Franklin, TN (July 18, 2006)–Grammy Award-winning singer Aaron Neville teamed up with piano/keyboard player Neil Larson, legendary producer Stewart Levine (Crusaders, Jamie Cullum, Simply Red) and renowned engineer Rik Pekkonen (B.B. King, Neil Young, Roy Orbison) at Paragon Studios, just outside Nashville in Franklin, TN on multiple sessions for pre-production and all vocals on his forthcoming album due out this Fall.
Pictured in Paragon’s Studio A are (l-r): Rik Pekkonen, Aaron Neville, Paragon’s director of engineering Matt Weeks, and Stewart Levine.Neville and his wife relocated to the Nashville area last Fall from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Neville worked with Larson and Pekkonen in Studio A, which is equipped with an 80-channel SSL XL 9080K console, custom Dynaudio M4+ mains–set up L, C, R, with three 18-inch subs–Pro Tools HD3 Accel with Apogee AD-8000 converters, iZ Technology RADAR 24, and a host of analog and digital outboard gear and huge mic collection. Studio A is set up for 7.1 surround work, and features 7 Dynaudio Air 15s, L/R Air 6s, and a Dynaudio Base 2 subwoofer.