“… Spectacular torch-bearers for rockin’ American blues.” –

“The Balkun Brothers bring the past into the present and kick it into the future.”
– State of The Blues Magazine

“..the Balkun Brothers have been lighting up the Eastern half of the U.S. with dynamite live performances. These guys are not to be missed.”

“..Much like acts such as Led Zeppelin, who were famous early on for taking the energy from their live shows directly into the studio with them, the Balkun Brothers managed to bottle up that same energy in a much bluesier format here. It’s blues in the way The Black Crowes, Allman Brothers, or Gov’t Mule are the blues…”

“As a group, they’re at their best playing unison power-trio riffs and steamy funk, with pockets of drum-fill bluster.”

“The Balkun Brothers could slide easily into the festival or jam-band scenes, where they’d likely turn fans of Tedeschi Trucks Band or Gary Clark Jr. onto their music.”

“Awards and accolades are likely to keep coming.”
-Hartford courant/

“I think you are a talented bloke …Your a great player again and just keep doing what your doing. “
-Joe Bonamassa

“Their unique style of powerful blues, fronted by lead guitarist Steve Balkun, mixed sounds of Joe Satriani and Jimi Hendrix, an ability shown by few guitarists today. The shredding that came from every song left the crowd wanting more, and more is what they got. Showing their diversity the band also delved into a few funky songs, further proving they weren’t a one trick pony. “

“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.”
– Mark Kaye – 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 their powerful blues riffs and the seemly present psychedelic sound in their 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 use their concerts to show the audience their unique craft.”
– University of Connecticut Daily Campus Newspaper (Storrs, CT)

The Balkun Brothers play red hot blues-based rock n’ roll the way it was meant to be played. These guys are a highly talented band with a bright future.
– Chip McCabe (Connecticut Music Awards President)

“The Balkun Brothers band continues to grow by leaps and bounds. I’ve watched and listened to their band for several years and I believe they have their own “take” on the blues… that’s hard to do, and these guys work HARD!”
– Tim Mcdonald (Vox Representative)