Eric Gales is a blues-rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter from Memphis. As evidenced by his debut album, 1991’s Eric Gales Band, he has an overdriven tone melding hard rock- and R&B-infused blues licks that display his distinctly modern approach to the guitar, which prominently reveals the influence of Jimi Hendrix.
Gales issued two more solo outings before teaming with his siblings as the Gales Brothers on 1995’s Left Hand Brand. 2001’s That’s What I Am marked a return to solo recording and was produced by Geza X. 2006’s Hendrixian Crystal Vision was produced by Shrapnel’s Mike Varney. Gales also helmed 2013’s widely acclaimed power trio outing Pinnick-Gales-Pridgen. 2017’s confessional Middle of the Road peaked at number four on the Blues Albums chart, while its follow-up, 2019’s The Bookends, became his first chart-topper. 2022’s Crown was produced by Joe Bonamassa and Josh Smith.