Eliza Neals’ 10,000 Feet Below sails into music’s fourth quarter on high praise from media and radio

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She kneels before one of America’s truest art forms with an unconditional passion to give The Blues everything she’s got, Eliza Neals honors the gut wrenching, soul splitting intent the roots of contemporary blues represents with inspired songwriting
NEW YORKAug. 25, 2017 — “Another Lifetime,” “Cold Cold Night,” and “You Ain’t My Dog No More” from 10,000 Feet Below, have earned venerated praise from media across the US, the UK (and the world), as Sirius XM echoed music journalists’ opinions with chart-topping tenacity.
  • “Accomplished the near impossible,” American Blues Scene
  • “Simply breathtaking,” Blues Matters UK
  • “Blues-rock that’s powerful enough to knock you off your feet,” Blues Blast
  • “Album with imperceptible faults” Soul Bag France
  • “Tough-as-nails voice soars above the crowd,” Big City Blues
  • “We know she’s good and this album confirms it,” BluesNews Norway
  • “Should be tattooed on the soul of all you blues-rockers out there,” Blues…

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Singing in the Strain

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The crowd has arrived, the stage is set, the band is pumped. Meanwhile, behind the facade of the confident singer, nerves have begun to come unhinged. He/She has tried to down a couple drinks to relax and started doing some much needed warmups. To no avail they still just can not find that comfort zone. What to do…..

Nerves can get the best of any good singer and make them appear less of the vocal god that they really are. Here are a few tips to help get that confidence up and reduce the urgency to blow out your vocals in the first 3 songs of your set.

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PROBLEM: Can’t relax and produce clean notes in your higher range.

Here are several ideas for you that have proven effective for me. 1st the obvious. STRETCH. Relax everything. Try raising your shoulders and then while doing tail up and tail…

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Behind the Song – ACCEPTANCE

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Ahh, Acceptance. This song is my jam. The lyrics just came pouring out of me, because every single word was written from past personal experience: self-doubt, exhaustion, anxiety, depression, disorganization. More often than I care to admit, I feel like a big ole mess. I’m a very emotional person, and although I’m easily ecstatic and joyful, I’m also easily frazzled. I spent too many years as my own worst enemy, beating myself up over the smallest flaws. I have longed for the hyper-organized life: the home that smells like fresh-baked cookies, the neatly stacked storage bins, the color-coded spreadsheets. But those things aren’t my reality. My house smells like muddy dog and store-bought cookies, my closet looks like a tornado aftermath, and the sheer idea of Pinterest gives me heartburn.

I’ve struggled through a slew of disorders and obstacles, and although I’ve overcome SO much, I’ve recently learned to accept…

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As love and mind connect: “Brainheart” by @LucienDante

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LUCIEN DANTE, “Brainheart”

In 2015, one of the most unique and refreshing albums I heard was Lucien Dante’s Our Of We, an independent release which yielded one of my favourite songs of that year, the completely enchanting “Black Water”, which featured an easy going, expressive vocal.  That was followed up by an animated video of the song as well as another video for “Love Me Lessons”, which celebrated young people having a joyous blast together without attention to gender, clothing, etc., just being who they are.  It definitely set the stage for where Lucien, now based in L.A. after relocating from Chicago, is heading with “Brainheart”.  The song is about how love and the mind connect, when emotions and thoughts are synchronized to a point and you revel in being with your partner.  Lucien is extremely ambitious – producing, writing and mixing this song, as well as being a painter, sculptor and…

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AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with LUKE WADE

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Like many of us, pop-centric singer/songwriter Luke Wade is no stranger to adversity; though his story brims with sadness and loss, he has overcome his trials with infectious optimism, and channeled that pain into art.

Wade affectionately describes his parents as “hippies” who raised him in a small town in central Texas populated by roughnecks, farmers, and preachers. “My parents are both artists in the buckle of the Bible Belt as they say,” he laughs. As a teenager, Wade endured a tragic injury that left him with partial blindness and limited depth perception, which effectively ended his teenage sports career in a state where football is a near-mandatory rite of passage. “As a kid, when you’re around people who are all similar and you’re really different, it was a tough thing to deal with,” he explains. “I had difficulty connecting.”

While this chain of events might have kept any lesser…

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