Almanac Music: The Music of New Orleans – The Neville Brothers


Col Ritchie continues his introduction to the music of New Orleans with the acts he has had the pleasure of seeing perform live. This week it is the fabulous, The Neville Brothers.



The Neville BrothersArt (1937–2019), Charles (1938–2018), Aaron (b. 1941), and Cyril (b. 1948) had been a mainstay of New Orleans music over many years. Their funky RnB sound is readily identifiable as one of the many in the melting pot of New Orleans sounds. The video below is from their performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival of 2008, the first time the brothers had performed together since Hurricane Katrina. For many years, the closing spot at Jazz Fest was  reserved for The Neville Brothers until that accolade was handed over to Trombone Shorty.


The Neville Brothers perform “Fire On The Bayou” on the Acura Stage at the 2008 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival


The Neville Brothers – ‘Yellow Moon’, live at Austin City Limits, Austin Texas.



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About Colin Ritchie

Retired teacher who enjoys following the Bombers, listening to music especially Bob Dylan, reading, and swimming.


  1. Kevin Densley says

    Good stuff, Col – music such as this adds a pleasing dimension to The Footy Almanac Tuesday! I’m just imagining many Almanackers grooving along to the funky beat!

  2. Colin Ritchie says

    Thanks Kevin. Yes, their music is very infectious!

  3. Great stuff Col. Fiyo on the Bayou a ripper album with a fine version of Iko Iko. Gee, there’s some recordings of this song about!

  4. Aaron Neville. What a voice!!

  5. John Butler says

    I’m with you here, Col.

    One of the great live bands. And what a talented family!

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