March 2, 2011

New Shows Announced

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

WHYY’s On Canvas

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:

Watch the full episode. See more On Canvas.

February 4, 2011

Excerpt from “I Am A Song”

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.

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January 31, 2011

“I Know I’ve Been Changed” Extended Version Available Now

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

Jazz Fest Announcement & Neil Young Tribute

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

Excerpt from “I Am A Song”

DON’T WAIT UNTIL I’M GONE

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.

Order “I Am A Song” here

December 22, 2010

TODAY Show, WFUV + Late Night w/ Jimmy Fallon

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

Louisiana Music Hall of Fame

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.

November 22, 2010

WNYC’s Soundcheck, Live in the Greene Space

Head to this link to check out my performance on WNYC’s Soundcheck. This special performance features Regina Spektor and myself on solo piano from WNYC’s Greene Space in lower Manhattan. Click here to listen to the entire program.

November 11, 2010

Aaron on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno

In case you missed it, check out the performance of “I Done Made Up My Mind” on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Click here to watch a backstage interview with Aaron. Special guest, Joe Henry sits in on guitar and also produced “I Know I’ve Been Changed,” available on November 9th.