Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Nice Levon Helm Band video from rollingstone.com - "Deep Elem Blues" - Ryman.


New Chris Bergson album (Imitate the Sun) releases today!

From his emailed newsletter:

I am thrilled to announce the release of Imitate the Sun - the new CD from the Chris Bergson Band!

The album has already received 4 stars in MOJO and has been enjoying national radio play (currently #6 on the NY Roots Radio Charts and #20 on the National Blues Radio Charts). Recorded at Brooklyn's Excello Recording, Imitate the Sun features Jay Collins, Bruce Katz, Matt Clohesy, Tony Leone and two tracks with a horn section arranged by Jay Collins featuring Kenny Rampton and Chris Karlic.

A little bit about the record, courtesy of Dave Rubin, 2005 winner of KBA in Journalism:

Imitate the Sun contains six strikingly original songs and four thoughtful covers that allow his fertile creativity free reign... Bergson makes every track a complete and rewarding musical statement... Chris Bergson is a man on a mission with his blues-breaking guitar, passionate vocals and literate lyrics. He is out to leave an indelible mark on the world of music and succeeding spectacularly with his life-affirming art that both consoles and excites. The sum total is an impressive and growing body of work that reaches across the ages and boundaries.

We hope you enjoy the new record! You can listen at www.chrisbergson.com and the album is available for purchase at Amazon, iTunes, CD Baby, eMusic, Rhapsody and Napster.

Upcoming Shows

Wednesday, May 11 - The Iridium, NYC
Saturday, May 14 - The Falcon, Marlboro, NY
Sunday, May 15 - Hubert Sumlin with the Chris Bergson Band, Whippany, NJ
Saturday, May 21 - The Turning Point, Piermont, NY
Friday, June 3 - The Bowery Electric, NYC
Thursday, June 23 - Johnny D's, Somerville, MA

Radio Appearances

Tuesday, May 10 - Tonight!
WVKR - Vassar College Radio, Poughkeepsie, NY
91.3 FM and steaming at www.wvkr.org
D.B. Brown's Hudson Valley Rag Shop
Solo acoustic performance and interview
6:30 - 8 PM

Wednesday, May 11
WFDU - 89.1 FM, Farleigh Dickinson University, NJ
Streaming at www.wfdu.edu
Blues in the Groove with Nikki Armstrong
Interview at 2:30 PM

Thanks, everybody! I hope you can make it out!


Album Cover Photo by Ahron R. Foster

Chris Bergson is a New York guitarist, singer and songwriter.
For complete show schedule, MP3s, bio, and photos, please visit:
chrisbergson.com and myspace.com/chrisbergsonband

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Garth Hudson, Hamilton Place, Hamilton, Ontario 2007