BLUE CACTUS w/ KAMARA THOMAS
Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based Blue Cactus is a modern classic country duo consisting of Steph Stewart & Mario Arnez. The pair first played music together for three years as the Americana string band Steph Stewart & the Boyfriends and released two records under that name. From gritty honky-tonk to heart-breaking balladry, Blue Cactus is the one stop shop for everything that made country music matter. One prick & you’re stuck.
Astro-religious songspells and tales culled from ancient American songlines and dreamtimes. Echoes of Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Dolly Parton, The Band, Tom Petty, spirituals, hymns, mountain-songs and Native American shamanism, intricate vocal harmonies and multi-instrumental adventures lilting over country-soul and dreamy pop grooves. Satisfaction guaranteed.