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Wilbert's Food & Music
Wilbert's Food & Music
All shows are all ages.
Weekend shows (Fri.&Sat.)
start at 9:00 p.m. and
weekday shows start at
8:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted, with doors 2 hours
before show time.
Dinner reservations are suggested. You can make
them by calling or texting me @ Text> 2163755966
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phone #, and
we'll call you back with a reservation conformation, or better yet,-you can e-mail
Dinner reservations must be made for at least an hour or more before show time. By 7pm week days and 8pm week ends
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We'll cater to all your wants & needs!
Open Bar/Cash Bar
Holiday & Cocktail Parties,
Receptions & Rehearsal Dinners, wakes weddings
Retirements, Farewells, Etc…… We've done them
All (Jane Scott's 75 B-Party!)
Delta Zeta Formal →
Thank you so much for all
of your services on
Saturday night. Everyone
had a blast and said the
food was amazing!! This
was the perfect place to
have our fall formal. Everything you have done
is greatly appreciated. Hopefully we can hold another event there soon.
I will definitely keep in
touch with you
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Rye Of The Tiger IPA
A: dark golden orange; substantial head after a vigorous pour, with slight foamy lacing
Bodhi DIPA Columbus Brewing Company
Malt: Pale, Carapils, Chocolate, Crystal, Wheat
Flying Dog Brewery Raging Bitch Belgian
Brooklyn “Pennant” Ale
Appearance: Poured into a pint glass. The color is pale copper and a finger of dense, buttery, off-white head dissipated slowly and a little unevenly.
Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Cider
This crisp and refreshing cider mixes the sweetness of the apples with a subtle dryness for a balanced cider taste. The fresh apple aroma and slightly sweet, ripe apple flavor make this cider hard to resist.
Brooklyn Pumpkin Ale
Appearance: Pours a deep copper amber orange with a moderate amount of rising bubbles. About two fingers of off white head that slowly fade into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.
Southern Tier 2x Milk Stout
Pours a completely opaque black with a short beige head that dissipates quickly, leaving fine rings of lace on the glass.
Black box Cucumber Belgian White Wheat
One of the most unusual beers produced in Ohio back. Black Box Brewing Co. in Westlake hasl release the first new batch of Cucumber Belgian White Wheat in three
Leinenkugel SUMMER Shandy
Columbus IPA - Columbus Brewing Company
Samuel Adams OctoberFest
Irish Setter Red
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Dales Pale Ale
One of the quintessential American hoppy Pale Ale of our time! beeradvocate.com
Top U.S. Pale Ale
Gold Medal – 2010
World's Best Canned Beer
Top Five American Pale Ales
Victory Summer Of Love
Appearance: Pours a clear golden with a modest head that leaves just a few dots behind
Young's Double Chocolate Stout
The taste is a mix of Hershey/milk
grain, light bitter coffee roast, and vanilla
A classic. Mainly
roasted malt, with a
touch of cream and
milk to it
The paradox of our
time in history is that
we have taller
buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways,but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less.
We buy more, but
We have bigger
houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less
less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more
medicine, but less wellness.
We drink too much, smoke too much,
spend too recklessly, laugh too little,drive
too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much,
and pray too seldom.
have multiplied our possessions, but
reduced our values.
We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate
too often. We've
learned how to make a living, but not a life.
We've added years
to life not life to years.
We've been all the
way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor.
We conquered outer space but not inner space.
We've done larger
things, but not better things. We've cleaned
up the air, but polluted
the soul. We've conquered the atom,
but not our prejudice.
We write more, but
learn less. We plan
more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait.
We build more
computers to hold
more information, to produce more copies
than ever, but we communicate less and less.
These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These
are the days of two incomes but more
houses, but broken homes.
These are days of
quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway orality, one night
stands, overweight bodies, and pills that
do everything from
cheer, to quiet, to kill.
It is a time when there
is much in the
showroom window and nothing in the
stockroom. A time
when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you
can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit 'delete'.
some time with your
loved ones, because
they are not going to
be around forever.
Remember, say a kind word to someone, who looks up to you in awe, because that little
person soon will grow
up and leave your side. Remember, to give a warm hug to the one
next to you, because
that is the only
treasure you can give
with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.
Remember, to say, "I
love you" to your
partner and your loved ones, but most of all
mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from
deep inside of you.Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday
that person will not be there again.
