Neal Casal

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Decades: 1990s 2000s
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2 November 1968, Denville, New Jersey, USA. Casal’s electric folk rock locates its spiritual home in the late 60s and early 70s, evoking memories of romantic troubadours such as Gram Parsons and James Taylor and the southern rock of Exile On Main Street -era Rolling Stones and the Allman Brothers Band. Casal’s nomadic childhood was soundtracked by a wide range of music, and he began his career playing in high school rock bands. By the early 90s he was playing guitar in southern rock outfit Blackfoot. A publishing contract with Warner/Chappell Music brought him to the attention of the BMG-distributed Zoo Records. The experienced Jim Scott produced his debut, Fade Away Diamond Time, which attracted favourable reviews from a music press at the time in thrall to the resurgence of roots rock-based outfits such as the Jayhawks. Casal was unceremoniously released by Zoo shortly afterwards, however, and as a form of therapy recorded the acoustic, largely solo...

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