Guitarist ERIC GALES Reflects on Upcoming “Crown” Studio Album: “Being on Stage and Swapping Energy with a Crowd is One of the Best Feelings I Could Ever Have”

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One of the most prolific bluesmen of our generation, Eric Gales is back with a new album, entitled “Crown”. More than a simple collection of songs, “Crown” is an artistic statement, which showcases Eric’s talent and sees him throwing the gauntlet to other musicians and claiming his place in the pantheon of best guitar players out there.

The origin of “Crown” dates back to the beginning of Eric’s career, when he was compared to Jimi Hendrix. On one of his early tours, an also very young Joe Bonamassa opened the show, and the two aspiring musicians became friends. Fast forward to 2021, and Eric defiantly asked Joe to produce his album, which Joe accepted in exchange for two bottles of coke. The record also features a guitar duel, on the funky “I Want My Crown”, which you can see here

Eric is never shy on stating his opinion, and “Crown” also shows his views on racism on “The Storm”, his troubled past on “Survivor”, and professes his love for his wife on “I Found Her”. The subject of his affection, LaDonna Gales takes on vocal duties on “Take Me Just As I Am”. Eclectic, cohesive and forward-thinking, “Crown” is a quantum leap in Eric’s already prestigious career.

Sonic Perspectives collaborator Rodrigo Altaf caught up with Eric to discuss the new album, his playing technique, his plans for 2022 and much more, on a very spirited conversation. For more interviews and other daily content, make sure to follow Sonic Perspectives on Facebook, Flipboard and Twitter and  subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified about new interviews and contents we publish on a daily basis.

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