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WELCOME to my web site...

I'm also part of the "farsighted" folk trio
TRIFOLKAL

"The Ballad of Downton Abbey" (lyrics)


Check out my new CD !
"SECOND STAR TO THE RIGHT"
(available at CDBaby.com)
Second Star to the Right
Download lyrics here (PDF)

"The New Adventures of Old Maui" (parody)


And before that was
"HEAVEN & EARTH" (2010)

Heaven & Earth
Listen to  a preview of "Arfin Dog"


And the oh-so-cleverly titled
"CLAIR DE LOON" (2007)

Clair de Loon CD

Includes songs written by Mike Pearrell,
John Seay, and others - tunes that I wanted
to share with everyone I know.  I  saved
the title track for myself, though.

(available at CDBaby.com)


And almost good as new, "STILL LIFE" (2006)

Still Life CD cover

also available at 
CDBaby.com


Wasn't there one before that? 
(funny you should ask...)

LOVEGROVE STREET (2002)

Lovegrove Street

This CD features my song about
White Plastic Stackable Chairs


SOME PITHY QUOTES:

 “Neal Phillips is one of the finest ‘undiscovered’ performing singer-songwriters I have had the pleasure of encountering.  Do yourself a big favor and come hear him!”  
- Jamey Reilly, Philadelphia Society for Art, Literature and Music (PSALM)

"LOVEGROVE STREET" is a collection of thought provoking, imaginative and humorous songs which leaves the listener wanting more. Neal's intelligent lyrics, strong melody lines and mesmerizing voice work together to create a musical tapestry." - Robert Matter, Review on CDBaby.com

"The song which endeared the CD to me is his rendition of The Ash Grove... The arrangement is very simple, yet profound and lovely." - David Thornburgh, Folk Notes

"Midwinter's Night is lovely and a keeper." -Dirty Linen

“What really shines through is Neal's heart, his personal integrity, humor and spirit.”
-Greg Trafidlo, Kira Records

“That's a great song!”
– Pete Seeger (writing about Neal & Greg's song “Whatcha Gonna Leave?”)


FOLK RADIO AIRPLAY:

- Traditions (WETA, Mary Cliff)

- The Midnight Special (Rich Warren)

- The Folk Sampler (Mike Flynn)

- Detour (WTMD, Paul Hartman)

- The Folk Show (North Country Public Radio, Mike Alzo)

- Heartfelt Music (John & Deanne Davis, KPFK, Los Angeles)


ALBUM CUTS:

-- "One Small Thing" - recorded by Glenn & Holly Yarbrough on "Family Portrait" (Folk Era Records)

-- "Oh Freedom/Mississippi Summer '64" - (cowritten with Greg Trafidlo & Laura Pole) recorded by Trifolkal on "Freedom is a Constant Struggle" (Folk Era Records)

-- "The Tumbler" - (cowritten with Greg Trafidlo) recorded by Seamus Kennedy on "A Smile and a Tear"

-- "Whatcha Gonna Leave" - (cowritten with Greg Trafidlo) recorded by Lee Domann on "Gospel Trail"


SONGWRITING AWARDS:

- "Starbucks of County Down" (First Prize, Novelty /Comedy Category, USA Songwriting Contest, 2009)

- "Starbucks of County Down" (Gold Prize, Open Category, Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Contest, 2003)

- "Carolina Sky" (First Prize, Folk Category, Louisville Area Songwriters Cooperative, 1994)

- "Magical Forest" (Best Earth Day Song, Stuart, Florida, 1990)