Eric Gales has told HRH Mag to expect fireworks when he returns to the UK this autumn.
The legendary bluesman finally made it across the Pond earlier this year in support of February’s epic Middle Of The Road.
And we caught up with Gales at Ramblin’ Man Fair where he revealed a swift return was on the cards – and a new album is already in the works.
True to his word Gales has announced a new UK tour starting in October.
And he said: “I’ve already started work on the follow-up to Middle Of The Road. I feel fresh and full of energy – writing songs and playing shows is where it’s at.
“The next run of British shows will be a blast.”
Following his long awaited first UK solo tour in May and an incredible guest slot with Supersonic Blues Machine at this years Ramblin’ Man Fair, Gales is big news on the blues scene.
Middle of the Road is Gales’ fourth album on Provogue/Mascot Label Group (Joe Bonamassa, Beth Hart, Black Stone Cherry, Warren Haynes, The Robert Cray Band, Robben Ford, Eric Johnson, The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band).
It’s well documented that Gales was a child prodigy and heralded as the second coming of Jimi Hendrix when he released his debut album The Eric Gales Band in 1991 as a 16-year-old on Elektra Records.
In 2009 he spent time in the Shelby County Correction Center for possession of drugs and a weapon. He added: “While I was in there all the officers and guards were like, ‘bro you know this isn’t where you’re supposed to be. When you get out of here, go take the world by the horns and ride it all the way out.’ It took a couple of years after but, I’m here.”
Look out for a full and exclusive interview with Gales in a future issue of HRH Mag.