Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul.
— Plato

Eliza Thorp is an up-and-coming Singer/Songwriter to the Northern Michigan area.  In her youth she grew up listening and dancing in the kitchen with her Mom to the likes of Carol King, Diana Krall and lots of Simon and Garfunkel. She credits her Grandmother, Peg, for instilling a deep love for the piano and grew up playing on the very upright her Grandmother used to play. Eliza often finds inspiration for her songs in her daily adventures outside with her dog, Mia. You can sometimes hear the sound of her favorite trails woven within her songs if you listen closely.

Some albums require – or perhaps induce – a contemplative mood. Pianist and singer Eliza Thorp’s debut is just such a collection, unfolding subtly and brilliantly, with gorgeous, thought-provoking lyrics that reflect her northern Michigan upbringing in Petoskey. Recorded, mixed and mastered at Kalamazoo’s La Luna Recording, Thorp – a graduate of the Berklee College of Music – enhances her reflective music with the perfect accompanists: cello phenom Jordan Hamilton and upright bassist Max Lockwood, both of whom deliver melancholy accents that combined with Thorp’s poignant lyrics can bring a listener to tears. While many of Thorp’s musical stories embrace a bewitching, dreamlike quality, “Unravel These Days” boasts the sort of piano-propelled hook that will stick in your head for a long time.
— John Sinkevics-Local Spins