By Rebecca Marx
When I interviewed Vicky Emerson and Sarah Morris early in the Spring of 2016, I knew immediately that there would be a follow up of some sort. The “secrets” that they divulged about the US radio charts, and just how they were navigating the music industry as independent artists really resonated with people who were trying to do it DIY style. For those same folks, check out my update on what the two have been up to, and for a rock n roll read/expose; I recommend the book by Semisonic drummer Jacob Slichter: So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star: How I Machine-Gunned a Roomful Of Record Executives and Other True Tales from a Drummer’s Life. [Read more…] about Interview – Vicky Emerson and Sarah Morris – Keeping the Home Fires Burning
When my brother and I started making music as The Cactus Blossoms there wasn’t a big plan. We cut our teeth performing some well-known and obscure country songs that were popular or unpopular pre-1960, partly out of curiosity and deep appreciation, but mostly because it was fun. Early on we were given a residency at the Turf Club in St. Paul, Minnesota. We got a band together and it became our weekly practice-in-public where we would pull out every song we could think of, no matter how well we knew it. It was our first chance to play all night and do whatever we wanted. With Frankie Lee and a late night set by The Icicles. Turf Club. Saturday, February 13, 2016. 8:00pm. $12.00 advance, $15.00 door. 21+.