Saturday, 25 June 2016

PRS Guitars on the Road this Summer with Alternative Press and the Vans Warped Tour




Catch PRS Guitars on the Road this Summer with Alternative Press and the Vans Warped Tour


(STEVENSVILLE, MD) June 24, 2016 – For the third consecutive year, PRS Guitars is teaming up with the Vans Warped Tour presented by Journeys as an official guitar sponsor of this major summer-long festival starting today in Dallas, TX, traversing the USA, and culminating in a final concert on August 13 in Portland, OR.

“We are excited about our continuing relationship with the Vans Warped Tour. We are heavily represented by PRS artists both on stage and in the Alternative Press tent, where they sign autographs and meet their fans. The tour and relationship just keep getting better,” stated PRS President, Jack Higginbotham.

PRS Artists on the Vans Warped Tour include:
Four Year Strong’s Dan O’Connor playing a Starla, SC standard and a Mira
Good Charlotte’s Billy Martin playing an SE Billy Martin
Sum 41’s Dave Baksh playing a S2 Custom 22 Semi-Hollow and Singlecut 250
Sleeping with Sirens’ Jack Fowler playing S2 Singlecut Standards
Bad Seed Rising’s Mason Gainer playing a S2 Mira Semi-Hollow, S2 Custom 24 and Archon amp
Say We Can Fly guitarist Braden Barrie playing PRS SE acoustics
This Is All Now guitarist Louis Malpeli playing an S2 Mira

In addition to seeing PRS guitars on stage, Warped concert goers can also experience PRS guitars at The Entertainment Institute (TEI) workshops where fans can learn from their favorite artists and at the Alternative Press booth where PRS Artist signings and PRS swag will be offered.

The guitars on tour with Alternative Press Magazine and TEI include an A20E Acoustic equipped with piezo electronics, SE Custom 22 and SE Custom 24 models and the Maryland made S2 Custom 22. These road-worthy models are highly reliable and instantly comfortable to play; perfect for life on the road with the Vans Warped Tour.

For more information and full specifications on PRS Guitars, please visit PRS at: www.prsguitars.com.

To learn more about the PRS artists on stage, please visit our Vans Warped Tour blog post: http://tinyurl.com/hdoao8j

For tour dates, tickets and more information about the Van’s Warped Tour, please visit: http://vanswarpedtour.com/.

About PRS Guitars: Paul Reed Smith Guitars is a leading manufacturer of high quality instruments in Stevensville, Maryland and has provided some of the world’s most renowned musicians with instruments since 1985. The PRS team of highly skilled craftspeople design and build a wide variety of musical instruments and gear for worldwide distribution, including electric, acoustic, and bass guitars as well as boutique-style guitar amplifiers. The PRS SE line of products complements the Maryland-made PRS line by offering highly approachable and more affordable electric and acoustic guitars and guitar amplifiers. Carlos Santana, Mark Tremonti of Creed and Alter Bridge, Marty Friedman, Orianthi, Dave Knudson of Minus the Bear, Dustie Waring of Between the Buried and Me, Josh Mix of Casting Crowns, and Zach Myers of Shinedown are among the artists currently playing PRS instruments and/or amplifiers.

PRS Guitars Info: www.prsguitars.com

Andy Saphir: 20 Classic Country Licks!



Learn To Play Classic Country Solos With These 20 Licks!
Drawing inspiration from the most prolific players in country guitar, Andy Saphir created 20 fantastic licks designed to add that classic country sound to your playing.

This package is the perfect opportunity for you to learn and master the quintessential techniques and concepts used as the staple of all the best country guitar solos. You'll be using open string based licks, double stops, banjo-roll and pedal steel style licks, as well as licks containing plenty of those classic country sounds heard by combining chicken picking with bending! These 20 ideas will help you to develop a fluid, yet accurate grasp of country guitar and ideas required to pull off those classic country solos!

