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    Thu, 14 Jun 2012 12:28:21

    Aaron Neville Signs With Blue Note - He is touring, too!

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    Iconic soul/R&B vocalist Aaron Neville has announced a deal with EMI's Blue Note Records and will release a full-length album this fall. The record, produced by Keith Richards and Blue Note Records President Don Was, is a collection of classic material from the doo-wop era. "Aaron Neville is one of the most expressive and soulful artists of all time...it's such a thrill to hear him sing," Was says. “His vocals have a way of reaching into your heart and stirring something really deep inside. It's a huge honor to welcome him to Blue Note Records and to be involved, along with the legendary Keith Richards, in the production of this album.”

    All of the tracks were hand-picked by Neville himself as they are songs that have remained close to his heart since he was a child. "When I was a kid, doo-wop was like medicine to me,” Neville explains. “I didn't care what else was goin' on in the world as long as I could sing along with Pookie Hudson and The Spaniels, The Flamingos, The Clovers, Sonny Til and The Orioles, Clyde McPhatter—I was like a kid in a candy store."

    A stellar group of session players was assembled to lay down these tracks. In addition to Keith Richards on guitar other musicians include: Greg Leisz on guitar (Beck, Sheryl Crow, Bob Dylan, Ryan Adams), Benmont Tench on organ (founding member of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers), George G. Receli on drums (Bob Dylan, James Brown), and Tony Scherr on bass (Bill Frisell, Norah Jones, Rufus Wainwright). Richards sheds some light on the atmosphere in the studio as he explains, "This was a dream session. The band fell right into the groove and Aaron sang like an angel. It was an honor!”

    Tour Dates:

    June 23 Greensboro, NC - Carolina Theatre
    June 24 Norfolk, VA - 23rd Annual Bayoo Boogaloo
    June 26 Charlottesville, VA - Paramount Theatre
    June 28 New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
    June 30 Beverly, MA - North Shore Music Theatre
    July 13 Park City, UT - Big Stars, Bright Nights
    July 14 Boulder, CO - Chautauqua Auditorium
    July 15 Arvada, CO - Arvada Center Amphitheater
    August 4 Charleston, WV - Multi-Fest WV
    August 5 Washington, DC - The Howard Theatre
    August 7 Ponte Vedra, FL - Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
    August 8 Orlando, FL - The Plaza Theatre Live
    August 10 Mobile, AL - Saenger Theatre
    August 11 Atlanta, GA - Atlanta Botanical Gardens

    Will you be seeing Aaron Neville?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    06.14.12



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