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“Chris Bergson is one of the most inventive songwriters in modern blues music.”
– All Music Guide

“A kind of Edward Hopper of the blues.”
– The Blues Magazine (UK)

“Chris Bergson plays the kind of guitar you can build a house on – it’s B.B. meets Steve Cropper meets John Scofield.”
– ROLL Magazine

“The Chris Bergson Band is 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


“Live albums don’t get any better than this. Bergson and Hooks are both clearly on the rise…Bergson and Hooks have become a blues-infused modern-day Sam and Dave…” Glide Magazine

“Bergson is playing a long way from home, but it will take admirers of the New York singer-guitarist-songwriter only seconds to recognize a characteristic groove and his voice’s grainy snarl. His six-year collaboration with vocalist Ellis Hooks now sounds as inevitable as grits and groceries (see track nine.)” MOJO

“Far from blues-rock clichés and guitar demonstrations in vertiginous pyrotechnics, here are 12 live tracks as additional proof of the vitality and authenticity of a major artist on the New York scene. In perfect harmony with the splendid vocalist Ellis Hooks, guitarist-singer Chris Bergson is accompanied by a “French connection” of choice: Philippe Billoin (keyboards), Philippe Dandrimont (bass) and Pat Machenaud (drums)…Superb!”
Soul Bag (France)

“The music of Chris Bergson and Ellis Hooks is genuine Delta soul blues…The soulful voice of Hooks is reminiscent of the great soul men like Sam Cooke and Otis [Redding], and together with Chris he turns it into a true party.” Blues Magazine (Holland)