If you've ever wondered just how the country greats can play with such finesse and style, the techniques and ideas laid out by Andy in these 20 licks are the answer! Practise these, master Andy's theory/technique alongside the TAB/notation and then tackle the 2 full country jam tracks and you'll be well on your way to sounding just like your country heroes!


https://jamtrackcentral.com/store/jamtracks/20-classic-country-licks

Larry Carlton, Steve Lukather: At Blue Note Tokyo Live - Releasing Date 08 July 2016



Larry Carlton and Steve Lukather share the stage once again in this exceptional live recording at the famous Blue Note in Tokyo Japan. This 7 song concert features amazing tunes such as the famous Robert Johnson Crossroads and The Beatles While My Guitar Gently Weeps. The talent level of these two legends when paired together is unparalleled.

LARRY CARLTON & STEVE LUKATHER : BLUE NOTE TOKYO 2015 trailer

Thorsten Koehne: Eden's Curse - delighted to announce the participation of Liv Kristine on new album!!






LIV KRISTINE TO GUEST ON NEW EDEN'S CURSE ALBUM

Eden's Curse are delighted to announce the participation of Liv Kristine (ex- Leaves' Eyes, Theater Of Tragedy) on their forthcoming new studio album.

It seems their collaboration was 'meant to be', as bassist Paul Logue explains: "In a meeting with our label, AFM Records we discussed the possibility of them reaching out to Liv to enquire if she would be willing to guest on a track on our album. They agreed and it was left at that. Fast forward three days later and I'm attending a party for a friend, at a pub in Glasgow, and who walks in the door - Liv! Initially, I didn't "twig" that it was her, until her Tour Manager, whom I knew, walked in a few minutes later wearing a Leaves' Eyes shirt. We shared a quick hello and he told me that Leave's Eyes were playing in the venue next door and then the penny dropped. I shared the back story of my label discussions and he made the introduction. Liv and I had a wonderful chat and we agreed to hook up via email to see if she liked the song and take it from there - thankfully she did and the rest is history. It must have been fate!".

Norwegian born Liv, a pioneer of the "beauty and beast" vocal approach adopted by so many of today's acts, has been at the forefront of the Symphonic Metal scene for well over a decade. Her trademark vocals have become synonymous with the genre through fronting one it's most iconic acts, to her own successful solo career. Yet, her collaboration with Eden's Curse, on the track 'Unconditional', will see her adopt a slightly different vocal approach.

"It's not a ballad, per se, as it rocks out in places, but it's a song very much in the same vein as 'Unbreakable' with it's pop sensibilities, style and melodies. It could arguably be the most commercial sounding track we've ever written! The contrast between Liv and Nikola's voices works so well and adds a real personal touch to what is essentially a love song. I normally don't DO love songs, but sometimes you cannot help be influenced by the special people that surround your life - whether it's your spouse, partner, friend, family or even children - your love for them is unconditional" remarks Paul.

Liv adds: "It was such a pleasure and honor working with Eden's Curse on 'Unconditional'. I love this track - it's like the freshness of a sunny, really early Saturday morning. It's powerful, highly interesting and passionate. Nikola's voice is outstanding and gripping - a superb duet partner! I met Paul during one of my tours last year and we had such a pleasant talk. I hope we get the chance to perform 'Unconditional' live some day".

"Hear, hear! It would be an absolute pleasure to share the stage with Liv and perform this live" says Paul. "Liv was a real joy to work with. She's a truly kind soul who embraced our song from the very outset and delivered a real classy performance with her instantly recognisable vocals" he adds.

'Unconditional' will appear on the forthcoming new studio album by Eden's Curse, which is set for release on AFM Records this coming Autumn. More details to follow soon.



TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR UK TOUR

Eden's Curse return to the UK for a full headline tour in support of their fifth studio album, set to be released by AFM Records in late Autumn.

