Hudson Valley Blues Society: Blues at Bethany presents Chris Bergson
April 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Join us for a unique and intimate evening of Blues music with Chris Bergson and bassist Matt Raymond in the magical setting of Bethany Arts Community!
Doors open at 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm
Advance tickets $25 / $30 at the door ($25 HVBS Members)
Chris Bergson was inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame in February 2015. With MOJO Magazine’s #1 Blues Album of 2008, Fall Changes (recorded at Levon Helm’s studio in Woodstock, NY), #2 Blues Album of 2011, Imitate the Sun, #3 Blues Album of 2014 and #3 Blues Album of 2017, Bitter Midnight, New York guitarist/singer Chris Bergson has established himself as “one of the most inventive songwriter sin modern blues music.” (All Music Guide.) Chris Bergson has performed with Levon Helm, Hubert Sumlin, Norah Jones, John Hammond as well as jazz legends Annie Ross and drummer Al Foster (Miles Davis) and opened for B.B. King, Etta James and Bettye LaVette, to name just a few.
Bassist Matt Raymond has been a member of the New York and New Jersey Blues, Roots and Jazz music scene for over twenty years. He has performed with Levon Helm, Bettye LaVette, Hubert Sumlin, Paul Oscher, Bruce Katz, Jaimoe of the Allman Brothers, and Bob Margolin to name a few of the dozens of acts he has played with nationally and internationally. Most recently, Matt was a longstanding member of the Chris O’Leary Band. He is also the house bassist at Grammy nominated Dave Gross’ Fat Rabbit studios.
“Chris Bergson plays the kind of guitar you can build a house on…it’s B.B. meets Steve Cropper meets John Scofield.” ROLL Magazine
“From blazing rock to funk to soul to Delta Blues and all that’s in between.” Elmore Magazine
“Authentic but not stifled by tradition…Bergson is the classic triple threat.” Jambands
“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 is also a triumph for his qualities as a composer. An absulte must for fans of blues, soul and southern rock.”
Gitarist Magazine (Holland)
“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. Bergson doesn’t do predictable, but there’s a visible thread of blues awareness running through the fabric of everything he writes, sings and plays: he is a concise and subtle guitarist and tough, grainy singer.” The Blues Magazine (UK)