"Cactus Blossoms" to appear at Arrowhead Center for the Arts Thursday
Country music has a long-held appreciation for sibling bands, and it seems there's no sweeter sound than two brothers harmonizing over a sad country tune.
Brothers Page Burkum and Jack Torrey have capitalized on this tried-and-true formula with their band the “Cactus Blossoms,” most recently pulling together a backup band of music veterans Mike "Razz" Russell (Jayhawks) on fiddle, Liz Draper (Ditch Lilies, Black Blondie) on upright bass, and Randy Broughten (Gear Daddies) on pedal steel guitar and dobro.
Last year, the five-piece group joined together for a day of live in-studio recording with Brent Sigmeth at Cannon Falls' LittleBig Studio, and released their first self-titled album. Made up of eight original tunes and a couple of covers, it has since caught the attention of scores of Minnesota listeners as well as Country Music Television's music blog, which named it among the top overlooked albums of last year.
The Cactus Blossoms will perform at 7 p.m. June 21 at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts. Call the North Shore Music Association, sponsor of the event, at (218) 387-2916 for more information.