Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Critically acclaimed brother duo The Cactus Blossoms bringing their timeless Americana-Country-Pop Sound to the UK

Monday 9 January, London 


The Cactus Blossoms making timeless Americana/ Country/ 60’s pop
Channeling retro/folk artists including The Everly Brothers alongside 
Hank Williams and Willie Nelson
Caught the attention of Rolling Stone, NPR and Noisey in the US
UK Tour Dates
Play Bush Hall (Shepherds Bush) on Monday 23 January
























Americana duo The Cactus Blossoms, featuring brothers Jack Torrey and Page Burkham will perform at Bush Hall, Shepherds Bush on Monday 23 January, showcasing their critically acclaimed 60s country pop group sound to UK Americana fans, who will no doubt fall head first for the brother’s unique, charming and stylish re-imagination of music from the early to mid 20th Century, chiefly inspired by 60s pop-country legends including: The Everly Brothers.
Tickets are on sale and available here.


Release Date: 22 Jan 2016

Label: Red House Records

11 Tracks

Time: 33:55 Folk
Country Music People March 2016; 5 Stars CD of the Month

their wonderful sibling harmonies will hopefully reach a wider audience and should at the very least be recognized by the Americana stations and rewarded by the AMADuncan Warwick editor (Country Music People)

With their 2016 Red House debut, YOU’RE DREAMING, The Cactus Blossoms appeared seemingly from nowhere, garnering comparisons to classic sibling duos like The Everly Brothers. Born and raised in the working-class neighborhood of "Nordeast" Minneapolis, brothers Jack Torrey and Page Burkhum found themselves drawn to classic folk and country music, honing their song-writing skills with weekly gigs at former country 1940s honkytonk Turf Club in St. Paul, MN. With the kind of blood harmonies that make your scalp tingle, the brothers made the genre their own and started working originals into their weekly sets of classics; people couldn't tell the difference
Tues January 17, 2017 - Victoria School, Parkstone, Poole (12 Lindsay Road, Dorset BH13 6AS) £12.00 + £1.20 Booking fee = £13.20 Event Detail
Weds January 18, 2017 - The Bullingdon, Oxford (162 Cowley Road, OX4 1UE) £10.00 + £1.00 Booking fee = £11.00 Event Detail
Thurs January 19, 2017 - The Exchange, Bristol (72-73 Old Market St, BS2 0EJ) £10 Event Detail
Fri January 20, 2017 - Live Theatre, Newcastle + Howlin' Ric & The Rocketeers £13 Event Detail
Sat January 21, 2017 - Seven Arts, Leeds (31A Harrogate Rd, LS7 3PD) £13 Event Detail
Sun January 22, 2017 - Union at The Con Club, Lewes (139 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1XS) (£10.00 + £1.00 Booking fee = £11.00) Event Detail
Mon January 23, 2017 - Bush Hall, London (310 Uxbridge Rd, White City, W12 7LJ) £10.00 (+£1.75 S/C) Event Detail

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 brothers 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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About Bush Hall:
Bush Hall, a restored Edwardian Dancehall in London’s Shepherds Bush has enjoyed a rich relationship with American Alt-Country and Folk. Sturgill Simpson, Hiss Golden Messenger and The Lumineers have all graced the stage in recent years, as well as a host of artists as part of the annual Country to Country series. There’s something special in the intimate atmosphere and ornate grandeur of Bush Hall that has always proved popular with artists coming over from The States and their dedicated
fans.

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