“10,000 Feet Below,” is spelunking the new depths of the Blues with Eliza Neals as your fearless guide. Cavern’s of sound well up through Eliza’s supernatural voice and piano driven songs, as Howard Glazer’s guitar pierces the echo with honest tone. Breaking and entering an abandoned temple of blues-rock left long ago, descending each rung carefully to uplift your musical soul. Producer Eliza Neals rigged the journey, surveyed then mapped the suffocating walls, while finding soulful keys through narrow fissures of sound.
Cascading guest guitarists Paul Nelson (Johnny Winter, Grammy 2015) and Billy Davis (Jimi Hendrix, Rock n Roll HOF) cast light on adventurous dark paths. Colossal drummers Skeeto Valdez (Les Clay Pool), Demarcus Sumter, Brian Clune, Rubin Nizri and John Medeiros supply a profound rumble to orientate your feet. As the ceiling drops, blasting bassists Paul Randolph, Johnny Abraham, Mike Griot (SMIBF founder) and Lenny Bradford (Joe Louis Walker) resonate through the crawlspace. Eliza Neals unflinchingly dives headfirst to underwater eyelets that only a skilled writer can reach. Falling lower to get washed up on golden grotto beaches, a new entrance to blues once left undiscovered, 10,000 Feet Below…
Produced by Eliza Neals on a 1937 Hardman grand piano, which spent most of it’s existence in a Baptist church, plus last twenty in a old music club, pours out it’s resting tuned soul for Eliza. Searching for a new underground modern blues sound cultivated on the road, touring from Maine to Florida across the pond to the United Kingdom and back. Eliza’s songs happen after playing stages, listening to the audience and respecting the greats.
The strong floor of the cavern is Howard Glazer’s Psychedelic Coal Room studios in Detroit MI, where electric blues corners even the most un-nerving vertical drop. Tunnels to ‘New Record Studio’ and engineer Rubin Nizri’s Rhodes in Jersey City, NJ was worth the flood. Testing the cavern depth is engineer Thomas Stewart at ‘Factory Underground Studios’ best in Norwalk CT.
Venturing to ‘Univox1 studios’ in Nashville, TN with engineer friend Mike Puwal (ICP, Canonball Records) lit a torch just in time. The summer single “You Ain’t My Dog No More” was crystal clear and moved up the radio single charts to number one in New York City with extra heavy rotation on Spotify. Final base camp sound essentials supplied by ‘Tempermill’ in Ferndale, MI their custom Harrison 3232 analog board (Michael Jackson’s Thriller) recording Hammond B3, piano, vocals and the final mix by lantern Erik Maluchnik and mastering by owner Dave Feeny (White Stripes.)