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Aaron Neville Coming to The Cabot

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AARON NEVILLE DUO is Presented by The Cabot in partnership with M.E. Productions; the concert is set for Friday, Oct 14, 2016 8:00 PM. Door opens at 7pm, with Henry Smith Band with Charls Neville and Amadee Castenell opening. 

This show features the great Aaron Neville with his long time superb keyboardist, Michael Goods.  This is Neville in a completely intimate setting, stripped down and peppered with Aaron’s great stories about his life, the songs, the travels in Aaron’s 75th year.

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Courtesy of the artist

Aaron’s new album, APACHE has received critical acclaim: “Aaron Neville has one of the most angelic voices from New Orleans or anywhere else,” wrote the New York Times.

Aaron Neville first rose to national prominence when his song “Tell It Like It Is” topped Billboard’s R&B chart for five weeks in 1967 and quickly sold over one million copies. Neville again reached the top of the charts in 1989 with his album of duets with Linda Ronstadt, Cry Like a RainstormHowl Like the Wind. The album featured the #1 Grammy-winning hits “Don’t Know Much” and “All My Life.” Neville earned wide acclaim for his hits “Everybody Plays the Fool,” “Don’t Take Away My Heaven” and “Hercules,” among many others.

Aaron Neville’s new album, Apache, is out now. The album celebrates Neville’s 75th birthday, while 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of his first number one single, “Tell It Like It Is.” The album, which debuted as an NPR First Listen, continues to receive critical acclaim. Take a listen to “I want to Love You” from NPR All Songs Considered.

“It’s that blend of unforced sweetness, honesty and melodic sensibility that still makes his music so believable after a career spanning more than five decades.” NPR Music

“Aaron Neville picks up the pace and delves into songwriting on Apache, a lively album meshing New Orleans R&B with Brooklyn funk.” Associated Press,The Big Story

“Those who believe the singer’s best work is behind him will rethink that after one spin of the impressive Apache, an album—significantly the first on his own label– that ranks with the finest in Neville’s storied career.” American Songwriter

“As a whole, it’s a rowdier, grittier showcase of the great vocalist’s skill than anything he’s previously issued solo.”…”Apache could have easily slid into uninvolving sentimentality, but each song works some combination of the heart, mind, and hips.” All Music

“Aaron Neville gives remarkable falsetto lofty purpose and sound on Apache.” Glide Magazine

“Aaron Neville flexes funk muscle on new album Apache.” The Wall Street Journal 

“When he sticks to truisms about life is hard, love is good, his voice speaks louder than mere words. But despite its gospel underpinnings, songs such as “Heaven” sound perfunctory more than transcendent.” PopMatters

“His voice, which should be the focus, sounds muffled by effects. Neville’s fluting, melismatic vocal is much better served on the slow waltz hymnal “Heaven”, a persuasive reflection of his faith.”Independent(UK)

Singer/band leader and part time film actor Henri Smith has been making a musical splash on the North Shore ever since he migrated here from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. His band features the Grammy winning saxophonists Charles Neville (Aaron’s brother) and Amadee

About The Cabot

A NORTH SHORE TREASURE – For nearly a century, The Cabot in Beverly has been a local treasure, a dream palace at the heart of the downtown, and a welcoming gathering place for generations of North Shore residents.

Originally known as The Ware, this opulent neoclassical-style theater was built in 1920 by the renowned architectural firm Funk & Wilcox. Originally used for vaudeville shows and silent movies, it was later owned by the movie chain E.M. Loews.  In 1976, The Cabot was purchased by Le Grand David and his own Spectacular Magic Company, and for the next 36 years was the home of a world-famous magic show.

The Cabot is a rare survivor. Out of the 20,000 movie palaces that entertained America in 1920, the National Trust for Historic Preservation estimates that less than 250 remain.

The Cabot is now being transformed into a 21st century venue for audiences of all ages, with nationally-recognized live performers, current and classic movies, and community events.  Since its reopening in November 2014, The Cabot is once again a vital part of the North Shore’s artistic life.

A PLACE FOR ALL – Those of us who make our homes on the North Shore and Cape Ann share a passion for hard work and a deep appreciation for our area’s history, culture and raw natural beauty. Many people still make their living from the sea, while others work in information and medical technology businesses, law, education and medicine. We’re also fortunate to have some of New England’s most talented craftsmen and a large contingent of artisans.

But all hard work and no play is tedious, so we all want to enjoy our precious free time in places where we can come together to have fun with family and friends, and maybe build new relationships too.

The new Cabot is our place, a local treasure that doesn’t require a drive to The Hub to experience topnotch music and theater. A fun place full of history, charm and architectural grandeur, yet with modern comforts and amenities.

THE CABOT – is located at 286 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA 01915. The Executive Director is Casey Soward, who can be reached by email here. General email questions can be sent here. Marketing & Communications Director Sue Auclair can be reached by email here. More information, call (978) 927-3100, or email


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