An Evening with Aaron Neville - Cape May Summer Concert Series

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

8pm - Cape May Convention Hall

Until now, it’s been easy to separate Aaron Neville’s career into two separate but equal strains: the funky stuff he’s favored when working with his esteemed band of brothers, and the angelic balladry you associate with him when he’s punching his own time card as a solo artist. Casual fans might admit they don’t know much — to borrow a phrase — about Neville’s musical center, but they’ve perceived a certain split in his career. An education is about to be provided, then, in the form of Apache, a solo album that makes the case for Aaron Neville as the most holistic of soul men. Its hard R&B side matches anything the Neville Brothers ever recorded for true grit, while still allowing plenty of space for a singer who’s arguably the most distinctive vocal stylist on the planet to tell it like it is.

Musically, of course, you know Aaron Neville as a lover, not a fighter. The strange trajectory of his recording career began in 1960 when he recorded a single with producer/writer Allen Toussaint. It didn’t seem like a good omen when the record company misspelled his name as 'Arron” on the label, but it was an auspicious beginning, musically if not commercially. The Toussaint-penned A-side was 'Over You.'
 But it wasn’t till his second single, six years later, that Neville experienced at least a fleeting taste of stardom. 'Tell It Like It Is' became a No. 2 pop hit and No. 1 R&B smash!

33rd Annual Grammy Awards – 1991
Winner – Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals
'All My Life'
Aaron Neville, Linda Ronstadt

37th Annual Grammy Awards – 1994
Winner – Best Country & Western Vocal Collaboration
'I Fall To Pieces'
Aaron Neville, Trisha Yearwood
Academy of Country Music Awards – 1994

Winner – Best Male Singer
Aaron Neville
Rolling Stone Critics’ Poll – 1992

Winner – Best Male Singer
Aaron Neville
34th Annual Grammy Awards – 1991

Nominee – Best Engineered Album
Warm Your Heart, Aaron Neville
George Massenburg
34th Annual Grammy Awards – 1991

Nominee – Best Pop Male Vocal Album
Warm Your Heart
Aaron Neville

Upcoming Events

Wed, December 13

Angelus Chorus - 7PM at Cape May Convention Hall

The Chorus is a group of sixty voices and performs sacred and secular music. 

Come out for an evening of wonderful music and singing!

Fri, December 15

Skating at Cape May Convention Hall

Open Skate 4pm-6pm, Teen Skate 6:30pm-8:30pm                     

Sat, December 16

Light Up The Night: A Chanukah Happening!
Saturday, December 16 at 6pm in front of City Centre Mall
421 Washington Street Mall, Cape May, NJ