Neal Black

NEAL BLACK , Texas Blues Rock guitarist /vocalist has spent the last 25 years electrifying audiences around the world with his fusion of Blues , Rock , Jazz, Country .. Referred to by one crtic as ” THE MASTER OF HIGH VOLTAGE TEXAS BOOGIE “…

NEAL BLACK’s guitarist credits include performances on stage or in the studio with Blues /Rock legends like; JIMMY DAWKINS, LUCKY PETERSON, JOHNNIE JOHNSON, THE CHAMBERS BROTHERS, PAPA JOHN CREACH, CHUCK BERRY, JOHN SEBASTIAN (ex- Doors, Lovin Spoonful), DAN BAIRD ( ex-Georgia Sattelites), GERARDO VELEZ(ex- Jimi Hendrix), HARVEY BROOKS (ex- Bob Dylan ),  JON PARIS ( ex-Johnny Winter) ALABAMA SLIM, and others …

NEAL BLACK has performed in 17 countries at major festivals /venues including ; MONTREAL International Jazz fest(Canada), WOODSTOCK 20th anniversary(New York), GUADALAJARA Blues (Mexico), NEW MORNING (Paris,France), ANTONE’S (Texas), MONTREUX Jazz(Switzerland), RIVER BLUES FEST(Philadelphia), BRAGDOYA Blues (Norway), LONESTAR ROADHOUSE ( N.Y.C) , PUISTOBLUES (Finland), CASTLEBAR Blues ( Ireland), NEW ORLEANS Music Fest (Germany), JAZZ a VIENNE, CAHORS BLUES (France), and many others…

In the 1980’s NEAL BLACK was a regular on the TEXAS BLUES SCENE opening shows for ; STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN , ALBERT KING, FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS, OMAR & THE HOWLERS , JOHNNY COPELAND, GEORGE THOROGOOD , LEON RUSSELL, PAUL BUTTERFIELD ,, Also during this period NEAL BLACK studied music at The Southwest Guitar Conservatory under Jazz greats like ; BARNEY KESSEL ,HERB ELLIS and JACKY KING..

In the 1990’s NEAL BLACK moved to NEW YORK CITY where quickly gained a reputation as a Top Guitarist/ Performer / Songwriter .. NEAL BLACK was a regular not only with his own project ” THE HEALERS” but also was seen at many a late night JAM SESSION playing with POPA CHUBBY , JOAN OSBORNE , THE HOLMES BROTHERS etc …

ROLLING STONE MUSIC CRITICS gave 4 STAR reviews to NEAL BLACK’s first 2 releases , and JOHN SWENSON ( music journalist for “THE NEW YORK FREE PRESS”) named NEAL BLACK as ” one of the most important Blues songwriters /performers on the scene today”..

NEAL BLACK has recorded 6 cd’s for DIXIEFROG records (Europe) , his most recent ” HANDFUL OF RAIN ” to be released March 2007.. In the U.S.A his records are available on the FLYING FISH/DELUGE label and ALLEGRO distribution , and HARMONIA MUNDI, ..

NEAL BLACK is also featured on POLYGRAM RECORDS Compilation ” BLUES STORY” where he appears with such legendary Blues artists like; MUDDY WATERS, FREDDY KING, ROY BUCHANAN, CHUCK BERRY and others…

In 2000, NEAL BLACK headed to MEXICO , where spent almost 3 years touring the ” HARD ROCK CAFE “circuit and performing Blues festivals there.. During his time in MEXICO , Neal recorded the Critically acclaimed “DREAMS ARE FOR LOSERS” and He was also a Professor of music at Pan American University …

2004- 2006, NEAL BLACK is currently living in the south of France , touring regularly with his Band throughout Europe and working as a Producer/Songwriter /Guitarist for projects with other Artists including, BLUES CONSPIRACY, FRED CHAPELLIER, LEADFOOT RIVET, NICO WAYNE TOUSSAINT , NINA VAN HORN , RANDY H…

April – 2007, “HANDFUL OF RAIN” is currently rated ” Number One” on the France Blues Radio Charts (POWERBLUES/Collective Radio Blues )

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