The dates are as follows: Tickets http://www.edenscurse.com/

21 NOV - THE CATHOUSE, GLASGOW
22 NOV - ACADEMY 3, MANCHESTER
23 NOV - CORPORATION, SHEFFIELD
24 NOV - THE ASYLUM, BIRMINGHAM
25 NOV - THE SCENE, SWANSEA
26 NOV - WATERFRONT STUDIO, NORWICH
27 NOV - THE UNDERWORLD, LONDON

Special guests on the tour are Sheffield's C.O.P. UK, whose vast touring experience with the likes of Saxon and Helloween has begun to pay off in earnest. They signed to German giants UDR Records, home of Motörhead, Saxon, Alice Cooper & Europe, who released their latest album 'No Place For Heaven'.

Evolve will be a new name to most - for now! This quintet from Montreux, Switzerland, came to prominence last year when they won acclaimed Rock & Metal producer Dennis Ward's (Unisonic, Krokus, Angra, Eden's Curse) song writing competition. Paul Logue of Eden's Curse happened to be on the judging panel and championed the band's cause. It therefore seems fitting that Paul should extend an invitation to the talented Prog Metal outfit to come tread the UK's hallowed boards with Eden's Curse in November. They are hotly tipped to impress!

http://www.edenscurse.com/

Jeff Beck: Debuts Lyric Video for New Single - "Live In The Dark"



JEFF BECK DEBUTS LYRIC VIDEO TO NEW SINGLE “LIVE IN THE DARK”

New Album Loud Hailer, Beck’s First New Studio Album
In Six Years, Set For Release From Atco On July 15

This Summer, Beck Will Also Release His New Book BECK01, Tour With
Buddy Guy, And Lead A Special Career-Spanning Concert At The Hollywood Bowl

LOS ANGELES – Jeff Beck has premiered a lyric video for “Live In The Dark,” the first single from his upcoming album LOUD HAILER.



On LOUD HAILER, Beck combines fluid fretwork with topical lyrics to make a powerful statement about everything from the love of power, to the power of love. LOUD HAILER will be available on Atco Records, an imprint of Rhino Entertainment, on July 15 on CD ($18.98), LP ($21.98), and digitally.

A few days after the album’s release, Beck will launch a summer tour of the U.S. with blues legend Buddy Guy. And on August 10, Beck will make his Hollywood Bowl debut for a very special, career-spanning concert that celebrates 50 years of ‘dynamic music making’ with special guests including Steven Tyler.

In addition to recording LOUD HAILER, Beck has been hard at work on his first official book, BECK01 (Genesis Publications, jeffbeckbook.com). Available on July 12, this signed, limited edition book explores Beck’s passions for hot rodding and rock ’n’ roll.

Over the course of Beck’s illustrious 50-year career, the trailblazing guitarist has earned many accolades. He has twice been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. First, as a member of the Yardbirds in 1992 and then again, as a solo artist, in 2009. Rolling Stone ranked him as one of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and he has earned a total of eight Grammy Awards during his long career. In addition, Beck has been a guest performer at scores of sessions with everyone from Stevie Wonder and Buddy Guy to Tina Turner and Mick Jagger. Throughout his career, Beck routinely makes the fantastically difficult sound effortless.


LOUD HAILER

Track Listing
1. “The Revolution Will Be Televised”
2. “Live In The Dark”
3. “Pull It”
4. “Thugs Club”
5. “Scared For The Children”
6. “Right Now”
7. “Shame”
8. “Edna”
9. “The Ballad Of The Jersey Wives”
10. “O.I.L.”
11. “Shrine”


Jeff Beck Summer Tour w/Buddy Guy (*except where noted below):

July

  • July 19 The Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY
  • July 20 Theater at Madison Square Garden New York, NY
  • July 22 Foxwoods Resort Casino Mashantucket, CT 
  • July 23 Borgata Spa & Resort Even Center Atlantic City, NJ
  • July 24 Sands Bethlehem Event Center Bethlehem, PA 
  • July 26 PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel, NJ
  • July 27 Wolf Trap Vienna, VA
  • July 29 Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands Arts Center Canandaigua, NY
  • July 30 Meadow Brook Rochester Hills, MI
  • July 31 Ravinia Festival Highland Park, IL

