April 4, 2011
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed in Memphis 43 years ago, where he had travelled to support AFSCME sanitation workers striking for the right to collective bargaining. That struggle continues today in Wisconsin, Ohio, Florida, New Hampshire, Michigan and other states throughout the country as working people fight back against attacks on their rights and the middle class.
Aaron recorded this version of “American the Beautiful” in support of this struggle that still remains today.
March 28, 2011
Before heading down under next month for shows in Australia and New Zealand, Aaron has a couple show dates on the East Coast this coming weekend at the B.B. King’s Blues Club and the Ridgefield Playhouse. Check out all the info for these dates and more, right here.
March 2, 2011
Aaron has just added some new Summer dates to the Tour page. In addition to appearing at this year’s New Orleans JazzFest, Aaron will be performing a special duo show accompanied by piano at the Le Petit Theatre as part of the Backbeat JazzFest Series 2011. See all the Tour Dates here and stayed tuned for more show announcements soon.
February 11, 2011
Last night, Aaron had the privilege of performing at the Neil Young Tribute Show at Carnegie Hall benefiting music and arts organizations for underprivileged youth. Read a review of this show from SPIN.com right here.
We’re also happy to announce that Aaron Neville will be featured on next week’s episode of WHYY’s On Canvas. The show airs on Thursday, Feb. 17th at 10:00pm in the Philadelphia region on WHYY-TV. The episode will include live footage from a recent live concert, as well as an interview with Aaron. The following day, the episode will be available online right here. Watch the episode below:
February 4, 2011
LITTLE JUNKIE BOY
A junkie is a lonely man,
Searching for peace of mind.
No matter how many dope dens he visits each day,
Peace he just cannot find.
Hey, lil’ junkie boy,
Do you know what’s in store for you tomorrow?
Will it be sunshine and flowers,
Or will it be pain and sorrow?
Hey, man, come out of that nod,
And stop scratching like a hound.
Is that what it makes you do,
After you’ve gotten down?
That old monkey’s acting up again.
Got you all but climbing the walls.
Day after day, the same routine—
Searching through piss-stenched halls.
Don’t turn that corner—Watch out! Beware!
Or you might end up behind bars.
You gotta be swift, always on your toes,
Ducking them police cars.
January 31, 2011
Aaron’s latest release, “I Know I’ve Been Changed” is now available in its Extended Version. Available on iTunes, the album now includes a bonus track “Touch the Hem of His Garment,” originally recorded by Sam Cooke. It also includes the music video for “I Done Made Up My Mind.” Get your copy on iTunes today!
January 20, 2011
Aaron is excited to announce his participation in an upcoming Tribute to Neil Young in New York City. On February 10th, Michael Dorf presents the Music of Neil Young at Carnegie Hall. General admission and VIP tickets are available here. Aaron will join Patti Smith, The Roots, Nada Surf, Shawn Colvin, Joan Osborne and many more in celebrating the music of Neil Young all to support music and arts programs for underprivileged youth. Read about the benefiting organizations here.
In other show news, it’s that time of year again for the annual New Orleans Jazz Fest announcement. Aaron will be performing a special Gospel set this year on Saturday, May 7th. Check out the full lineup and more info here. Tickets are available right here.
Full info on all of Aaron’s upcoming shows can be found on the Tour page.
January 3, 2011
Give me my flowers while I can smell them,
Hear my stories while I can tell them,
Sing my praises, so I can hear ’em,
Give me my medals, so I can wear ’em,
Don’t wait until the day I’m gone,
To put me upon a throne,
Give me my propers while I’m still around,
Don’t wait till I’m ’neath the ground,
Let me live my history,
Please don’t let me be a mystery,
Let me feel the pat on my back,
Don’t give it to me and take it right back,
So if I’m such a jolly good fellow,
Let me know that I’m now mellow,
Now is when I need a friend,
To show me love before the end,
So don’t wait until I’m gone,
Listen to my song.
December 22, 2010
At the end of a great Holiday Tour, there’s still lots going on this week. Aaron will play his second sell-out show at City Winery tonight. He appeared on the TODAY Show this morning with Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford and will be live on the air on WFUV today in the 12/noon hour. Listen live here!
Thursday, Dec. 23rd Aaron will perform “Tell Me What Kind of Man Jesus Is” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon with the Roots as his backing band. The show airs at 12:35am/11:35pm central on NBC. Check for your local listings.
December 16, 2010
On Sunday, December 12th Aaron Neville was inducted to the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. This honor is shared with fellow Louisiana natives Louis Armstrong, Fats Domino, Allen Toussaint, Jelly Roll Morton and many, many more. See footage of the induction here.