MOJO Magazine has ranked Bitter Midnight the #3 Blues Album for 2017!
“Four stars…With his sixth album Bergson again proves himself an expert writer of blues short stories…” MOJO, #3 Blues Album of 2017
“Throughout this expertly balanced mixture of blues, funk, R&B and soul, Bergson sings confidently through taut lyrics with more matured vocals since his extensive touring.” Living Blues
“An absolute must for band of blues, soul and southern rock.” Gitarist (Holland)
Chris Bergson (Levon Helm, Hubert Sumlin) – guitar, vocals
Craig Dreyer (Dispatch) – organ, tenor sax
Dan Loomis (John Zorn) – bass
Aaron Comess (Spin Doctors) – drums
New York Blues Hall of Fame (2015) guitarist/singer Chris Bergson “…one of the most inventive songwriters in modern blues music” (All Music Guide )
The Chris Bergson Band’s current release “Bitter Midnight” is the band’s first studio album since 2011’s critically acclaimed “Imitate the Sun”. Bitter Midnight showcases the band’s “gut-busting, horn-bedecked NY blues” (MOJO) with eleven original songs all recorded to two-inch tape at Brooklyn’s Mighty Toad Recording Studio.
Many of the songs on the record were inspired by Bergson’s recent European tours that have included performances in France, Spain, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Slovenia, Ireland, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia. 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.