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Title: The Cactus Blossoms
Post by: Caleb on June 11, 2016, 02:39:26 PM
I recently found this wonderful duo out of the Minneapolis area.  They're sort of rockabilly/old country/vintage rock n roll - some of the best harmonies I've ever heard.  I've not been able to stop listening to their record. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPW-cPfkd4E


Title: Re: The Cactus Blossoms
Post by: George on June 13, 2016, 11:14:23 AM
Very good duo, sounds a lot like the Everly Brothers which were my favorites in my childhood...


Title: Re: The Cactus Blossoms
Post by: ducktrapper on June 13, 2016, 01:07:01 PM
Very good duo, sounds a lot like the Everly Brothers which were my favorites in my childhood...

A lot? They sound exactly like the Everly Brothers.  :)  

Oh and that's a good thing.


Title: Re: The Cactus Blossoms
Post by: Parlor Picker on June 13, 2016, 01:53:19 PM
Video not available in the UK. Shame.  :crying:


Title: Re: The Cactus Blossoms
Post by: Caleb on June 13, 2016, 06:32:51 PM
Video not available in the UK. Shame.  :crying:
They're all over YouTube. 


Title: Re: The Cactus Blossoms
Post by: George on June 13, 2016, 11:54:20 PM
A lot? They sound exactly like the Everly Brothers.  :)  

Oh and that's a good thing.

Definitely not bad Thomas, I still play their tunes... just cannot duplicate that awesome harmony!


Title: Re: The Cactus Blossoms
Post by: ducktrapper on June 14, 2016, 02:31:09 AM
Definitely not bad Thomas, I still play their tunes... just cannot duplicate that awesome harmony!

It ain't easy to lock in like that. Either a natural meeting of voices or the result of hours of hard work ... or both.


Title: Re: The Cactus Blossoms
Post by: Caleb on June 14, 2016, 02:58:15 AM
These guys are brothers, which explains the harmony.  The entire record is great.  Best new music I've heard in years. 

Side note: I also love the Everlys.


Title: Re: The Cactus Blossoms
Post by: George on June 14, 2016, 03:33:30 PM
Just purchased their album on ITunes, just could not resist... And I like to see talented youngsters succeed!


Title: Re: The Cactus Blossoms
Post by: Caleb on June 14, 2016, 04:30:44 PM
Just purchased their album on ITunes, just could not resist... And I like to see talented youngsters succeed!
That is awesome.

I'm curious to hear your thoughts on the record?  What are some of your favorite songs?  I'm partial to "Mississippi" and "Powder Blue" most of all, but they are all great. 


Title: Re: The Cactus Blossoms
Post by: GA-ME on August 11, 2016, 01:15:01 AM
Pretty good tune. I like the tasteful use of the tremolo on the guitars.