NEAL BLACK, from San Antonio,Texas is one the most important American artists on the Blues scene today....
His music is rooted in Texas tradition, but NEAL BLACK is no imitator, He is an innovator. A powerful performer,
a gifted songwriter, and a transcendental guitarist .
NEAL BLACK is one of the hottest talents to emerge from Texas in over a decade...
John Swenson , ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE
Tasty picking and impressive slide guitar , nice flowing guitar solos , vocally he gets into Tom Waits/ Dave Van Ronk territory , spooky grooves and textures .
Bruce Iglauer, ALLIGATOR RECORDS
They're calling him the new king of the Voodoo blues. Unlike the old king, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Neal Black is white. He's from Texas and plays high voltage boogie guitar but has also studied under jazz giants Herb Ellis and Barney Kessel. Perhaps his best known song to date is "Jesus or Johnny Walker " delivered in a hoarse growl that evokes the shade of Blind Willie Johnson, greatest of the Texas gospel shouters.
Chris Mosey , ALL ABOUT JAZZ
“Stevie Ray's demise brings a battalion of guitarists reaching for the Grail.Texas fretmaster Neal Black
is one of the best we've heard in a while .Neal Black racks so many hairpins into his debut you'd swear the
furies of hell were on his trail “
Ted Drozdowski , GUITAR WORLD MAGAZINE
Texas Guitarist ,Neal Black is New York City's best kept secret and possibly one of the greatest “unknown Blues Rock guitarists “ in the U.S.A. , Black plays with enough emotion to make you cry and rocks hard enough to make the ceiling collapse around the sweat soaked audience, lucky enough to catch his act live”
Frank Feitcher , SOUND GAZETTE
Do we really need another blues-based guitar-slinging singer from Texas? Hell, if they can play this good, why not?
Neal Black plays a meaty, gristle-choked guitar and sings like the Marlboro Man at the end of a long day.
He's somewhere between the Allman Brothers, Howlin' Wolf and Merle Haggard but with a darker disposition than any of them.
Jim Trageser, Music Journalist , TURBULA
Neal Black is a refreshing change as he chops and channels the standard Blues Rock format into a
souped up Hendrix meets Johnny Winter. As a vocalist Black sounds like a white Howling Wolf or a black Tom Waits “
Ron Young , SAN ANTONIO LIGHT ,TEXAS