Acclaimed guitarist Neal Casal has commited suicide at age 50. His portfolio was impressive, working with hard hitters such as Willie Nelson & Lucinda Williams. I knew him from his excellent work with Ryan Adams And The Cardinals, one of my favourite Americana acts ever.

An official statement reads ‘It’s with great sadness that we tell you Neal Casal has passed.  As so many know, Neal was a gentle, soulful human who lived life through artistry & kindness. His family, friends & fans will always remember the light that he brought to the world. Rest easy Neal, we love you.’

Godspeed, sir. 🎶💖🎶

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