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Published: 2016/01/15
by Matt Inman

Auld Lang Syne Set 1: Neal Casal, John Oates, Yonder, Wood Brothers, Funky Meters, Moon Hooch

To officially put 2015 in the rearview mirror, we asked some of our favorite artists to look back on the past 12 months of music and memories.

NEAL CASAL (CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD, HARD WORKING AMERICANS, CIRCLES AROUND THE SUN)

What will you remember most about 2015?

That it all went by so fast. The response to Circles Around The Sun at the Fare Thee Well shows comes to mind.

Which album or albums have you listened to most this past year?

Kenny Knight – Crossroads

What was your favorite show of 2015?

Cairo Gang at Vertigo Festival

What emerging artists should we watch out for in 2016?

Dori Freeman and Heron Oblivion

Any big plans in the works for 2016?

A new Chris Robinson Brotherhood record, a new Hard Working Americans record, and a Skiffle Players record with Cass McCombs

JOHN OATES

photo by Greg Vorobiov

What will you remember most about 2015?

Playing Budokan in Tokyo with Daryl and the Hall & Oates band and making my debut at the Grand Ole Opry with Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives.

Which album or albums have you listened to most this past year?

Matt Nathanson: Show Me Your Fangs
Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives: Saturday Night / Sunday Morning
Jill Andrews: The War Inside
Jim Lauderdale: Soul Searching, Vol. 1 Memphis / Vol. 2 Nashville

What was your favorite show of 2015?

Sam Bush Band’s Pujols Charity Show at the Schermerhorn in Nashville with Alison Krauss, Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris and Jeff Black.

What emerging artists should we watch out for in 2016?

Paper Bird and Adam Ezra

Any big plans in the works for 2016?

Playing Madison Square Garden with Daryl for the first time since 1985.

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