Lee Ballinger

Sixteen-year-old Eric Gales proves on his debut album, The Eric Gales Band, that he’s much more than just another whiz-kid guitar show-off. Although he can play with speed and flash (check the sizzling instrumental ”High Anxiety”), what’s more amazing is that anyone so young has mastered something artfully done by Jimi Hendrix and countless gospel stars — establishing a sense of deep-seated frustration and then unerringly breaking free with sheer musical power.

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