Middle of The Road – the rebirth of Eric Gales.
New album out Friday, February 24, 2017 on Mascot Label Group/Provogue.
Featuring appearances / collaborations from Gary Clark Jr, Lauryn Hill, Eugene Gales and more.
Eric Gales exclusive AU appearance at 2017 Byron Bay Bluesfest.
Rohan had a quick chat with the man himself , you can hear the audio below
One of the best, if not the best guitar player in the world – Joe Bonamassa
He is absolutely incredible – Carlos Santana
How Eric Gales isn’t the hugest name in rock guitar is a total mystery – Dave Navarro
This guy could be the best player on Earth – Mark Tremonti
You want the blues?
“Unfortunately you have to go through some things to be free”, says Memphis born Eric Gales. “Now, I feel the most free I’ve ever been in life, even more so than when I was a kid”, he opens up. “You gotta help yourself man, once you can help yourself you can genuinely help someone else.”
The title of Gales’ album Middle of the Road is the running theme throughout the record. “It’s about being fully focused and centred in the middle of the road. If you’re on the wrong side and in the gravel you’re not too good and if you’re on the median strip that’s not too good either, so being in the middle of the road is the best place to be.”
This is where Middle of the Road finds the rebirth of Eric Gales. A new album that sees him more free than he’s ever been and where the biographic songs take you on an intimate journey with him. Along the way he brings in not only a host of guest and collaborators, but also those closest to him; Lauryn Hill, Gary Clark Jr, Eugene Gales, LaDonna Gales, Lance Lopez, Raphael Saadiq and Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram.
Middle of the Road is Eric Gales fourth album on Provogue/Mascot label Group and sees him at his most expressive and creative yet. It is a deeply personal and reflective record that echoes where Eric is in his life right now, allowing him to open himself up and to really flourish.
Listen to the track ‘Carry Yourself’ from the album below.