August
  • August 2 Chastain Park Theatre Atlanta, GA
  • August 3 Ascend Amphitheatre Nashville, TN
  • August 5 Starlight Theatre Kansas City, MO
  • August 7 Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre Englewood, CO
  • August 10 Hollywood Bowl (50 Years of Jeff Beck) Los Angeles, CA
  • August 11 Chumash Casino Santa Ynez, CA *
  • August 12 Pala Casino Pala, CA
  • August 14 Mountain Winery Saratoga, CA
  • August 16 Masonic Auditorium San Francisco, CA
  • August 17 Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Santa Rosa, CA
  • August 18 Jackson Rancheria Casino Hotel Jackson, CA
  • August 20 Maryhill Winery Goldendale, WA
  • August 21 Woodland Park Zoo Amphitheater Seattle, WA *

Walter Trout, Innes Sibun, Oli Brown: Sari Schorr and the Engine Room - A force of Nature



SARI SCHORR & THE ENGINE ROOM – “A FORCE OF NATURE”

DEBUT ALBUM OUT SEPTEMBER 2, 2016 - PRODUCED BY MIKE VERNON

FEATURES WALTER TROUT, INNES SIBUN & OLI BROWN

RELEASED ON CD, MASTERED FOR iTUNES DIGITAL & STANDARD DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

Manhaton Records is pleased to announce the debut album “A Force of Nature” from one of the most exciting Blues rock singers, SARI SCHORR. Released in the UK and Europe on September 2, 2016, the album is produced by the legendary Mike Vernon whose credits include Fleetwood Mac, John Mayall & the Blues Breakers, David Bowie, Savoy Brown, Chicken Shack, Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Christine McVie and Ten Years After. Click on the following link to access the official press page, album artwork and hi res photos - www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/manhatonrecords/sari-schorr.htm.



In January 2015, Mike received a Keeping the Blues Alive award at the prestigious International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. The award was not the only highlight of the weekend for Mike. The second highlight occurred when Mike witnessed the performance of one of the most amazing female blues singers he’d seen in years – SARI SCHORR. Mike was so knocked out, he came out of semi-retirement to produce her new album. Already a consummate songwriter in her own right, with tracks on major labels, Sari has written or co-written almost all the songs on the debut album.

Released by Manhaton Records (home of Robin Trower and King King) the new album features guitarists Walter Trout (John Mayall, Canned Heat), Innes Sibun(Robert Plant), Oli Brown (RavenEye) and keyboardist John Baggott (Massive Attack, Portishead).

New York-based Sari Schorr initially gained prominence throughout the blues world after several years of touring the US and Europe with Blues legend, Joe Louis Walker and renowned guitarist, Popa Chubby. Schorr was recently inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame.

The album delivers hard-driving Blues-Rock, influenced by the late '60s British Blues movement. Sari (who trained as an opera singer) mixes Blues, Rock, and Soul with concrete melodies and poetic lyrics to striking effect. Watch and/or embed a short film about Sari from THIS LINK.

"My songs are rooted in the blues and honouring that long tradition is important to me,” reflects Sari. “My song-writing draws heavily on contrasting melodic hooks with aching harmonies. I spend a lot of time working over and rewriting my lyrics. I rely heavily on imagery and enjoy using double-entendres that are entertaining to those who catch them. My influences are many and various and include Son House, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Lead Belly, Bessie Smith, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Freddie King, Robert Johnson, B.B. King, Peter Green, Robert Plant, Martha Velez and Bob Dylan.”







