The Chris Bergson Band's new CD Bitter Midnight will be released in Europe by Continental Record Services on March 17, 2017 and in the U.S. on 2 Shirts Records on April 4, 2017. Click here to listen to the first single from the album: "Pedal Tones."
The Chris Bergson Band's new 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. New York Blues Hall of Fame guitarist/singer Chris Bergson "...one of the most inventive songwriters in modern blues music" (All Music Guide) is joined on the album by soul singer Ellis Hooks (Steve Cropper), baritone saxophonist Jay Collins (Gregg Allman), trumpeter Steven Bernstein (Levon Helm), drummers Aaron Comess (Spin Doctors), Tony Mason (Darlene Love), bassists Andy Hess (Gov't Mule), Richard Hammond (Joan Osborne), Matt Clohesy (Patti Austin), and keyboardist/tenor saxophonist Craig Dreyer (Dispacth).
"One of the most talented bands playing today...From blazing rock to funk to soul to Delta blues and all that's in between."
"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)