Country act Cactus Blossoms make Twin Peaks appearance
Minneapolis country-rockabilly act Cactus Blossoms have been featured in David Lynch’s surreal drama, Twin Peaks.
The episode which aired on May 28 in the US ended with the smartly-attired and stony looking brothers performing their song Mississippi at the Bang Bang Bar. It also is reported that Twin Peaks’ music director Angelo Badalamenti is a fan of the band’s material.
The band is headed up by Page Burkum and his younger brother Jack Torrey (last name a stage name)
Speaking to The Calgary Herald about how Lynch and Badlamenti came to discover the band, Burkham says: “I need to ask them about that more. I’m curious myself about how they discovered us.
“For us, it was mostly just real exciting to be a part of something that we were fans of and something that will probably be around and watched for a while,” he added. “Just on a personal level, we were really excited about it. The one impact I can see is that we have had some folks at every show we’ve played since then and I know that there are some people who found us that way and came out to our shows. It’s cool to see that happening.”
“A lot of people are surprised by the type of music we play, being from Minneapolis,” Burkum said. “I don’t really know what kind of music we should play if we’re from Minneapolis. What would be Minneapolis music? I guess if we could make some weird amalgam of Prince and the Replacements and Bob Dylan, maybe that would be Minneapolis music.”
The Cactus Blossoms play the Calgary Folk Music Festival on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Prince’s Island Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Visit calgaryfolkfest.com.