Give time to love, give time to speak and give time to share the
precious thoughts in
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Monday July 28
Seattle,WS. Country Rock artist
Dylan Jakobsen may be 20 years old but you wouldn't know it from his music. From starting out as a high school pop rock artist to transitioning into the indie pop world and finally settling on a more mature, country rock sound, Dylan has had a taste of it all. “Nothing's ever felt more right.” Said Dylan when asked: why country now? “I'm just creating the kind of music I love and country's become ... a part of me.” Dylan uses feel good harmonica songs and pedal steel enriched story telling to captivate his audience within the music. “I want to paint a story people feel like they've become a part of in each song.” He writes about love, growing up, falling down and just plain living. He focuses on constantly improving himself as a musician by not only being able to play guitar, but also the harmonica, drums, piano, pedal steel, and the banjo; skills he uses when writing and recording all the parts on his records. Dylan isn't a one-man show though; he has a live backing band joining him every step of the way. Together they've supported bands ranging from Lee Brice and The Henningsens to The All-American Rejects, Boys Like Girls and The Maine.
Cleveland, OH Rock / Alternative
Via the Sun. What can be said about this creative and interesting group of songwriters from the often gray, blue collar Cleveland area? Anything you want.
Via the Sun writes rock songs. Period. No filler, no fluff. Hard rocking, catchy hooks that prove rock isn't dead. Not that the group are crusaders, but already branded by peers and fans alike Via the Sun is ready to carry the flag of rock into battle.
In the past year alone the guys have written and recorded almost 5 albums of material... with so much ease they almost can't believe it themselves.
"I've never found a group of guys so much on the same page as myself that, as silly as it may sound, I have to pinch myself to make sure it's really happening" says Derek Hatfield.
"I'm so proud of the amount of work we've done in such little time that I too can't wait to let anyone and everyone hear it." - Chris Donley
Studio professionalism. Amazing stage presence. Intelligent songwriting with the rock foundation that has been sorely missed in the mainstream for years. Via the Sun have taken the challenge and are ready to prove it.
Country / Rock / Pop from Twinsburg, OH
Jon Crane was born in Northeast Louisiana, not far from Vicksburg, Mississippi. Now residing in Twinsburg, Jon is no
Country / Blues / Pop from Akron, OH
The Iron Saddle Band, is a modern country/blues group. Its members come from a wide array of music genre bands. From church choir, blues and folk to hard rock and heavy metal. All meeting somewhere in a middle ground at the right points of life. Our currently enjoyed covers include bands such as; The band perry, Miranda lambert, Tom petty, The wreckers, Heart, Michelle Branch, Queen, Cream and many more. We also have originals, some of which have been included in this Email. We are currently seeking to book shows with musicians/venues as an opening act or headliner
Tuesday July 29
With The Best Specials in The Neighborhood
$2 DOMESTICS ~ $3 BOMBS
$4 FireBalls & shots of Jameson
1/2 Slab of Ribs & Fries + Salad = $9.99
after the Game check out
It is not for nothing Tas Cru has been called "the master of the triple entendre." His songs are blues poetry - telltale life lessons crafted with rare verbal flair and delivered with a power and passion the heights of which only the seasoned concert entertainer can reach. Rawcuss, rowdy, gentle, sweet, eccentric, quirky, and outright irreverent are all words that fittingly describe Tas Cru's songs and testify to his reputation as a one of the most unique of bluesmen plying his trade today!
Thursday July 31
Happy Hour set with
Chicago '50's style blues from Carbondale, IL
Richard "Rip Lee" Pryor is the son of the legendary Snooky Pryor. He was born in Chicago in 1958. At a very young age he started playing his dad's discarded harmonicas, mimicking his dad's records. Rip played guitar in several local soul bands while in high school. In 1994, he started playing guitar with his dad, netting a CD recording "Mind Your Own Business" and a Japan tour. Rip formed several ... blues bands in the Carbondale area, singing and blowing harmonica. In 1998, he recorded a CD "Pitch a Boogie Woogie", then eventually got into doing a solo act playing guitar and harmonica. With the hassle of music and a day job he got out of the music business in 2000. After retiring from his day job and a bout with bone marrow cancer in 2010, Rip is back and very strong. He has been working steady with his One Man Blues Show touring South America, Europe and various blues festivals throughout the U.S. Rip has just recorded a new CD that is scheduled to be released in March of 2014 with Electro-Fi Records.
