Thursday, March 29, 2007

Podcast: Aaron Neville

He speaks with our Ralph Berrier Jr. before playing "Picnic at the Pops" with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra

Julius C

Aaron Neville


  • Roanoke Symphony Orchestra's "Picnic at the Pops" concert with special guest Aaron Neville is tonight at 8 p.m. at the Salem Civic Center. Guest conductor is Alfred Savia. Tickets are $14, $34 and $39 and are available at the civic center, online at www.rso.com or by calling 343-9127.



Sometimes, the only thing you can do to forget how bad things are is to try to remember how good they used to be. That was the motivation for Aaron Neville to get back into the studio and record an album of classic soul that reaches way back.

Back before he and his famous brothers became the signature voices of New Orleans. Before his own solo career took off and earned him adulation and awards. Before his beloved wife fell terminally ill.

Before Katrina.

"Some of these songs became prayers," Neville said of the collection of soul nuggets that became "Bring It On Home."

"They all took a whole new meaning," he said from Nashville, Tenn., where he has resided since Hurricane Katrina flooded him out of his home.


Host/text: Ralph Berrier Jr.

Producer: Tad Dickens