ALBUM TRACKLIST
1. Ain’t Got No Money
2. Aunt Hazel
3. Damn the Reason
4. Cat and Mouse
5. Black Betty
6. Work No More
7. Demolition Man
8. Oklahoma
9. Letting Go
10. Kiss Me
11. Stop! In The Name of Love
12. Ordinary Life



SARI SCHORR & THE ENGINE ROOM – EUROPEAN TOUR DATES



AUGUST
August 4-5 Notodden Blues Festival Norway
August 26 Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Rd, Maidenhead, UK
August 27 Varenwinkel Festival, Herselt, Belgium
August 28 Seacroft Double Festival, Norfolk, UK
August 29 Great British RnB Festival, Colne, Lancashire, UK
August 28 Seacroft Double Festival, Norfolk

SEPTEMBER
Sept 9 Darlington RnB Club, The Forum Music Centre, Darlington, UK
Sept 5 Half Moon Putney, London, UK (Album Launch)
Sept 10 Blues Club, Devizes, Wiltshire, UK
Sept 11 Winchester Discovery Centre, Winchester, UK
Sept 14 The Tunnels, Bristol, UK
Sept 15 Southern Pavilion, Worthing Pier, West Sussex, UK
Sept 16 New Crawdaddy, Billericay Town FC Billericay, UK
Sept 17 Old Town Hall, High Street, Hemel Hempstead, UK
Sept 23 Selby Town Hall Yorkshire, UK
Sept 24 The Iron Road, Evesham, Worcestershire, UK
Sept 25 Hope Tavern, Caistor Rd, Holton-le-Moor, Market Rasen, Lincs, UK
Sept 28 Vonnies Blues Club, Cheltenham
Sept 29 Cranleigh Arts Centre, High Street, Cranleigh, Surrey
Sept 30 B.A.R Festival, France

OCTOBER
October 1 Hereford Blues Club, Booth Hall, Hereford, UK
October 6 Bar Brunel Bridgewater, UK
October 7 Deux Rivieres Blues Festival, Brittany, France

Joe Bonamassa: to headline Symphony at the Tower



Hoghton Tower, Preston  http://www.ticketline.co.uk/symphony-at-the-tower
1st – 3rd July 2016

Symphony at the Tower - Joe Bonamassa
Saturday 2nd July 2016
Joe Bonamassa to Headline Lancashire’s Symphony at the Tower 2016
US blues and rock musician Joe Bonamassa is to headline at Lancashire’s spectacular Symphony at the Tower event as part of only five UK dates in 2016.
Billed as JOE BONAMASSA IN CONCERT: A SALUTE TO THE BRITISH BLUES EXPLOSION, Bonamassa will  pay homage to some of the best blues rock guitarists playing the music of Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page.
The concert is part of St Catherine’s Hospice Symphony at the Tower weekend and will take place on Saturday July 2.

We’re just days away from three nights of live, outdoor concerts from leading artists at the beautiful Hoghton Tower this summer, in collaboration with St Catherine’s Hospice.

This year’s Symphony at the Tower will see performances from chart-topping Will Young, US blues and rock musician Joe Bonamassa and a classic Proms-style concert from The Symphony Spectacular.

Will Young kicks things off on Friday 1st July. The multi-million selling Brit Award winning singer-songwriter’s sixth album ‘85% Proof’ went straight to no. 1 and represents his most accomplished work to date. Experience Will Young’s exceptional talent, performing his popular hits and excerpts from his latest album.

US blues and rock musician Joe Bonamassa will pay homage to some of the best blues rock guitarists on Saturday 2nd July, playing the music of Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. The concert is billed as one of his only five dates in the UK.

Symphony at the Tower 2016 will close on Sunday 3rd July with The Symphony Spectacular – a classical Proms-style concert for all the family to enjoy – going back to the roots of the original event featuring a live orchestra, picnics, family fun and fireworks.

As the weekend draws closer we’re expecting tickets to fly out - get them while you can so you don’t miss out.

Plus, we have a special 2 for 1 offer on Will Young and The Symphony Spectacular. Buy tickets for either show and get tickets to the other for free!

Guthrie Govan, Bryan Beller, Marco Minnemann: Aristocrats - India tour dates added to Austalasian tour dates!


