Through the years, it would not be unusual to look out in the audience and see artists like Carlos Santana, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, B. B. King, and Eric Clapton, looking on with interest as Eric took his God-given talent and worked crowd after crowd into a frenzy. The new Millennium presented new opportunities for Eric and he was signed to a deal with Nightbird Records which was affiliated with the Hendrix family and distributed through MCA/Universal. Under this deal, Eric recorded the critically acclaimed record “That’s What I Am” in 1991 and hit the road, mesmerizing fans around the world with his uncanny connection to his guitar. Two years ago Eric recorded the critically acclaimed CD “Crystal Vision” for Blues Bureau and set the stage for his incredible Blues Bureau follow-up, “The Psychedelic Underground.”
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 Eric Johnson. A unique amalgam of styles, Eric Gales stands head and shoulders among other guitarists in his genre. Eric’s third Blues Bureau record “The Story Of My Life” took the next logical step in Eric’s career and followed by “Relentless” which was rooted firmly in the blues, further establishing Gales as one of the rare musical talents of his generation. “Transformation” is the next logical step in this prolific artist’s career as it is deeply centered in the blues but played with the edge and aggression of a young guitar hero.