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Explosion 1: Pre-game  Special

$2 DOMESTICS

 

WILBERTS IS OUTSTANDING!
Home of The
$2 DOMESTICS-$3 BOMBS
Labatts and Labatts Lite-the BIG BOYS - 16oz-Yea just 2 bucks too!
FireBalls are just $4  & so are  shots of Jameson.
Where everything is homemade Fresh and down right delicious!
1/2 Slab of Ribs with hand cut Fries and a Salad - JUST $9.99 (HH)
The BEST Homemade barbeque sauce- It's Sweet-Smokey-Spicy!!!
We pride ourselves on having the
Best Service
Best Food
at The Best Price in the neighborhood
+ Awesome Music! = Home of over 80+Grammy Winners!
So see us before during and after the tribe games.
In the Historic Caxton building just north of the stadium off Bolivar and east 9th;
WILBERTS-Bringing you over 120 years of Miller Hospitality to Cleveland!
OUTSTADNING!

 

Wilbert's Food & Music
812 Huron Avenue E.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
216.902.4663

 

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

If you leave a message make sure you leave your phone #, and we'll call you back with a reservation conformation, or better yet,-you can e-mail

us at

wilberts812@sbcglobal.net

Dinner reservations must be made for at least an hour or more before show time. By 7pm week days and 8pm week ends

Thanks MM!

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EVAN (my son)AND GATEMOUTH!

Great Place for

a Party!

We'll cater to all your wants & needs!

Special Menus,

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!)

Mike Millers

Cell 216.375.5966

e-mail wilberts812@sbcglobal.net

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

 

DRAFT beer

Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Nosferatu

American Ale

ABV:8%

Nosferatu from Great Lakes Brewing Company is an Irish-Style Red Ale. Great Lakes Brewing Company has given Nosferatu the following description: "Highly hopped imperial red ale rich with flavor, yet remarkably balanced.Like vampires (most especially, the notorious German vampire from the 1920s film era), this beer has a bit of a reputation as ?the Beer with the Bite.?"

 

Columbus Brewing Company

IPA


Appearance: Arrives with a cloudy amber color capped by a meringue of a head that leaves plenty of splashy lacing

Smell: Floral and fruity, with sugary citrus and tropical fruit aromatics

Taste: A hint of sugary malt and then the hops dominate, bringing pineapple and ruby red grapefruit tones; there is a hint of melon but this is all about the lively hop flavors

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A great West Coast style IPA; this brewery knows their way around the hop farm

Flying Dog Brewery Raging Bitch Belgian


A - Thick white head, took a while to reduce and left some white lacing on the glass.

S - Hemp, Citrus

T - Malty and Caramel, Bitter hop finish, not too dry on the aftertaste and the high alcohol content is hard to detect until a lot after

M - As I said, not a dry aftertaste. The strength of the alcohol does come along after a while but only as an afternote. It's actually quite a supreme aftertaste and the belgian method and yeast comes through.

All in all a really good beer. .

 

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.

Smell: Wow. A chewy and enticing blend of bready, grassy malts (reminiscent of Czech pilsner) and caramel. As the beer warms, scents of toffee, molasses, and peat emerge.

Taste: Though the smells is more pilsner-like, the taste is much like a Scotch ale. Toasted malts, caramel, toffee, peat (which may just end up being a handful of smoked malt — or the Scottish Maris Otter malt mentioned on the beer's webpage), a little molasses, and licorice.

Drinkability: This beer is solid. It offers great flavor and is very drinkable.

 

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.
Smell: A sweet and toasty aroma of caramel malt, pumpkins, and fall spices. Big hints of pumpkins upfront. Bready toasted malts with hints of sweet caramel, toffee, biscuit, grains, yeast, nuts, and some tea like hints. Mix of fall spices including hints of nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, clove, and allspice. Slight hint of candied sugar. Background hints of earthy and floral hops. A pretty solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a toasty and nicely sweet pumpkin taste with a big malt presence and spices. Solid upfront vegetal taste of pumpkins. Toasted malts with notes of sweet caramel, toffee, biscuit, tea, grains, nuts, and yeast. Solid mix of fall spices with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, and clove. Light notes of brown and candied sugar. Solid hop backing with some floral and earthy notes. A very solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, fairly spicy, and pretty smooth.

