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About The Neville Brothers

New Orleans supergroup The Neville Brothers—Aaron, Art, Charles, and Cyril—were the premier representatives of their hometown’s magnificent musical culture for four decades. R&B rocker Art and angel-voiced Aaron led the charge as regional celebs during the ’60s, and the four siblings eventually coalesced while backing Mardi Gras Indian outfit The Wild Tchoupitoulas in 1976. Blending doo-wop, funk, gospel, rhythm ‘n’ blues, and Mardi Gras rhythms, the foursome became local favorites. They released their eponymous debut album as The Neville Brothers in 1978 but made a national impact with 1981’s rootsier Fiyo on the Bayou. In 1989, their spotty recording history finally bore fruit with the Daniel Lanois-produced Yellow Moon and its Rosa Parks tribute, “Sister Rosa.” After disbanding in 2012, the Nevilles returned to the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival—which they had traditionally closed for nearly two decades—to stage an emotional final farewell in 2015, prior to Charles’ death in 2018 and Art’s the following year.

New Orleans, LA, United States
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