Praise for Chris Bergson Band's New Album Bitter Midnight
Magazine - Album of the Month, March 2017 

"As we've come to expect from Bergson, Bitter Midnight is full of tasty, intuitive guitar work and passionate vocals but besides that, the album's also a triumph for his qualities as a composer... An absolute must for fans of blues, soul and southern rock." Gitarist (NL) 

"Bergson's guitar playing accommodates all colors of the rainbow." Lust For Life (NL)

Chris Bergson joins the roster of Tornado Concerts for Benelux Bookings

New Album Releases in U.S. April 4 via 2 Shirts Records 
Bitter Midnight CD Release Shows 

April 5 - Jazz Standard, New York City
April 15 - Roy's Hall, Blairstown, New Jersey
May 20 - Black Eyed Sally's, Hartford, CT

The Chris Bergson Band's new album Bitter Midnight, released in Europe by Continental Record Services on March 17, is already drawing rave reviews. The Dutch publication Gitarist Magazine named Bitter Midnight Album of the Month for March 2017, praising Bergson's "tasty, intuitive guitar work and passionate vocals" and calling the record "an absolute must for fans of blues, soul and southern rock." Lust For Life declares "Bergson's guitar playing accommodates all colors of the rainbow" and the Dutch Blues Magazine proclaimed, "'Bitter Midnight' is an excellent album and by far the best album of Chris Bergson. This album could well be the album that makes Chris Bergson known to the general public and allows for the really big breakthrough of this excellent guitarist, songwriter and singer." Additional reviews have come from Belgium's CtrlAltCountry (4 stars), Rootsville, and Alt Country Forum (NL), which called Bitter Midnight "a wonderful album."

Chris Bergson joins the roster of Tornado Concerts for Benelux Bookings
Bergson is thrilled to join the roster of one of the leading Dutch music agencies for bookings in Holland and Belgium. Founded by Arnold Wegner in 1991, Tornado Concerts is known for their work with such diverse artists as Beth Hart, Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters, Gillian Welch and Ryan Adams as well as building up new talent.  

The U.S. release of Bitter Midnight is set for April 4 via 2 Shirts Records, with a CD release show at NYC's famed Jazz Standard on April 5. Additional shows include April 15 at Roy's Hall in Blairstown, NJ and Saturday, May 20 at Black Eyed Sally's in Hartford, CT.  

Bergson has additional Stateside shows with acclaimed Blues Music Award-nominated vocalist Alexis P. Suter & The Ministers of Sound including this Friday, March 31 at the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, PA celebrating the release of the band's new album Live From Briggs Farm (Briggs Farm Records.)

The Chris Bergson Band’s highly anticipated 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 " 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 (Dispatch).