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.

Reefer Madness... 

...the play--not the activity--will be performed at Sacred Heart University from November 1 - 4 and again from November 8 - 11. I'll be playing guitar in the pit band.

Stockbridge & Berry Present... 

...WMD this coming Sunday, June 24.

Join Kim & Erick at their classy showroom for this free open house concert featuring Matt Kassner, Dan Bonis, and Will Demers performing their blend of American roots-based music. Wine, cheese, and munchies will be provided at this comfortable environment.

Music starts at 1, the showroom is located at 142 Main Street North, Southbury, CT.

Stop by to enjoy the music and browse the furnishings on display--a great way to spend a rainy afternoon!

Clearwater 2018 

Off to the festival--I will be managing the Family Stage once again, stop by to say hello and enjoy the many attractions this event has to offer at this gorgeous riverside site.

Saturday June 16 and Sunday June 17 at Croton-on-Hudson, NY.

Funnel Clouds... 

...hit the area hard, no power or running water, dangerous roadways, fallen trees and wires, cancellations abound, back to normal soon...

2 Shows... 

On Thursday we convene for bluegrass at My Place in Newtown, and on Saturday we celebrate the birthday of my great friend Anne Marie Menta with a special "in-the-round" show at Best Video in Hamden.

Hope you can join us...

Backroom Bluegrass... 

This coming Tuesday, May 1, we conduct our bluegrass open jam/open mic at My Place in Newtown. All pickers welcome--at 8 sit in the backroom for an acoustic picking circle, then step into the barroom for an open mic later on.

See you there...

The Flagpole Radio Cafe Orchestra 

On Saturday we appear in concert at the Meeting House in Newtown. It will be an evening of high-spirited music with appearances by special guests David Wheeler and Cadence Carroll. 

Obtain tickets on the "Shows" page.

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Previous events

Dec4

Bluegrass Jam/Open Mic

My Place, 8 Queen St, Newtown, CT

Bring your instrument/songs/voice and join the fun with me and my buddy Rick Brodsky. 8 PM acoustically in the back room, and later in the bar: 2 for the price of one...