An Evening with Aaron Neville - Cape May Summer Concert Series

Date: 
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

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