The Cactus Blossoms' Rich Harmonies Enrich the Mercury Lounge (Photos)
The Cactus Blossoms are two brothers whose rich harmonies and authentic country sound are reminiscent of another classic brother pairing.
The Cactus Blossoms are two brothers from Minneapolis, Jack Torrey and Page Burkum, whose rich harmonies and early country sound are reminiscent of the Everly Brothers. Their voices blend into a pastiche of nostalgia but the band incorporates modern elements into their songs and stories. Just take a listen to the lyrics for "Stoplight Kisses", the first song off their new album You're Dreaming. People in the audience who had seen the duo before were pleased to see the addition of upright bassist Andy Carroll and drummer Chris Hepola (left-handed they noted) to the ensemble. The Cactus Blossoms' set included a few classic covers as well as their own material. The Bowery Presents noted, "The Cactus Blossoms dipped expertly into Hank Williams (“Your Cheatin’ Heart”), Waylon Jennings (“Only Daddy That’ll Walk the Line”) and others, but let many of their own tunes carry the night, from “A Sad Day to Be You” and “You’re Dreaming” to “Powder Blue” and “Stoplight Kisses". But he standout may have been “Queen of Them All", a swooning ballad that turned into a deeply felt romantic declaration with a happy ending.
Experience the brothers yourself when The Cactus Blossoms return to the Mercury Lounge for an early evening set February 23rd. Visit the Bowery site to get more information and to purchase tickets or see below for more tour dates.
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The Cactus Blossoms
2/23 - New York, NY
2/24 - Rochester, NY
2/25 - Ferndale, MI
2/26 - Lansing, MI Mac's Bar
2/27 - Chicago, IL
03/3 - Milwaukee, WI w/ Kacey Musgraves
03/4 - Indianapolis, IN w/ Kacey Musgraves
03/5 - Kansas City, MO w/ Kacey Musgraves
03/6 - Valentine, NE