Eric Gales reveals what it cost to get Joe Bonamassa to produce his new album

Eric Gales and Joe Bonamassa
(Image credit: Jeff Hahne / Scott Legato via Getty)

As two of the most prolific blues guitar players of the modern era, Joe Bonamassa and Eric Gales caused quite a stir when it was initially revealed that JoBo would be responsible for production duties for Gales’ new album, Crown.

Two singles have been released so far, proving – not that it was ever in doubt – that the buzz surrounding the project was wholly justified. But just how did this collaboration come about?

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.