Cactus Blossoms kick off Monday night Turf Club residency

They're no longer our little secret. Since releasing their first self-titled album late last year, the Cactus Blossoms have not only caught the attention of scores of Minnesotans young and old -- read: those who know not how to two-step, and those who do -- but they've also garnered accolades from the folks over at Country Music Television.

Yes, the CMT that reminds us every day that Kenny Chesney looooves the Virgin Islands and is never afraid to make just one more Caribbean-flavored video to remind us of that fact. That CMT listed the Cactus Blossoms' release as one of the "Top Overlooked Albums of 2011" right alongside our good friend Ronnie Dunn who, I'll admit, put out a pretty good 'un last year. Haven't caught the Cactus Blossoms yet? Well, now it's easier than ever to do so.

You got a date-book? Well, throw it over the fence, buy a new one for five or ten cents, and write the Cactus Blossoms down on every page that reads Monday from now 'til kingdom come* because they've taken up a weekly residency at St. Paul's Turf Club (9 p.m., $3).

*Okay, maybe not quite that long, but at least 'til the darned thing's covered with age. See what I did there?

Singer/guitarist Page Burkum has even promised that they'll be dressing up the stage in homemade plywood cacti. I mean, come on. Are you a fool? Get on down there! Two-steppin' and fake cacti! And while you're there, check out brothers Burkum and Jack Torrey on the cool mosaic that now graces the east side of the Turf Club.

The Cactus Blossoms Live at the Aster Cafe, courtesy of About Town Minneapolis

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I hear they're playing over at Amsterdam in St. Paul tonight ;)


These guys are amazing - I'm going to do my best to head on down to the Turf Club on as many Mondays as I can (in addition to my usual trying to get down there as much as possible on every other day of the week).

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