A GUEST CONTRACT FOR TODAY SHOW. SIGNED BY MUSIC LEGEND. ON 8.5X11 INCH PAPER. Cyril Garrett Neville is an American percussionist and vocalist who first came to prominence as a member of his brother Art Neville’s funky New Orleans-based band, The Meters. He joined Art in the Neville Brothers band upon the dissolution of the Meters. Cyril Garrett Neville (born October 10, 1948) is an American percussionist and vocalist who first came to prominence as a member of his brother Art Neville’s funky New Orleans-based band, The Meters. He has appeared on recordings by Bob Dylan, Robbie Robertson, Edie Brickell, Willie Nelson, Dr. John and The New Orleans Social Club among others. Neville wrote an article for the December 16, 2005 edition of CounterPunch,  titled “Why I’m Not Going Back To New Orleans” and was featured in the 2006 documentary film New Orleans Music in Exile. After Hurricane Katrina he moved to Austin, Texas, but as of 2012 lives in Slidell, Louisiana.  Soul Rebels Brass Band featured Neville as a special guest on their Rounder Records debut record, Unlock Your Mind, released on January 31, 2012. The Soul Rebels’ name was conceived by Neville at the New Orleans venue Tipitina’s, where the band was opening. In 2005, Neville joined up with Tab Benoit for the Voice of the Wetlands Allstars to bring awareness to Louisiana’s rapid loss of wetlands along the Gulf Coast. The band also features Waylon Thibodeaux, Johnny Sansone, Anders Osborne, Monk Boudreaux, George Porter, Jr. Johnny Vidacovich, and Dr. The band has become a main feature at the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. In 2010, Neville joined popular New Orleans funk band Galactic. He put aside his solo career to tour internationally with the band. In 2012, Cyril Neville joined forces with Devon Allman (son of Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band), award-winning blues-rock guitarist Mike Zito, bassist Charlie Wooton, and Grammy-winning drummer Yonrico Scott to form Royal Southern Brotherhood, a blues-rock supergroup. “Cyril Neville may be the youngest of the Neville Brothers, the first family of New Orleans rock and R&B, but he has just made his best album”. “A refreshingly original approach to the music” (1/2) – Chicago Sun-Times. 1994: The Fire This Time (Endangered Species) The Uptown Allstars. 1998: Soulo (Endangered Species) Cyril solo. 2000: New Orleans Cookin’ (Endangered Species) Cyril solo. 2003: For The Funk Of It (Kongo Square) The Uptown Allstars. 2007: The Healing Dance (Jomar/Silk) Tribe 13. 2009: Brand New Blues M. 2012: Royal Southern Brotherhood (RUF) Royal Southern Brotherhood. 2012: Live in Germany (RUF) Royal Southern Brotherhood. 2013: Magic Honey (RUF) Cyril solo. 2014: Heartsoulblood (RUF) Royal Southern Brotherhood. 2015: Don’t look back (RUF) Royal Southern Brotherhood. As a member of the Neville Brothers, Cyril won the 1989 Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance for the song “Healing Chant”. In 1996, he and his brothers were nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for the song “Fire on the Mountain”. They were also nominated for the 1999 Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance for the album Valence Street. In 2014, Neville (as a solo) was nominated for a Blues Music Award in the’Contemporary Blues Album of the Year’ category for his album Magic Honey. Would I go back to live? And the situation for musicians was a joke. People thought there was a New Orleans music scene – there wasn’t. You worked two times a year: Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest. The only musicians I knew who made a living playing music in New Orleans were Kermit Ruffins and Pete Fountain. Everyone else had to have a day job or go on tour. I have worked more in two months in Austin than I worked in two years in New Orleans. A lot of things about life in New Orleans were a myth. I lived in the Gentilly neighborhood. I cannot live under 6 feet of water. In the 9th Ward and Gentilly they are going to do mass buyouts, bulldoze everything and make it green space. In my estimation, those are golf courses and other places where African-American people won’t be welcome. There’s nothing wrong with my house except that water destroyed everything we had in it. The foundation is fine. The house is still there. Same thing with our neighbors. So what are they talking bulldozing? For a lot of us, the storm is still happening. Up until the