Houston Blues & Jazz Festival: Eric Gales & Diunna Greanleaf
Houston Blues & Jazz Festival presents two performances in one night at The Rustic: Eric Gales and Diunna Greenleaf.
Diunna Greenleaf, the leader of Blue Mercy, is a native Houstonian who has a background steeped in gospel music. Influenced by the likes of Koko Taylor, Aretha Franklin, Rosetta Thorpe, Sam Cooke, Charles Brown and her own parents Ben & Mary Ella Greenleaf (Gospel) she has developed "Diunna's style of Blues" in the same tradition as many other Texas blues men and women. Her music combines jazz, gospel and heartfelt soul.
Eric Gales, a left-handed guitarist and vocalist, has developed a unique hybrid blues/rock sound that also draws upon influences as diverse as Albert King and Frank Gambale.