New Orleans came to Fall River last Friday, when Aaron Neville performed before a sellout crowd at The Narrows. The multi-platinum award winning artist has been entertaining his fans for nearly sixty years, and is still going strong.
With only a pianist by his side, Neville worked his way through an extensive set comprised of many of his own hits, and several other popular hit makers. He worked his way from song to song at a feverish pitch, with the pianist never missing a step.
It was a walk down memory lane as Neville sang tunes ranging from Ben E. King’s “Stand by Me,” Sam Cooke’s “Cupid,” The Drifters’ “There Goes My Baby” and “This Magic Moment,” Roberta Flack’s “Killing Me Softly,” Nat King Cole’s “Stardust,” Cat Stevens’ “Morning Has Broken,” Billy Joel’s “Just the Way You Are,” and Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine.” He also delivered exquisite renditions of his own hits “Don’t Know Much” and “Tell It Like It Is.”
A particularly touching moment of the night came when Neville honored his longtime friend Mac Rebbenack (Dr. John). He played a heartfelt version of Dr. John’s “Such a Night.”
What’s Up Rhode Island was there to cover Neville’s continuation of his legacy of sixty years of beautiful music. See the slideshow below for photos.