AARON NEVILLE PERFORMS “HARD TO BELIEVE” ON THE TODAY SHOW

LYRIC VIDEO FOR “STOMPIN’ GROUND” DEBUTS

NEW ALBUM APACHE RELEASED TO CRITICAL ACCLAIM

“Aaron Neville has one of the most angelic voices from New Orleans or anywhere else.” —The New York Times

American music legend Aaron Neville performs “Hard To Believe” on the Today Show, watch his performance here: http://smarturl.it/an_todayshow. Additionally, Neville debuts a lyric video for his track “Stompin’ Ground,” which he calls “a musical love letter to his city.” Watch the video here: http://smarturl.it/an_stompinggroundvid

Neville was recently a guest on “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss his new album Apache, his 75th birthday celebration and the 50th anniversary of the recording of his first #1 single, “Tell It Like It Is.” In addition, CBS recorded Neville’s performances of “Be Your Man,” “Stompin’ Ground” and “Tell It Like It Is” at his Brooklyn Bowl show on August 4. Neville also performed his hit single “Be Your Man” on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

Apache, out now via Tell It Records and Kobalt Label Services continues to receive critical acclaim:

“…that voice, which still floats up to one of the most sublime falsettos in pop history, remains supple and strong.” —Rolling Stone

“It's that blend of unforced sweetness, honesty and melodic sensibility that still makes his music so believable after a career spanning more than five decades.” —NPR Music

“Aaron Neville picks up the pace and delves into songwriting on Apache, a lively album meshing New Orleans R&B with Brooklyn funk.” —Associated

“...the voice of Aaron Neville is the greatest export of New Orleans.” —The Guardian US

“Those who believe the singer’s best work is behind him will rethink that after one spin of the impressive Apache, an album—significantly the first on his own label– that ranks with the finest in Neville’s storied career.” —American Songwriter

“Like a gentle rain, his voice soothingly cleanses the air.” —PopMatters

“Aaron Neville brings the sweetness— and the funk— on Apache.” —Press Telegram

“The most New Orleans-sounding album he’s ever made.” —Off Beat

“As a whole, it's a rowdier, grittier showcase of the great vocalist's skill than anything he's previously issued solo.” —All Music

Apache features eleven original tracks and is the first album featuring songs predominantly written by Neville. The record was recorded at Studio G in Brooklyn and produced by multiple Grammy-winning artist and producer Krasno. Of the album Neville says, “It brought out another side of me; people were used to me doing a lot of ballads, but this is more gritty, and some of it has the New Orleans feel.” He adds, “One song talks about my roots, ‘Stompin’ Ground.’ It names a lot of real people that were in my life at different points in time. Another one, ‘Orchid In The Storm,’ was inspired by my wife Sarah; she’s been my orchid in a storm, and still is. Another song is ‘Heaven,’ from a poem I wrote a while back. My inspirations come from real things in life and I have many more where these came from.”

Neville and Krasno brought in elite musicians such as  David Guy (Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Menahan Street Band), Cochemea Gastelum (Sharon Jones & the Dap-KingsThe Budos Band), Ryan Zoidis (Lettuce, Soulive) and Eric Bloom (Lettuce) who contribute on the horn section throughout.

In January 2013, Neville released My True Story, which was co-produced by Blue Note Records president Don Was and Rolling Stone Keith Richards. The record earned Neville his first Top 10 album and highest-charting set of his five-decade career (No. 7 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart). Of the album, People says, “if ever there was an album that Aaron Neville was born to make, it’s this collection of doo-wop classics,” while Rolling Stone proclaimed, “Welcome back to the sweetest falsetto in human history” and called Neville “a true soul master at work.” 

Aaron Neville first rose to national prominence when his song “Tell It Like It Is” topped Billboard’s R&B chart for five weeks in 1967 and quickly sold over one million copies. Neville again reached the top of the charts in 1989 with his album of duets with Linda Ronstadt, Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind. The album featured the #1 Grammy-winning hits “Don’t Know Much” and “All My Life.” Neville earned wide acclaim for his hits “Everybody Plays the Fool,” “Don’t Take Away My Heaven” and “Hercules,” among many others.

For more information, please contact Cami Opere, Louis D'Adamio or Carla Sacks at 212.741.1000 at Sacks & Co.

TRACK LIST
1. Be Your Man
2. All Of The Above
3. Orchid In The Storm
4. Stompin’ Ground
5. Heaven
6. Hard To Believe
7. Ain’t Gonna Judge You
8. I Wanna Love You
9. Sarah Ann
10. Make Your Momma Cry
11. Fragile World

AARON NEVILLE LIVE

September 16 /// Cincinnati, OH /// Live at Ludlow Garage
September 17  /// Schaumburg, IL /// Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts
September 23 /// Durham, NC /// Baldwin Auditorium
September 24 /// Wilmington, NC /// CFCC Humanities & Fine Arts
Center
October 7 /// Brownfield, ME /// Stone Mountain Arts
October 8 /// Lincolnville, ME /// Cellardoor Winery
October 14  /// Beverly, MA /// The Cabot
October 15 /// Plymouth, NH /// Flying Monkey
October 22 /// Lake Tahoe, NV /// MontBleu Resort & Casino
November 10  /// McKinney, TX /// McKinney Performing Arts Center
November 11 /// Austin, TX /// Paramount Theatre
November 12 /// Spring, TX /// Cypress Creek FACE
December 3 /// Bossier City, LA /// Paradise Theatre
December 9 /// Baton Rouge, LA /// L’Auberge Casino
December 10 /// Rancho Cucamonga, CA /// Lewis Family Playhouse
December 11 /// Orange, CA /// Musco Center
December 13 /// Redding, CA /// Cascade Theatre
December 15 & 16 /// San Francisco, CA /// SFJazz Center
December 17 /// Santa Rosa, CA /// Luther Burbank Center

Apache Available Now:
Barnes & Noble: http://smarturl.it/an_bn_cd
Best Buy: http://smarturl.it/an_apache_bb
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/an_apache_amz
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/an_apache_itunes
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/an_apache_sp