Blues guitarist Eric Gales has been in the music business since 1991 when he released his debut album as a 16 year old. Branded as the second coming of Jimi Hendrix, Giles has been honing his craft for the past 25 years and is set to release his 15th studio album on March 24th entitled: Middle of the Road.
This is a self-reflective album where many songs are about how Gales has overcome his problems with addiction and other downfalls in his life. Songs like “Change in Me (the Rebirth),” “Been So Long,” “I’ve Been Deceived” and “Repetition” exemplify those themes.
Like many great blues songs, the writer has to reach rock bottom in order to express how he feels through his music. Gales does this time and again on Middle of the Road as he lays down some impressive guitar work throughout the 11 track disc.
Gales does mix it up a little bit on the album as well. “Boogie Man” is a standout track that features Gary Clark Jr. Both men offer up some tasty licks on this Freddie King cover song.
Another track that Gales collaborates on is “Help Yourself.” Proving that he has become a mentor himself, Gales teams up with 16 year old guitar phenom Christone “Kingfish” Ingram on this rockin’ blues tune.
Eric Gales will be playing the Beachland Ballroom on March 23rd, one day before the official release of Middle of the Road. Here is your chance to hear some great new tunes performed live before the album’s release.