13 May 2021

“Black Crow Moan” Blues Bytes best review

Wonderful to get reviews for work that may have been overlooked after such a crazy year. I released Black Crow Moan in April 2020 the year the world stopped. Here we are with a great review from Blues Bytes in April 2021!

“…“The Devil Don’t Love You” is a funky mid-tempo blues that features Walker on co-lead vocals and guitar, and Neals’ soulful vocals are particularly effective on the blues ballad “Watch Me Fly.” Meanwhile, Glazer unleashes a tasty guitar solo on “River Is Rising,” another powerfully sung ballad with a bit more of a rock edge.
Neals’ keyboards propel the irresistible “Run Sugar Run,” an upbeat, catchy rock n’ roller with a lot of spunk. Walker rejoins Neals for the title track, a slow burning traditional blues. He backs her vocals on this track, adding his typically sharp guitar work.
Guitarist St. Holmes contributes on the next three tracks, “Never Stray,” a ballad with a smooth, understated vocal from Neals, and Big Mama Thornton’s “Ball and Chain.” Neals’ interpretation of the latter is taken at a slower pace than the original, but her vocal is perfect, different from Thornton’s and Joplin’s versions but definitely on the same level…
this is Eliza Neals’ best album to date, and she’s at her best vocally and as a songwriter. Black Crow Moan should satisfy blues and blues-rock fans totally.”
— Graham Clark

Thanks Blues-bytes and Graham for your honest ear and in-depth music review. Check out Blues Bytes every month!

“Black Crow Moan” Blues Bytes Great Review