Americana continues it’s rise in the UK and becoming a must visit location for an international artist and January see’s the Cactus Blossoms bring their country-pop sound to UK fans.
We are told that we might fall head first for the brother’s unique, charming and stylish re-imagination of music from the early to mid-20th Century, that’s chiefly inspired by 60s country legends such as The Everly Brothers. We have to admit from the few tracks we have heard, we certainly are getting a loving feeling so check them out.
You can catch the brothers live at the Bush Hall, Shepherds Bush on Monday 23 January, tickets are on sale and available here.
About ‘The Cactus Blossoms’.
The Cactus Blossoms stated: “We weren’t born in the wrong era. We just got into some music from a different era and found a way to make it our own.”
Brothers Jack Torrey and Page Burkham, born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota are The Cactus Blossoms, a close harmony family duo who began their journey to becoming one of the most promising acts in the young Americana scene by performing well-known and obscure country songs in a former Honkey Tonk bar in Minnesota capital, St. Paul. The brothers then began writing their own music and critical acclaim quickly followed. There own music was closely comparable to the early work of The Everly Brothers, who are the duo’s main source of inspiration, alongside artists including Hank Williams. Through their re-imagination of the stripped back close harmony country and pop groups of the early 1960s, The Cactus Blossoms have developed an ageless rejuvenation of the classic sound for the modern era. Gorgeous harmonies are paired with minimal retro-sounding instrumentation. Vintage guitars, with their springy reverb, are backed by subtle upright bass and soft brush hit drums. The brother’s authentic music has already won plenty of fans states side including revered modern retro star JD McPherson who became the producer behind their critically acclaimed debut You’re Dreaming.
Praised by publications including Rolling Stone, NPR, Folk Alley, Noisey, Garden & Gun and CMT – The Cactus Blossoms are fast on the rise, with Rolling Stone Country describing their record as “pretty damn dreamy.” American Songwriter also stated: “It won’t take more than one spin for these songs—all but two penned by Torrey – with their lovely, pure melodies and sharp wordplay, to get stuck in your brain.”
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