One of MOJO’s Top 10 Blues Albums of 2011

“The ambience of Chris Bergson’s music is an Edward Hopper world of suspicion and solitude, dusk-time avenues and dimly lit bars…This is the terrain of Tom Waits and Lou Reed, and Bergson has something of each in his gruff, laconic delivery, but his sound is intransigently his own.”  MOJO

“Chris Bergson writes memorable songs, sings them with passion, and plays such a mean guitar that the great Hubert Sumlin has been known to sit in at his gigs. Once again, he has gathered the best musicians in New York state to assist, the funky rhythm section of Matt Clohesy on bass and Tony Leone on drums, keyboard master Bruce Katz, and cool Jay Collins on sax, and each of them contributes moments of brilliance.” Blues Revue

“Upon first hearing guitar man Chris Bergson and his gravely southern drawl, which is a combination of Levon Helm and Gregg Allman, you can hardly believe this guy is from New York City. Imitate the Sun displays an artist dedicated to bringing blues and classic R&B into the future while honoring the past.” No

“Ten helpings of satisfying blue-eyed soul, sad bastard storytelling, and tasty ensemble textures – where Bergson’s voice, then guitar, prove to be both wise leaders, and worthy centers of attention…Bergson’s lower-pitched tenor tends to emphasize taste and ornament over range, and his semi-hollow Gibson tones put him between the late Little Milton and Warren Haynes’ current sound du jour…”

“Smoky flavors wafting from New York City up to the Catskill Mountains infiltrate the unfussy music of the Chris Bergson Band. Bergson’s a spry, supple guitarist with an earthy singing voice and a blues-grounded heart…Keep a sharp eye on this guy.” Hittin’ the Note