Dr Neal
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ABOUT

I have been playing the violin/fiddle off and on since age 6. I started with a classical background and gradually picked up bluegrass influences and now REALLY enjoy any kind of country, Celtic, bluegrass, country rock, and especially alternative music. Was in the Altoona Symphony Orchestra for 10 years, graduate of Duquesne University, competed in Pennsylvania and West Virginia Old Time Fiddler's contests, and attended the Mark O'Connor Fiddle Camp in 2007. Have done some studio work, most notably with The Finders, Cliff Hillis of Starbelly, and Cross Canyon. Have opened for Grandpa Jones (years ago) and played as background for Mike Reid in the past. Love playing out just about anywhere!

Screen name:
Dr Neal
Member since:
Apr 15 2011
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Wow -- a whole bunch. Love listening to Michael Cleveland and anything Luke Bulla is involved with, and of course O'Connor. Love modern country violin/fiddle. Charlie Daniels rules!! Also love Bach and Mozart and the like. Favorite country musicians are Dierks Bentley, Alan Jackson, Carrie Underwood, and Miranda Lambert, while I appreciate everything from Metallica to U2 to Lady Gaga in the pop world. Could listen to anything all day from Mark Knopfler/Dire Straits or Rob Hyman's work with the Hooters. BIG FAN of Mark Selby and Tia Sillers (very distant cousins via my step-dad).

Instrument experience:

Fiddle:
Expert
Violin:
Expert
Background Singer:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

I have a Yamaha electric silent violin that puts out great sound -- used it to play the national anthem at a football game before. Have own Radian AMP and several normal violins. Have microphone but mic stand disappeared recently . . . need to replace it.

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

Private party at this large resort just off of I-4.

Lynn Easterly is a Nashville-based country singer. I have been included in a band put together to support her efforts in Florida. Looking forward to this CD release party!

Second spectacular Saturday night!

We are there two nights! Should be a fun Labor Day weekend!

Great gig! Famous music site in Florida.

Daryle Singletary has performed hits such as "Too Much Fun", "I Let Her Lie", and "The Note". The Cross Canyon band has been chosen as the only band to open for him on Independence Day at the Lake County Fair.

Festival.

2nd night

Two night gig at this popular biker bar. Come on out!

Corporate gig.

Playing secular music at a wedding for two of my dear Valencia students. Accompanied by my partner in music, the beautiful Jennifer Kalinovsky. Can't wait!

Mexican restaurant for the holiday.

country covers for dancing and singing all night long. Come on out!