Indie Soul from Mishawaka, IN
sound like KT Tunstall, The Avett Brothers
Von Strantz is a community of storytellers, an ebb and flow of different musicians, exploring the intricacies of relationship, reliance on each other, and being human. Utilizing a variety of instruments such as the guitar, mandolin, and cello, Von Strantz blends harmonies together and completes them with commanding and soulful lyrics. Von Strantz, with their passionate story-sharing, invites their audience into the emotion of each piece.
power funk with a classic 1970's feel from the heart of Illinois
Hailing from the Heart of Illinois, Steady Flow is a power funk band on the rise, blending new-age/progressive funk, with a classic 1970's feel. Formed in 2012 by 18 year old guitar prodigy Tanner Brown, his brother Ky on bass, and longtime friend Jonathan Bobo on the drums, this band instantly caught fire. With the addition of a vintage rotary organ and a three piece horn section, they have become the full funk package. Steady Flow was recently crowned champion of the "Dos Equis Toast of the Coast" competition, topping hundreds of bands throughout the U.S. and winning a headlining slot at North Coast Music Festival 2013. The band's first EP entitled "The Oneoff Sessions" made its debut in 2013 and quickly set the bar for the FUTURE OF FUNK!
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Friday August 1
Happy Hour set ~
New Orleans/Texas Blues w/
and The Call Up
After the game/Fireworks
The future of country music=Honky Tonk, Roadhouse Rock, Country
Saturday August 2
Classic British Blues
STRANGE BREW blends the talents of three musicians with an impressive track record in the Cleveland music scene. The “brew” includes former members of Blue Taxi, The Generators, The Secret, Mr. Sensible, and current collaborators with top area acts such as The Extremes.
Sunday August 3
Opening at 10AM
Game Starts at 1:05pm
With The Best Specials in The Neighborhood
$4 Award Winning Bloody's
PLUS The Best Specials in The Neighborhood
$2 DOMESTICS ~ $3 BOMBS
$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson
1/2 Slab of Ribs & Fries + Salad = $9.99
after the Game check out
from the foothills of Fayetteville, Arkansas
MORGAN COOK - Idle Class Magazine
Fayetteville's very own Nate Hancock is ready for yet another big year. After a very successful last couple of years filled with coast-to-coast touring both as a solo artist as well as with The Declaration, Nate Hancock now calls Southern California his home, and is ready to change the music scene for good this year.
“The last few years have been very successful in terms of growth, spiritually, maturity, relationships, and all of the in turn plays a role in my career as well”, Hancock said, and “I'm always trying to better myself in as many dimensions as possible. Health, knowledge, perspectives… I think they all flow together.”
So, how does he plan to make 2014 his best year yet? You might recall Nate Hancock and The Declaration from their song “We The People” released back in 2010 that featured Joey Williams, Grammy winner as well as the lead guitarist for the band Blind Boys of Alabama. Now four years and hundreds of shows later, Hancock and The Declaration are back at it again, this time with their new single and project, “Country Funk.”
After two years in the making, “Country Funk”, the group's first single to make the final cuts with their new record label Modern Roots, also became their first released single of 2014. Hancock says the song “manifested out of some relationships that have grown over the last two years while I have been living and working out of So-Cal.”
Hancock describes their sound in “Country Funk” as “Blues infusion funk rock with hip-hop styling”, adding that it is “pretty much a story of the last few years and the journey and vibe that molded my style today.”
Produced by Jimmy Sloan of Modern Roots Recording & Publishing, “Country Funk” features the collaborations of Nate Hancock, bassist Norwood Fisher, Rod Stewart's drummer David Palmer, and Edwin Birdsong on the keys.
Even though “Country Funk” was written and created mostly based off of Hancock's experiences living in New York and L.A. post his Fayetteville days, he still carries a little bit of Fayetteville around with him in the big cities: “I truly love and cherish Arkansas and especially Fayetteville. The country roots and southern hospitality have impacted me greatly and I really love being abroad and taking a little bit of Arkansas wherever I go and into whatever I do”.
“Country Funk” isn't the only thing up Hancock's sleeve; the music video for the single is also set to be released on March 28 th by Fallout Entertainment. “I also recorded a full length EP in Brooklyn and that record is ready to release as well. We wanted to build up some momentum with a good single and feature a full music video to intro our sound and scene”.
But Hancock isn't necessarily “new” to the music scene, because for about the past ten years he's also been booking, managing, producing and collaborating with other musicians. Hancock is even the Founder and President of his full service management/booking/event and charity based agency called “UniteTheVibe.”
