Snap Scene: Eric Gales, Music City Stage, Bluesfest Melbourne, 10th April, 2023 by Mary Boukouvalas

Eric Gales, Music City Stage, Bluesfest Melbourne, 10th April, 2023 by Mary Boukouvalas

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.

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Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs Rocklust.com where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos, blistering.com, theaureview.com, noise11.com, music-news.com. She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.