Country sibling harmonies come alive for the modern age
In the music of The Cactus Blossoms, the country sibling harmonies of The Everly Brothers and The Louvin Brothers come alive for modern times. As we got to hear at the 2018 Ann Arbor Folk Festival, brothers Page Burkum and Jack Torrey sing and play the guitar, and their voices fit together as only brother duets can. The Cactus Blossoms were orn and raised in Minneapolis and grew up on rock and pop, but they always had a fondness for old-time country and folk tunes. They began playing as a duo in 2010, soon they added classic-style originals to their repertoire and landed a band-in-residence spot at St. Paul's Turf Club. The Cactus Blossoms began playing clubs beyond Minnesota as headliners, toured with Kacey Musgraves), and caught the ear of former A Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor, who called them "the brother duet that America is waiting for." They were signed to the Red House label, released their debut album, "You're Dreaming," and saw their song "Mississippi" featured on Twin Peaks. Frankie Lee opens.