Walter Trout & Eric Gales$29.50 – $44.50 Buy Tickets
Label mates Walter Trout (winner of multiple Blues Music Awards, Lifetime British Blues Awards, SENA Guitar Award, #1 Billboard Blues Chart) and Eric Gales (a prodigy and guitar phenom), voted Top 5 Guitarist by Blues Rock Review in 2017, voted 4th Best Guitarist in the World in 2015 by Gibson Guitars and Best Guitarist in 2010 by Guitarist Magazine team up for a high-octane, high-emotion co-bill hitting eight select cities in the US.
This will be a unique opportunity to catch two artists who each represent a story of survival that is as real as it gets. Both artists know what it means to be down and out and they both know what it is like to fight through hardship and come out on the other side stronger than ever. Gales has fought and won his battle with addiction and Trout additionally has overcome end-stage liver disease and a liver transplant in the eleventh hour.
Their amazing guitar playing, powerful vocals, talented bands, their stories from the edge, as well as their infectious love of music and deep appreciation for life will make this an event not to be missed. Each artist will appear with his own band and end the evening with an ear-melting jam finale.
Walter Trout is the beating heart of the modern blues rock scene, respected by the old guard, revered by the young guns, and adored by the fans who shake his hand after the show each night. After five decades in the game, Trout is a talismanic figure and part of the glue that bonds the blues community together, at a time when the wider world has never been so divided. He’s also an artist with the vision, talent and more and now he is touring with Eric Gales.
Eric 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.
In 1994, Gales 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.
In 2017, Gales released his latest and fifteenth studio effort, Middle of the Road, featuring numerous artists, including Gary Clark Jr., Lauryn Hill and others, as well as his own brother and mother.The album became his first to chart on Billboard’s Top Blues Album chart, peaking at No. 4.