He’s considered one of the top blues guitarists in the world, but nobody plays pentatonics like Eric Gales – learn his tastiest licks

Eric Gales
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Eric Gales has worked his way to the top of the crop of current blues players, having started out as something of a prodigy, playing a Hendrix-infused style of modern blues. Eric seamlessly fuses classic blues language and a more modern style that owes some of its character to the influence of Eric Johnson. Gales often covers rock classic in his live sets from Don’t Fear The Reaper to Led Zeppelin’s Kashmir.

His virtuoso take on the blues has won him mainstream acclaim in addition to the respect of the blues community. His albums reflect his wide-ranging taste and experience in many genres, taking in soul-inspired chords and metal-style riffs. 

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