Overall: A pretty good pumpkin ale. Good balance of pumpkin, toasty malts, and spices with a decent hop backing

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.

S: Wowee, milk chocolate, toffee, coffee, barley, malts, hickory smoke, has a very rich, roasted, aroma to it

T: Man this is good, I can really tastes those lactate sugars as mentioned on the bottle, makes me crave a herheys bar so bad. Rich, thick, roasted coffee flavor, hints of vanilla, it is quite sweet, has earthy, smoky tones to it, twang of hops at the finish

M: Rich, full body with ample amounts of carbonation and balances well with the flavor. Very rich, robust, complex, hoppy, bitter finish towards the end.

O: Overall this was what I was hoping for, the smell of it was astounding, love that early morning coffee smell. All around this was great and I recommend


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


I was surprised at how perfect this beer was.

It tasted amazing and had the nicest cloudy unfiltered wheat beer coloring.

Just the perfect consistency all around.

And the sugar content wasn't too heavy either. I know a lot of summer beers like to load up on the sugars and fruit additives, but this one is just perfect from the keg.

Had it from a bottle later on in the night and it just didn't taste the same.

If you can find this on draft, go for it. You won't be disappointed.

It's just a very smooth drinkable beer and it really packs a punch in the flavor department. I tasted cardamom, orange peel and some other unique spices.

Columbus IPA - Columbus Brewing Company


A: Pours a murky golder orange, 2 finger head that lasts with excellent lacing on the glass ware.

S: Dank aroma that is similar to Sucks, citrus, and pine. Airfreshner

T: Bitter hop bomb, some surprising sweetness and pine. Hop forward.

M: Medium body, little thinner than I anticipated based on color. Dry sweet finish.

O: Excellent beer, one of if not the best best single IPAs.

Samuel Adams OctoberFest


A - Amber and copper color with an off white head
S - the smell is malty
T - I get mostly malts. noticing a good amount of sweetness and a a little bit of hops
M - Medium body and a little carbination. goes down smooth
O - The first seasonal Sam Adams in awhile, Its one of the better ones I have had.

 

Irish Setter Red

Thirsty Dog Brewing Company


A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a hazy consistency. There was a huge, creamy, long-lasting head. Not much lacing.

S: A typically malty aroma with some traces of caramel.

T: Tasted of malt, caramel, and some hops in the finish. Not exactly what I'd call a groundbreaking flavor, but very enjoyable nonetheless.

M: A nice amount of carbonation with a somewhat slick finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Overall, this is a solid, well made, drinkable beer.

Dales Pale Ale

One of the quintessential American hoppy Pale Ale of our time! beeradvocate.com

Top U.S. Pale Ale
New York Times

Gold Medal – 2010
World Beer Championships

World's Best Canned Beer
Details Magazine

Top Five American Pale Ales
Ratebeer.com, 2005-2009

Gold Medal
Stockholm Beer & Whiskey Festival

 

Victory Summer Of Love

Appearance: Pours a clear golden with a modest head that leaves just a few dots behind
Smell: Slightly grainy with a hint of citrusy hops
Taste: A hint of bread up front with a developing grainy aspect; in the middle, a hint of citrus balances the malt flavors; surprisingly peppery on the finish
Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with crisp carbonation
Overall: For a Blonde, this is a tasty beer and would be a treat on a hot Summer day

 

Young's Double Chocolate Stout

The taste is a mix of Hershey/milk

chocolate, roasted

grain, light bitter coffee roast, and vanilla

 

Guinness

A classic. Mainly

roasted malt, with a

touch of cream and

milk to it

 

Labatt Blue


Light golden color. Head fizzes quickly, then dissipates with good lacing.

Not much of a smell going on here. Really can't pick up anything.

Taste is refreshingly mild. Not overly sweet, not bitter. And surprisingly not extra corn-filled. It is pleasant.

Mouthfeel is thin, with the proper amount of carbonation. Not overly bubbly, which is a good thing.

