Neal Phillips is a singer-songwriter with a dry sense of humor and a flair for intelligent, evocative lyrics and melodies. A Maryland native and a member of the Baltimore Songwriters Association, he is known for his thought-provoking and pointedly funny songs, including tunes that have been performed by Bob Zentz, Holly & Glenn Yarborough, and Pete Seeger, among others. Neal has played and recorded for about 10 years with fellow 'aging folkies' Greg Trafidlo & Laura Pole in the 'farsighted' group Trifolkal. The trio has played many concerts, coffeehouses, and festivals in the mid-Atlantic and southeast, including The Folkal Point, The Fiddle & Bow Society, and the Oak Grove Festival. They have opened for artists such as John McCutcheon, Robin & Linda Williams, and Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen. Neal has performed at The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville and his songs have been played on The Midnight Special and other syndicated radio programs. Neal's song 'The Tumbler' (a parody of 'The Gambler' co-written with Greg Trafidlo), appeared in Sing Out! Magazine. This song is being performed by Bob Zentz and other folkies and is becoming a 'cult classic.' 'Magical Forest' (the title track of Neal's first solo CD) won an Earth Day song contest in Florida and 'Carolina Sky' took first place in the folk category of the Louisville Area Songwriters Competition. His 'One Small Thing,' a song inspired by a childrens' book, was recorded by Glenn and Holly Yarborough for a nationally released CD. With a Ph.D. in Ecology and over 25 years of musical experience, Neal Phillips brings a unique perspective to his musical career. Neal plays acoustic and electric guitar, electric bass, and keyboards and sings lead and harmony vocals. He has co-produced several Trifolkal albums and recorded instrumental and vocal tracks for several other folk artists. On Lovegrove Street, Neal is joined by Trifolkal partners Greg Trafidlo & Laura Pole and other friends. Three songs including the title track and the audience favorite 'White Plastic Stackable Chairs' were produced by Baltimore's John Seay. Dirty Linen magazine singled out 'Midwinter's Night' as 'truly lovely and a keeper.'