You know how you keep local music supported for generations? Have venues that are open for intergenerational audiences. Tuesday night my favorite 10 year old and I hopped over to the Electric Fetus to see the Cactus Blossoms. She was thrilled because as she pointed out – she never gets to see them!
The Cactus Blossoms were celebrating the release of their new 7 inch record. Better news yet – it sounds like it’s a prelude to a full album to come out soon.
What I like best about the Cactus Blossoms is their knack for making music that sounds both classic and fresh. They started with a You’re Dreaming, brand new song that sounds like a classic bluegrass ballad and ended with their Buffalo Song, which is a bluegrass dance song.
I recently heard them describe their harmony as easy and almost accidental in a recent interview with Bill DeVille on The Current – but it sounds pretty darned good to me. As brothers maybe they just share a natural harmony.
As a special treat, the Birchwood Café shared some appetizers – such as some kind of pork rillette crostini. So good! I think the Electric Fetus should host these family-friendly parties every week!