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Chris Bergson and Ellis Hooks

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Chris Bergson and Ellis Hooks perform at The Colony in Woodstock NY. Brad Cole supports.

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"Live albums don't get any better than this. Bergson and Hooks are both clearly on the rise...Bergson and Hooks have become a modern-day blues-infused 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

Chris Bergson & Ellis Hooks’ "Live in Normandy" Named one of MOJO’s Top Ten Blues Albums of 2019

New York Blues Hall of Famer Chris Bergson and acclaimed soul singer Ellis Hooks bring their "gut-busting NY blues" (MOJO) to The Colony on Friday, February 28th. Bergson has performed with Levon Helm at his celebrated Midnight Ramble concerts as well as recording his critically acclaimed Fall Changes album at Helm's barn studio. Chris Bergson and Ellis Hooks' new CD/DVD release Live in Normandy captures the magic of Bergson and Hooks, two modern soul powerhouses, in front of a stadium crowd. Bergson, "one of the most inventive songwriters in modern blues music," (All Music Guide) and Hooks, a singer whose "gravel and honey voice...blends the blues growl and soul croon," (All Music Guide) are in top form on this release, which is the result of almost a decade of collaboration and touring. This past summer saw Bergson and Hooks headlining at major festivals in Europe including France's oldest blues festival, the Cahors Blues Festival, Germany's Ingolstadt Bluesfest and Belgium's Gevarenwinkel Festival.

"The music of Chris Bergson and Ellis Hooks is genuine Delta soul blues...The soulful voice of Hooks is reminiscent of the great soul men like Sam Cooke and Otis [Redding], and together with Chris he turns it into a true party.” - Blues Magazine (Holland)

"Bergson plays the kind of guitar you can build a house on...it's B.B. meets Steve Cropper meets John Scofield." - ROLL Magazine

"Bergson is playing a long way from home, but it will take admirers of the New York 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 New York scene. In perfect harmony with the splendid vocalist Ellis Hooks...Superb!" - Soul Bag Magazine (France)

Watch highlights from Live in Normandy DVD:

https://youtu.be/RlLnEWcQKDs

"55 Miles From Bromley" - Madison Square Park, NYC

https://youtu.be/2C4gtHHKM1o

Website: www.chrisbergson.com

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