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Blue Cactus

October 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$18.00
Man and Woman in Sparkly Cowboy Attire

Blue Cactus, the North Carolina duo of Steph Stewart and Mario Arnez, make Cosmic Americana: a blend of grit, glitz, groove, and twang that evokes a celestial soundscape of mid-century heartbreak. Following their critically acclaimed 2017 debut and a string of singles in 2020 their evolution is made plain on their sophomore LP, Stranger Again, released May 7, 2021 on Sleepy Cat Records. The album has received enthusiastic attention from tastemakers including No Depression, American Songwriter, FLOOD Magazine, Talkhouse, and INDY Week among others. Stranger Again is a deep dive into Cosmic American music, with the band taking their sound into ambitious new planes, where country-rock meets light psychedelia as the soaring vocals meet twangy slide-guitars and propulsive bass-lines. The otherworldliness of the music is a perfect contrast to their distinctly grounded, human storytelling lyrics. Throughout Stranger Again, they explore loss and longing, self-love and reckoning with personal, political and human struggles. Their finest work yet, Blue Cactus resuscitate a fleeting style of honest-to-goodness country music considered valueless to a “new” country music where songwriting is officiated by financial analysts and teams of marketing plutocrats instead of woebegone troubadours. With a high lonesome twang, an Emmylou-like southern drawl, and blistering guitar techniques, Blue Cactus’ new record Stranger Again exercises the honky-tonk muscles to firmly bear the flag for a new generation of classic country practitioners.

Doors open at 7:30 PM

In addition to concerts, The Front Porch also offers private lessons and group music classes, and also provides free music education through our outreach program, Roots & Wings. If you are interested in volunteering, you can find more information here.

 

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Date:
October 7
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
$18.00
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The Front Porch
Phone:
434-806-7062
Email:
booking@frontporchcville.org
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Venue

The Front Porch
221 Water Street E
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Phone:
434-806-7062
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221 Water St E
Charlottesville, VA 22902

434-806-7062

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