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Tumbleweed Americana – The Cactus Blossoms

21st January 2017 - 8:30 pm

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.

The Everly Brothers reincarnated? Or merely reinvented? The Cactus Blossoms could easily convince the pundits either way. This sibling duo sound every bit like their famous predecessors in both their delivery and choice of material. They emulate the Everlys so convincingly, a novice would be hard-pressed to tell the difference. Jack Torrey and Page Burkum may not share the same last name, but as brothers, they’re blessed with a gift for spot-on harmonies. Their songs, which veer from the tenderest of ballads to a sound akin to a honky-tonk revival, mine an archival approach.

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.

Their breakout album ‘You’re Dreaming’ is featuring heavily in critics ‘Best of 2016’ listings.

We are one of only 7 UK gigs on this short UK tour !

‘There’s no getting around it: You’re Dreaming is pretty damn dreamy.’ Rolling Stone Country

‘It won’t take more than one spin for these songs … with their lovely, pure melodies and sharp wordplay, to get stuck in your brain.’ American Songwriter

Stoplight Kisses – www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kWEfeRjS7E

Change your ways or die – www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWxgzCiRELs

Adios Maria – www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOMXirQz-ug

Advance tickets £11.00 / door £13.00

Doors – 8.00pm, Music – 8.30pm

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Event Details

21st January 2017
8:30 pm
£11 adv / £13 on the door.
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Seven Artspace
31(a) Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3PD
0113 26 26 777

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