Delta Twins is a Farmington-based Blues/Americana band that sounds like Tom Petty meets John Mayer at B.B. King's night club. Delta Twins is powered by the twin engine of Bob Young (vocals, acoustic & electric guitar, blues harp, keyboards, loops) and Tom Kozanecki (acoustic & electric guitars, resonator, mandolin, bass, percussion). This duo is known for passionate original songs that get your feet moving, your heart beating, and your soul leaping. Their funky, rootsy blues/folk/rock hits you at your core; it sounds familiar and yet unique at the same time.
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Bob is the grandson of a West Virginia coal miner; Tom is the grandson of an entrepreneur who sold luggage near Ellis Island to immigrants returning to Europe. Their fathers settled in the midwest (Detroit and Chicago respectively) in search of the American Dream. They grew up on the sounds of the 1960's and 1970's in these rich, urban regions - everything from rock to blues to folk to gospel and then some.
Along the way Bob found he had a knack for writing songs with depth against music that was a remarkable blend of his influences without copying any one of them in particular. He minored in music theory and taught himself piano, blues harp, guitar, and computer-based music.
Tom discovered that he had a love for all kinds of string instruments - perhaps due to his grandpa playing violin for him in the basement (and letting him have his first swig of beer there). Tom moved from bass to acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, autoharp, and dobro. He also was a natural at hand percussion.
When the two met one fateful Sunday morning, it was like discovering a twin brother you never knew existed. They started on a course back in 1998 that has led to one of the more entertaining yet thoughtful bands in the area. If you dig the heartland Americana and rock of Tom Petty & Bob Seger, the smart, soulful pop of John Mayer & Marc Cohn, and old-time blues like B.B. King, Muddy Waters, and Howlin' Wolf ... well, you'll LOVE the Delta Twins Band!
At its core, the Delta Twins are:
Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Blues Harp, Keyboards, Loops
Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Resonator, Mandolin, Bass, Percussion
The "Twins" are backed by a revolving door of musical friends (and family), including:
Yerko Sepulveda: Bass Guitar
Josh Young: Bass Guitar
Steve Vowles: Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar
David Nefesh: Lead Guitar
Mark Krumins: Drums, Vocals