The Cactus Blossoms tour Europe starting next week13-01-2017
With their 2016 Red House debut, You’re Dreaming, The Cactus Blossoms appeared seemingly from nowhere, garnering comparisons to classic sibling duos. 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 songwriting skills with weekly gigs at former country 1940s honkytonk (and now music club) The 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. A chance gig opening for JD McPherson brought him on board as a fan — he is the producer behind You’re Dreaming.
Though they came from a musical family, they didn't naturally inherit their deep understanding of early American music. By tracing their heroes' footsteps back to the roots, they came into their style in a very genuine way. By absorbing these musical discoveries, a natural alchemy took place and what transpired is the tasteful rejuvenation and transformation of a retro sound by a modern duo.
With great critics all across, the brothers have brought a breath of fresh air and vitality to the roots music scene. And starting next week running into February we're happy to have them over with a full band touring across the UK, Benelux and Spain. Find all tourdates here:
17-JAN: Poole (UK) @ Victoria School
18-JAN: Oxford (UK) @ The Bullingdon
19-JAN: Bristol (UK) @ The Exchange
20-JAN: Newcastle (UK) @ Live Theatre
21-JAN:. Leeds (UK) @ Seven Arts
22-JAN: Lewes (UK) @ Union at The Con Club
23-JAN: London (UK) @ The Bush Hall
24-JAN: Leiden (NL) @ Q-Bus
25-JAN: Oldenzaal (NL) @ Cobblestone Club
26-JAN: Hoorn (NL) @ Het Huis Verloren
27-JAN: Eeklo (BE) @ N9
28-JAN: Den Haag (NL) @ Zwarte Ruiter
29-JAN: Groningen (NL) @ De Spieghel
30-JAN: Utrecht (NL) @ De Parel van Zuilen
01-FEB: Barcelona (ESP) @ Rocksound
02-FEB: Bilbao (ESP) @ Kafe Antzokia
03-FEB: Madrid (ESP) @ El Sol
04-FEB: Torremolinos (ESP) @ Rockin Race Jamboree
05-FEB: Valencia (ESP) @ Loco Club