15 March 2017

BLUESZINE worldwide appreciation review “10,000 Feet Below” Netherlands

In her hometown of Detroit Eliza Neals is a singer to be reckoned with. Equipped with a voice that the young Tina Turner would envy has been on ‘The Detroit Diva’ as she is called, several prizes to win more. Her previous album “Breaking And Entering” gained worldwide appreciation and Eliza delivers two Detroit Music Awards.

On “10,000 Feet Below” Eliza has the cream of the crop of musicians managed to rally around him. Her partner, master guitarist Howard Glazer, there is only one. Ten of the eleven songs are written by herself, whether or not a colleague. The CD starts first still quiet with the country blues “Cleotus” with only hand slap and slide guitar Glazer as accompaniment. But from the second song “Another Lifetime” is done with the rest. She knows to touch the keys also fine addition to an excellent singer is best expressed in “Cold Cold Night” and Skip James cover “Hard Killing Floor”. My favorite songs are the hearty blues “You Is not My Dog No More” with vicious game slide Glazer, and the already mentioned “Cold Cold Ground” by the lovely interaction between Paul Nelson acoustic guitar and piano Eliza.

For fans of well-crafted blues this album is an absolute must. (E-H Records LLC) (7.5 / 10)