Bluesfest Touring

Dr John & The Nite Trippers with Aaron Neville

Dr John & The Nitetrippers
Deni Blues & Roots Festival
Sat 19 Apr 2014 - 12:00am to 12:01am
Dr John & The Nite Trippers with Aaron Neville
Arts Centre, Hamer Hall, Melbourne
Mon 21 Apr 2014 - 07:30pm to 11:59pm
Dr John & The Nite Trippers with Aaron Neville
The State Theatre, Sydney
Thu 24 Apr 2014 - 07:30pm to 11:59pm
Dr John & The Nite Trippers with Aaron Neville
Riverside Theatre, Perth
Sat 26 Apr 2014 - 07:30pm to 11:59pm

BLUESFEST TOURING is proud to present a double-bill of impeccable pedigree – 2 sons of N’Awlins – both with Roots in that same hallowed city, come together to celebrate the musical diversity of New Orleans Blues. First onstage, the voodoo-funk, creole blues of  DR JOHN  & THE NITE TRIPPERS. Then – enjoy the R & B and sweet soul/doo-wop from ‘the sweetest voice in music’, AARON NEVILLE. This is a night that will linger long in the memory.


DR JOHN is back in town – and he is armed with his Grammy Award-winning album, Locked Down. Released in 2012, DR JOHN will be featuring this award-winning collaboration with Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, who produced and played guitar. Rolling Stone gave the record 4 out of 5 stars, calling it "...the wildest record Rebennack has made in many years...full of muscled, vintage R&B grooves, fevered soloing, psychedelic arrangements and oracular mumbo jumbo."
The Los Angeles Times described the release as "... something magical, the embodiment of everything he’s done but pushed in a clear new direction."  DR JOHN has taken his music to a whole new level with this album, steeped in Rhythm n Blues, dirty beats, and heavy guitar riffs – there is something, raw, emotional and downright catchy about this album that will have it stapled as a favourite the top of your music collection.
DR JOHN’s very colourful musical career began in the 1950s when he wrote and played guitar on some of the greatest records to come out of the Crescent City including recordings by Professor Longhair, Art Neville, Joe Tex and Frankie Ford.
“a true soul master at work” – Rolling Stone.
 With a catalogue of hits including ‘I don’t know much’, ‘Tell it like it is’, ‘All of my life’, 'Everybody Plays the Fool' get ready as  AARON NEVILLE’s performances will leave you in a state of bliss and joy .
 AARON NEVILLE has performed here in Australia with The Neville Brothers in 1997 and The Blind Boys of Alabama in 2011 as well as performing at the Byron Bay Bluesfest. His voice has been described as ‘the sweetest voice in music’ and after 5 decades of constant recording success solo , in collaborations and with The Neville Brothers he has received 15 Grammy nominations in 11 categories winning one with his Neville Brothers, one with Trisha Yearwood and winning two Grammys with Linda Ronstadt. He has won Best Male Singer two years running in the Rolling Stone critics' poll.
“Welcome back to the sweetest falsetto in human history” – Rolling Stone
  AARON NEVILLE’s latest album is his Blue Note debut My True Story, a collection of twelve classic doo-wop numbers ( including ‘Tears on My Pillow’ and ‘Under the Boardwalk’). The album was co-produced by Blue Note President Don Was and Keith Richards, whose distinctive,propulsive guitar work led the top-flight studio band. American Songwriter calls the album “a thrilling project that combines Neville’s stunning voice with classic melodies whose sentiments remain timeless,” while Mojo says that “everything is perfectly suited to Neville’s achy-breaky falsetto, up there in the Smokey Robinson/Curtis Mayfield realm of delicious heartbreak and joy.”