“I book and manage other artists, and the UniteTheVibe profits from those projects are donated to charities. It allows me to give back in a more exponential way. The more artists I book, the more resources we can contribute,” Hancock said.
With all of the exciting things lined up for Hancock in 2014, it's pretty obvious that the years of hard work leading up to now are soon to pay off. Hancock even says he is “now working on bringing a couple more featured artists to [UniteTheVibe's] roster as we continue to grow and connect with other artists along the way”. We can't wait to see how Nate Hancock and all of his projects do this year, and are proud to have him representing all of us back here in his hometown of Fayetteville, Arkansas.
If you would like to learn more about Nate Hancock, see more of his pictures, videos or some live performances, check out his website.
Monday August 4
Americana/Indie/Blues Rock from AUSTIN TX
Members From the diabolical mind of Guy Forsyth, the man who brought you the famous (some would say infamous) Asylum Street Spankers we proudly present The Hot Nut Riveters - Texas's Original Recession Era String Band, featuring an all-star cast of ringers including Matt Smith, Kristopher Wade, Nevada Newman, Mark Rubin, Albanie Falletta, and Oliver Steck. They play all-acoustic instruments and traffic in a strange and heady homebrew of genre and influences mining the deep, rich veins of American traditional and popular music forms. And they're funny.
Tuesday August 5
Pop Rock Ecclectic Singer/Songwriter from
A Singer / Songwriter / Entertainer / Musician has a few things to juggle, and it takes some years playing to the public, and some more years finding themself as an artist and performer, before they can know what works and what doesn't. Tim's a musician who has held on, and dedicated himself to this craft. He gets the job done well, and also holds an honest passion for music and fun.
Jeffrey John and Irina Povarova
is an Indianapolis-based act focusing on pre-WWII Delta blues roots music by such artists as Son House, Willie Brown, and Skip James.
Alternative Pop/Rock from Chicago
David Paige has a sound that rocks harder than pop and is more accessible than much of today's alternative rock - his music is a must for any fans of either genre.
Wednesday August 6
Variety of American sounds, from rock n roll to folk to country soul from Kansas City
Since 2009, The Grisly Hand has been winning over audiences and critics in Kansas City. And now, with a new album under their belts, the band has a little more experience, and a lot more momentum. Though rooted in the Midwest, this is the kind of act that's bound to resonate anywhere it lands.
The new album, Country Singles , started as an inside joke among the band members about a rural newsletter for lonely Middle Americans. The double meaning points to the band's sense of humor, but this album is more than a collection of twangy hoedowns. Rather, it covers a wide breadth of dynamics and emotions, and speaks as a testament to the band's grasp of American music, both traditional and modern. Nods to classic soul music, folk, punk rock and barrelhouse blues can be found here, wrapped within soulful harmonies, crisp musicianship and clever lyrical depth.
The Grisly Hand conjures visions of the familiar while remaining refreshing and original. Their appeal isn't limited to the Midwest, but it's undeniably part of their identity. With Country Singles , The Grisly Hand has shown that their unique style is a work in progress. Their sound evolves and takes on new traits, but it maintains the same backbone that has won the band fans and accolades for the last three years.
