HB2 Blues 

Sat down this evening and wrote this song and recorded a demo on my iPhone- NC, we are not this


HB2 Blues

i hopped a train that was goin nowhere 

That's when I knew that I had arrived

i had a dream that danced with nightmares 

That's when I knew I was alive

i woke to people mourning

Marching in the streets and holding signs

They said "If you got a horn to blow, it's getting way past time to speak your mind"


I heard a noise like angels singing 

That's when I saw…

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Blood Beneath the Sun coming 9/22/15 

The new CD, Blood Beneath the Sun by Anthony Neff & The Nearly Distants, will be available on September 22, 2015. It is currently in production at the manufacturer.

Stay tuned for more updates!

New Release in Mastering 

After a few years in the making, the newest release has been submitted for mastering.  The track list is as follows:

  1. American Fire
  2. Killing Me Slow
  3. Still So Gone
  4. Devil's Car
  5. The Ladder
  6. Last Waltz
  7. Company Time
  8. Heart Turns Black
  9. Long Way from Love
  10. Home

More news about release dates to follow.

Recording Update 

Well, after many delays, we're almost through with recording on the new record. We have a few overdubs left before moving into the final mixing stage. Luckily, we've been doing some basic mixing as we've went along, so I'm hoping the mixing won't take too long. Here's the final list of songs that will be on the record, along with the guest musicians and status of each...

1. Last Waltz

Guests: Scott McCall (synthesizer)
Status: Needs backing vocals, final mixing

2. The Ladder

 Guests: Kenny Roby (guitar…

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100,000 for Peace 

Since this is supposed to be the season of peace and goodwill, I want to pass this along: http://www.ucc.org/100Kforpeace/ This is an effort underway by the UCC to raise $100,000 for much-needed food, water, health care and education for war-affected Iraqi families displaced in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. In conjunction with this, the UCC has a drive to lift 100,000 prayers of support for military personnel serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere this Christmas. Finally, they are attempting to…Read more

Have a Holly Raleigh Christmas 

Sir Walter Records and the Greater Raleigh Merchants Association have teamed up to bring you "Have A Holly Raleigh Christmas," a collection of original holiday music performed by local Raleigh NC area bands. Proceeds from the purchase of this holiday CD will benefit the Commmunity Music School through the Greater Raleigh Merchants Association Community Fund. Anthony's song, "To Believe", is featured on the CD, and can be heard at http://www.myspace.com/anthonyneff. Full track list for the CD:…Read more

Anthony's Song on Neil Young's site 

The demo of Anthony's new song "American Fire" is one of the songs featured on Neil Young's Living with War Today site. Neil has assembled a collection of contemporary protest songs, on a page titled "Songs of the Times". Select Anthony's song, and you are directed to the MySpace page where "American Fire" plays. http://www.neilyoung.com/lwwtoday/lwwsongspage.html