Richard Neal is a Connecticut-based multi-instrumentalist (banjo, guitar, mandolin), recording studio operator, producer, session musician, stringed instrument teacher, songwriter, and performer. Visit Richard at

Locapalooza '20! 

I'm happy to say I'll be accompanying two of my fave songwriters at this event on August 29: Anne Marie Menta and Kim Cornell.

Plus I'll be conducting a songwriting workshop in my off time. We'll take a look at what's going on composition-wise with This Land is Your Land.

Hope to see there!

The Covidemos 

Well, it's been a while since I have been able to write a song. I have been occupied working with many superb artists over the last couple years and have lacked the time (and energy...) to be able to devote to writing.

But the last few months have afforded me the opportunity to compose and demo a few tracks. Click on the "Covidemos" link above and take a listen.


A Show! 

A real. live, in-person outdoor concert, July 2, 6:30 PM sponsored by Newtown Parks and Recreation with Goldrush.

See you there...



No Shows... 

Needless to say, all performance activity has been cancelled or postponed indefinitely.

Same with in-person recording sessions and one-on-one teaching.

While we are confined, I am available for remote lessons via Skype and recording overdubs or mixing projects.

Please stay safe until we can meet again...

The Great American Trailer Park Musical 

I will be playing guitar in the pit band for the Sacred Heart University school of Performing Arts production of this play.

The show runs from February 13 - 23. Check the university site for details.

The Black Bear Music Festival 

Over the weekend of October 11 - 13 I'll be conducting a couple of songwriting workshops: "This Land is Your Land: Deconstructing an American Folk Classic", and "Some Reasons for Rhyme".

Check their site for info:

I'll also be helping out my friends Kim and Erick at their jam tent.

See you there!

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Previous events


Richard Neal/Old Church Concert Series

First Congregational Church, Colony St, Meriden, CT

A benefit concert for Mike Wilcox, one of the great guys on the scene. Please attend to help Mike in his moment of need. All proceeds will go to his medical fund.

The show will feature performances from a large number of artists who are members of the Connecticut songwriter's community.


Ann Marie Menta

Hartford First Night

We ring in the New Year with 2 sets, one at 7, one at 8 with my great friend Ann Marie.