Retro-revivalist, country folk brother duo The Cactus Blossoms will be in concert on the Front Porch at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. This performance is free and open to the public. No tickets needed.
The Cactus Blossoms sound uncannily like a sibling harmony act that just stepped off the stage of the Grand Ole Opry or the Louisiana Hayride in the ’40s or ’50s. There’s a good reason for that, guitarists and singers Page Burkum and Jack Torrey are brothers (Jack adopted a stage name when he first stepped out as a singer/songwriter at the age of 19), and their voices fit together in a way that suggests a modern day approximation of what the Everly Brothers and the Louvin Brothers could deliver.
Jack and Page 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. A chance gig opening for JD McPherson brought him on board as a fan and eventually resulted in JD producing the Cactus Blossoms’ album “You’re Dreaming”.
Gates 6:00pm / Show 7:00pm