“Country Singles covers a wide berth of dynamics and emotions, but it is also a confirmation, evidence of The Grisly Hand's evolution to a band with its own solid identity and clear voice, a sound rooted in country music but colored and accented by a variety of American sounds, from rock n roll to folk and soul” -Kansas City Star
Thursday August 7
from Howard Stern Show,SNL, opened for Gavin DeGraw,headlined at NASCAR
Rock / Pop / Alternative from Ithaca, NY
Mike Brindisi is not only an independent recording artist but a true power act. From Writing performing and recording his music, to Acting in film/TV, doing Standup Comedy, to performing/touring all over the United States. Brindisi remains active also by hosting his own Rock radio show on 96.7fm "The Vine" in Ithaca, NY. Some of his career highlights include opening for Gavin Degraw, Headlining the NASCAR and INDYCAR races at Watkins Glen international Speedway, collaborating with Legendary Producer Eddie Kramer ,being sponsored by Devil May Care Clothing, having his songs played nationally on independent radio stations, and touring markets such as Nashville, New York City, Austin and Philadelphia! He also appeared on the Howard Stern show, had his music video "Crawl" air on the National TV Station "TheCoolTV", recently starred in an independent film, appeared on Saturday Night Live & toured the country in support of their albums getting national airplay....Full bio at www.thenewyorkrock.com/bio.html
founded in Charleston SC and relocating to Cleveland, OH, plays a mix of southern rock, piano pop, and funk
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Three guys in a band that includes guitar, bass, drums and keys. OK, so math isn't a strong suit here. That's three musicians and four instruments. Cool. It's been done before. Look at Rush, with bassist and vocalist Geddy Lee stepping up to the keyboards. Pshaw. Geddy Lee's a sissy. If you REALLY want to test yourself, trying being the drummer – who uses all four extremities on his kit as a matter of course – AND the keyboard player. And doing it live. No taped tracks. Welcome to the Midnight Slander , featuring Al Rodriguez on bass, Dave Conner on guitar and Mike Gray on drums … and keys. “When we first got together, we really liked the ideas and songwriting and music coming from a three-piece set-up,'' said Gray in a conference call with his bandmates. “So before the first show, we asked ourselves, ‘Do we need a fourth person?' and I half-jokingly said, ‘I'll just cover it,''' Gray said. And he did. The keyboards are set up over his floor tom, so he plays those parts with his right hand, and uses a sustain pedal near his left foot, next to the high hat. Piece of cake. Oh, did I mention he contributes vocals as well? It would be a great gimmick if that's all it was. But that's not the case. The music created by the three has a distinct sound that melds rock, alternative, folk and a little bit of twang. That's probably because Conner currently lives in Charleston, S.C. (even if he is planning a return move to his native Cleveland). And that's where the band recorded its “Open Road'' EP, which is going to comprise the foundation of a full album currently in production in Cleveland's Lava Room studio. Conner and Gray were writing together before Conner moved to Charleston to be with his girlfriend, who's also coming back home to Cleveland. “We started writing together just before I left,'' Conner said. “Mike was in (the band) 70 Lewis, and so was Al. It was on the verge of splitting up, and Midnight Slander was picking up the pieces from that.'' Conner made the move South anyway, just to get a fresh perspective, and then got “an incredible deal on studio time'' in Charleston and wrote to Gray about the opportunity. Gray and Rodriguez made the trek and the trio spent a Saturday and Sunday writing songs, and went into the studio on that Monday. It hasn't been easy. Heck, there are bands in Cleveland where the members live 10 minutes apart and can't find time to rehearse. “We knew we wanted to make music,'' said Gray, “and we were going to make this work. I tell people that I've driven 16,000 round-trip miles to and from South Carolina just in the last year.'' But it does work, even if it's hard to figure out exactly what genre they play. “We ask ourselves that all the time,'' Conner said. “Being a songwriter in the South, and experiencing a lot of the Southern culture, I picked up my little country twang. “I wasn't writing anything along those lines when I was in Cleveland,'' he said. “I was writing folk and alternative rather than the country pop sound. But we listen to everything. Al's going to school to be practically trained, Mike's experience is in pop rock bands, and I had mine in folk and pop rock sounds.'' “When people ask us what we sound like, I always try to say, ‘Dude, think about the fact that when we came together as a band, Mike and I came out of 70 Lewis, more on the heavier side of things, but still focused on rock, making hooks and songs you can have a lot of fun with,''' said Rodriguez, who is a junior at Case Western Reserve University pursuing a degree in music education. “My background in bass playing is a lot of funk rock, like Red Hot Chili Peppers kind of stuff,'' Rodriguez said. “The LAST thing I would consider doing was something called Southern rock. ‘' But he's drinking the Kool-Aid now. That album should be finished soon, but it's as yet untitled. For now, the guys are going through their day jobs. Conner has a bachelor's in fine arts, specializing in graphic arts, but delivers appliances for a living right now (“Not fun. Not fun at all;'' Gray is an IT director at a local non-profit; and Rodriguez is a full-time student. And they're planning for the future. “The ultimate goal is for the band to be everybody's first job,'' said Conner. “It's everybody's dream to be a musician and be able to fund a life and a family with your passion. We're taking baby steps toward that ultimate goal.'' They're doing it by marching to the beat of a different drummer … and keyboardist.
