Louisiana Legend Aaron Neville Sings Some Prayers (From the Archives)


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New Orleans has produced plenty of remarkable singers, but few of those native sons and daughters sing quite like the legendary Aaron Neville. He joined us in 2010 to talk about one of his first loves – gospel music - and his album I Know I’ve Been Changed. That release marked 50 years of recording for him and featured fellow New Orleans heavyweight, the late Allen Toussaint; the material is familiar old songs and spirituals, infused with New Orleans family ties, country, folk, blues, and even some of the rhythms of the Mardi Gras Indians. Accompanying himself on our piano, Neville sings these prayers live in The Greene Space, enlisting the audience as percussionists on one of the tunes, (From the Archives, 2010.)

Set list: "I Am a Pilgrim," "Meetin' At The Building," "Oh Freedom"

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