Brian Mulkerne
Mohawk Valley Blues Society



Brian Mulkerne is an acoustic guitarist and vocalist who performs traditional blues standards, contemporary folk and blues, and his own original material.

Brian plays acoustic and steel guitar, harmonica, and bass guitar, and has an authentic vocal style reminiscent of early blues masters. He developed an interest in folk, blues and bluegrass music as a teenager in the coffeehouses around Albany, N.Y. in the 1970s.



Learning from the lush musical environment of the era, he developed skill at finger-style, country-blues and slide guitar, and cites Blind Blake, Muddy Waters, David Bromberg, and Jorma Kaukonen among his favorite musicians.

Brian plays true to the original form of the songs in his repertoire, and his guitar-and- vocal style is solidly representative of traditional American blues and folk music.

Brian has opened for The Holmes Brothers and Jeremy Wallace, and has performed each year in the Utica Music and Arts Festival. He has twice been a guest on the "Stormy Monday Blues with Steve Daub" radio show on WRPI-FM, Troy, New York.

Brian has been a member of the Mohawk Valley Blues Society since its inception, and currently serves as its chairman.



©2019 Mohawk Valley Blues Society 
The Mohawk Valley Blues Society is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.  

"Mohawk Valley Blues Society, hereinafter also referred to as the society, shall operate as a not for profit corporation organized exclusively for charitable, educational, religious, or scientific purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Service Code, for the following purposes:

1) To bring the love of blues to our region by providing live entertainment to the Mohawk Valley area.

2) To offer blues artists another outlet in which to carry on the tradition and art of the blues.

3) To increase awareness of and educate people from all walks of life to have an appreciation for the blues."