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ERIC GALES + VOODOO CHILE - A Tribute To JIMI HENDRIX

07/31/11

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

237 W. 42nd St. (7-8 Aves.) Map

212-997-4144


31-07-2011 12:00:00 31-07-2011 12:00:00 America/New_York ERIC GALES + VOODOO CHILE - A Tribute To JIMI HENDRIX Voodoo Chile is a tribute project dedicated to keep the music of late-great Jimi Hendrix alive. There's probably no guitarist around that can take Jimi's music to the next level as well as Eric Gales can. Especially alongside the amazing drummer Keith LeBlanc and bassist David Pastorius (nephew of legendary bass player Jaco Pastorius). Maybe you've heard of Eric Gales--that kid out of Memphis, a lefty, playing a Strat upside-down and backwards, the teenager who ever so briefly took Stevie Ray Vaughan's torch back when blues-rock charted Top 40 hits. That kid with the gift, a phenom with all the intangibles, the supreme essence of rock guitar who once drew "better than Jimi" comparisons, who Mike Varney (the authority on lead guitar playing) deems an elite amongst elites. Blues guitar phenom Eric Gales was born and raised in Memphis, learning to play at age four from older brothers Eugene and Manuel in imitation of their upside-down, left-handed style (a tradition actually passed down from their grandfather, Dempsey Garrett, Sr., who was known to jam with the likes of Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf). Winning his first blues contest at 11, four years later Eric signed to Elektra to issue his 1991 debut LP, recorded with Eugene on bass; Picture of a Thousand Faces followed in 1993. Manuel (who previously performed under the alias Little Jimmy King) reunited with his siblings for 1995's Left Hand Brand, credited to the Gales Brothers. A newly matured Gales returned in the new millennium to start his solo career. With 4 albums under his belt and now 6 solo efforts, we look forward to more of the devastating guitar tone that is to come. Keith Leblanc is an American drummer and record producer, and is a member of the bands Little Axe and Tackhead. His record, "No Sell Out", was the first sample based record. His career started out on Sugar Hill Records recording with rap pioneers, Grandmaster Flash and Melle Melle. He now has his own record label where he still releases music, sample records and experiments. David Pastorius is the nephew of bass legend Jaco Pastorius. While their last names and instrument of choice is the same, there's a lot of differences between the two. David performs and plays with two bands, Local 518 and Elephant Gun, in and around Florida, and David often performs clinics around the country for Hartke. http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=88466 B.B. King Blues Club & Grill B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

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Voodoo Chile is a tribute project dedicated to keep the music of late-great Jimi Hendrix alive. There's probably no guitarist around that can take Jimi's music to the next level as well as Eric Gales can. Especially alongside the amazing drummer Keith LeBlanc and bassist David Pastorius (nephew of legendary bass player Jaco Pastorius).

Maybe you've heard of Eric Gales--that kid out of Memphis, a lefty, playing a Strat upside-down and backwards, the teenager who ever so briefly took Stevie Ray Vaughan's torch back when blues-rock charted Top 40 hits. That kid with the gift, a phenom with all the intangibles, the supreme essence of rock guitar who once drew "better than Jimi" comparisons, who Mike Varney (the authority on lead guitar playing) deems an elite amongst elites. Blues guitar phenom Eric Gales was born and raised in Memphis, learning to play at age four from older brothers Eugene and Manuel in imitation of their upside-down, left-handed style (a tradition actually passed down from their grandfather, Dempsey Garrett, Sr., who was known to jam with the likes of Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf). Winning his first blues contest at 11, four years later Eric signed to Elektra to issue his 1991 debut LP, recorded with Eugene on bass; Picture of a Thousand Faces followed in 1993. Manuel (who previously performed under the alias Little Jimmy King) reunited with his siblings for 1995's Left Hand Brand, credited to the Gales Brothers. A newly matured Gales returned in the new millennium to start his solo career. With 4 albums under his belt and now 6 solo efforts, we look forward to more of the devastating guitar tone that is to come. Keith Leblanc is an American drummer and record producer, and is a member of the bands Little Axe and Tackhead. His record, "No Sell Out", was the first sample based record. His career started out on Sugar Hill Records recording with rap pioneers, Grandmaster Flash and Melle Melle. He now has his own record label where he still releases music, sample records and experiments. David Pastorius is the nephew of bass legend Jaco Pastorius. While their last names and instrument of choice is the same, there's a lot of differences between the two. David performs and plays with two bands, Local 518 and Elephant Gun, in and around Florida, and David often performs clinics around the country for Hartke.

Venue Description: A throwback to the fabled days of New York nightclubs, B.B. King Blues Club & Grill features top-caliber music stars and an American Continental menu with a Southern flair. The Showcase Room has video screens and state-of-the-art sound, table seating, a bar where you can snack and listen, and a dance floor. The Beatles Brunch is offered every Saturday at noon (doors at 11am), and doors open for the Gospel Brunch every Sunday at 12:30pm with music at 1:30pm.

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