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


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...

Birdmen: New Music & Show 

Visit the Music page to hear Forever, For You--a new track from the Birdmen.

And visit Best Video on Friday, January 25. There the Birdmen will appear live, in person, for your listening pleasure...

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!

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Previous events


Cancelled: Concert on the Green

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Redding, CT

Today's show (21 July 2019) has been cancelled due to extreme heat...


Frank Critelli & Richard Neal

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Pratt Street Lunchtime Session, Hartford, CT

I join one of my heroes Frank Critelli for a freewheeling outdoor lunchtime set on the cobblestones downtown. We may stroll, we may not, we may entertain the patrons in the restaurants and the barbershops, lead a conga line, who knows?