storm, Aaron, myself, Art and Kermit Ruffins were some of the only musicians who had’made it’ who were still living in New Orleans. Now you got cats that come down there every now and then to be king of a parade or whatever. They couldn’t find helicopters to get people off of roofs, but they found helicopters to bring certain people in for photo ops. I’m not mad at anybody, but at the same time we put a lot into that city and never got what I think we should have got out of it. Now I’ve landed in Austin. New Orleans and Austin musicians have had an affinity for each other’s groove for a long time, going back to my days with the Meters when we played Armadillo World Headquarters in Austin. On any given night we would end up with five or six guitar players onstage with us, be it the Winter brothers [Edgar and Johnny] or the Vaughan brothers. Gaynielle Neville and I now appear in a weekly Tuesday set called “New Orleans Cookin’ & Jukin’ ” at Threadgill’s in Austin. Gaynielle cooks red beans and gumbo, and we perform with their group Tribe 13, which includes Austin vocalist Papa Mali. The way we have been accepted in Austin is such a pleasant surprise, We were treated like family. I linked up with the Guthrie family about 18 months ago. I was looking for songs for an upcoming solo album and discovered the Native American rock band Blackfire. They had recorded Arlo’s Mean Things Are Happening in This World. That song jumped out at me, so I did my version. For years I have wondered how can I get in contact with Arlo and Willie Nelson – people who have the same kind of attitude and consciousness I have and who want to use their art the same way I’m trying to use mine. I got that consciousness from Woody Guthrie. People are talking to me, but some of the people I know went through much more than I did. There are 3,000 children missing in New Orleans. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children places the figure at 1,300. Hundreds of bodies are waiting to be identified. The people of New Orleans have been scattered to the four winds. Their lives were determined by people in Washington and Baton Rouge before the storm hit. The 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th Wards should have their own tourist commission. Build our own hotels and restaurants in those areas. The key is ownership. Then I would think about going back and living there. But we’re still practicing American democracy. How can we ever bring it to somebody else? The Meters are an American funk band formed in 1965 in New Orleans by Zigaboo Modeliste (drums), George Porter Jr. (bass), Leo Nocentelli (guitar) and Art Neville (keyboards). The band performed and recorded their own music from the late 1960s until 1977 and played an influential role as backing musicians for other artists, including Lee Dorsey, Robert Palmer, Dr. John, and Allen Toussaint. Their original songs “Cissy Strut” and “Look-Ka Py Py” are considered funk classics. While they rarely enjoyed significant mainstream success, they are considered originators of funk along with artists like James Brown, and their work is influential on many other bands, both their contemporaries and modern musicians.  Their sound is defined by a combination of tight melodic grooves and syncopated New Orleans “second line” rhythms under highly charged guitar and keyboard riffing.  The band has been nominated four times for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, most recently in 2017.  In 2018 the band was presented with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. The Meters/The Original Meters/The Meter Men. Art Neville, the group’s frontman, launched a solo career around the New Orleans area in the mid-1950s while still in high school. The Meters formed in 1965 with a line-up of keyboardist and vocalist Art Neville, guitarist Leo Nocentelli, bassist George Porter Jr. And drummer Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste. They were later joined by percussionist-vocalist Cyril Neville. The Meters became the house band for Allen Toussaint and his record label, Sansu Enterprises. In 1969 the Meters released “Sophisticated Cissy” and “Cissy Strut”, both major R&B chart hits. “Look-Ka Py Py” and “Chicken Strut” were their hits the following year. After a label shift in 1972, the Meters had difficulty returning to the charts, but they worked with Dr. John, Paul McCartney, King Biscuit Boy, Labelle, Robert Palmer and others. In 1975 Paul McCartney invited the Meters to play at the release party for his Venus and Mars album aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California. Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones was in attendance at the event and was greatly taken with the Meters and their sound. (p166) The Rolling Stones invited the band to open for them on their Tour of the Americas’75 and Tour of Europe’76.  That same year, the Meters recorded one of their most successful albums, Fire on the Bayou. From 1976 to 77 they played in The Wild Tchoupitoulas with George and Amos Landry and The Neville Brothers. Art and Cyril Neville left the band in early 1977, but The Meters still appeared on Saturday Night Live on March 19, 1977, during the show’s second season. After the Nevilles’ departure, David Batiste Sr. Took over on keyboards while Willie West joined as the band’s lead singer. Porter left the group later that year and by 1980 The Meters had officially broken up. After the break-up, Neville continued his career as part of The Neville Brothers, Modeliste toured with Keith Richards and Ron Wood, while Nocentelli and Porter became in-demand session players and formed new bands. In 1989 Art Neville, George Porter Jr. And Leo Nocentelli reunited as The Meters, adding drummer Russell Batiste Jr. To replace Zigaboo Modeliste. Nocentelli left the group in 1994 and was replaced with guitarist Brian Stoltz, formerly of The Neville Brothers. The band was renamed The Funky Meters. They were referred to as “the Funky Meters” as early as 1989. They were billed as such when playing in a tiny venue called Benny’s Bar at Valence and Camp streets. The Funky Meters continued to play into the 2000s with Stoltz being replaced by Art Neville’s son, Ian Neville, from 2007 to 2011 while he went to pursue a solo career. In 2000 a big offer enticed all four original Meters to reunite for a one-night stand at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco; by this time Modeliste wanted to make the reunion a permanent one, but the other members and their management teams objected.  It wasn’t until Quint Davis, producer and director of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, got them to “put aside their differences and hammer out the details” and perform at the Festival in 2005. In June 2011 The Original Meters along with Allen Toussaint and Dr. John played the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. The six men performed Dr. The Original Meters also played a set at the 2011 Voodoo Experience in New Orleans. In late 2012, Zigaboo Modeliste, Leo Nocentelli, and George Porter Jr. Played concerts with Phish keyboardist Page McConnell under the name The Meter Men.  During his time off from Phish, Page McConnell has continued to play with Porter Jr. Nocentelli, and Modeliste under the moniker of The Meter Men since those shows in 2012. The Meter Men had performed 16 shows together as of spring 2015, with their third annual appearance as a late night act during New Orleans’ Jazz and Heritage Festival.  In 2014, during The Meter Men’s second appearance as a late night act during Jazzfest, the band performed at The Republic on April 26, 2014, after McConnell had headlined the NOLA Jazzfest at the New Orleans Fairgrounds with Phish earlier that day.  The Meter Men had also played the previous night at The Republic.  The states The Meter Men had appeared in as of spring 2015 were Massachusetts, New York, Florida, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Colorado, and Vermont, with one other performance in Washington, D. As of 2017, The Funky Meters tour consistently performing songs by The Meters, while The Meters perform sporadically. The lineup of Neville, Porter, Nocentelli and Modeliste typically bill themselves as The Original Meters to avoid confusion with The Funky Meters. When not performing with The Original Meters, guitarist Leo Nocentelli leads his own group, The Meters Experience, which also performs the music of The Meters. As of 2018, the most recent performance of the original Meters (with all four of the founding members) took place at the Arroyo Seco Festival in Pasadena, California on June 25, 2017. The song “They All Ask’d for You” from the 1975 album Fire on the Bayou remains popular in the New Orleans region and is the unofficial theme song of the Audubon Zoo. Art Neville announced his retirement from music on December 18, 2018.  