September 12 - Kolkota (India) - Venue TBC
September 14 - Mumbai (India) - Venue TBC
September 16 - Bangalore (India) - Venue TBC
September 18 - New Dehli (India) - Venue TBC
September 21 - Kathmandu (Nepal) - Tangalwood

More details on exact details, venues and promoters coming in the next week...but yes, this is really happening. ;-)

It also pretty much completes our Asia/Australia tour schedule, which now looks like this:

September 5 - Fukuoka, JP - Gate’s 7
September 6 - Osaka, Japan - BigCat
September 7 - Nagoya, Japan - The Bottom Line
September 8 - Kawasaki, Japan - Club Citta​​
September 10 - Bangkok, Thailand - M-Theatre
September 12 - Kolkota (India) - Venue TBC
September 14 - Mumbai (India) - Venue TBC
September 16 - Bangalore (India) - Venue TBC
September 18 - New Dehli (India) - Venue TBC
September 21 - Kathmandu (Nepal) - Tangalwood
September 25 - Taipei, Taiwan - Riverside Live House
September 27 - Shenzhen, China - A8 Live
September 29 - Hong Kong - The Hangout
October 2 - Perth, Australia - John Inverarity Theatre
October 4 - Adelaide, Australia - The Gov
October 6 - Melbourne, Australia - The Bendigo Hotel
October 8 - Sydney, Australia - Manning Bar
October 10 - Brisbane, Australia - The Crow Bar



JUL 02, 2016 – Rome, IT – Rock In Roma / Moon Stage @ Ippodromo delle Capannelle
JUL 03, 2016 – Sogliano al Rubicone, IT – Piazza Matteotti
JUL 04, 2016 – Ascoli Piceno, IT – Piazza del Popolo
JUL 05, 2016 – Grugliasco (province of Torino), IT – GruVillage
JUL 11, 2016 – Munich, DE – Circus Krone
JUL 12, 2016 – Offenbach, DE – Stadthalle
JUL 13, 2016 – Bonn, DE – KunstRasen

Find ticket links right here - who knows if this will ever happen again?

And finally: We are working very hard on South America! We'll hope to have more info about that soon.

Cheers to all,
The Aristocrats

Paul Kiss: blues-fusion Power Trio - teaser for upcoming project



PAUL KISS TRIO
blues-fusion Power Trio

Paul Kiss – guitar
Manuel Gerard - bass
Laurent Bochetti - drum

CONTACT : www.paul-kiss.com
mail : paulkiss@west-telecom.com

Recorded at Kiss Recording Studio
Filmed By Jeremy C (East Selek-cion)

Teaser #1 (Paul Kiss Trio)


Cool Vibes (Paul Kiss Trio)


Intro 3 (Paul Kiss Trio)

Erlend Krause: The voice within - Kemper Profiler performance - WOW!



Erlend Krauser is one of a kind guitar player. Being the solo guitarist with the James Last Orchestra for 23 years he now continues his musical journey. He takes the electric guitar to the next level, he explores and masters techniques which have been unheard before. All this without compromising the emotional, expressive and melodic aspects of the music at all.
www.erlendkrauser.de

Erlend Krauser - The voice within - Single Version - Kemper Profiler performance

Jennifer Batten: salutes Jeff Beck



With her Washburn signature model
JB 100, Jennifer Batten plays a passage from “Nadia” and explains why Beck is a hero not only to her, but guitar players of all tastes and styles. He turns 72 today. Keep up with Jennifer at http://www.jenniferbatten.com

Jennifer Batten salutes Jeff Beck

Dana Rasch: Jazz/Fusion guitarist's three albums are now available online.

Those who have the GOTE (Guitar On The Edge Series) will recall Dana Rasch being featured. You can now get his albums online via CD Baby and other online music web sites

Dana Rasch is a world renown Jazz/Fusion guitarist who's song writing ability and guitar work will leave your mouth hanging open in amazement from his musical genius.


