The Neal Casal Music Basis has established a fellowship within the identify of the late musician, who died by suicide three years in the past in the present day (Aug. 26) on the age of fifty. This system will allow one particular person to work in a paid capability with psychological well being non-profit Backline amid its efforts to offer sources to members of the music business and their households.
In an announcement, the Basis says “The Neal Casal Fellow will assist Backline’s long-term scientific technique, working alongside Backline’s Medical Director and key companions to construct programming to assist the real-time wants of the music business.” Purposes can be found here.
Casal was a well-regarded musician who launched 10 solo albums and carried out with Ryan Adams and the Cardinals, Chris Robinson Brotherhood and Circles Round The Solar, amongst different teams.
“The lack of Neal Casal began a ripple, and a long-overdue dialog throughout the music business which led a bunch of us to kind Backline in 2019 to create a stronger security web for musicians and music business professionals,” says Backline co-founder Jenn Glickman. “Since our inception, we have now offered psychological well being providers to hundreds of individuals throughout the nation.The Neal Casal Fellowship is a strong subsequent chapter in our story with the Neal Casal Music Basis, and can assist us to increase our attain and scientific sources in 2023 and past.”
“Our hope for the Neal Casal Fellowship is to offer scientific assist to Backline in order that they’ll proceed serving these in want throughout the music business,” says the Basis’s Michele Augis. “On the third anniversary of Neal’s passing, we’re honored to collaborate on a fellowship in his identify that can present providers enormously wanted by musicians and their groups who carry pleasure to so many, and infrequently on the threat of their very own psychological wellness. We look ahead to welcoming the Neal Casal Fellow and integrating them into the Backline mission.”