Art Neville –
Singer, songwriter, cajun casualty.
December 17, 1937 – July 22, 2019.
Aged 81 years.
Most recognized for: A pioneer in the New Orleans funk scene, he founded The Neville Sounds… which would go on to become the Neville Brothers. Sibling Aaron Neville eventually became the breakout artist of the group, eclipsing Art’s work with The Funky Meters and Slightly Stoopid. But Art never really escaped the NOLA scene… and became a permanent fixture at an undisclosed location.