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Ground Zero Blues Club Biloxi

Eric Gales w/opener Titus Gillard

“One of the best if not the best guitarist in the world today.” -Joe Bonamassa His unique blend of hybrid blues/rock sound that also draws upon influences as diverse as Albert King and Frank Gambale.

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Eric Gales w/opener Titus Gillard
Eric Gales w/opener Titus Gillard

Time & Location

May 17, 2024, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Ground Zero Blues Club Biloxi, 814 Howard Ave, Biloxi, MS 39530, USA

About the event

Eric Gales grew up in a musical family with four brothers, two of them who learned to play the guitar upside down and left-handed in the same fashion that Eric does. Eric released his first record at Age 16 for Elektra records to an amazing response from the media and music fans around the globe. Guitar World Magazine’s Reader’s Poll named Eric as “Best New Talent,” in 1991. After recording a second record for Elektra, all three brothers teamed up for The Gales Bros. “Left Hand Brand” which was recorded for the House of Blues label in 1996.

Through the years, it would not be unusual to look out in the audience and see artists like Carlos Santana, Eric Johnson, B. B. King, and Eric Clapton, looking on with interest as Eric took his guitar and worked crowd after crowd into a frenzy. The new millennium presented fresh opportunities for Eric. He was signed to a deal with Nightbird Records which was affiliated with the Hendrix family and distributed through MCA/Universal. Under this deal, Eric recorded the critically acclaimed record “That’s What I Am” in 2001 and hit the road, mesmerizing fans around the world with his uncanny connection to his guitar.

As both an African-American left-handed guitarist of extraordinary ability and an expressive vocalist, it is natural for people to compare Eric to Hendrix. But Eric 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.

Titus Gillard is a North Mississippi blues guitarist from Myrtle, MS. He played in Campus Country NEMCC band and also worked with Sam Mosley of Mosley and Johnson Band. He is the lead guitarist for rhe Ground Zero House Band and has been on stages with DK Harrell, Dexter Allen, Ra'Shad The Blues Kid, Marquise Knox and Mr. Sipp to name a few. His band currently plays many venues along the MS Gulf Coast.

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