Overall, this is a quality Canadian Lager. Anyone who appreciates a simple, yet refreshing brew can appreciate this. No need at all to bash it, as it does indeed have its place in the beer world.

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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

enjoy less.

We have bigger

houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less

sense, more

knowledge, but

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.

We

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

divorce, fancier

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'.

Remember, spend

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

your mind.

A Message by

George Carlin

Reminder

We're always  open

before all Indians/Cav's home  Games with $2-Domestics-Labatt blue,Budweise, .Bud

Light, Bud Select, Coors light MGD, Miller Lite,

Miller high life,Rolling

Rock, PBR

$3- Microbrews-Killian's Red, Michelob Ultra,

Bud Lime, Landshark, Great Lakes

Dortmunder,

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Blue Moon,

Samuel Adams

Cherry, Grape, Jagger, Orange Bombs $3

$4 Irish

Car

Bombs!

Right On!

-Tell your Friends!

 

Get It ToGo!!!

 

Thursday September 18

an Awesome night of original acoustic music

WITH

Nick Young / Ariel Strasser / Jim Lasby

Rock / Americana / Power Pop from NY

Nick Young

Hailing from Rochester, N.Y., singer-songwriter Nick Young's songs combine power pop hooks with country-tinged roots rock to form an energetic sound that's familiar, yet all its own. After several years as the frontman and principal songwriter of the band Burning Daylight, Young has spent much of the last year recording his solo debut record both locally and in Nashville, Tennessee with producer Jim Reilley (of The New Dylans). With the help of Reilley and with legendary pedal steel player Al Perkins (Gram Parsons) and drummer Ken Coomer (Wilco) augmenting Young's Americana/Power Pop sound, the album “Truth Is” was released on November 30, 2010.

PLUS

Singer Songwriter / Pop / Jazz

from Boston, MA

Ariel Strasser

www.arielstrasser.com

Ariel Strasser is a singer/songwriter from Minneapolis, Minnesota currently based in Boston, Massachusetts. Growing up in a house surrounded by her family's music, it wasn't a surprise when she was accepted to the prestigious Boston Conservatory musical theater program. With a Bachelor of Fine Arts and an emphasis in songwriting, Ariel has had the privilege of collaborating with artists such as singer/songwriter Samuel Crown, drummer Scotty Horey, percussionist Fernando Meza, and guitarist James Berget. She is currently promoting her recently released album, "Crooked Line" recorded at The Vault recording studio in Hoboken, NJ with producer Dan McLoughlin of The Push Stars. "Crooked Line" features Nate Tucker on drums and percussion, Max Judelson on upright bass, Adrianne Pope on violin and Chris Trapper, also of The Push Stars, on vocals.

AND

Jim Lasby

From Cleveland Ohio

 

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 19

Best New Country Music Artist

GARY RAY

Gary Ray is an American Singer/Songwriter who started his career in Atlanta, GA and now calls Nashville, TN home. Although, Gary Ray (Pfaff) is most known in the Country Music format, his music transcends genres.

He has toured with a vast group of successful artists and to show you the diversity - in the same year he shared the stage with Brantley Gilbert, Lifehouse, The Counting Crows, Corey Sm ... ith, Lady Antebellum, and Miranda Lambert.

His latest single, One More Trip Around the Sun, has drawn comparisons to newer pop artists like The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, and Avicci. Gary Ray's unmistakable, Country grit voice takes this feel good song to a new dimension. One source quoted the song as the Country Music equivalent to Pharrell's "Happy".

PLUS

Country Mile

acoustic music ..country...rock...pop...little everything.. acoustics...from Cleveland

AND

Wild Fire

Sounds Like: Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Brantley Gilbert

Ever since he was a young boy, Joe Bova has been performing in front of audiences of all size. Surprisingly, Joe has never taken a voice or guitar lesson, he is completely self taught. Joe's family was never musically inclined and it was not until the 6th grade that Joe Bova's vocal talents were discovered. Joe's father asked him to sing the Star Spangled Banner at a major basketball tournament th ... at he was managing; from then on the rest is as they say “history”. Since that time, Joe has performed the National Anthem at Progressive Field for the Cleveland Indians, while also performing for various events and genres.

