And so he goes out night after night, pointing the way to others.
This music saved Aaron Neville’s life and became his path to Christ.
His hulking mass is bent over a long table as he studies a crossword puzzle. From his birth in 1941 to the present, Neville tells me, song was never far away.
He was first exposed to music by a pair of doting grandmothers who would fight over “rocking rights” to the tot.
He adjusts his earpiece, absently stroking the cross-like tattoo on his left cheek, and nods toward the band.
Like a schoolboy singing for the first time before the class, Neville tentatively begins Amazing Grace.