Aaron Neville Duo
Friday, January 11, 2018 at 8PM at Landmark on Main Street
Aaron Neville is the most holistic of soul men. His recent release, Apache, matches anything the Neville Brothers ever recorded for true grit, while still allowing plenty of space for a singer who's arguably the most distinctive vocal stylist on the planet to "tell it like it is."
Apache also reflects Neville's social and spiritual concerns, with words straight out of a poetry journal he began keeping in the 1970s.
"I call it The Other Side of Aaron," says the 75-year-old legend, "because people know me from doing the ballads and New Orleans stuff. They're getting another feel of Aaron."
This smaller, more intimate show features Neville and keyboard player Michael Goods. "I like the laid-back quality of the duo," he says, "just coming off the top of my head with things, not having to worry about whether we rehearsed it. I bring the audience back to where I first started, with some Nat King Cole or anything that comes to my mind..."
And that mind is constantly racing, musically. "Because I've got about 10 million songs in my head. Some of 'em wake me up at 3:00 in the morning, and I've got to sing the whole song to myself before I can get back to sleep, to make sure I know all the words," he laughs. Neville's middle-of-the-night song insomnia can make for his next audience's dream come true.
Tickets: $80/$70/$60 (Friends take $5 off) online or through the Box Office at 516.767.6444