Monday, January 14, 2013

Aaron Neville pays tribute to influences on new album

Aaron Neville will celebrate the release of his Blue Note Records debut My True Story with several high-profile appearances.

They include performances on The Today Show on Jan. 23 and The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on Jan. 29, a featured interview on NPR’s Morning Edition that will be broadcast on the album’s release date of Jan. 22, an interview on PBS’ Tavis Smiley that will air in February, a performance for the Yahoo! Music series “The Sessions” that will be posted on Jan. 21 and a performance for NPR’s “Free At Noon” concert series that will broadcast live from Philadelphia’s World CafĂ© on Jan. 18.
NPR will also host an exclusive “First Listen” of My True Story today through the album’s release. 
In addition, PBS will air the special Aaron Neville: Doo Wop: My True Story — a concert filmed in November at New York’s Brooklyn Bowl — in March 2013. For the show, Neville was joined by guitarist Greg Leisz and Neville Brothers’ saxophonist Charles Neville, among others. Neville was also joined by special guests Paul Simon, Joan Osborne, Eugene Pitt of the Jive Five (who co-wrote the album's title song), and Dickie Harmon from the Del-Vikings. 
My True Story finds Neville revitalizing some of his favorite songs from the doo-wop era and beyond, including “Tears on My Pillow” and “Under the Boardwalk,” and performing them in his inimitable vocal style. The album was produced by Blue Note Records President Don Was and Keith Richards, who also contributes his signature guitar playing throughout the album. To Neville these songs weren't just the soundtrack to his youth; they became the underpinning for all of the remarkable music he has created across five decades.
Aaron Neville Quintet - Spring 2013 Tour Dates:

April 13           Birmingham, AL         Alys Robinson Stephens PAC
April 14           Nashville, TN              War Memorial Auditorium
April 16           Skokie, IL                   North Shore PAC
April 18           Milwaukee, WI           Northern Lights Theatre
April 19           Cleveland, OH            Tri-C Jazz Fest - State Theatre
April 27           Shreveport, LA           Sam's Town Hotel & Casino
April 28           Houston, TX               Houston International Festival
May 04            Biloxi, MS                   IP Casino
June 02            Augusta, NJ                24th Annual Crawfish Fest

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