BITTER MIDNIGHT, THE NEW ALBUM FROM THE CHRIS BERGSON BAND
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."
Bitter Midnight named Album of the Month in the March 2017 issue of Gitarist Magazine (NL).
"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."
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 (Dispatch).
"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."
The Blues Magazine (UK)