along with John and Heidi Cerrigione, performed as Doofus and recorded four albums. Prior to that, Neal was a member of the Mill Run Dulcimer Band for over 20 years and recorded nine albums with them. He also edited Music Hound Folk: The Essential Album Guide to Folk Music. In addition to their concert appearances, Neal has taught dulcimer, autoharp, banjo and guitar for over forty years in and around Washington, DC and at camps and festivals like Boone, Augusta, Kentucky Music Week, Winterfest, Summerfest, Black Swamp, Autumn Hills, Autumn Acoustics, John C. Campbell Folk School, Tolland Arts Center, Sand Lake Art Center, Cranberry, String-A-Long, Housatonic, Dulcimer Daze, Swannanoa and Old Songs. Neal and Coleen have three duet albums, Snowbirds, My Pathway Leads to Pennsylvania, and Old Friends.
When not traveling and making music, Neal and Coleen run Basement Studios, providing high quality studio recording and engineering in a rural and relaxed environment with beds and meals Included as part of the package. Other services include graphic design, WEB page design, acoustic music for all occasions, CDs from your old LPs or cassettes, and private and group lessons for dulcimer, autoharp, guitar, banjo and bass. In their spare time, they are on the board of the Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering.