Eric Gales can count legends like Carlos Santana, Dave Navarro and Joe Bonamassa among his fans. The latter calls him “perhaps the best guitarist in the world.” Gales is pretty modest about his own skills: “As a guitar player, it’s been established that I can play a little bit, just a little bit.” Whoever has seen the lefthanded virtuoso rip his strings, knows that this is an incredible understatement. But not a false sense of modesty, because this guitar hero honestly feels he still has much to learn. As a challenge Gales keeps pushing his boundaries. He has worked with rap groups like Prophet Posse and Three 6 Mafia, from his hometown Memphis, and in 2019 he invited guest stars like Doyle Bramhall II and Beth Hart for his album The Bookends. In the same year, Gales won the Blues Music Award as Blues Rock Artist of the Year. His latest album, Crown, was produced by Joe Bonamassa and released recently.