SYREETA NEAL a fourth generation musician, songwriter and vocalist, has music in her blood. For Syreeta, learning to sing was as natural as learning to walk. She began studying jazz and classical music at the age of 11 but her most influential "classrooms" were those of her musical family in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (a family in which all ten of her aunts and uncles are accomplished blues musicians). Granddaughter of Raful Neal and daughter of Grammy-nominated bluesman Kenny Neal, Syreeta has just recently released her debut CD, Stand Tall. Showcasing a breadth to her soulful sound that includes healthy elements of the blues, rock and soul, Syreeta's music is dynamic and lush with traditional instrumentation, modern harmonies and infectious grooves.