15 March 2019

American Blues Scene “breathtaking offering” vinyl review

I knew I was onto something when I recorded the songs for “Breaking and Entering” and “10,000 Feet Below.” Somehow time was on my side and I was able to pull from my extensive list of award winning musicians. American Blues Scene has confirmed all the hard work to create a Vinyl Album with their latest review.

“It all kicks off with “Jekyll and a Hound,” a gritty, turbulent piece from Breaking and Entering. This is one of the songs that first drew Neals into our sights, and we’ve been zeroed in ever since. The second course is “You Ain’t My Dog No More,” from 10,000 Feet Below. Eliza’s scowling intro vocals are on par with some of the great blues intros in history. Think Otis Rush’ “I Can’t Quit You Baby,” or Koko Taylor’s “I’m a Woman.” If they don’t send chills right down your spine, you’re probably already dead.”

Truly two songs that inspired all the music that followed. Jekyll was written first early in the planning of my first true Blues-Rock album. Working with my long time friend and producer, guitarist and engineer Mike P, I bought him the idea, lyrics and more than a skeleton. I hand been playing Jekyll live on stages and fans were eating it up. “I got a magnum in my hand” oh yeah I said it lol, believe me Michigan has a magnum waiting for you if you do some dumb shit. Jekyll set the tone and pace for my best blues rock on “Breaking and Entering.”

“You Ain’t my Dog No More” was written in the early winter of 2016 and released on July 4th 2016. Dog as it’s become known around my band and the world, aka Spotify has just embraced it. Dog was the lead in for many of my recordings on “10,000 Feet Below” as it led me into the gothic blues and much of the new blues-rock I have created. It’s great that I started my vinyl album this way, showcasing the tunes that truly got me started moving in the world of rockblues!