After recently exploding onto the music scene with their powerful brand of psychedelic rock n’ roll, Balkun Brothers are creating a name for themselves amongst the top rock and blues bands in the USA and worldwide. Founding members Steve Balkun (guitar/vocals) and Nick “The Hammer” Balkun (drums/vocals) are gaining followers across the world with their raw hard-rockin’ swagger, becoming known for their explosive high-energy live shows. Balkun Brothers, who are originally from Hartford, CT (USA), bring a fresh mixture of funk, rock, blues, and intense improvisation that has been impressing crowds from Paris to New York City! The brothers, both in their mid 20’s, are solidifying themselves as top musicians in the rock and blues scenes today.
In 2015, after being named ‘Best Band In Connecticut’ at the Connecticut Music Awards, Balkun Brothers released their latest album, “Balkun Brothers”, which offers a hard-nosed, gritty sound that hints at many of the band’s influences including Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Johnny Winter, The Black Keys, and Jimi Hendrix. Their new album, released on the French label: Dixiefrog Records, is a follow up to the band’s previous body of work including 2 full length albums and 3 EP’s since 2010. The band recently completed their first world tour and is currently on the road promoting their new album across the United States.
The band’s style has been described as Muddy Waters mixed with Motörhead and since the brothers grew up in the early 90’s their sound also draws from punk-rock, grudge, and garage rock, while bringing traditional funk and blues sounds to the table as well. Quoted as being “… Spectacular torch-bearers for rockin’ American blues.” by Theday.com, Balkun Brothers have toured endlessly since their start and have shared the stage with artists such as Johnny Winter, Joe Bonamassa, Gogol Bordello, Eric Sardinas, Dopapod, Popa Chubby, Devon Allman, James Cotton, Dana Fuchs, Mike Dillon, Melvin Seals and many more!
The band is currently recording another album and plans to release it in Fall of 2016 along with full European and United States tours.