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How Eric Gales isn’t the hugest name in rock guitar is a total mystery.
Although sometimes compared with Eric Johnson, Gales’s rock style is usually much edgier, though ironically he has an amazing vocabulary with jazz chord changes when playing clean.
Eric Gales is a blues firebrand. Over 30 years and 18 albums, his passion for the music and his boundless desire to keep it vital have never waned. Through it all, he reinvigorated the art form with personal revelations in his lyrics and bold stylistic twists in his guitar playing and songwriting.
Six years sober, creatively rejuvenated, and sagely insightful, Gales released his masterful new album, Crown, last January. Here, Gales opens like never before, sharing his struggles with substance abuse, his hopes for a new era of sobriety and unbridled creativity, and his personal reflections on racism. The songs are delivered with clarity and feature the guitarist’s personal experiences and hope for positive change. The record also boasts his finest singing and songwriting, and his signature guitar playing burns throughout.
Producer’s Circle member Tom G.