Who Is Balantz? In 2001, DB Hackett forged a songwriting partnership with long time friend Dave Carter, singer-songwriter. Jacksonville, Florida was their home and where they began their musical journey together. DB Hackett has performed and toured with many bands throughout the Carolinas and the southeast including Nashville, TN for 11 years. During that time, he also performed at the White House Christmas Tree Lighting in 1991. After 7 years on hiatus, DB returned to pursue his dream of writing and performing his own songs. Balantz was formed in 2003 by DB Hackett and Dave Carter to promote songs written by the duo. Adding Jimmy Herrington on acoustic guitar and mandolin, they became an acoustic trio. Progressing, they eventually grew into a 6 piece band. Balantz's Debut CD 'Truth -N- Justice' was released in November 2005. DB and Dave's ability to cross many genres with their music and song writing abilities allowed their music to appeal to a wide audience. 'Angels Flyin To Me' and 'Where I Come From' are reasons enough to discover this very talented duo. 'The Addiction' supercharges this CD with it's heavy rock sound, powerful vocals and compelling style. The song 'Changes' will surely be one that makes folks think...is this the same band? Guitar-driven modern rock, easy listening, southern rock all figure into the mix on 'Truth -N- Justice'. This songwriting duo only know one way to write and perform, that's straight from the heart. They exude a level of confidence and depth of passion for their music which transpires to the way they make their listeners feel, it is masterful. This is the kind of album you wouldn't expect for a modern rock genre style but DB and Dave have the creative track within their songwriting that gives a glimpse into their varied musical styles on 'Truth -N- Justice'. Each track on this CD shows another dimension of Balantz's talent. The feeling comes across that they are not only secure in their abilities as songwriters but also enjoy performing immensely, this is even more evident when performing live. Balantz is very well received by any audience. You can find more great music by DB Hackett at dbhackett.com.
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