As the son of legendary New Orleans musician Aaron Neville and nephew to the other members of the Neville Brothers, Ivan Neville has been steeped in music from a young age.

While he’s recorded and performed many times with the band made famous by his father and uncles, Neville has established himself as a noteworthy musician in his own right. He was a member of Bonnie Raitt’s band in the late ‘80s, formed the jam band Dumpstaphunk with his cousin Ian in the early ‘00s, and has recorded and toured with a number of other artists including the Rolling Stones, Don Henley and Paula Abdul.

Neville has also recorded four solo albums, and he had a Top 30 Billboard hit with Not Just Another Girl, the first single from his debut solo effort If My Ancestors Could See Me Now.

He joined us in the Gumbo Kitchen over the phone from his home in Baton Rouge, La., to tell us some of his stories about his family, Keith Richards, James Booker and more.