Brother Hawk

Touring Highlights

  • House of Blues (New Orleans, LA)
  • House of Blues (Myrtle Beach, SC)
  • Gasa Gasa (New Orleans, LA)
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd Simple Man Cruise
  • Joe Bonamassa Keeping The Blues Alive Cruise
  • Riverbend Festival (Chattanooga, TN)
  • Smokey Mountain Chopper Fest (Franklin, NC)
  • Macon Oktoberfest (Macon, GA)
  • Rockwood Music Hall (New York City, NY)
  • Ryman Auditorium (Nashville, TN)
  • The Florida Theatre (Jacksonville, FL)
  • 1904 Music Hall (Jacksonville, FL)
  • Government Street Grocery (Ocean Springs, MS)
  • The Town Ballroom (Buffalo, NY)
  • The Wilbury (Tallahassee, FL)
  • Cave 45 (Porto, Portugal)
  • Sala Acapulco Gijon (Asturias, Spain)
  • Veneno Stereo (Castelló, Spain)
  • Teatro Amaia Arrasate (Gipuzkoa, Spain)
  • BluesGarage (Isernhagen, Germany)
  • Kofferkultur (Furth, Germany)
  • Bar Freppel (Saint-Martin, France)
  • Muziekcentrum De Bosuil (Weert, The Netherlands)
  • Free Blues Club (Szczecin, Poland)
  • The Bruch Brothers (Luzern, Switzerland)
  • Le Bouffon De La Taverne (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • La Sacra Birra Saloon (Torino, Italy)


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Brother Hawk

Formed in 2010, southern rock band Brother Hawk features four members passionate about rock ‘n’ roll: J.B. Brisendine (vocals/guitar), Nick Johns-Cooper (keys/vocals), James Fedigan (bass), and Allan Carson (drums). With incredible energy, the four piece combines their love for both classic rock legends including Neil Young, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and The Allman Brothers Band with contemporary rock artists including Soundgarden and The Black Crowes.

Once started, Brother Hawk wasted no time releasing their first EP, Love Songs, in June 2011, which they followed with a second EP one year later called Affairs of Plain Living.  In December 2013, the band released a live in‐studio session on YouTube titled “Live from Pack Life Recording.”  Beginning in 2014, Brother Hawk began touring outside of their native Atlanta, building a name for themselves throughout the southeastern U.S. Later that year, the band announced the creation of their own music festival, Brother Hawk’s Big Medicine Festival.  The festival has since become an annual tradition in the Atlanta music scene.

In 2016, Brother Hawk released their debut album, Big Medicine, a collection of ten songs from their previous EPs.  Later that year, they toured the U.S. with fellow Atlanta southern rock band Blackberry Smoke.  Since then, the band has appeared on Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Simple Man Cruise” and the Joe Bonamassa’s “Keeping the Blues Alive Cruise.” 2018 promises to be another huge year for the band, with a new album (The Clear Lake), two features on Spotify as a Release Radar artist, an appearance on the podcast No Simple Road, and features in Guitar World and New Noise Magazine.


“A slight twang rings through the songs off of The Clear Lake by Brother Hawk. The record is full of an emotive weight that swings in the lyrics, beautifully delivered as vocal ensembles to the blues driven rock sound….Everything that the Atlanta group puts into this record is fluid, transcendent and catchy all at once. With such an intuitive and engaging sound, the nine track banger is sure to find a way to expand on anyone’s musical palette.” – New Noise Magazine

“The band is rounded out by Nick Johns­ (keys/vocals), James Fedigan (bass) and Allan Carson (drums), who—along with Brisendine—fuse their undying love of classic and contemporary rockers, including Neil Young, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, the Allman Brothers Band, Soundgarden and the Black Crowes, to forge a sound that’s truly all their own.” – Guitar World

“[Brother Hawk’s] sound feels like a mix of the soulful southern vibe of the Allman Brothers, along with the bluesy edge of a band like The Black Crowes. Then add some sort of magic dust, because these guys are gifted. Their songs can move me to tears, with the ache in the vocal and that bluesy guitar driving despair right to my core.” – New Noise 

“With a sound that borrows heavily from classic rock and blues while still keeping a toe dipped in the murky waters of ’90s grunge and alt-rock, Brother Hawk have long been able to maintain a diverse fanbase that has allowed them to grow exponentially… it seems that with every new record and passing tour, the four-piece band from Atlanta win over new listeners at every turn.” –