Hometown: Nashville, TN
What he says:
“I just received the B-403 and have not stopped playing it for the last 3 hours. I love it and it suits my playing style perfectly. Very dynamic! Super cool! I have A-B'd it with some of my faces and this one is quite superior in the low drive tube amp blues- rock sound. The picking dynamic thing is very hard to find in a distortion pedal. You guys got it right. Very musical overtones.”
Equally at home in fingerstyle and flatpicking guitar playing as well as diatonic and chromatic harmonica styles, Bergeson toured and recorded with Atkins for several years and afterwards became a member of Lyle Lovett's band and also worked with Shelby Lynne and Wynonna Judd.
His recording credits include albums by such diverse artists as Chuck Loeb, Sixpence None the Richer, Trace Adkins, Randy Travis, Emmylou Harris, Bill Evans, Jon Randall, Jeff Coffin,Michael McDonald, Martin Taylor, Jo Dee Messina, Kenny Rogers, Alison Krauss, Asleep At The Wheel, Jesse Winchester, Martina McBride, Gail Davies, Bill Frisell and Jill Sobule. Bergeson also contributed to various movie soundtracks, including Ratatouille: What's Cooking?, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Dr. T & the Women, Two If by Sea and Michael.
Bergeson co-wrote songs for artists like Chet Atkins (Mountains of Illinois with Atkins himself and Take a Look at Her Now with R.L. Kass aka Robert Lee Castleman for the album Read My Licks), Alison Krauss (That Kind of Love with Michael McDonald for the album Forget About It) and Jeff Coffin (The Evil Boweevil with Coffin, Tom Giampietro and Derek Jones for the album Bloom).
He has recently toured worldwide with singer Madeleine Peyroux, playing electric guitar and mandolin, and repeatedly with Suzy Bogguss.