AARON NEVILLE EARNS RAVE REVIEWS FOR BLUE NOTE DEBUT ALBUM MY TRUE STORY
February 13 2013
PEOPLE, NYTIMES, USA TODAY, ROLLING STONE, NPR, RELIX, PARADE, WSJ, AND OTHERS PRAISE SOUL/R&B LEGEND’S ALBUM OF CLASSIC DOO-WOP COVERS
NEVILLE TO BE FEATURED ON NPR’S WORLD CAFE AND SONG TRAVELS ON FEBRUARY 14TH, AND THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN ON FEBRUARY 18TH
NEW SUMMER TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
February 13th, 2013 — New York, NY — My True Story, the new album and Blue Note Records debut from Aaron Neville, has earned the soul/R&B legend and multiple Grammy Award-winning artist 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 have weighed in on My True Story, which bowed at No. 7 on Billboard’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 Parade calls My True Story (which was produced by Blue Note Records President Don Was and Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards), “a heartfelt, tuneful tribute to two master musicians’ musical inspirations.” Rolling Stone said, “Welcome back to the sweetest falsetto in human history” and called Neville “a true soul master at work,” while USA Today raved that his “sweet tenor fits these doo-wop era standards like a glove.” American Songwriter calls the album “a thrilling project that combines Neville’s stunning voice with classic melodies whose sentiments remain timeless,” while Mojo says that “everything is perfectly suited to Neville’s achy-breaky falsetto, up there in the Smokey Robinson/Curtis Mayfield realm of delicious heartbreak and joy.”
In connection with the release of My True Story, Neville has made a series of high-profile appearances, including performances on The Today Show (watch here) and The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (watch here), a featured interview on NPR’s Morning Edition (listen here), and a sit-down interview on PBS’ Tavis Smiley (watch here). Neville also performed on WNYC’s Soundcheck (listen here), and was honored by the Grammy Museum, which celebrated his career with an intimate discussion and performance. Neville’s session for Yahoo! Music can be seen here, while his NPR “Free At Noon” concert can be heard here.
Neville’s upcoming performances include NPR’s World Café and Song Travels, both airing on February 14th and will perform on The Late Show With David Letterman on February 18th. In addition, PBS will begin airing the pledge special Aaron Neville: Doo Wop: My True Story — a concert filmed in November at New York’s Brooklyn Bowl — on March 2nd (check your local listings). Neville will also headline the 2013 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, which takes place in his hometown from April 26th through May 5th.
Neville 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.
Aaron Neville Duo Tour Dates:
Feb 19 Seattle, WA Nordstrom Hall @ Benaroya Hall
Feb 20 Seattle, WA Nordstrom Hall @ Benaroya Hall
Feb 22 Bremerton, WA Admiral Theatre
Feb 23 Bellingham, WA Mount Baker Theatre
April 2 Arlington, TX College Park Center
Aaron Neville Quintet – Spring/Summer Tour Dates:
April 12 Meridian, MS Riley Center
April 13 Birmingham, AL Alys Robinson Stephens PAC
April 14 Nashville, TN War Memorial Auditorium
April 16 Skokie, IL North Shore PAC
April 19 Cleveland, OH Tri-C Jazz Fest - State Theatre
April 27 Shreveport, LA Sam's Town Hotel & Casino
April 28 Houston, TX Houston International Festival
May 05 New Orleans, LA Jazz Fest
May 24 Burlington, VT Flynn Center
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 4th Annual Crawfish Fest