SINGER ~ SONGWRITER ~ AUTHOR
(Home page photo by Erin Clark Photography)
WELCOME AND THANK YOU FOR VISITING MY HOME ON THE WEB AND THE HOME OF MY RECORD LABEL, RESTLESS WIND RECORDS ®
I am truly honoured to be featured in the January 2022 issue of the NEIGHBOURS OF PARIS ON THE GRAND magazine including cover photo and more photos in the 4-page article on the inside pages.
(See cover photo further below)
Here for your enjoyment as expressed in the words of others below, you will find a long and winding road of emotions and memories born in the dreams of a country boy flowing through the lyrics and music in my songs.
Perhaps in a way, my music has allowed me to become the true messenger of my spirit and my soul in much the same way, so to speak, as “There’s Just The One And Only You”, after having its beginning as a song in one of my high school note books those many years ago, was destined to become the love theme woven through the pages of my novel, The Summer Garden and the Song .
Scheduled for release in 2022 is a new love song titled, " I Can't Live Without Your Love" that I have written into the pages of Book 3 and into the life of Mick Neilson.
“It is your heart that captures the essence of your great songs.” Trish, M,I, USA
“I wanted to let you know that it isn’t often one encounters something in life that lights the path of the soul, I have always needed ruggedly wild and beautiful landscape to pull me through this life, and your music has become one of the maps for my journey.” E R Montoya, LA, USA
'Big Steel Wheels' - “Neil w Young once again gifts the world with his marvelous voice and storytelling in song.” Evie, AZ
‘Hot Rod Star’ - “It's got it all. Good story. Good groove. This is Top 40 hit material." Mike, KS, USA
'Light Year Life' - “One of the most ‘blues-infested songs of the last few years.” DrWartHoover, DJ, SevernFM, Gloucester, UK
'No Looking Back' CD album - “Music the way country music should be - pure and honest and from the heart.” Bobby Lawson, Member, Rockabilly Hall of Fame, OH, USA
'What Difference Will It Make' CD album - "Neil closes the album on the title tune, sounding a bit like a Leonard Cohen song. The song reminded me a lot of Johnny Cash's 'Hurt'. Well done Neil 'w' ... another album of great songs and music. 5 stars and 2 thumbs up from me!!" Marc Bristol, Editor, Blue Suede News magazine, Duvall WA, USA
'The Price of Freedom' - "Thank you for your song and that ringing line, 'We threw them waves of soldiers into god-forsaken wars.' I will keep your song beside me on November the 11th." - Peter Trueman, News Anchor, Global Television Network, Oct 24, 1987
"Your Remembrance Day song is very touching." Barbara Frum, Radio & Television Journalist, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 11 Dec 1987
“I am almost finished Book 1 and loving it. You are so talented, great writing skills. I have laughed and cried reading it.” Gretchen, FL, USA
"An enjoyable and engaging novel … gave me an insight into rural life in Ontario in the late '50s. The characterization was excellent and the dialogue very natural. As very much a city boy, I found the details of farm life fascinating." Charlie, UK
"Just a short note to tell you how much I am enjoying your book. Your descriptions are so vivid and your dialogue so realistic." Lina, ON , CA
"Neil, you are living proof that music and artistic creation, in general, is the true fountain of youth." Larree, CA, USA
'My life is a story ... music decorates the pages' ®
P.S. ~ The link to joining my mailing list is at the bottom of this page. I would be happy to let you know when I release new songs or have news of interest to report. Best wishes for the Holiday season and the New Year ... Neil