An assembly line of blues and rock drives “messin with a fool,” it captures Detroit’s independent spirit with true grit and motor city soul. Eliza Neals sought out the unique talents of veteran writer/producer Martin ‘Tino’ Gross (Kid Rock, RL Burnside) and united him with Detroit legend Barrett Strong (Marvin Gaye, Temptations) to begin provocative recording sessions. Eliza’s “strangely sultry blues voice” and cool writing style melted with the two masters forging a solid union. Completing their first song plus music video in the summer of 2010, proved “Misery” could truly bring happiness!
“messin with a fool” is finished, thirteen songs hammered into a Bluesy Motown-Rock-Soul-Fortress! Rocking Detroit, New York City and multiple stops in between refined and hardened the sound. MT cover girl Eliza Neals is “handily bridging the idea of a blues chanteuse, the classy, sexy singer, to a genre that seems to be overrun with style-over-substance singers.…Husky crooners don’t come along like this very often.” –Metrotimes fall 2011