One of MOJO’s Top 10 Blues Albums of 2019

“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, bringing a similar kind of gritty, rousing blues that is chill-inducing, whether vocally or via Bergson’s stinging, piercing solos (check out “Bitter Midnight”) …Bergson’s guitar lines echo two of his heroes, Hubert Sumlin (with whom he performed in his later years) and Freddie King.” Glide Magazine

“Anyone who has ever seen a Bergson show knows what you can expect: authentic songs that are brought full of fire. Bergson only armed with a Telecaster, Twin Reverb and a single pedal, shows that you don’t need anything else. Well, a fantastic voice is nice too. And he has this too, just like Hooks.” – Gitarist Magazine (Holland)

“Bergson is playing a long way from home, but it will take admirers of the NewYork 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 NewYork 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)