|Photo by John Ratzloff|
After this month, they'll be gone, gone, gone, and cryin' won't bring 'em back. Okay, they won't be long gone, but after July 22, close-harmonizing brotherly country act the Cactus Blossoms will call an end to their year-and-a-half-long Monday-night residency at the Turf Club before embarking on a festival tour. But no real cause for cryin': They plan to return to the club, which has obviously been good to them, and which they describe as their favorite bar around. Heck, their faces still adorn a mosaic on the east side of the building, so how could they not?
Tonight, the band will kick off their final month of shows with a special four-hour live recording show at the Turf, featuring co-singing brothers Jack Torrey and Page Burkum backed by the talented lineup of Randy Broughten (steel guitar), Josh Granowski (upright bass), Jed Germond (fiddle), and Patrick Harison (accordion). Expect the live album to be released on CD and vinyl later this summer. Gimme Noise caught up with Burkum for the details on this live album... and also looking for a little reassurance that there should be no tears over their departure.