Chris Bergson - guitar, vocals
Ellis Hooks - vocals
Michael Blake - tenor sax
Eric Finland - organ
Dan Loomis  - bass
Diego Voglino - drums

Chris Bergson and Ellis Hooks bring their "gut-busting, horn-bedecked NY blues" (MOJO) to Bar Lunatico!  They'll be performing music from their latest CD, Bitter Midnight which MOJO has ranked the #3 Blues Album of 2017. Chris Bergson was inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame in February 2015 and with MOJO's #1 Blues Album of 2008, Fall Changes, #2 Blues Album of 2011, Imitate the Sun, and #3 Blues Album of 2014, Live at Jazz Standard, Bergson has established himself as "one of the most inventive songwriters in modern blues music" (All Music Guide). 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. All Music Guide writes of soul singer Ellis Hooks, who has performed with Stax legends Steve Cropper and Little Milton: "Until the arrival of Ellis Hooks on the 21st century blues and soul scenes with his now-signature meld of R&B, blues and Southern gospel, it seemed that the great stories surrounding these musics had already been told and passed into antiquity...Not so...Hooks is the true continuum in the celebrated Southern traditions of soul, blues, and gospel; his voice, while reminiscent of some of the greats, is nonetheless his own, and his phrasing is a trademark."