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.
SPIDER JOHN KOERNER
There are two Spider John Koerner legends. The first is the constantly evolving, rambling account of a young musical genius who influenced a generation of musicians. The second is the story of the contemporary artist who moves folk, blues, and rock audiences alike with his traditional songs and wry original compositions.
The Icicles is the surf/dub/ambient trio of ace local musicians/hired guns. Featuring Jim Anton (Jonny Lang/Paul Westerberg) on bass, Jacob Hanson (Mason Jennings/Halloween Alaska) on guitar, and Jeremy Hanson (Tapes n’ Tapes) on drums