About this Artist
Charles Neville (of The Neville Brothers) with Youssoupha Sidibe and the Mystic Rhythms Band
http://www.myspace.com/youssouphasidibe - http://www.nevilles.com/
Charles Neville & Youssoupha Sidibe with The Mystic Rhythms Band have been astonishing audiences with amazing performances combining New Orleans and West African music with drums and bass creating a new kind of high energy music like nothing before. They will be releasing their groundbreaking first album “TREE OF LIFE” in early Nov coinciding with a West Coast USA Tour as well as other US dates and notably in the spring of 11’ a multi week tour covering Australia.
Grammy winning Charles Neville is a virtuoso Saxophone player with an astounding variety of styles most well know as a front man for the world famous Neville Brothers (“The Kings of New Orleans” - Conan Obrien). He has performed with the Neville Brothers for more than 30 years. Still so highly in demand, Charles and the Neville’s recently played Late Night with Conan Obrien, Late night with Jay Leno, they have performed on David Letterman , as well as performed on Saturday Night Live twice. In 2010 they headlined a show at the world famous amphitheater the Hollywood Bowl in LA to a full house. In addition to Charles’s stellar career with The Neville Brothers he has performed with some of the world’s most legendary musicians including: Ray Charles, James Brown, B.B. King, Santana, The Grateful Dead, Herbie Hancock, and many, many more. His brothers affectionately refer to him as "The Horn Man". His saxophone solo won him a Grammy in 1989 for his haunting rendition of Healing Chant on the Yellow Moon CD.
Youssoupha Sidibe is a Senegalese West African Kora (African Harp) player. Throw out all your ideas of what a harpist is, Youssoupha breaks out of traditional Kora styles many hundreds of years old, still predominant in Kora players, to create a new style blending aspects of Reggae, and western music creating a new style that has never been heard before.
Youssoupha was Grammy nominated for his collaboration with Matisyahu on multiple tracks, including a duet he wrote with Matisyahu on Youth, the 2007 Grammy-nominated "Best Reggae Album" for which Youssoupha received a gold record. Through this and many other collaborations, as well as countless performances over the course of 20 years, Youssoupha has developed thousands of fans all over the world. Youssoupha has performed and recorded with many exceptional musicians, including Matisyahu, Michael Franti, India Arie, Steve Kimock, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Michael Kang of String Cheese Incident, Chris Berry Trio, Charles Neville, and Midnite.
Youssoupha has performed at some of the most famous festivals and venues in the world including :The Hammerstein Ballroom NYC, The Warfield Theatre SF CA, The African Festival of the Arts Chicago, Reggae on the River CA, Stanford University, Salmon Arm Roots and Blues British Columbia, to name a few.
Charles Neville Sample Videos:
Neville Brothers at Jazz Fest New Orleans - Main Stage - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iaDb3IiSp4
Neville Brothers at Jazz Open Stuttgart, Germany http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qLr3pl_UmU
Neville Brothers on Late Night with Conan Obrien http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoyQrj4yoxw
Neville Brothers Main Stage Bonaroo
Neville Brothers with Herbie Hancock: http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=100...
Neville Brothers on Jay Leno & Austin City Limits Festival (see on side panel) http://www.nevilles.com/#_bio-charles