Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Sept. 7: Dr. John and the Neville Brothers at Napa Valley Opera House

Posted By on Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 3:39 PM

Two undisputed rulers of New Orleans music? On one bill? In a tiny, intimate theater? That’s exactly what’s in store when Dr. John and the Neville Brothers pull out all the swampy stops the Napa Valley this Labor Day. Dr. John, who has a voice begging almost as much as Aaron Neville’s to be parodied (quick television reference: Family Guy’s “Aaron Neville megaphone”), carries with him a complex detachment in person—either he’s completely bored of playing “Right Place, Wrong Time” or he’s just the coolest dude in the world. The fact he plays both organ and piano at the same time, straddling the bench, makes us opt for the latter. The Neville Brothers, unfairly overshadowed by key member Aaron’s solo success, never fail to pull people out of their seats. The two legends appear on Monday, Sept. 7, at the Napa Valley Opera House. 1030 Main St., Napa. 7pm. $95–$110. 707.226.7372.Gabe Meline

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