AARON NEVILLE TO RELEASE LIVE DVD, MY TRUE STORY, ON MAY 21ST ON BLUE NOTE RECORDS
April 30, 2013
April 30, 2013 — New York, NY — Iconic soul/R&B vocalist and multiple Grammy Award-winning artist Aaron Neville will release My True Story, a DVD of his well-received PBS special, on May 21st on Blue Note Records.
The special, which aired on PBS nationally in March and is slated for recurring airings in June, captures Neville’s concert at New York’s Brooklyn Bowl in November 2012, and showcases performances of tracks from Neville’s critically acclaimed doo-wop-inspired album, My True Story. For the show, Neville was joined by incredible array of musicians, including Greg Leisz on guitar (Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow), Don Was on Hammond Organ, (George G. Receli on drums (Bob Dylan, James Brown), Tony Scherr on bass (Bill Frisell, Norah Jones), Charles Neville on saxophone (Neville Brothers), as well as Michael Goods on organ/piano, and Joel Katz, David Johnson, and Earl Smith, Jr. on background vocals.
Neville was also joined by special guests Paul Simon on “We Belong Together” and Joan Osborne on “Money Honey,” as well as Eugene Pitt of the Jive Five (who co-wrote the song “My True Story”) and Dickie Harmon from the Del-Vikings.
The DVD features an interview with Neville and several classic songs not included on My True Story, such as “Don’t Go, Please Stay,” “Hercules,” “Tell It Like It Is,” “Have Mercy Baby,” “Fever,” “A Change Is Gonna Come,” and “Goodnight Sweetheart.” The New York Daily News gave the special four out of five stars, commenting that “Neville sings his faves from the ’50s. Beautifully.”
Released on January 22nd, My True Story earned Neville not only his first Top 10 album and highest-charting set ever, but also some of the best reviews of his career. A host of media outlets weighed in on the album, which bowed at No. 7 onBillboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. People magazine noted that “if ever there was an album that Aaron Neville was born to make, it’s this collection of doo-wop classics,” while Rolling Stone said, “Welcome back to the sweetest falsetto in human history” and called Neville “a true soul master at work.”
In other news, Neville will headline the 2013 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, which takes place in his hometown from April 26th through May 5th. Neville, the featured artist on this year’s official JazzFest poster, will perform on the final Sunday, closing out the Gentilly Stage with his Quintet. Please see below for all of Neville’s upcoming tour dates. Neville also graces the cover of Keyboard magazine in May.
The track-listing for the DVD of My True Story is as follows:
Little Bitty Pretty One / Ting A Ling / Tears On My Pillow / My True Story / Money Honey (Feat. Joan Osborne / Ruby Baby / Don’t Go, Please Stay / Hercules / Under The Boardwalk / Tell It Like It Is / Have Mercy Baby / This Magic Moment / We Belong Together (Feat. Paul Simon) / Work With Me Annie / Be My Baby / Goodnight My Love
Bonus Features: Aaron Neville Interview / Ruby Baby (A cappella) / Gypsy Woman / A Change Is Gonna Come / Fever / Goodnight Sweetheart
DVD screeners are available for review.
Aaron Neville Quintet on Tour:
May 04 Biloxi, MS IP Casino
May 05 New Orleans, LA Jazz & Heritage Festival
May 24 Burlington, VT Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
May 25 North Adams, MA MASS MoCA
May 26 Brownfield, ME Stone Mountain Arts Center
May 28 Annapolis, MD Rams Head
May 29 Alexandria, VA Birchmere
May 30 New York, NY Concert Hall at NYSEC
June 01 Westhampton Beach, NY Westhampton Beach PAC
June 02 Augusta, NJ 24th Annual Crawfish Fest
June 15 New Haven, CT International Festival of Art & Ideas
Oct 03 Wichita, KS The Orpheum