year. Local publisher art4now released the official posters, with various editions ranging from $69-$895, per below. Check the images and details, starting with the official 2013 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest poster by [...]

Aaron Neville, My True Story (Blue Note Records)

My True Story started out as Aaron Neville’s “doo-wop project” but became something else. On a promotional video made for the album, Blue Note label president and album co-producer Don Was tells part of the story. He gathered a list of about 100 possible tunes to record, went over them with Neville and selected the [...]