CHRIS BERGSON BAND
“Bergson’s enthusiasm pours forth with a message that ranges from James Brown to James Taylor. Funk, soul, blues, folk and delectable jazz come together seamlessly.”
– Jim Santella, All About Jazz
“On Another Day, Chris Bergson makes his thin-line Gibson sound fat and funky in true Big Easy style, pays tribute to Curtis Mayfield with sweet double-stops, and picks angular blues-bop lines like a tightly wound New York hipster. Bergson has tone and vibe to spare.”
– Andy Ellis, Guitar Player
“Bergson’s vocals are warm and personal. ‘Come and Gone’ simmers; gorgeous ballads ‘Another Day’ and ‘High Above the Morning’ are deep country soul.”
– Tom Hyslop, Blues Revue
“Bergson is accompanied by a stellar band whose musical acumen provides the perfect foil for Bergson’s deeply soulful baritone vocals and dynamic fretwork. which melds the influences of Wes Montgomery and T-Bone Walker to perfection. A hugely talented artist.”
– Mick Rainsford, Blues in Britain
“Versatile, inspired playing, with vocals to match.”
–Sean McDevitt, Guitar One
The Chris Bergson Band’s new CD Another Day (2 Shirts Records) draws on the rich legacy of American Roots music. Consisting of seven original compositions and one tune by blues legend Son House, the eight songs on this recording deftly navigate the country blues, soul jazz, and rock genres to create a vibrant sound that is gritty, exuberant, and honest.
Led by Bergson’s soulful vocals and ferocious guitar, the Chris Bergson Band takes the heart of the Delta blues and stretches it into new forms. From the swampy opening grooves of “Come and Gone” to the country ballad “High Above the Morning” to Bergson’s moving solo tune “Three Sisters,” inspired by the music of Skip James, Chris Bergson is forging a new path. While encompassing a wide variety of styles, the Chris Bergson Band keeps the space and big beat of the Delta blues at its core. All American music with soul and groove – from Ray Charles to The Band to Jimi Hendrix – has the sound of the Delta at its center, and that’s the sound that runs through Another Day.