ROLL Magazine

March 01, 2008 | BY Ross Rice
Chris Bergson Band | Fall Changes

2 Shirt Records |
Roll's Quick Pick 3

Chris Bergson plays the kind of guitar you can build a house on; when heís on rhythm with his Gibson ES-335, he holds it down hard...when he's on lead, itís B.B. meets Steve Cropper meets John Scofield...which is my cockeyed way of saying he's good, y'all. (Plus, heís a pretty damn good blues singer.) With half of the Organiks: Bruce Katz on piano/B3, Jay Collins on sax and background vocals, plus Ollabelle's Tony Leone on drums, and bassist Chris Berger, Bergson turns in a tasty set of mostly originals recorded (by Justin Guip) at Levon Helm Studios, enhanced by covers of 'Are You Experienced?' and Levon-fave 'When I Paint My Masterpiece.' With special guests Amy Helm and saxman Erik Lawrence, this release is soul-satisfying.