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Guitarist Eric Gales Performs At Ossining's Mike Risko Music

Eric Gales holds a John Page Classic Ashburn guitar.
Eric Gales holds a John Page Classic Ashburn guitar. Photo Credit: Contributed

OSSINING, N.Y. -- Renowned blues-rock guitarist Eric Gales will perform at Mike Risko Music in Ossining on Wednesday, June 15.

This free event will be hosted by Mike and Miriam Risko, owners of Mike Risko Music. Also present will be John Page, acclaimed custom guitar builder and designer of the John Page Classic guitar that Gales will play, and Howard Swimmer, founder and CEO of HRS Unlimited, the parent company of John Page Classic Guitars.

Born into a musical family in Memphis, Tenn., Gales was signed to Elektra records and released his first record at age 16. He was immediately voted “Best New Talent” in the Guitar World Magazine Reader’s Poll; this was the beginning of a storied career that includes radio hits like "Sign of the Storm,” numerous award-winning albums, performances at Woodstock ’94 with Carlos Santana, and selection as a featured guitarist on the “Experience Hendrix” tour.

Gales has developed a unique blues-rock sound that draws upon influences as diverse as Albert King and Eric Johnson.

“We’re thrilled to host Eric Gales,” said Mike Risko. “It’s a rare opportunity for our students and anyone in the area with an interest in learning to play guitar to see and interact with one of the greatest blues-rock guitarists of our time.”

Gales will be playing a John Page Classic Ashburn model, the only new guitar brand inducted into the prestigious Guitar Player Magazine 2015 Hall of Fame, according to Mike Risko Music

John Page Classic makes the custom design of John Page available in accessible “production” models that appeal to elite guitarists and serious students alike, according to Mike Risko Music. Numerous John Page Classic guitars will be available at the event, so attendees can try the brand for themselves.

Learn more at www.johnpageclassic.com.

The event will begin at 7 p.m. For additional information, call 914-762-8757.

Mike Risko Music is at 144 Croton Ave., Ossining.

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