July 12, 2017
Blues guitarist Eric Gales is set to play a show at Blues on the Mall tonight and joins Mike on the Mic live in studio this afternoon at 4pm. Hailing from Memphis, Tennessee, Gales was considered a child prodigy who learned how to play guitar at the age of four. He won his first blues contest at the age of eleven. When he was fifteen, Gales was signed to Elektra and his debut album The Eric Gales Band was released in 1991.
Blues is not the only genre to which Gales has contributed his talents. Under the name Lil E, Gales contributed vocals to early works by fellow Memphis artists (and Oscar winners) Three Six Mafia. Since his debut album, Gales has been consistently recording and releasing music. Gales’ eighteenth album Middle of the Road – featuring a collaboration with Gary Clark Jr - was released this year.