Neville died on July 22, 2019. “Glen” – drums (1965). The Meters (1969), Josie JOS-4010 #23 R&B. Look-Ka Py Py (1969), Josie JOS-4011. Struttin’ (1970), Josie JOS-4012. Cabbage Alley (1972), Reprise MS-2076. Rejuvenation (1974), Reprise MS-2200. Fire on the Bayou (1975), Reprise MS-2228. Trick Bag (1976), Reprise MS-2252. New Directions (1977), Warner Bros. Cissy Strut (1974), Island ILPS-9250 [LP]. The Best of The Meters (1975), Virgo SV-12002 [LP]. Second Line Strut (1980), Charly R&B CRB-1009 [LP]. Here Come The Metermen (1986), Charly R&B CRB-1112 [LP]. Struttin’ (1987), Charly R&B CD-63. Good Old Funky Music (1990), Rounder CD-2104. Funky Miracle (1991), Charly CDNEV-2 [2-CD set]. Meters Jam (1992), Rounder CD-2105. Fundamentally Funky (1994), Charly CPCD-8044. Funkify Your Life: The Meters Anthology (1995), Rhino R2-71869 [2-CD set]. The Best of The Meters (1996), Mardi Gras MG-1029. The Very Best of The Meters (1997), Rhino R2-72642. Kickback (2001), Sundazed LP-5081/SC-11081. Zony Mash (2003), Sundazed LP-5087/SC-6211. Original Album Series (2014), Rhino 081227961565 [5-CD set], reissues: Cabbage Alley, Rejuvenation, Fire on the Bayou, Trick Bag, New Directions. A Message from The Meters: The Complete Josie, Reprise & Warner Bros. Uptown Rulers: The Meters live on the Queen Mary 1975 rel. Live at the Moonwalker (1993), Lakeside Music LAKE-2022 – as’The Legendary Meters. Second Helping (Live at the Moonwalker) (1994), Lakeside Music LAKE-2026 – as’The Legendary Meters. Fiyo at the Fillmore, Volume 1 2001 rel. 2003, Too Funky/Fuel 2000/Varese 030206127522 – as’The Funky Meters. Original Josie (45-rpm) releases. 1001 Sophisticated Cissy // Sehorn’s Farm (1968) US # 34. 1005 Cissy Strut // Here Comes The Meter Man (1969) US # 23. 1008 Ease Back // Ann (1969) US # 61. 1015 Look-Ka Py Py // This Is My Last Affair (1970) US # 56. 1018 Chicken Strut // Hey! Last Minute (1970) US # 50. 1021 Hand Clapping Song // Joog (1970) US # 89. 1024 A Message From The Meters // Zony Mash (1970) [45rpm release only, not on LP] US # 123. 1026 Stretch Your Rubber Band // Groovy Lady (1971) [45rpm release only, not on LP]. 1029 Doodle-Oop (The World Is A Little Bit Under The Weather) // I Need More Time (1971) [45rpm release only, not on LP] US # 124. 1031 Good Old Funky Music // Sassy Lady (1971) [45rpm release only, not on LP]. REP 1086 Do The Dirt // Smiling (1972). REP 1106 Cabbage Alley // The Flower Song (1972). REP 1135 Chug Chug Chug-A-Log (Push N’ Shove), Part 1 // Chug Chug Chug-A-Lug (Push N’ Shove), Part 2 (1972) [45rpm release only, not on LP]. RPS 1307 Hey Pocky A-Way // Africa (1974). RPS 1314 People Say // Loving You Is On My Mind (1974). RPS 1338 They All Ask’d For You // Running Fast (Long Version) (1975) US # 101. RPS 1357 Disco Is The Thing Today // Mister Moon (1976). RPS 1372 Trick Bag // Find Yourself (1976). WBS 8434 Be My Lady // No More Okey Doke (1977) US # 78. US chart is Billboard unless otherwise noted. Cash Box singles chart. Record World singles chart. According to Brian Knight of The Vermont Review, In a sense, the Meters defined the basic characteristics of the groove. While Funkadelic, Cameo, James Brown and Sly Stone are synonymous with funk, these artists look to the Meters for the basic-down to earthy and raw sound. “ Music critique Robert Christgau called the band “totally original and placed the compilation album Funkify Your Life: The Meters Anthology on his list of top six New Orleans classics. The Meters’ music has been sampled by musicians around the world, including rap artists Heavy D, LL Cool J and Queen Latifah, Musiq, Big Daddy Kane, Run-DMC, N. A, Ice Cube, Scarface, Cypress Hill, EPMD, Public Enemy, A Tribe Called Quest, Beastie Boys, Naughty by Nature, and Tweet. Red Hot Chili Peppers covered the Meters’ song “Africa”, renamed “Hollywood (Africa)”, on their 1985 album Freaky Styley. The eclectic jazz-fusion guitarist Oz Noy has recorded his version of “Cissy Strut” twice. Bands such as the Grateful Dead,  KVHW, Steve Kimock Band, Widespread Panic,  Rebirth Brass Band, Galactic, Jaco Pastorius and The String Cheese Incident have performed songs by The Meters in their concert rotations. The Meters’ songs have been used in the films Two Can Play That Game, Jackie Brown, Drumline, Hancock, Calendar Girls, Hitch, Red, The Best of Enemies, The Kitchen, Beerfest and Another Round.  