Asheboro‘s first Rhythm & Blues Festival - Rhythm & Zoo Fest wraps up this iconic event with Grammy nominated Eric Gales.
Eric Gales, also known as Raw Dawg, is an American blues rock guitarist, originally hailed as a child prodigy. As of 2022, Gales has recorded nineteen albums for major record labels. His latest album, Crown, was recently nominated for Best Contemporary Blues Album.
As both an African American left-handed guitarist of extraordinary ability and an expressive vocalist, it is natural for people to compare Gales to Hendrix. But Gales has developed a unique hybrid blues/rock sound that also draws upon influences as diverse as Albert King and Frank Gambale. A unique amalgam of styles, Eric Gales stands head and shoulders among other guitarists in his genre.