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The Cactus Blossoms

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 Spider John Koerner and a late night set by The Icicles. Turf Club. Friday, February 12, 2016. 8:00pm. $12.00 advance, $15.00 door. 21+.