2020 Blues Music Awards Nominee - Blues Rock Artist
Winner Blues Music Awards – 2019 Best Blues Rock Artist
Gales plays with passion, heart and soul. He has a story to tell, and his live performances are simply – Amazing! He has been reviewed by many as the World’s Greatest Guitar Player!
Eric Gales grew up in a musical family with four brothers, two of them who learned to play the guitar upside down and left-handed in the same fashion that Eric does. Eric released his first record at age 16 for Elektra records to an amazing response from the media and music fans around the globe. Guitar World Magazine’s Reader’s Poll named Eric as “Best New Talent,” in 1991.
Gales has an uncanny connection to his guitar and his style of playing is unique. As both an African American left-handed guitarist of extraordinary ability and an expressive vocalist, it is natural for people to compare Eric to Hendrix. But Eric has developed a unique hybrid blues/rock sound that also draws upon influences as diverse as Albert King and Frank Gambale. A unique amalgam of styles, Eric Gales stands head and shoulders among other guitarists in his genre.
Through the years, it would not be unusual to look out in the audience and see artists like Carlos Santana, Eric Johnson, B. B. King, and Eric Clapton, looking on with interest as Eric took his guitar and worked crowd after crowd into a frenzy.