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Eric Gales Biography
Eric Gales also known as Raw Dawg, is an American blues-rock guitarist, originally hailed as a child prodigy. As of 2019 Gales has recorded eighteen albums for major record labels and has done session and tribute work. He has also contributed vocals on several records by the Memphis rap groups Prophet Posse and Three 6 Mafia under the name Lil E.
Eric Gales Age
Eric Gales was born in Memphis, Tennessee, United States on October 29, 1974. He is 44 years as of 2018. His Nationality is American and black ethnicity.
Eric Gales Family
He has two brothers Eugene and Manuel (Little Jimmy King), who taught him songs and licks when he was young.
Eric Gales Wife
Gales is married to LaDonna Gales, from Greensboro, North Carolina. Together they have two daughters, Jasmine Gales (born 1992) and stepdaughter LaAsia Chandler (born 1996).
Eric Gales Career
Gales picked up the guitar at age four. His older siblings, Eugene, and Manuel (Little Jimmy King) taught him songs and licks when he was young, in the style of Jimi Hendrix, Albert King, B.B. King and others. In 1985, the young Gales began to play at blues competitions with his brother Eugene backing him on bass.
Although Gales plays a right-handed guitar “upside-down” (with the bass E string on the bottom), he is not naturally left-handed; he was taught by his brother, who is left-handed, and never second-guessed the untraditional technique.
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In late 1990, Eric and Eugene Gales signed with Elektra Records, and together with the drummer, Hubert Crawford released The Eric Gales Band (1991) and Picture of a Thousand Faces (1993). Guitar World magazine’s Reader’s Poll named Eric the “Best New Talent”, in 1991.
During this time he had two rock radio hits, “Sign of the Storm” (number 9, U.S. Mainstream Rock) and “Paralyzed” (number 31, U.S. Mainstream Rock) and had spots on television programs such as The Arsenio Hall Show.
In 1994, he performed with Carlos Santana at Woodstock ’94. In 1995, Gales teamed up with both of his brothers to record an album, Left Hand Brand (released in 1996), as the Gales Brothers. In 2001 Gales released his album That’s What I Am on MCA Records.
Gales has released the albums Crystal Vision, The Psychedelic Underground, The Story of My Life and Layin’ Down the Blues on the Shrapnel Records label. Relentless (2010) was followed by Transformation (2011) and Live (2012).
In 2004, he contributed a front of “May This Be Love” to the collection Power of Soul: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix. In 2008, he and different guitarists partook in the visiting tribute to Jimi Hendrix, Experience Hendrix. The visiting gathering of artists included Billy Cox, Eric Johnson, Chris Layton, Doyle Bramhall II, Brad Whitford and Mitch Mitchell (it was the last visit that Mitchell played on).
In the winter of 2010, Gales came back to the visiting circuit in Europe with TM Stevens on low register guitar and Keith LeBlanc on drums. The visit was charged as VooDoo Chile and highlighted works of Jimi Hendrix just as unique material from the two Gales and Stevens.
In February 2013, Magna Carta Records discharged the collection Pinnick Gales Pridgen, created by Mike Varney and highlighting Gales on guitar and vocals, Doug Pinnick on bass and vocals, and Thomas Pridgen on drums. The 13-track collection included one spread melody, “Daylight of Your Love”, initially by Cream, one short instrumental dependent on Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Für Elise”, and the rest of the tunes composed by a mix of Pinnick, Gales, Pridgen, and Varney. The subsequent collection, PGP2, was discharged in July 2014.
In 2017, Gales discharged his fifteenth studio exertion, Middle of the Road, highlighting various specialists, including Gary Clark Jr., Lauryn Hill, and others, just as his very own sibling and mom. The collection turned into his first to outline on Billboard’s Top Blues Album diagram, topping at No. 4. On May 9, 2019, he won the Blues Music Award for ‘Blues Rock Artist of the Year’. In his acknowledgment discourse, he said he was commanding three years of temperance.
Eric Gales Net Worth
Gales is an American blues-rock guitarist. He gets his estimated net worth from his musical career, however, his estimated net worth is still under review but will be updated as soon as it is clear.
Eric Gales Songs
1991: The Eric Gales Band (Elektra Records)
1993: Picture of a Thousand Faces (Elektra Records)
1995: Lil E – Playa for Life (underground tape, produced by Blackout)
1996: The Gales Brothers: Left Hand Brand (House of Blues Records)
2001: That’s What I Am (MCA Records)
2006: Crystal Vision (Shrapnel Records)
2007: The Psychedelic Underground (Shrapnel Records)
2008: The Story of My Life (Blues Bureau International)
2009: Layin’ Down the Blues (Blues Bureau International)
2010: Relentless (Blues Bureau International)
2011: Transformation (Blues Bureau International)
2013: Pinnick Gales Pridgen, Pinnick Gales Pridgen (Magna Carta)
2013: Eric Gales Trio, Ghost Notes (Tone Center Records)
2014: Pinnick Gales Pridgen, PGP2 (Magna Carta)
2014: Good for Sumthin (Cleopatra Records)
2016: A Night on the Sunset Strip, two discs (Cleopatra Records)
2017: Middle of the Road (Provogue/Mascot)
2019: The Bookends (Provogue/Mascot)
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