Balkun Brothers



Balkun Brothers is a high energy, funk infused, Blues-Rock band from Hartford, Connecticut.


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Voted the 2013 ‘BEST BLUES BAND IN CONNECTICUT’ by and the Connecticut Music Awards, Balkun Brothers’ sound fuses strong blues riffs and heavy classic funk rhythms that resemble some of their biggest influences such as The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, Gary Clark Jr., Buddy Guy, and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

The band is led by The 2013 Massachusetts Blues Society and 2012 Connecticut Blues Society Solo/Duo Competition winners, Nick and Steve Balkun. Steve Balkun also was a top ten finalist in the 2013 Guitar Center Bluesmaster Competition and played with blues great, Joe Bonamassa in Los Angeles, CA as well as being a grand finalist at the 2013 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. Nick and Steve are joined by fellow up-and-coming musicians James Gangi (guitar) and Caleb Battersby (bass), who also bring a young and energetic approach to the recordings and live shows that Balkun Brothers are becoming known for.

After consistently touring throughout the Northeast U.S., as well as on the West Coast, and playing hundreds of shows per year since their inception in 2010, the band’s  power and cosmic communication through their unique blend of music has brought 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, Ana Popovic, Popa Chubby, DOPAPOD, Gang of Thieves, and many more. Regularly rocking out in Hartford, Boston, Burlington, Providence and New York City, Balkun Brothers is a growing sensation among the Blues-Rock scene. The band released two official live albums in 2011 and 2012 and their debut studio album ‘God Bless Our Fallout Shelter’ has met rave reviews since its release in the Fall of 2013. Balkun Brothers also recorded and released a live DVD that was shot at South Shore Music Hall in Boston, MA in early 2013.

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