The Neville Brothers
One of the great modern musical dynasties, the Neville Brothers formed in 1977 but struggled in obscurity until Yellow Moon (1989) became a crossover hit. Each family member brings a separate strength to the band's sound, showing the richness of New Orleans culture. Their songs are full of Funk grooves, R&B guitar licks, jazz saxophones, and soulful vocals, and though Aaron's dynamic, quivering voice has made him the group's breakout star, each member gets his deserved moment in the spotlight. Lately they've dropped some of their Worldbeat flourishes and returned to a more traditional Big Easy sound, only to find that the public has deserted them. Since they still brew the tastiest music around, this is simply due to the public's negligence.