After high school Joe attended Notre Dame College, where he not only sang in the choir, but played baseball for the Falcons as well. Though the baseball experience was short lived, he did not come out empty handed. Through baseball Joe met and became good friends with Morgan Woods. Often times Joe and Morgan would find themselves singing and sometimes arguing about country music.

Joe Bova Music was created on February 1, 2012 when Joe and Morgan began to collaborate on a song that Morgan had been working on for some time. After 6 hours and a 12 pack of Yuengling, "Carryin' Me Away" had been born and released to the public on YouTube, at 4:00 in the morning. Little did they know, that not only had they written their first song "Carryin' Me Away", but Joe Bova Music had been launched into overdrive. Since that time Joe & Morgan have written multiple other songs including "We Got History" and "Bleeding Red, White, & Blue". After making it through the first of tryouts for The Voice and later being sent home, Joe Bova has made it his primary focus to prove them wrong.

In February of 2013, Joe Bova Music expanded the already blossoming project to accompany Adam and Aaron Boey into the group as lead and rhythm guitarists. Both Adam and Aaron are proud veterans of The United States Army, with Aaron having served in Afghanistan and Adam in Iraq.

After having become fast friends with the Boey brothers, the decision was made to change the name of the band to as it stands now, Wild Fire. Rightfully suiting the determined and aggressive personality of all the members.

Since that time, Wild Fire has played at Put-In-Bay, OH, Kent 'Round Town Music Festival as well as Bar 145 in Kent. The Public House and Lake City Tavern, where they opened up for Nashville's own Gary Ray, are among their favorite and most frequent places to light up stage.

Though Wild Fire's future is unwritten, their loyal fans can be the ones responsible for their success. Fuel the fire and support them, follow them, listen to Wild Fire and watch this talented group live their dreams.

Saturday September 20

We'll Be At

Whiskey Island Brew B-Q

with our

10AM-11PM

 

Then at 6pm

At WILBERTS

AFTON SHOWCASE

 

 

 

Sunday September 14

Opening at 9:30AM

Browns Party

With The Best Specials in The Neighborhood

Starting with

$3 Mimosa's

$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

Sweet-Smokey-Spicy!

Thursday September 25

CHRIS TRAPPER 

(of the PushStars!)


began his career as the front man for late-90's alternative rock band THE PUSH STARS (Capitol Records).  With four CD releases and several high profile national tours -- including a run with Matchbox Twenty -- The Push Stars served to establish Chris as an authentic talent.  

As a modern day singer /songwriter, Chris is most known for his song This Time , the #1 selling song on the Grammy nominated soundtrack for AUGUST RUSH (Robin Williams, Jonathan Rhys Meyers /Warner Bros Pictures).  

The new CD (released October 18, 2013), Technicolor , is a collection of 17 songs written and performed by Chris Trapper.   This new work was  Produced, Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Brad Young at BKY Music, Boston, USA.   Focus tracks include the title track 'Technicolor' and 'Northwest Sun' and 'The Accident'.

Chris Trapper's music can best be described as lyrically driven roots-pop with a knack for telling everyday stories filled with extra-ordinary characters.  

" Every record tells a story. For me, much more than gimmicks, my albums are like diary entries, or truthful accounts of where I'm at in life. I suppose that might be the same for most songwriters, but in the spectrum of the music business, it's still an animal that's nearly extinct ."   Chris Trapper  
In the Spring of 2013 Chris performed a duet with his songwriting idol  JOHN PRINE at the Portsmouth Songwriter Festival.

In 2012 and 2013 Chris toured North America and the UK with multi platinum songwriter COLIN HAY. 
Chris' previous CD, The Few & The Far Between, is a collection of 14 songs written and performed by Chris Trapper. Focus tracks include the CD opener,  Here All Along,  featuring guest vocals by Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty, and  The More I Think  featuring vocals and slide guitar by Colin Hay of Men at Work.

"His humble sense of humility is what makes Trapper's songs so strong... He makes you feel like you are the person he's singing about.   The Few & the Far Between  is another strong addition to the Chris Trapper/Push Stars catalog." Popdose

The New York Times  calls his work  “classic pop perfection .”

