Johnny Neel

Inducted in the Delaware Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2019

About Johnny Neel

In 2016, Johnny Neel celebrated 50 years in music with his double CD “66/16” Johnny Neel is a household name known throughout Delaware and the World. His musical past began with a single “Talking About People”, recorded when he was just 12 years old. The first band was Johnny Neel and The Shapes of Soul. A Wilmington Delaware native, he was born blind. In 1984 Johnny moved to Nashville, Tennessee and recorded with Dickey Betts, who introduced him to Greg Allman. In 1990 he joined the reunited Allman Brothers Band and his song writing career began to soar. Their hit song ”Good Clean Fun” was played nationally. Johnny Neel is a recipient of the Grammys “Lifetime Achievement Award”. He has recorded 8 plus CDs and Albums and played on endless celebrity musician’s recordings. He plays piano, B3 Organ and Harmonica. Johnny Neel has toured throughout the United States and Europe, astonishing audiences with his powerful vocal and amazing keyboard techniques. In 2019, Neel joined Chris Anderson, formerly of the Outlaws, in a new band called “Rattlebone” and released a record, “World’s Gone Crazy”. The band debuted their music in Nashville, TN on February 9, 2019 and played the first Synchronicity Southern Rock Festival in Wimauma, FL on February 23, 2019. A man with boundless energy, Neel still manages to juggle studio work, local club gigs, road work and hit song writing, and somehow between the chaos maintains his sanity. Per Johnny, “They say that you can’t do it all; Hell, I’m trying to prove ‘em wrong”.


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