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Blue Cactus 7″ EP Release w/ Chris Frisina & Christy Jean Smith
February 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
BLUE CACTUS celebrates the release of some of their hardest hitting honky tonk tunes with this 7-inch EP on Sleepy Cat Records. They cite Johnny Cash’s 1964 album Bitter Tears and Loretta Lynn’s pro-birth control song “The Pill” in 1975 as inspiration for raising their own voices against the Trump administration. Co-produced by Blue Cactus and Alex Bingham (Hiss Golden Messenger, The Dead Tongues), the EP features some of the region’s finest talent: Heather McEntire (HC McEntire, Mount Moriah), James Wallace, Whit Wright (Elizabeth Cook, Kelsey Waldon, Joshua Hedley), and Gabe Anderson.$1 from each record sold will go directly to Transplanting Traditions Community Farm, a local NC non-profit that works to provide refugee adults and youth access to land, healthy food, and agricultural and entrepreneurial opportunities.
CHRIS FRISINA: Chris continues to pull from a constant and pervasive send of disquiet–gleaned from his childhood, solo travels, work experiences, sullen periods of insomnia and close friendships–to create mournful tones, pulsing with lost opportunity, longing and regret. Except for those few magical times, when it goes the other way.
CHRISTY JEAN SMITH: Christy Jean Smith grew up among the cotton and tobacco fields of Nash County, NC. For the past decade, she’s been writing songs about heartache, home, community and religion. In 2020, she’ll release a new album that will explore her beautiful and complicated passage into motherhood.