Neal Casal

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Neal Casal
Neal Casal in concert at Manchester Academy, 2008
Background information
Born(1968-11-02)November 2, 1968
OriginDenville, New Jersey
DiedAugust 26, 2019(2019-08-26) (aged 50)
  • Musician
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • Guitar
  • vocals
  • piano
  • bass
  • drums
Years active1988-2019
LabelsZoo Records, Glitterhouse Records
Associated actsRyan Adams and The Cardinals, Blackfoot, Beachwood Sparks, Hazy Malaze, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Hard Working Americans, Circles Around the Sun, GospelbeacH

Neal Casal (November 2, 1968 – August 26, 2019)[1] was an American rock guitarist, singer-songwriter and photographer. Casal was born in Denville, New Jersey.

He was known as the guitarist for Rickey Medlocke's Blackfoot from 1988 to 1993 and as a member of Ryan Adams' backing band the Cardinals from 2005 until 2009. He played in several groups, including the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Hard Working Americans, The Skiffle Players, GospelbeacH[2] and Circles Around the Sun – and released twelve albums as a solo artist.

Casal killed himself on August 26, 2019 at the age of 50.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Neal Casal Dead: Circles Around the Sun Guitarist Dies at 50: Retrieved August, 27, 2019.
  2. "BRENT RADEMAKER (BEACHWOOD SPARKS), NEAL CASAL & MORE FORM GOSPELBEACH – DEBUT ALBUM 'PACIFIC SURF LINE' DUE 10/9". Glide Magazine. Boston, MA. July 7, 2015. Retrieved August 29, 2019.
  3. Bernstein, Jonathan; Bernstein, Jonathan (2019-08-27). "Neal Casal, Guitarist Who Worked With Willie Nelson, Shooter Jennings, Dead at 50". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2019-08-27.
  4. "Neal Casal, Singer-Songwriter and Veteran Folk Guitarist, Dead at 50". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2019-08-27.

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