AARON NEVILLE EARNS RAVE REVIEWS FOR
BLUE NOTE DEBUT ALBUM MY TRUE STORY
(Published: February 13, 2013)
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 Cafe 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.