Bluesfest Discovery-Aaron NevilleFriday, 08 November 2013 15:42
We all know that for the last 25 years, Bluesfest has been one of the best things to happen in live music to Australia. We also know that one of the best things about Bluesfest is all the stuff we don’t yet know – it’s a goldmine for music lovers nationwide. This year, Australian Guitar Magazine is going to take you on a journey through the best that this festival has to offer – and all of the undiscovered musical gems hidden within. Get your Bluesfest knowledge up to date right here. Class is now in session!
Are you ready for a musical journey of a special kind? One that will touch the core of your heart? Get ready as Aaron Neville’s performances will leave you in a state of bliss and joy.
Aaron is no stranger to Bluesfest and has performed with the Neville Brothers in 1997 and The Blind Boys of Alabama in 2011.
His voice has been described as ‘the sweetest voice in music’ and after 5 decades of constant recording success – with The Neville Brothers... with Linda Ronstadt (2 Grammys) ... with Trisha Yearwood (another Grammy) –has a total of 12 Grammy Award nominations. He also won Best Male Singer two years running in the Rolling Stone critics' poll.
In January 2013 Neville released his Blue Note debut My True Story, a collection of twelve classic doo-wop numbers including ‘Tears on My Pillow’ and ‘Under the Boardwalk’) performed in his utterly inimitable vocal style. The album was co-produced by Blue Note President Don Was and Keith Richards, and finds Neville backed by a top-flight rock & roll band, led by the distinctive, propulsive guitar work of Richards himself.
My True Story bowed at No. 7 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
Rolling Stone about My True Story, “Welcome back to the sweetest falsetto in human history” calling Neville “a true soul master at work,”
American Songwriter calls the album “a thrilling project that combines Neville’s stunning voice with classic melodies whose sentiments remain timeless,” while Mojo says that “everything is perfectly suited to Neville’s achy-breaky falsetto, up there in the Smokey Robinson/Curtis Mayfield realm of delicious heartbreak and joy.”
Aaron Neville’s hits which include ‘I don’t know much’, ‘Tell it like it is’, ‘All of my life’ and many more have stirred many hearts and we are ever so ready to be taken and awakened by Aaron’s voice at Bluesfest.