A child prodigy once touted as a successor to Hendrix, Eric Gales rose to the pinnacle of guitar rock and blues status throughout the past two decades. After somewhat of a hiatus, he is back with a concept album of sorts. It all centers on songs of reflection, redemption, forgiveness and, ultimately, inner joy. Gales is at a good place in his life and has partnered with such musical luminaries as Gary Clark Jr., Lauryn Hill, Raphael Saadiq and brother Eugene Gales to celebrate that fact. Highlights such as the reggae-ish “Change in Me (The Rebirth)” and the gospel-tinged “Good Time” balance full-on guitar heroism, with truth and humility.
Released by: Provogue/Mascot Label Group
Producer: Fabrizio Grossi