Chris Bergson and Ellis Hooks' new CD Live in Normandy - recorded in May 2018 at the BackStage Association's Nuit du Blues festival - 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.
Elmore Magazine hails the Chris Bergson Band as, "one of the most talented bands playing today...From blazing rock to funk to soul to Delta Blues and all that's in between." Live in Normandy captures Bergson and Hooks in concert backed by their longtime European band. The dynamic performances reflect a synergy honed over years of touring together in Europe. Bergson estimates he's played over 100 concerts with the top-notch rhythm team he refers to as "The French Connection" with Philippe Billoin on keyboards, Philippe Dandrimont on bass and Pat Machenaud on drums. "I'm so happy this document exists," Says Bergson as "it really captures the grooves we get into live and the joy we experience in playing together!"