Guy Bergeron Official Page
About the Musician:
By the mid 70’s, after much encouragement from his parents, Guy packed the guitar out of his bedroom and headed for the bright lights of the tool shed, where his music would be less aggravating to the rest of the household.
After trying several local blues cover and original bands, Guy focused on acoustic playing in the early 90’s and began to gather a solid regional following as a solo performer, rendering a quirky mix of blues and classic rock covers as well as his own material. This is how it is done to current times.
Guy can be captured live and acoustic across New England at various pubs, events, restaurants, bike rallies, pig roasts and drink-em-ups.
About The Music
The live show features a lot of blues, as well as some good old swampy southern rock and classic rock favorites spanning from the 60's to the 90's. In the song list you will find Little Feat, Elvis Costello, Neil Young, Pink Floyd, Stones, Johnny Cash, Muddy Waters, Marcy Playground, Leon Redbone, Chili Peppers, Pink Floyd, Hound Dog Taylor, Jerry Reed, The Who, Creedence, Jim Croce, Warren Zevon, Alman Bros, JJ Grey, David Bowie, Gary Clarke Jr, STP, Counting Crows and just too much to mention here.
A couple of things you should know about me:
I dont care to use drum machines, harmonizers, background tracks (aka "karaoke) or digital trickery when I play live. I bring a PA, a Shure 58 microphone, and a guitar, and that's it. In the past i have tried some of this additional hardware and frankly it just slows me down. Much can be done with just an acoustic guitar and one voice, and I'm out to prove that.
I do have some mellow and introspective songs on the list, sure, BUT if you're looking for relaxing background music, i may not be the guy you're after. I come to entertain, and I'm happiest when I see folks out there stomping feet or bopping their heads to the music, and that's what I aim for.
As a result I do tend to become a self basting musician, and I tend to get very damp in any tempurature above 55 degrees while performing. Do not be alarmed, this is typical and I assure you I am in reasonable health despite the copious sweating.
To date Guy has released a handful of CD's under his own publishing company Walking Bear Records. Elements of blues and twang are nailed together with a rock n roll sensibility. No navel gazing and no 20 minute solos, I promise.
Here are some excerpts from recent reviews of Guy’s recorded material:
DEMORAMA’S TOP HONORS “KICKERS OF ASS” LIST, REVIEW BY LUIS FISKE: “With a solid voice that's a combo of David Clayton-Thomas, Springsteen (sans the pretentiousness) and his own stylings, Bergeron nimbly handles a variety of sounds, touching on jazz, blues, folk, country and intelligent pop.”
SPLENDID EZINE'S ANDREW MAGILOW: "Guy Bergeron is a genre-defying musical anomaly. Bergeron does a superb job parting the muddy waters between blues and contemporary indie rock."
MUSES MUSE REVIEWER STACEY BOARD: “Guy's bio says he is a native of Massachusetts but someone must be UPSing him some grits and gravy. This East Coast man has more than his share of twang and blues in his music.”
To date, Guy has released a handful of CD’s under his own ASCAP publishing company, Walking Bear Records. This recorded work is more fleshed out than his live show, featuring more electric playing and a stripped down rhythm section that propels the material beyond Guy’s already fairly ferocious acoustic performances.