This week, Ira spoke with Aaron Neville.
Singer and musician Aaron Neville, performing at the Orleans Casino showroom June 23, began his musical career in 1960 and his since then impressed countless fans with his top R&B and soul hits, including “Tell It Like It Is,” “Don’t Know Much,” “Everybody Plays the Fool,” “All My Life” and “Don’t Take Away My Heaven.”
In this 30-minute episode of Talk About Las Vegas, Neville talks about the impact of his first hit, “Tell It Like It Is”, working with the Neville Brothers, his successful solo career, the musical influences of his life, why gospel is important to him, and what keeps him motivated today.
Most recently, Neville released his newest album “Apache,” bringing audiences his holistic soul sound as well as his hard R&B style. For the second time in his more than 55-year career, Neville has co-written nearly the entire “Apache” album and he also helped write and produce the music for the album along with Eric Krasno, guitarist for Soulive and Rustic and Dave Gutter, frontman for the Rustic Overtones.
The album will take fans back to the golden age of R&B in a musical revival with a modern twist. Neville’s “Apache” includes hits like “Fragile World,” which features references to Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On.”