terrible news this morning of the passing of neal casal
another one gone way too young, at just 50
not everyone here will be familair with neal
but he was a fixture on the socal scene that's produced so much of the music i've loved over the last few years
member of beachwood parks, gospelbeach, circles around the sun, the chris robinson brotherhood and ryan adams' cardinals - and main man of the skiffle players
not to mention 10+ solo albums - session work on innumerable records (for lucinda williams, willie nelson, vetiver, the tyde, little wings, mark olson and countless others) - and a fine second career as a photographer
he took a break from touring last year - on the back of unspecified 'health concerns'
so presumably today's news is the sad culmination of that