Chattanooga Now Black Box Concert Series introduces country duo The Cactus Blossoms

Chattanooga Now Black Box Concert Series introduces country duo The Cactus Blossoms

September 14th, 2017 by Staff Report in Chattnow Music

Brothers Page Burkum and Jack Torrey founded traditional country band The Cactus Blossoms in 2009. Their music is honkytonk, retro country with a roots feel.

Photo by Photo Courtesy of Cactus Blossoms

Brothers Page Burkum and Jack Torrey, who perform as The Cactus Blossoms, are the next act in the Black Box Concert Series at Athens Arts Center, 320 N. White St., in Athens, Tenn. The country duo sings at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15.

The brothers say they cut their teeth performing well-known and obscure country songs that were popular pre-1960, partly out of curiosity and deep appreciation, but mostly because they were fun. At first listen, it is evident the duo was influenced by the Everly Brothers, but this is not a tribute act. The guys say they "weren't born in the wrong era. We just got into some music from a different era and found a way to make it our own."

Their show will include music from their 2016 album, "You're Dreaming," which includes the single "Mississippi," which was featured on Showtime's "Twin Peaks" in May.

Tickets are $15 online in advance, $20 at the door, $10 students.

For more information: 423-745-8781