Manhattan, NY, July 03, 2019 — “Sweet or Mean,” the new raw blues-rock EP written by the Detroit born renegade Eliza Neals… Enter, producer Ted Horowitz aka “Popa Chubby” the incendiary blues-rocker, together celebrating their true love of rock-blues. Eliza met Ted a few times and sat in with his smoking band causing a real combustion on stage. It was a natural for Horowitz to produce and arrange “Sweet or Mean” after witnessing Eliza’s one-of-a-kind talent live.
Eliza admits that the drama on these tunes is 100% authentic; because truth is strangely more entertaining than fiction. “Sweet or Mean” is rootsy blues-rock bliss with no gimmicks or tricks from the first heavenly note to the last guitar riff. Popa Chubby’s tone is reminiscent of ZZ Top, Santana and other seasoned vintage guitarists who know how to knock audiences out. On the opening tune “Pawn Shop Blues,” luscious horn lines and slide guitar with Eliza’s powerful and soulful vocals grab hold of you.
‘The Beast From The East’ even plays a rare Martin D28 acoustic guitar on the EP and lends his bold voice on vocals. Dave Keyes the New York based pianist/ Hammond organ specialist who travels the world making people dance, lent his extraordinary skills. Also from NYC, bass man Chris Gambaro-Vega adds to the raw and ferocious vibe of the ensemble. New England’s finest blues drummer John Medeiros Jr. plays exactly the right groove. Special guest horn section from the “Top of the Rock,” Jimmy Fallon’s own Ian Hendrickson-Smith on saxophone and Michael Leonhart on trumpet of Amy Winehouse, Sharon Jones, Charles Bradley and The Roots puts the B in Badassery. Eliza Neals’ signature gritty-velvety voice makes everything wonderfully sublime. Have a quick preview of Eliza’s testimonial song “Bitten by the Blues”… https://youtu.be/jzr78tZ9uH8
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