Smart Bets: Johnny Neel

Songwriter and musician Johnny Neel is probably best-known for his work with Dickey Betts and Gregg Allman. Thanks to those relationships, in 1989, Neel was invited to join The Allman Brothers Band. In addition to touring with that group, Neel also lent his other skills: He co-wrote the Allman Brothers' 1990 hit single "Good Clean Fun." But Neel (who was born blind) also has a solo career that dates back to age 12, when he recorded his first song, "Talking About People." His songs have been recorded by Gov’t Mule, John Mayall, Delbert McClinton and Travis Tritt, among others. His most recent album is 2012's Every Kinda' Blues But What You're Used To. Johnny Neel performs at 185 King Street in Brevard, on Friday, March, 14, at 8 p.m. $10 members/$15 nonmembers. 185kingst.com. Photo courtesy of the artist

SHARE

Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.