Friday August 8
If you like Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, Etta James, Shemekia Copeland, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals You'll LOVE
Listed as the #12 Best Boston Band among local royalty like the Dropkick Murphy's and Ronnie Earl, and added to the list of the Top 30 Roots/Soul Acts along with Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings and Alabama Shakes, and to the Top 30 Vocalists with the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Mavis Staples, Norah Jones, Susan Tedeschi and more by Alternate Root Magazine,
Have you been High Falutin' lately? And if the answers no; then why not? Gracie, Geoff, Derek, and Tom found themselves asking these same questions. And with discovery of their lack of falutin-ness (if you will), there was only one thing they could do. Get High Falutin'!!! (you have to say it like "get HIGGHHHH (with you voice getting higher) falutin'!!" Noo, try it again, a little big higher on the "highhh" part... Yeah there you go! Alright. See doesn't it just feel better to say it that way? I know I feel better! We are not your average blues band... oh no. We take this ish to a whole notha level. We say things like "swell" and enjoy a thick moustache. We eat spaghetti with a fork... and a spoon. We play the blues like we are actually upset about something. And faster blues like we were upset, but have triumphed and now want to dance. Join us for an upcoming show, you'll be glad you did!
Saturday August 9
indie, folk from Santa Cruz
Dave Strumfeld & Sabina Beachdell
are Band of Lovers
It only takes a quick glance to see the powerful and innate bond between Dave Strumfeld and Sabina Beachdell, the creative couple behind Band of Lovers. The two have been linked since 2005, first as friends and now as a nomadic, musical pairing.
After a short split early last summer, the duo reunited with a ukulele, acoustic guitar, and a pocketful of ideas begging to branch out into song. Strumfeld's longstanding composing background combined with Beachdell's knack for storytelling evolved into atypical, semi-autobiographical tunes that carry the accessibility of pop, sweetness of folk, and unexpected turns of orchestral depth. The pair's complementary voices blend smoothly in harmony, weaving heartwarming and heartbreaking stories into each song.
Band of Lovers spent the past year traveling coast to coast with just their instruments and a few belongings in their car, touring with an EP recorded last fall. Now the troubadours are finally heading to the studio in the heart of the Catskills to record the Coast, a full-length album packed with some of Upstate New York's most talented musicians.
Thursday December 11
Rock Blues Soul Funk guitarist from Memphis
•Throughout the show, Gales played more to the spirit of Hendrix rather than a tribute to the radio music that has cemented his legend all these years. Every song was a jam, and with Gales singing in a much calmer, lower key than Jimi’s vocal roars, the frontman essentially reinterpreted each track as he saw fit. Backed by bassist David Pastorius and guest guitarist Tomo Fujita, the band took their sweet time playing their hearts out on each and every tune, with Fujita’s soft, jazzy leads contrasting with Gales’s thick, frenetic chickin' pickin'. Gales was virtually exuberant the entire show, the delight obvious on his face as he played, and he frequently expressed his joy at playing in the heart of New York City. His face would contort with intensity as he frantically ripped through his fretbroad during solos, at one point even pouring beer over his guitar and then continuing to play through a towel to clean it off- - Elliot Levin, New York Examiner (Feb 23, 2011)
•Gales has always preferred his blues on the rocks, but he’s never sounded heavier than with his new supergroup, Pinnick Gales Pridgen, featuring King’s X bassist and vocalist dUg Pinnick and former Mars Volta member Thomas Pridgen on drums. If you imagine that would sound like a classic blues-rock power trio pumped up on progressive metal—you’re right. - Guitar Player Magazine (Jun 4, 2013)
One of the best if not the best guitarist in the world today.-Joe Bonamassa (@JBONAMASSA) Oct 28, 2013
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’s brother Eugene Gales who played bass in the Eric Gales Band and his brother Little Jimmy King who had a thriving career as a blues artist before his untimely death. 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, Keith Richards, B. B. King, and Eric Clapton, looking on with interest as Eric took his God-given talent and worked crowd after crowd into a frenzy. The new Millennium presented new opportunities for Eric and 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. In 2006 Eric recorded the critically acclaimed CD Crystal Vision for Shrapnel Records and set the stage for his incredible Blues Bureau Division follow-up, “The Psychedelic Underground.” in 2007. In 2010 Eric hit a new stride altogether with the incredibly successful album "Relentless". In 2013 Eric, dUg Pinnick (King’s X) and Thomas Pridgen (formerly of the Mars Volta) released the first critically acclaimed record PGP on Magna Carta Records. The same year Eric released his first instrumental album “Ghost Notes” under the new banner The Eric Gales Trio.
FYI-All shows are all ages and the kitchen is open until I go home!
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