Middle of the Road. The rebirth of Eric Gales, one cover and a lifetime of inspiration.
Blues master and 'one of the best, if not the best guitar player in the world' (said Joe Bonamassa), the amazing Mr. Eric Gales returns to Provogue/Mascot Label Group with a new album! Middle of the Road is set to be released on February 24, 2017 in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan, and on March 24, 2017 in the USA and Canada.
Middle of the Road is Eric 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) and his most expressive album yet. The deeply personal and reflective record echoes where Eric is in his life right now, allowing him to open himself up and to really flourish.
Along the way he brings in not only a host of guest and collaborators, but also those closest to him; Lauryn Hill, Gary Clark Jr, Eugene Gales, LaDonna Gales, Lance Lopez, Raphael Saadiq and Christone 'Kingfish' Ingram.
“It’s about being fully focussed and centred in the middle of the road. If you’re on the wrong side and in the gravel you’re not too good and if you’re on the median strip that’s not too good either, so being in the middle of the road is the best place to be.” - Eric Gales
“He is absolutely incredible” Carlos Santana
“How Eric Gales isn’t the hugest name in rock guitar is a total mystery” Dave Navarro
“This guy could be the best player on Earth” Mark Tremonti
You can pre-order Middle of the Road on CD and vinyl, from the MLG Store