Oh nooooo Neal Casal has passed away


The late Neal Casal will be remembered at the “There’s A Reward: A Celebration Of The Life & Music Of Neal Casal” concert at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York on Wednesday, September 25. Many musicians that collaborated with Neal over the past few decades will take part in the show from which proceeds will benefit MusiCares. A press release announcing the show also included word Circles Around the Sun will move forward with a new guitarist.

Beachwood Sparks, Chris Robinson Brotherhood and Circles Around The Sun are aboard as are Joe Russo with Dave Dreiwitz, Tom Hamilton and Scott Metzger. The tribute will also feature Hazeldine, Mapache, Dave Schools, Citizen Cope, Jeff Hill, Bob Glaub, Dan Fadel, Davis Jaynes, Don Heffington, Dori Freeman, Jesse Aycock, John Ginty, Jon Graboff, John Shannon, Kenny Roby, Leslie Mendelson, Rickey Medlocke, Robbi Robb and Zephaniah Ohora. More friends of Casal, who died by suicide last month, will also participate.




I have mixed feelings about Circles Around The Sun grabbing a new guitarist and keeping their fall show dates. Whatever or whoever they come up with could never be the same… That was Neal’s band.






Pretty telling Ryan not invited.


Not really, was anyone expecting him to be there?


I watched the first half last night. Pretty awesome. Seems like they were showing the note he must have left.


What I saw so far:



I was in western New York yesterday, but I just couldn’t find a way to get to the show. Bummer.


Make me sad to read that.


Nice version of Rock me on the Water at 45min.


Apparently the show was over five hours!


Me too. Crushing


Yeah, not sure I could stand for a five-hour show. I attended Springsteen shows that were 3 1/2 hours or so, but that was thirty years ago. Glad they had the live stream.


I think I went to some dead shows that felt that long, but that might of been due to what was on board at the time.



Happy Birthday, Neal.