12/26/19 - Chris Bergson Band

For his first L.A. area show, New York Blues Hall of Famer guitarist/singer/songwriter Chris Bergson leads a trio featuring bassist Mike Merritt and drummer James Wormworth.

Chris Bergson’s latest CD/DVD Live In Normandy was named one of MOJO Magazine's Best Blues Albums of 2019!

Chris performed with Mike Merritt in the Levon Helm Band and both Mike and James Wormworth are members of Conan O'Brien's Basic Cable Band. Hailed by MOJO Magazine as the "NY street poet with a blues soul," Bergson has performed with such iconic artists as Norah Jones, Levon Helm and Howlin' Wolf guitarist Hubert Sumlin. Elmore Magazine calls the Chris Bergson Band "one of the most talented bands playing today...From blazing rock to funk to soul to Delta blues and all that's in between."

Chris Bergson was inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame at B.B. King’s Blues Club 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, Live at Jazz Standard and Bitter Midnight, #3 Blues Album of 2017, New York guitarist/singer Chris Bergson has established himself as "one of the most inventive songwriters in modern blues music" (All Music Guide.) Chris Bergson has performed and/or shared the stage with Hubert Sumlin, Levon Helm, B.B. King, Norah Jones, John Hammond, Etta James, and Bettye LaVette, to name just a few. The Chris Bergson Band’s virtuosic musicianship seamlessly marries inventive songwriting with electrifying improvisation, creating unforgettable live shows. The Chris Bergson Band has sold out renowned venues such as NYC’s Jazz Standard and become an international festival favorite.

Notable past performances include:
Waterfront Blues Festival (Portland, OR), Saratoga Jazz Festival (NY), Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble (Woodstock, NY), NY State Blues Festival (Syracuse, NY), SxSW (Austin, TX), Blues in Hell (Norway), Harvest Time Blues (Ireland), Moulin Blues (Hollland), Cahors Blues Festival (France) and opening for B.B. King at B.B. King's Blues Club (NYC).

"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

"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)

"Authentic but not stifled by tradition...Bergson is the classic triple threat.” Jambands.

Chris Bergson's Website

Thursday December 26, 2019 | 8:00 PM | $20.00
Reservations: (626) 798-6236

Reservations are strongly suggested. Seating is limited.
Call 626.798.6236 for Reservations Between 10 A - 10 P
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