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Friday December 6
The Balkun Brothers - Opener: Jake Kulak & The Lowdown
"...like Steppenwolf had a baby with the Stripes..."
"electric, incredible and rocking.... ripping white-hot blues-rock produced by....the amazing Popa Chubby"
Steve Balkun: Guitar/Thumb-Bone Bass/Vocals
Nick Balkun: Drums/Vocals
Known for their explosive live shows, internationally touring rock n’ roll band, Balkun Brothers is reinventing the term “power duo” with their heavy hitting, new-age, psychedelic rock n' roll.
Face-melting guitar riffs are met with a wall of earth-quaking bass drum hits. This ferocious flaming meteor of a duo grew up studying the sounds of Son House, Johnny Winter, Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters, then smashing the knowledge together with Motorhead, Primus, Rage Against the Machine, The Doors, Motley Crue and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Their sophomore album, ‘DEVIL ON TV’, was released on French Record label, Dixiefrog Records, and delivered the kind of honest songwriting and personal experience that connects with fans of all ages. They return to their rock and blues roots on the latest album, The Sun Studio Sessions. The brothers pay tribute to their musical forefathers with songs ranging from fast, up-tempo rock anthems to dirty, sweat-covered, backwoods delta blues. Engineered by Sun Studios owner, Ples Hampton, using the same vintage soundboard, microphones and tape delays that Phillips utilized in the 1950's. The album was recorded overnight, just how Sam Phillips used to do it with the blues legends, in the same room that captured countless hits.
TOO DAMN LONG
Opener: Jake Kulak & The Lowdown
Jake's music channels the sound and soul of electric blues with an infusion of classic rock nostalgia and garage rock attitude. Fans of Jack White, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Black Keys and Rival Sons dig it.
Award-winning musician, Kulak has been performing professionally since the age of 12, thrilling audiences from Norway to Boston, from Sydney Australia to NYC, and down to the Mississippi Delta. His guitar-driven blues/rock music highlights his improvisational abilities in original blues and contemporary music, as well as unique covers of blues and funk artists.
Jake has spent the last five summers playing the Blues in the home of the Blues - Clarksdale, Mississippi. He has also been Connecticut's entry in the International Blues Challenge Youth Showcase in Memphis, TN for four years. He and his band the LowDown were also nominated for a 2017 New England Music Award for “Best New Act of the Year".
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