In March 2013 we spent a week embedded in Memphis befriending the locals while hitting the bars, music venues and barbecue joints in order to get a true sense of the city, its people and its culture.
When Eric Gales, one of most notable blues guitarists to come out of Memphis in recent years, returned home to play a show at Minglewood Hall, it felt less like a concert and more like a family reunion. As his show progressed it seemed like every other interlude had someone yelling a greeting or a relative coming on stage to perform. It was hard to tell who was there to see “Eric Gales the Raw Dawg” and who was there simply to see “E,” but even if you didn’t know him personally, you could appreciate how he called back to his past throughout the night. read more