The Cactus BlossomsIf Not For You (Bob Dylan Songs Vol. 1)
DETAILSEvent: RECORD STORE DAY 2023
Release Date: 4/22/2023
Label: Walkie Talkie Records
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release
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John Prine once said, “Bob Dylan opened the door when there was no door, and then left it open for others to come through.” When Jack Torrey and Page Burkum, aka The Cactus Blossoms, found that door, they walked right through it. "Dylan’s music was a friend and guide to me in those early years and has continued to be an artistic home base for me and Page,” Torrey says. "His songwriting on the Nashville Skyline and New Morning albums are such departure from his mid-‘60s rock’n’roll poetry, and they really comfortably fit into our wheelhouse without us having to imitate his unique style."
On their EP If Not For You (Bob Dylan Songs Vol. 1) The Cactus Blossoms reimagine four songs from the Bob Dylan songbook. Vol. 1 draws from Dylan’s early catalog and filters his work through the lens of the brothers’ signature harmonies and lush arrangements, adding new layers to these familiar classics. Pressed for Record Store Day on blue vinyl.
1. If Not For You
2. To Ramona
3. Went To See The Gypsy
4. Tell Me That It Isn't True