The Cactus Blossoms

The Cactus Blossoms - Minneapolis-based brother duo Jack Torrey and Page Burkum - have announced their new album Every Time I Think About You, to be released August 30, 2024 via their own Walkie Talkie Records. The collection of ten new, original songs finds the brothers - along with longtime bandmates Jeremy Hanson (drums), Jacob Hanson (guitar) and Phillip Hicks (bass) - defying easy categorization as they jump from freewheeling rockers to gentle pop ballads, shedding the weight of expectation and creating a collection that feels timeless and devil-may-care in equal measure.

Every Time I Think About You was recorded at Minneapolis' legendary Creation Audio - where hometown garage-rock heroes The Trashmen cut "Surfin' Bird," and The Replacements made Tim. There, The Cactus Blossoms once again teamed with engineer/mixer Alex Hall (JD McPherson, Nick Lowe) for their most commanding full-band sessions to date. But behind the T. Rex strut of “Keep Walkin” or the “travelin’ light” protagonist in “Is It Any Wonder,” the songs have an itinerant quality.

“Even if you don’t set out to write songs with a theme in mind, one tends to present itself,” says Torrey. “This record keeps returning to the idea of ‘moving on’ — from one place to another, from people and situations that bring you down, from loss and grief.”

In keeping with their Made-in-Minnesota ethos, the cover art for Every Time I Think About You is centered around a painting by one of the state’s most acclaimed painters, George Morrison, a founding figure of Native American modernism: “Spirit Path. New Day. Red Rock Variation: Lake Superior Landscape,” which hangs in the Minnesota Museum of American Art.

Every Time I Think About You follows the release of the group’s 2022 full-length One Day, praised by Holler as a “contender for Americana album of the year.” Also in 2022, The Cactus Blossoms released If Not For You - a covers collection in tribute to their home-state hero Bob Dylan. Previous releases like 2019’s Easy Way saw their “voices blend beautifully to create a rich, vibrant sound” (NPR), with the Minneapolis Star-Tribune adding: “if you don’t visibly swoon at least two dozen times listening to this album, you need to get out and look up at the stars more.”

Upcoming Shows


Sep
13
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The Fitzgerald Theater
Sep
13
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The Fitzgerald Theater

The Cactus Blossoms

★ Local Show ★
with Humbird

Past Shows


Feb
5
th
2024
Turf Club
Feb
5
th
2024
Turf Club

The Cactus Blossoms

2024 Monday Residency

★ Local Show ★
with Nona Invie
Jan
29
th
2024
Turf Club
Jan
29
th
2024
Turf Club

The Cactus Blossoms

January 2024 Monday Residency

★ Local Show ★
with Clare Doyle
Jan
22
nd
2024
Turf Club
Jan
22
nd
2024
Turf Club

The Cactus Blossoms

January 2024 Monday Residency

★ Local Show ★
with LAAMAR
Jan
15
th
2024
Turf Club
Jan
15
th
2024
Turf Club

The Cactus Blossoms

January 2024 Monday Residency

★ Local Show ★
with Steam Machine
Jan
8
th
2024
Turf Club
Jan
8
th
2024
Turf Club

The Cactus Blossoms

January 2024 Monday Residency

★ Local Show ★
with The Riffin' Trio
Jan
1
st
2024
Turf Club
Jan
1
st
2024
Turf Club

The Cactus Blossoms

January 2024 Monday Residency

★ Local Show ★
with Becky Kapell
Jan
30
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2023
Turf Club
Jan
30
th
2023
Turf Club

The Cactus Blossoms

January 2023 Monday Residency
with Pieta Brown
Jan
23
rd
2023
Turf Club
Jan
23
rd
2023
Turf Club

The Cactus Blossoms

January 2023 Monday Residency
with Pit Stop
Jan
16
th
2023
Turf Club
Jan
16
th
2023
Turf Club

The Cactus Blossoms

January 2023 Monday Residency
with Molly Brandt
Jan
9
th
2023
Turf Club
Jan
9
th
2023
Turf Club

The Cactus Blossoms

January 2023 Monday Residency
with Michael Gay
Jan
2
nd
2023
Turf Club
Jan
2
nd
2023
Turf Club

The Cactus Blossoms

January 2023 Monday Residency
with Jack Klatt
May
14
th
2022
First Avenue
May
14
th
2022
First Avenue

The Cactus Blossoms

'One Day' ⏤ Vinyl Release Show
with Lilly Hiatt
Jan
31
st
2022
Turf Club
Jan
31
st
2022
Turf Club

The Cactus Blossoms

JANUARY 2022 MONDAY RESIDENCY
with Kansas Plates
Jan
24
th
2022
Turf Club
Jan
24
th
2022
Turf Club

The Cactus Blossoms

JANUARY 2022 MONDAY RESIDENCY
with LAAMAR
Jan
17
th
2022
Turf Club
Jan
17
th
2022
Turf Club

The Cactus Blossoms

JANUARY 2022 MONDAY RESIDENCY
with Jake La Botz
Jan
10
th
2022
Turf Club
Jan
10
th
2022
Turf Club

The Cactus Blossoms

JANUARY 2022 MONDAY RESIDENCY
with Humbird
Jan
3
rd
2022
Turf Club
Jan
3
rd
2022
Turf Club

The Cactus Blossoms

JANUARY 2022 MONDAY RESIDENCY
with Jake Ilika
Nov
27
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2021
First Avenue
Nov
27
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2021
First Avenue

The Cactus Blossoms

with Under Violet
Aug
7
th
2021
Turf Club
Aug
7
th
2021
Turf Club

The Cactus Blossoms

with Jack Klatt
Aug
6
th
2021
Turf Club
Aug
6
th
2021
Turf Club

The Cactus Blossoms

with The Sapsuckers

More Shows

Aug
9
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Turf Club

A Tribute to
Shania Twain

Jul
27
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First Avenue

Rophnan

Aug
30
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Turf Club

Purple Funk Metropolis, Dylan Salfer and Lighter Co.

Nov
10
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Turf Club

Hackensaw Boys