The band’s songs were also featured in the television shows The Wire, Ballers and Disjointed as well as the video game Grand Theft Auto IV. In 1970, The Meters were named Best Rhythm and Blues Instrumental Group by both Billboard and Record World magazines. The Meters have been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame four times since becoming eligible in 1994: 1996, 2012, 2013 and 2017. And The Meters were recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the second annual Jammy Awards in 2001. In 2011, the iconic Meters’ song “Cissy Strut” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. In 2013, The Meters received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Big Easy Music Awards. The band was featured on the 2017 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival’s commemorative poster. In January 2018, The Meters were honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. The Neville Brothers were an American R&B/soul/funk group, formed in 1977 in New Orleans, Louisiana. 1941, and Cyril b. 1948 came together to take part in the recording session of the Wild Tchoupitoulas, a Mardi Gras Indian group led by the Nevilles’ uncle, George Landry (“Big Chief Jolly”). Their debut album The Neville Brothers was released in 1978 on Capitol Records. In 1987, the group released Uptown on the EMI label, featuring guests including Branford Marsalis, Keith Richards, and Carlos Santana. The following year saw the release of Yellow Moon from A&M Records produced by Daniel Lanois. The track “Healing Chant” from that album won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance at the 1990 Grammy ceremony. In 1990, the Neville Brothers contributed “In the Still of the Night” to the AIDS benefit album Red Hot + Blue produced by the Red Hot Organization. Also in 1990, they appeared on the bill at that year’s Glastonbury Festival.  Due to Art Neville devoting more time to his other act, The Meters, the band kept a low profile in the late 1990s onto the early 2000s. They made a comeback in 2004, however, with the album, Walkin’ in the Shadow of Life, on Back Porch Records, their first newly recorded effort in five years. All brothers except Charles, a Massachusetts resident, had been living in New Orleans, but following Hurricane Katrina in 2005 Cyril and Aaron moved out of the city. Infrequently, Aaron’s son Ivan Neville (keyboards) and Art’s son Ian Neville (electric guitar), both of the band Dumpstaphunk, have played with the Neville Brothers. The final Neville Brothers studio album, titled Walkin’ in the Shadow of Life, was released in 2004.  The group formally disbanded in 2012 but reunited in 2015 for a farewell concert in New Orleans. Charles Neville died of pancreatic cancer on April 26, 2018, at the age of 79. On June 25, 2019, The New York Times Magazine listed the Neville Brothers among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire. Art Neville died on July 22, 2019, at the age of 81. A cause of death has not yet been provided. “Washable Ink / Speed of Light”. “Sweet Honey Dripper / Dance Your Blues Away”. “Sitting In Limbo / Brother John / Iko Iko”. Fiyo On The Bayou. “With God on Our Side”. “A Change Is Gonna Come”. “Bird on a Wire”. A History of The Neville Brothers. “Fly Like an Eagle”. “On the Other Side of Paradise”. “-” denotes releases that did not chart or were not released. 1978: The Neville Brothers (Capitol). 1981: Fiyo on the Bayou (A&M). 1989: Yellow Moon (A&M). 1990: Brother’s Keeper (A&M). 1992: Family Groove (A&M). 1995: Mitakuye Oyasin Oyasin/All My Relations (A&M). 1999: Valence Street (Columbia). 2004: Walkin’ in the Shadow of Life (Back Porch/EMI). 1984: Neville-ization (Black Top). 1987: Nevillization 2 (Live at Tipitina’s Volume 2) (Spindletop). 1994: Live on Planet Earth (A&M). 1998: Live at Tipitina’s (1982) (Rhino). 2010: Authorized Bootleg: Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA, February 27, 1989 (A&M). A History of the Neville Brothers, Vol. 1997: The Very Best of the Neville Brothers (Rhino). 1999: Uptown Rulin’ – The Best of the Neville Brothers (A&M). 2004: 20th Century Masters – The Millenium Collection: The Best of The Neville Brothers (A&M). 1976: The Wild Tchoupitoulas (with four of The Neville Brothers). 1997: Wyclef Jean Presents The Carnival by Wyclef Jean (guest appearance on “Mona Lisa”). This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Music”. The seller is “memorabilia111″ and is located in this country: US. 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