Sunday evenings are sort of family time in our house and we don’t think a lot about the record shop and our friends in the local music scene, but while looking through the Star Tribune we saw two of our favorite friends, Jack and Page from the Cactus Blossoms! They were included in the paper’s “Best of MN” feature!
You’ll have to click through a few things totally unappealing to us people more interested in music than in hipster night life – best late night art gallery, really necessary? – but you’ll find Page Burkum and Jack Torrey named “best live music act to make you feel like you’ve left the 21st century.”
A well-deserved nod, but don’t think of the Cactus Blossoms as a “throwback” or retro act – they are not so much reviving a tradition as carrying it forward. They have been playing several great new songs during their awesome Monday night residency at the Turf Club, and they’ve been recording lately, too. Here’s the first Cactus Blossoms album — we’re all pretty excited to bring home the next one when its finally done!
Maybe we’ll see you there tonight – Hymie’s own Lonesome Dave will be spinning country and rockabilly 45s after they finish up at 10pm.