Johnny Irion was spending time in Montecito at his uncle Thom Steinbeck's (John's son) compound when he and his friend Neal Casal wrote "No Hard Feelings" one sunny California afternoon in 2011. As the song was taking shape, Neal told Johnny, "I'm gonna go surfing and then send you a demo." Two hours later Johnny received the basic track. Just Neal—pure voice and his guitar.
Circles Around the Sun has announced its first tour in 2022. The band will head out in March and April on a 21-show headline run that cuts clear across the U.S. Beginning March 16 at The Sinclair in Cambridge followed by a handful of additional Northeast dates, they'll then make stops throughout the Midwest including March 19 at Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, March 24 at Turf Club in Minneapolis and March 27 at Park West in Chicago.
A tribute to the life and music of the gifted singer, songwriter, musician, and friend to many, featuring 41 of Neal Casal's songs performed by a galaxy of rock and roots music luminaries...
The Neal Casal Music Foundation (NCMF) continued its mission of donating musical instruments to students with a gift of guitars, amplifiers, a keyboard and other accessories to Morris Knolls High School in Rockaway, NJ where the late musician graduated in the class of 1987. The gear presented to Morris Knolls was purchased by NCMF through funds raised from outreach to Casal's extensive fanbase, as well as, the foundation's arrangement of a donation from iconic instrument manufacturer, Fender Guitars.
Todd Snider has described the First Agnostic Church of Hope And Wonder - the namesake for his remarkable nineteenth studio album out April 23 on Aimless Records / Thirty Tigers - as a house of worship presided over by "a preacher who's full of shit, and when everyone starts to realize it, he asks God to help and God does, proving once and for all that God is hilarious." With this premise, the groundwork is laid for Todd's one-of-a-kind writing style to thrive - irreverent humor, somehow seamlessly woven with intricate and poignant storyte
Today, Neal Casal's final two solo recordings, "Everything Is Moving" and "Green Moon" (listen/share) have been released across all digital music platforms. An accompanying video for "Everything Is Moving," directed by Ray Foley and featuring footage of Casal from throughout his career, has also been made available (watch/share).