Paul Simon, Joan Osborne Join Aaron Neville at Brooklyn Bowl
Paul Simon and Joan Osborne sat in with Aaron Neville during the taping of his My True Story PBS special at the Brooklyn Bowl last night. Simon took the stage with his acoustic guitar, joining the New Orleans legend for a rendition of Ritchie Valens’ “We Belong Together.” Neville told Jambands.com that, when he talked to Paul Simon about their shared love of doo-wop, they were like “kids shooting marbles.” Earlier in the show, Osborne came out for a take on The Drifters’ “Money Honey.” Neville spent the night performing tunes from his forthcoming doo-wop cover album My True Story, including classics like The Drifters’ “Under The Boardwalk,” “This Magic Moment” and The Ronettes’ “Be My Baby.” Neville also did a rendition of The Main Ingredient’s “Everybody Plays the Fool,” a song he recorded for his 1991 album Warm Your Hart. Neville was backed by a band that included his brother Charles Neville, as well as Don Was.
As previously reported , Aaron Neville’s My True Story, which was produced by Keith Richards and Was, will be released on January 22. Last night’s performance will be broadcast on PBS some time in March. Neville will kick off his upcoming tour at Fitzgerald’s in Robinsonville, MS on December 1.