Delta Twins / Bio

Bob Young: vocals, keys, blues harp, guitar. Tom Kozanecki: bass. Terry Birkett: lead guitar. Doug Austin: drums.

Established in 2009, Delta Twins has been nominated for Detroit Music Awards “Outstanding Blues Artist”, have been a finalist in the Detroit Blues Society’s “Blues Challenge”, and some of their songs have won songwriting competitions. They have performed at some of the areas most noteworthy venues and festivals. Their lyrics are woven with surprising depth, and their grooves will get your feet moving, your heart beating, and your soul LEAPING!

Delta Twins released their most recent album - Nothing Left But Hope - on Fri Sep 19, 2014 at Trinity House Theatre in Livonia, Nothing Left But Hope is an engaging collection of a dozen blues, rock, soul, funk originals recorded live and enhanced in the studio to create an amazing experience: individual songs that sound great and have that live energy, but a unified collection that takes you on a great sonic journey (especially in headphones).

Delta Twins previous album, The Seasons & The Scars, is captivating musical journey through the ups and downs of life and the keepsakes left in its wake. It features old school blues, classic rock, and thoughtful Americana, exploring themes drenched in honest longing with a twist of hope.Recorded live at the Hard Rock Cafe in Detroit, Michigan and mixed at their own Sky’s The Limit Studios in Farmington, Michigan, Brett Callwood of the Metro Times remarked, “kudos to the people behind the desk because it sounds great…[and] the songs are strong… they take pride in their songs and their DIY production ethic.“

Lead singer Bob Young “digs deep and lets lyrics fly with a salt of the Earth gusto that is as true as the music he’s playing.” (Heath Andrews, album review). He also plays some keys, rhythm guitar, and a wailing harmonica. His “twin brother of another mother” Tom Kozaneckiprovides a steady rhythmic anchor and smooth fills on both bass and electric guitar. Their current lineup includes veteran guitarist Terry Birkett and rock-solid drummer Doug Austin.

Reviewer Heath Andrews had this to say:

“The amount of energy that radiates off of this album is almost unheard of for a set of studio recordings. Even if it’s not a perfect record, it’s still one that demands listening to from fans of rocking blues. And just as important for Delta Twins, this acts as a reminder to the rest of the world about the powerful music force that Detroit was and continues to be.”

On the strength of this album, the Delta Twins have performed at clubs, theaters, and festivals in the Great Lakes region including Detroit’s Greektown Casino, Arts Beats & Eats festival, Detroit River Days festival, The Strand Concert Theater in Fremont, Ohio, and many of the top blues clubs in the area.

But what should really matter to you is the music. And if you’re a “liner notes junkie”, the Delta Twins have taken it several steps beyond by writing a “behind the music” book entitled The Seasons & The Scars Companion, available in both paperback and Kindle formats at Amazon.com.

General Info

Band Members
Bob Young - Multi-Instrumentalist
Artist Name
Delta Twins
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Blues / Rock / Soul

Contact Info

Farmington, MI

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