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

The Nameless Trio? 

The four-man Nameless Trio hits it at the Sitting Duck Tavern in Stratford this coming Thursday. We'll be there until midnight or so, come on by...

Music This Week... 

Lots of performances in the days ahead: on Thursday I debut with swingsters Cool Struttin' at Bethel's Putnam House. We will be performing a couple of my compositions on that show, too. Friday I return to Best Video in Hamden with Ann Marie Menta. Saturday is a private event, and on Sunday afternoon it's Bluegrass and Beer heroes Phantoms of the Opry at the the Strawberry Festival in Monroe.

That's a lot of songs to learn!

Barroom Bluegrass 

This coming Thursday it's Lost Dog at My Place in Newtown. Enjoy picking, pizza, and a fine selection of beer in a cozy environment.

Shows, Shows, and More Shows... 

This week I twice take to the stage with the 4-man Nameless Trio: on Thursday it's in the bar at the Sitting Duck Tavern in Stratford, and on Saturday night at the Outer Space in Hamden. We will be appearing there with bluegrass titans 5 in the Chamber.

2 shows for me on Friday: the first with the Korey Brodsky Band in Woodbury at Mill House Antiques and Gardens for a fundraiser for the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra, then a hustle during Friday rush hour to join the Birdmen at Hamden's Best Video.

Labor Day weekend indeed!

The Korey Brodsky Band 

This coming Saturday, May 21, Korey brings his group to the Suzuki School in Newtown for a 2-set show beginning at 7:30 PM. Visit the band at facebook/thekoreybrodskyband and the school at for contact and ticketing info.

Barroom Bluegrass & In-the-Round 

This week you can hear Lost Dog's barroom bluegrass at My Place in Newtown on Thursday night. On Friday I join Anne Marie Menta and Glen Roethel for a songwriter-in-the-round session at Best Video in Hamden. We hit at 8 PM. I'll be performing selections from my new CD "A Step Up" in addition to trying out a couple new ones. You can purchase your very own copy of that CD there, too...

Korey Brodsky featured in Flatpicking Guitar Magazine 

Read about my good friend Korey in this month's edition of the magazine:

Korey is an exceptional talent deserving of such wide recognition--and look for more to come from this artist, he is about to begin work on his debut recording project to be produced by legendary singer/songwriter Jonathan Edwards.

Korey's band will be appearing in concert on Saturday, May 21 at the Suzuki Music School in Sandy Hook, CT. See the "Shows" page for details.

Visit Korey on facebook:


This coming Saturday, May 7, make your way to Three Saints Park in Bethany, CT to attend this great gathering of friends and musicians. Things get underway at 10:30 AM and continue throughout the day.

For you facebookers:

Big thanks to Aim D'Amaro for making this--and so many other cool events happen.

See you there...

Shows this week... 

On Thursday evening @ 9 PM it's the Nameless Trio at Stratford's Sitting Duck Tavern, and Saturday sees the Flagpole Radio Cafe return to the Edmond Town Hall theater in Newtown. Aztec Two Step join us a guest artist. Curtain is 7 PM. And on Sunday afternoon the Birdmen come to roost for a matinee show at Cafe 9 in New Haven. That's a 4 PM downbeat.

One Voice 

I also am honored to have played mandolin on the track "One Voice" produced by my friend Dean Falcone. It is from the soundtrack of the documentary "A Dog Named Gucci" and features the talents of a who's who of recording artists including Norah Jones, Aimee Mann, Neko Case, Susanna Hoffs, Brian May, among others. All proceeds are to be donated to several animal rights organizations.

I understand they planned to release a few different versions of the track, one featuring only the acoustic guitar and mandolin.

The official release on vinyl is Saturday, April 16 in celebration of Record Store Day. This link gets you to the Facebook Record Store Day page:

The track is also available for download at iTunes…/al…/one-voice-single/id1077025931



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