From high-octane blues duels to lush baroque-pop: here are this week's essential guitar tracks

Eric Gales performs at the Neighborhood Theatre on June 11, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina
(Image credit: Jeff Hahne/Getty Images)

It’s Thursday yet again, folks, so gather round to hear the guitar universe’s most exciting goings-ons.

Jack White’s back with the high-octane blues-rock for which he’s known and loved, and if you can’t get enough licks, you can hear Eric Gales slug it out with Joe Bonamassa for the “World Heavyweight Guitar” crown.

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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.