Eric Gales: TUFR’s Newest Ambassador

American Blues Guitarist, Eric Gales, has become an Ambassador for Turn Up For Recovery. TUFR Ambassadors believe music has the power to share hope, heal and change perceptions and want to help spread the awareness of recovery through music. On being TUFR’s newest Ambassador, he said “I am ecstatic to be alongside the amazing artists that represent being ambassadors for TUFR!! This is so awesome and I’m truly honored.”

Eric picked up the guitar at age four. Uniquely, he plays a right-handed guitar “upside-down” (with the bass E string on the bottom) although right-handed. His elder-brothers, who taught him to play, are left-handed and Gales never second-guessed the technique. A recording artist since 1990, he has released 19 albums. His most recent, “Crown,” was produced by Joe Bonamassa and Josh Smith. It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Blues Album chart and garnered a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Blues Album.

Eric will be part of the lineup at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival in Los Angeles later this month. In support of TUFR, he will be one of the Ambassadors appearing on the Crossroads Guitar Festival Village Stage to perform some Main Stage magic!

Both nights will be available worldwide on Pay-Per-View TV and Digital StreamingCLICK HERE for details
23 Sept 2023 Arena / Los Angeles CA – Tickets
24 Sept 2023 Arena / Los Angeles CA – Tickets

Turn up for Recovery is a charitable movement aiming to raise awareness of abstinence-based recovery, tackle the stigma of addiction and help make treatment affordable to people struggling with alcohol and drug addiction. The idea for Turn up for Recovery (TUFR) came to founder, Melia Clapton, while walking her dog. She wanted to tackle the stigma around addiction and alcoholism and raise awareness about the power of abstinence based recovery. It’s a topic very close to her heart, having supported family members throughout their recovery. Her vision is for an inclusive community of artists, music lovers and those affected by addiction coming together to have a good time, talk about recovery and raise money for others to get the help that they need at Crossroads Centre Antigua. Melia announced the movement in September 2019 during Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival. It has been gaining momentum ever since.

CLICK HERE to visit Turn Up For Recovery’s Website

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