Bring It On Home, Aaron Neville

07 Apr

His long self-imposed exile is over.

Aaron Neville shared with the New Orleans’ Times-Picayune that he is in the process of moving back to the New Orleans area. As I highlighted as part of the Aaron Neville-a-thon late last year, Aaron lost his home during Hurricane Katrina and his wife of 48 years died of cancer in January of 2007. While he says that New Orleans proper still holds too many memories of his dear wife, Covington is just close enough to get there when need be. And, it’s on higher ground.

Welcome back to the Gulf Coast, Mr. Neville….just in time for JazzFest. 🙂


Posted by on April 7, 2008 in aaron neville, Festivals, Louisiana


7 responses to “Bring It On Home, Aaron Neville

  1. morewines

    April 8, 2008 at 11:08 am

    How could New Orleans be New Orleans without
    Aaron Neville?

  2. music maven

    April 8, 2008 at 11:34 am

    That’s why this is big news. Aaron Neville vowed not to return to NOLA and he has become a symbol of many of the people who live there who have not wanted to be put at risk again.

    His coming back shows others that New Orleans is viable and that with proper re-building, it can be a safe and vibrant community once again.

    Covington ain’t New Orleans, but it’s sure close.

  3. amydeclouet

    April 8, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    I didn’t know he lost his wife AND his home! Wow, that’s really terrible! Welcome back Aaron!

  4. shrewspeaks

    April 8, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    Awe man, that is one welcome home party I wish I could be at.

  5. music maven

    April 8, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    Look at the little Joisy girl talkin’ like a Cajun, even ending her sentence with a preposition.

    I dub thee, Honorary Cajun.

    “As an Honorary Cajun, you are entitled to celebrate on any occasion and to always pass a good time. You are required to love Louisiana’s food and music and share its “Joie de Vivre” with the world…”

  6. Shrewspeaks

    April 8, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    Well…color me purple!

  7. music maven

    April 8, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    …and gold.



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