Rely on Love by Dana Robert Rasch
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/danarobertrasch2

Rely On Love is Dana Robert Rasch's latest journey into a world of smooth jazz transforms his soulful jazz guitar playing into the 10 new tracks that takes the listener into the mood for romance and love.


Rasch Judgement by Dana Robert Rasch
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/danarobertrasch3

An eclectic compilation of songs with some of the best players in the country.
Dana's unique writing and guitar playing explodes on this CD. His tune "Snowboa" written in 5/4, takes you on a real journey,
while "Which time Which Place" you get to experience his incredible, technical virtuosity .
There seems to be a real fearlessness in this music that takes you in any direction at any time. Just sit back and let the beautiful and exciting pictures he paints, be welcomed in.
Genre: Jazz: Smooth Jazz



Odd Time Odd Place by Dana Robert Rasch
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/danarobertrasch

Odd Time Odd Place is a CD that flows between moods like fresh water and sweeter than honey. Each song is nothing short of a shock way of sounds that will leave the listener understanding that they have just entered a new ear of Jazz/Fusion creativity.

Born Dana Robert Rasch, he began his life as a musician in grade school first studying classical piano and cello. At age 9 he began to learn how to play the guitar. Like most young boys at the time, he played in several rock n' roll band, but soon found that Progressive Rock was more to his liking an his musical abilities. Prog/rock soon led him to Fusion and contemporary Jazz where he found his true calling.

Dana has spent almost his entire adult life touring the world playing the music he loves, Jazz/Fusion. In between touring he has done much studio work in a variety of musical styles ranging from pop rock to hard core jazz, including working on the soundtracks for several motion pictures.

Dana has also written an advanced guitar technique and theory course called Beyond Chops. The course is now taught at The Grove School of Music/Grove School Without Walls and is a collage credit course.

With the release of Odd Time Odd Place Dana is now getting ready to support his new CD by once again touring the world.

Eric Gales: Into The Heart Of Hollywood’s Sunset Strip - announces CD/DVD combo package


Los Angeles, CA - Blues rock phenom Eric Gales set Hollywood’s Sunset Strip on fire last year with his six-string pyrotechnics at an explosive concert performance in the legendary Viper Room. Audiences were treated to a truly spectacular concert as Gales let loose on a string of Southern fried soulful blues favorites from his back catalog including “Block The Sun” and “The Open Road” PLUS tracks from his most recent album Good For Sumthin’ including a smokin’ hot cover of The Stones’s “Miss You” featuring a special guest appearance by Good For Sumthin’ producer Raphael Saadiq (John Legend, The Roots) on bass! Now, this concert experience is coming to home theaters everywhere as a special CD/DVD combo package called A Night On The Sunset Strip to be released this July 8, courtesy of Cleopatra Blues. This one will melt your eyes and your ears!

Eric Gales 'A Night on the Sunset Strip' (Official Trailer)


Eric Gales came to national prominence in 1991 when he won Guitar World’s Best New Talent award. A brilliantly dynamic performer, Gales started releasing solo albums and wowing audiences in 2001 with a style and sound that frequently reminds listeners of the late great Jimi Hendrix, whose upside down Fender Strat playing Gales emulates. No wonder then that Gales was asked to headline the extremely popular Experience Hendrix Tour joining a line-up that includes a true who’s who of guitar masters including Eric Johnson and Zakk Wylde both of whom make guest appearances on Good For Sumthin’. Gales also recently supported Grammy award winner Lauryn Hill for her appearance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon promoting the Nina Simone tribute album Nina Revisited. Look for more releases from this extraordinary performer on Cleopatra Records!

Track List:
1. Intro
2. Make It There
3. The Change In Me
4. Block The Sun
5. The Open Road
6. Sea Of Bad Blood
7. Bass & Drum Solos / Guitar Solo
8. Swamp
9. 1019
10. Good For Sumthin’
11. Miss You

Order the CD: http://flyt.it/EricGalesLiveCD
Order the digital version: http://flyt.it/EricGalesLiveDig