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 www.facebook.com/richardfneal.

The Roar of the Grease Paint... 

I join the faculty and students of the Performing Arts department at Sacred Heart University to play guitar in the pit band for their production of the play "Be More Chill".

I'd say attend--but it is sold out for the entire run of two weeks. Contact the box office in case of ticket holder cancellations...

A Couple of Shows... 

This week it's the Avielle Foundation event at the Edmund Town Hall on Thursday, and Friday with Anne Marie Menta at Best Video.

See you there...

The Old Church Concert Series 

This coming Friday I accompany my great friend Anne Marie Menta at The Old Church Concert Series in Rocky Hill, CT. This is a great event, a listener-friendly concert in an acoustically flattering room--big thanks to Mike Wilcox for making it all happen.

The Sunday Buzz... 

...presented by Cygnus Radio and Cafe 9--January 14, 4 PM, a very special show featuring the brothers Berardo: Marc Douglas and Chris, plus yours truly.

An honor to be with these fellas, always...

The First Week of the New Year... 

...is packed with action...

I produce a jazz recording for my great mate Greg Burrows and friends. On Thursday I accompany Francine Wheeler who sings the theme song for the Avielle Foundation's "Brainstorm Experience" event at the Edmond Town Hall in Newtown. Sunday sees another CD release show with Nick Depuy, this one at the Acoustic in Bridgeport.

Hot stuff during a cold stretch--see you there...

Lots o' Grass... 

This week a special holiday edition of Bluegrass & Beer goes down on Wednesday at the Acoustic in Black Rock--look for loads of picking and special guests.

On Thursday the rescheduled Lost Dog date takes place at My Place.

See you there...

Yule Cheer... 

...is coming our way this Friday in the form of the Eclipse Christmas show. This concert is a holiday tradition in these parts, join us to celebrate the season in song...

In addition it's bluegrass on Thursday at My Place.

See you there!

This week... 

Big fun in the coming days: on Tuesday I facilitate the jam/open Mic at Newtown's My Place. At 7:30 Stacy Phillips will conduct a fiddle clinic preceding the jam at 8 which itself precedes the open mic.

Then on Sunday I perform a set of my original music at Cygnus Radio's "Sunday Buzz" series at Cafe 9. This is a special show in that the Birdmen will be the backing band--and we'll be joined by percussionist extraordinaire Jon Peckman. Really looking forward to this one...

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