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

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!

CT Folk Fest 

On Saturday, September 7, Edgerton Park in New Haven will be the scene for this annual gathering for music and green-related goings-on.

I'll be accompanying James Allyn on the main stage at 2:30, and then conducting a songwriting workshop at 6.

Visit their site at

See you there...


Few people work more diligently to promote music created by Connecticut-based artists than Aim D'Amaro.

Her showcase festival will take place this coming Saturday, May 18, and I am honored to have been invited to participate. My songwriting workshop, "Some Reasons for Rhyme" will take place from 2 to 3 PM.

Thank you Amy!

See you there...


Not mine, the musical.

I'll play guitar in the pit band for the Sacred Heart University production taking place over the weekend of April 4 - 7.

Big fun, visit the school's theater arts site for ticket info.

Let the sun shine in...

The Flagpole Radio Cafe! 

After a lengthy hiatus we're back on the big stage at the Edmond Town Hall this coming Saturday the 9th.

Special guest comedy writer Tom Leopold joins us, you know his work from a number of legendary tv shows too numerous to mention.

Big fun--see you there...

FTSM Songwriting: Part II 

Due to the overwhelming success of our first songwriting workshop, the Fairfield Trumbull School of Music has scheduled a followup session on Saturday, March 9, 3 PM at their Fairfield facility. 

This event is open to the public as well as to FTSM students.

Visit the school's site for contact info.

Hope to see you there...

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