Chris Bergson Band Tour Schedule – Aug / Sept 2010
August 27 – Nix Blues Club, Enschede, Netherlands
August 28 – Cafe Engelstede, Engelbert, Netherlands
September 1 – Bluescafe, Apeldoorn, Netherlands
September 2 – Witte Bal, Assen, Netherlands
September 4 – Blues in Hell, Trondheim, Norway
September 5 – Harvest Time Blues, Monaghan Town, Ireland
The Chris Bergson Band heads back to Europe for the 2010 Summer festival season, headlining at the Blues In Hell festival and the Harvest Time Blues festival along with Bettye LaVette, John Hammond, Watermelon Slim and Chris Smither.
The Chris Bergson Band’s summer tour includes festival dates in Norway and Ireland as well as a return visit to the Netherlands. The tour kicks off on August 27th in the Netherlands with a return engagement at Nix Blues Club in Enschede followed by a string of club shows in the Netherlands including Cafe Engelstede in Engelbert, Bluescafe in Apeldoorn and Witte Bal in Assen. The band then heads to Norway to appear at the Blues in Hell Festival in Trondheim on September 4. From there the band continues on to Ireland to perform at the Harvest Time Blues Festival in Monaghan on September 5.
Led by Chris Bergson’s “stirring voice and glorious guitar” (BLUES REVUE), the band features pianist/organist Bruce Katz (Gregg Allman, John Hammond), first call bassist Matt Clohesy and drummer Tony Leone (Ollabelle). Bruce Katz is featured on the Chris Bergson Band’s latest release, Fall Changes which MOJO Magazine named the Number One Blues Album of 2008. Bergson and Katz have also performed together with Levon Helm and backing Hubert Sumlin. The Chris Bergson Band will be debuting new material on this tour and will head back into the studio immediately upon their return to begin recording their next album. Sessions for the band’s new album, slated for 2011 release, will take place at Brooklyn’s acclaimed Excello Recording.
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The Chris Bergson Band’s catalog on 2 Shirts Records including Fall Changes, MOJO Magazine’s #1 Blues Album of 2008, is currently available in Europe through Bertus Distribution.
Selected Press for Chris Bergson Band and FALL CHANGES
” * * * * …these guys could strip down the engine of a soulbluesmobile and put it back together blindfold.”
– MOJO, #1 Blues Album of 2008
“If you like the music of Coltrane, Muddy Waters and The Band, you will definitely like the Chris Bergson Band…Bergson’s guitar work is magnificent and his voice is aged and full of soul.”
“Tremendous! Fall Changes showcases the Chris Bergson Band’s personal blend of contemporary Americana, highlighting Bergson’s crafted writing, some soulful vocals and the first class musicianship of a class band.”
– BLUES MATTERS
“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, and 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.”
– LEICESTER BANGS
“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