Once a classical singer, Neal Letteney received his training at Butler University and sang professionally with the Indianapolis Opera Company and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Appreciating many genres of music, Neal has sung or played with a great variety of bands, from blues, jazz and rock to big band swing orchestras. He currently serves as Senior Pastor of New Day Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (www.NewDayChurch.info).
Growing up in the 60s and 70s, Neal’s musical influences included James Taylor, Jim Croce, the Beatles, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Wilson Pickett, Lou Rawls and the great crooners, such as Bing Crosby, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra. One of the great musical experiences of his life was playing jazz guitar with the late, great Herb Ellis.
Neal spent seven years as the lead singer of BlueGrace, a critically-acclaimed band presenting a unique fusion of progressive bluegrass, gospel, blues and jazz. While with BlueGrace, Neal appeared on stage with Randy Travis, Josh Turner and other well-known artists.
Neal is a fixture in his local music scene, appearing regularly in intimate club settings.