Chris Bergson - guitar, vocals

Ellis Hooks - vocals

Les Rogers - trumpet

Norbert Stachel - tenor sax

Matt Clohesy - bass 

Tony Mason - drums 

Chris Bergson and Ellis Hooks bring their "gut-busting, horn-bedecked NY blues" (MOJO) to Bar Lunatico on July 15th. They'll be performing music from their critically acclaimed new CD, Bitter Midnight which the Dutch magazine Gitarist calls "an absolute must for fans of blues, soul and southern rock." Chris Bergson was inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame in February 2015 and with MOJO Magazine'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."