Over the past 5 decades, the incredible spirit of undying hope in New Orleans has been synonymous with the musical power that is Aaron Neville. There is an intimate connection between his music and the faith that has sustained Aaron for his entire life.
At the beginning of his journey in music, Aaron recorded and performed with his family as The Neville Brothers. Then at beginning his solo career, Aaron released one of the most well-known soul songs of all time: “Tell it Like It Is.” This album sold over 1 million copies and was awarded a gold disk. His other hits have included “Everybody Plays the Fool,” “Don’t Know Much,” and “All My Life.”
Tragedy struck in 2005 when his home in New Orleans was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. He temporarily moved to Nashville, where he says “we’d go places to perform and run into displaced people everywhere. When we went sing, we were singing for them letting them know they’re not by themselves. There’s hope.”
Over the years, his career has included releasing 15 studio albums, as well as producing work for TV, movies, and sporting events. When he performs in concert today, Aaron stands before the microphone not as a musical legend, but as an ordinary man appealing to an eternal God. His signature vibrato rises and dips in a musical prayer full of passion, utterly sincere.