Chris Bergson Band at Johnny D's - Thursday, Oct. 29
- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 1, 2009
Kate Ross - KR Management / Publicity
917.771.2767Chris Bergson Band
Thursday, October 29
7:30 PM Show
Tickets are $12
17 Holland Street, Davis Square
With special guest: Brendan Hogan
www.chrisbergson.com" * * * * ...these guys could strip down the engine of a soulbluesmobile and put it back together blindfold."- MOJO, #1 Blues Album of 2008The Brooklyn-based Chris Bergson Band brings their "gut-busting, horn bedecked NY blues" (MOJO) to Somerville's Johnny D's on Thursday, October 29th. With recent shows including the band's first European tour and performances with blues legend Hubert Sumlin and The Band's Levon Helm, this show will be a celebratory homecoming for guitarist/vocalist Chris Bergson, a Somerville native.
Led by Chris Bergson's "stirring voice and glorious guitar" (BLUES REVUE), the band features tenor saxophonist Jay Collins and B-3 organ master Bruce Katz of the Gregg Allman Band, first-call bassist Matt Clohesy and drummer Darren Beckett (Madeleine Peyroux). Boston singer/songwriter and WGBH Blues host, Brendan Hogan will open the show.
The Chris Bergson Band will perform original material from their latest Cd, FALL CHANGES which was named MOJO Magazine's number one Blues Album of 2008. As the UK's LEICESTER BANGS writes, "this magnificent collection by Chris Bergson, recorded at Levon Helm's Woodstock studios, follows The Band in drawing intuitively and seamlessly from blues, country, folk, funk, soul and jazz. Bergson has the kind of voice that can be sepia-tinted, whiskey soaked or nicotine stained to fit the requisite style and mood, standing alongside Gregg Allman, Dr. John, Van Morrison and Danko / Helm."
"Chris Bergson is a serious talent," proclaims LIVING BLUES noting that "Bergson gives early notice to the listener on the album's opening cut, 'Gowanus Heights', of his prowess as both a performer and songwriter. With a horn section that would do the old Stax crew proud, Bergson lures the listener into his world of jazz influenced blues and doesn't let up until the final cut." Boston, get ready - this local boy is coming home.
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