Yesterday saw the release of Neal Casal’s final two solo recordings, the video for the first of which ‘Everything Is Moving’ we featured. Today we bring you the other track (with no video sadly) ‘Green Moon’. With Neil beginning to envision a new album of solo songs, he started work on ‘Green Moon’ at Castaway 7 Studios near his home in Ventura, CA in the summer of 2016, laying down lead and background vocals, acoustic and electric guitars and piano. Jeff Hill and George Sluppick would add bass and drum tracks respectively to the original recording in October 2020 to complete the song.
In addition to being released on streaming platforms, the two new songs will comprise a limited edition 7-inch on Feb. 26 by the Neal Casal Music Foundation in collaboration with Royal Potato Family who released Casal’s final solo album, ‘Sweeten the Distance,’ in 2012. You can pre-order the vinyl from here. All proceeds will benefit the 501c3 non-profit formed in Casal’s name to provide instruments and lessons to students in New Jersey and New York state schools where he was born and raised, as well as, to make donations to much needed mental health organizations that support musicians in need. NCMF is being spearheaded by Casal’s longtime manager Gary Waldman and a team of the late musician’s friends. A first round of funding for the foundation was raised through a Kickstarter campaign earlier this summer comprised by two primary packages: a coffee table photography book, ‘Tomorrow’s Sky: Photographs by Neal Casal’ produced by Jay Blakesberg and edited by his daughter Ricki Blakesberg, along with a 30-plus song tribute album, ‘Highway Butterfly: The Songs of Neal Casal,’ tentatively planned for release in Spring 2021.
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