A prolific songwriter, Chris can boast high profile film placements including  There's Something About Mary  (Ben Stiller, Cameron Diaz),  The Devil Wears Prada  (Meryl Streep),  Say It Isn't So  (Heather Graham) and  Gun Shy  (Sandra Bullock, Liam Neeson) as well as significant television placements including  All My Children, Women's Murder Club, Malcolm In The Middle , a coveted placement in George Clooney's final episode of  ER , the theme song for WB Networks dramedy  Pepper Dennis  and a cameo on-screen appearance with the show's star, Rebecca Romjin.

A respected songwriter of the highest caliber, Chris has written 7 songs with/for Canadian band GREAT BIG SEA, including their #1 single "Sea Of No Cares" from the certified-platinum  Sea Of No Cares  CD.  Great Big Sea covered Trapper's song "Everything Shines” and their version served as the debut single off their certified-gold  Road Rage  CD album. Chris' songwriting collaborations with Great Big Sea earned him two prestigious SOCAN awards. Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty and Antigone Rising have performed other notable versions of Trapper's songs.

Trapper's live show is a favorite among fans of alt–acoustic music. His on–stage persona is warm and inclusive, his organic understanding of classic pop melody, infectious. Audience members seem to particularly appreciate the lighthearted moments with the ukulele.

It's an incredibly rare musician, particularly in the world of popular music, who is able to forge a career based on quiet dignity and steadfast integrity ."  

The Buffalo News

Opening

Jessy Tomsko

Singer Songwriter / Folk/Pop / Acoustic from NYC

Sounds Like: Joni Joan Mitchell, Ingrid Michaelson, Joan Baez, Rosi Golan

Hailing from New York City, Jessy Tomsko has a love for music that transcends the simple pop tunes that plague much of today's music scene. With her heartfelt lyrics and self-penned melodies, Jessy celebrates life and love in her acoustic renditions brought to life on the many stages of New York City.

Jessy's love for music stretches back to early childhood where she became enamoured with writing short poems and stories, and shortly began to add music to the equation by composing little piano pieces. These early ventures into music cumulated in picking up the guitar in her late teens, and deciding then and there that she wanted to focus on music and pursue a career of her own. After some time spent earning a degree in classical singing, Jessy returned to writing music, reigning in her creative capabilities and challenging herself as a singer-song writer.

In 2010, Jessy worked closely with Greg Fisher of Evolving Sound Studios on her debut, full-length album, “The Light You Make”. The album invites the listener to take part in Jessy's honest and unguarded musical interpretation of life's virtues and melancholies. The soft, lilting melodies featured on the record showcases her vocal skills, finessed with years of classical training.

Jessy's work is infused with a lightness and warmth that is equally embodied in her live performances. Maintaining a busy performance schedule, Jessy has played at venues such as The Bitter End in New York City and the World Café Live in Philadelphia, and major events as the Wave Gathering Music Festival in Asbury Park, New Jersey and the Launch Music Conference in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She's also had the honour of sharing the stage with artists such as David Berkeley, James Maddock, John Francis, Amber Rubarth and Ari Hest among many others.

Jessy Tomsko is a Concerthouse Music Artist and is distributed digitally to the world by Blue Pie Records.

“Little Reverie”, a three track EP, was released in January 2011. Jessy continued to evoke emotionally charged responses from her listeners with acoustic tracks delivered with sweet and simple vocals. Her stripped down and honest delivery magnified the intimacy she strives to achieve with her audience.

Known for her well-crafted songs and dynamic stage personality, Jessy's easy-going personality and warm vocals permeate her music and continues to do so with her latest single, “Come Get Me”. As a member of ASCAP, she has teamed up with Concerthouse Music Management and Blue Pie Records in 2011 to further develop her music.

Jessy is currently in the studio working on a new EP, due out in early 2014.

 

 

Thursday December 11

The Eric Gales Trio

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.
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 Eric Johnson. A unique amalgam of styles, Eric Gales stands head and shoulders among other guitarists in his genre.

 

FYI-All shows are all ages and the kitchen is open until I go home!

→and remember To be nice & Have A Nice Time!

WILBERT'S is Great Music + Delicious food In An Intimate Setting = What a Concept!

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