Not many people are making music like the The Cactus Blossoms these days. Jack Torrey and Page Burkum are making the sort of country music not much heard since the 1950s and 60s. After having released two albums on their own, they signed to Red House Records this summer – a renowned folk and Americana label based here in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Their new album has been featured on Rollingstone.com as one of the 25 most anticipated country albums of the year, and Garden & Gun Magazine featured the album with an exclusive preview.
After running into the Cactus Blossoms back stage at a show this fall, they reached out to me to shoot some promotional photos and possibly their album cover. Previously they had another photographer shoot images with the intention of getting an album cover, but nothing had fully captured the vibe they were after with their newest album. While their music has a real old, vintage feel, Jake and Page are not set in the past and wanted imagery that felt timeless, combining elements of new and old.