Niel Brooks is an award-winning singer-songwriter, guitarist, pianist, producer, and all around studio rat.
He plays guitar and sings with Mourning Dove and Grupo Caudillos.
He has lots of anxiety and a form of PTSD, so he doesn’t travel a lot. Sometimes he does… sometimes it’s a little too much. He internalizes this and feels terrible that it affects his surroundings. But he’s working on it.
He listened to a large amount of 1970’s country/rock growing up. And also Jimmy Page, Fairport Convention, and his father’s collection of strange jazz records.
As of 2022, he has released five solo albums, one album with The Jaywalkers, one album with Mourning Dove, and one album with Grupo Caudillo. But he’s played on lots of studio sessions and even played guitar for a motel commercial.
Some of the artists he has performed with include: Cass McCombs, Alison Krauss, John Hiatt, Kaki King, James McMurtry, Caitlin Cary, David Dondero, and Al DiMeola… which was totally bizarre and you should ask him to tell you that story.