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Chris Bergson

The Chris Bergson Band’s latest release Bitter Midnight was named Album of the Month for March 2017 in the Dutch magazine Gitarist and showcases the band’s “gut-busting, horn-bedecked NY blues” (MOJO) with eleven original songs all recorded to two-inch tape by co-producer, keyboardist/tenor saxophonist Craig Dreyer (Dispatch) at Brooklyn’s Mighty Toad Recording Studio. 

 

Chris Bergson was inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame in February 2015. With MOJO Magazine's #1 Blues Album of 2008, Fall Changes, #2 Blues Album of 2011, Imitate the Sun, and #3 Blues Album of 2014, Live at Jazz Standard, Chris Bergson has established himself as "one of the most inventive songwriters in modern blues music." (All Music Guide)  Bergson has performed and/or shared the stage with Hubert Sumlin, Levon Helm, B.B. King. Norah Jones, John Hammond, Etta James and Bettye LaVette, to name just a few. 

 

"One of the most talented bands playing today...From blazing rock to funk to soul to Delta blues and all that's in between."  Elmore Magazine

 

"Over the past decade, Chris Bergson has become one of the most interesting blues-inspired songwriters. He describes the streetscapes and nightscapes of city life, painting small, memorable pictures, a kind of Edward Hopper of the blues. Bergson doesn't do predictable, but there's a visible thread of blues awareness running through the fabric of everything he writes, sings and plays: he is a concise and subtle guitarist and tough, grainy singer." The Blues Magazine (UK) 

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