Aaron Neville along with long time collaborator Michael Goodman are slated to do two shows at The Dakota Sunday October 6 and Monday October 7. The second show was added by popular demand and a few tickets remain, if you act quickly. Details can be found HERE.
If one had to name the Royal Family of American music, the name Neville would be the first from many lips. If one had to settle on a single city as the pinnacle of music creation, it would be New Orleans. The two are synonymous. The Neville Brothers have been serving up a bubbling stew of fish head music for the better part of five decades. Just like the city from which they arose, The Nevilles are equally beloved by Cajun, Country, Funk and R&B fans. The years are draped in Grammy Awards and accolades.
In the eye of that musical hurricane is Aaron’s voice. Few voices are as respected or recognizable as his. He burst onto the scene as a youngster in 1966 with the now R&B standard Tell It Like It Is. He’s never slowed down. NPR says: “[Aaron Neville] still sings like an angel who’s swallowed a wah-wah pedal. It’s that blend of unforced sweetness, honesty and melodic sensibility that still makes his music so believable after a career spanning more than five decades.”
The man himself remains at the top of his game. He has earned the right to hit the road when and where he pleases. So long time fans have limited opportunities to enjoy him. The Dakota is one of those places. These two shows promise to remind us all what this downtown Minneapolis venue is all about.