Hartford, CT(New Endland) natives Balkun Brothers bring an exciting, fresh, energetic, and soulful style of blues rock that is sure to get you moving and keep you entertained all night long. Mixing traditional styles of old delta and electric blues with modern rock and funk grooves the Balkun Brothers are crafting a sound and style all their own. The band features some of the best young up-and-coming blues musicians in the area. Frontman Steve Balkun was the winner of the 2012 Connecticut Blues Society solo/duo Challenge, a 2013 International Blues Challenge Grand Finalist and 2013 Finalist of Guitar Center and Joe Bonamassa's Bluesmasters Competition. With the addition of younger brother Nick Balkun's powerful drumming, the band is a powerful blues-rock band.
The Balkun Brothers consistently tour throughout the Northeast U.S. as well as on the West Coast, playing hundreds of shows per year since their inception in 2010.
The band's sound fuses strong blues riffs and heavy classic funk rhythms. Power and cosmic communication through their unique blend of music brings fans to their feet on a regular basis.
Their impressive touring schedule has given them the opportunity to play with well known artists such as Johnny Winter, Joe Bonamassa, DOPAPOD, Gang of Thieves, Big Ol' Dirty Bucket, The Brew, Shaka & the Soul Shakers, The Tim McDonald Band, Elephant Wrecking Ball, Cashed Fools, People With Instruments, SEED, Rhythmic Circus, Indian Summer, KLOKWIZE, DJ M.E., Poor Old Shine, Howling Kettles, Tubby Love, Rapplesauce and many more.
Regularly rocking out in Hartford, Boston, Burlington, Providence, Memphis, Los Angeles and New York City, The Balkun Brothers are a growing sensation among the Blues-Rock scene.
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"Funk & Blues combined by the rhythm of the Balkun Brothers proves to be the winning combination for this young band. Their songs are well written and the music when performed on stage is tighter than a cap on a pickle jar! Guitar playing that won't quit and grooves that will keep you movin'! The Balkun Brothers Band is a true blues/funk/rock treat."
-Hear Now Live Productions (Boston, MA)
"Citing influences from Stevie Ray Vaughn, Buddy Guy, Gary Clark Jr., Primus, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and even James Brown, the Balkun Brothers focuses on its powerful blues riffs and the seemly present psychedelic sound in its songs to introduce a fresh sound that has been absent from the music industry for too long. Often incorporating new songs, cover songs or just improvising, the Balkun Brothers uses its concerts to show the audience its unique craft."
- University of Connecticut Daily Campus Newspaper