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

The Stage 

I'll be a member of the band for the Sacred Heart University Theater Department's production of "Tick, Tick...Boom" for the next couple weeks.

The show opens Thursday, October 27 and runs through Sunday, November 6.

Get info about the show here:

CD Release Show 

Tonight my friend Korey Brodsky begins a series of shows to promote the release of his debut CD, "Cruizin". We hit the stage at Best Video at 8 PM.

Lots of Live... 

This week promises to be a good one: Thursday night it's bluegrass with Lost Dog at My Place; on Saturday it's brunch at Daryl's House with G Rockwell and the Still River Ramblers; then later that afternoon I make my way quickly over to the Ives Center in Danbury to appear with Chris Berardo and the Desberardos; Sunday afternoon at Cafe 9 in New Haven is a songwriter-in-the-round with Rex Fowler and Marc Douglas Berardo.


See you there!

This Week... 

Three shows: Thursday at local watering hole fave The Sitting Duck Tavern with The Nameless Trio; Saturday an appearance with the Korey Brodsky Band at BenFest; and on Sunday the Old Town Hall Band performs at the benefit Concert Across America. See you at one--or all...

What A Week! 

Grand events upcoming this week: on Saturday I join the Korey Brodsky Band at the Americana Festival taking place on the grounds of the Ives Center in Danbury. This event precedes the Bela Fleck/Chris Thile concert at the very same venue. That's a big one!

Then on Sunday at Cafe 9 I accompany my best mate Mark Mirando on his set opening for legendary songwriter Gary Burr. I'm thrilled to be performing with both of those gifted artists.

As if that wasn't enough, also this week on Thursday Lost Dog resumes its residency at Newtown's My Place, and on Saturday morning Goldrush appears as part of the fund raiser for St. Jude's hospital at Lyman Orchards.

See you there...

Two Good Ones This Week... 

...the first on Thursday: it's the return of Bluegrass & Beer at the Acoustic in Black Rock.

This time we wish my good buddy G Rockwell a fond farewell as he departs for school in September. He'll be picking a bunch along with a host of our friends, music starts at 8.

Then on Friday it's the Birdmen at Best Video. We'll be debuting a couple of my new compositions there.

Cool stuff coming up in September--will announce those shortly...

The Great American Songbook... 

...will be featured this coming Thursday as Cool Struttin' takes to the patio at Bethel's Putnam House.

Then on Friday it's Goldrush outdoors for a free concert in Brookfield at the Park & Rec complex.

Sunday I join Eclipse at the VFW in Newtown for a 1 PM show outdoors on the Patio.

I had a great day at the Podunk Bluegrass festival last weekend. It was an honor to accompany the great Frank Critelli on stage for his performance which was received rapturously. 

Well done, Frank! Let's do it again...


This coming Saturday I take to the Acoustic Stage as sideman to the great Frank Critelli. Our set commences at 1:30.

BTW: my act won the band competition there in 2010...

The First Week of August... 

Lots of doings this week: Monday is Goldrush rain-or-shine in Thomaston; Tuesday is G Rockwell & the Still River Ramblers in Black Rock; Thursday it's the Nameless Trio at Best Video; and Saturday sees G & the Ramblers at Daryll's House in Pawling. Details are on the Shows page--see you there...

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The Korey Brodsky Band

The Half Door, Hartford, CT

We appear at Nick Novia's weekly bluegrass event to promote Korey's new CD.


Lost Dog

My Place, 8 Queen St, Newtown, CT

Our monthly residency continues: beer, pizza, bluegrass--sounds like a night out...