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Artist: CHERRY BLOSSOMS, THE
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Black Velvet Fuckere
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"At long last, here is the debut LP from The Cherry Blossoms, who describe themselves as "Middle-Tennessees finest anarchic post neo-skiffle collective specializing in kazoo-exotica." They are the musical heirs of Dock Boggs visceral holler; they share the true gut-sung honesty of Bosavi guitar band music; they are a Dixie-fried Arkestra with out-of-tune acoustic guitars replacing every saxophone and a kazoo in place of Sun Ras mellotron. This LP finally brings to proper format their most celebrated and celebratory songs, from interstellar boogie ("Rockin Rocket Ship") to agitational architectural conservation anthem ("Golden Windows"), The Cherry Blossoms offer the OTHER Nashville Sound, the one that a multi-million dollar industry and a million pairs of snakeskin boots will never notice and can never corrupt. With only handmade releases and limited touring, the band has made fans and friends of the likes of Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance), Will Oldham, Josephine Foster, and David Tibet (Current 93). Thats an extremely short list �?? few who have heard the songs and voices of Peggy Snow, John Allingham, and the legion other Cherry Blossoms past and present have been immune to the contagious sound of the most honest band in America." - Black Velvet Fuckere.

Artist: CHERRY BLOSSOMS, THE
Title: Live In Amsterdam
Format: LP
Label: Hairy Spider Legs
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"The Cherry Blossoms are to folk music what the Velvet Underground was to rock n’ roll: anti-commercial, rebellious, pure, and unlike anything else. They deconstruct folk into a a very special experimental music, but they insist they’re a front porch band. Specializing in kazoo, 6-gallon bucket, poetry, carefully awry drum rhythms, guitar, and vocals that span octaves, melodies, and time, the Cherry Blossoms are unforgettable. Lead singer Peggy Snow has said that “No one tries to control what anyone else is doing when we play.” The result is a sound that is ecstatically free, layered, and ranging. While songs like “Amazing Stars” follow a chorus sung together in sweeping, traditional hymn with a few quirks, other songs skip and spaz into a trance awash with unorthodox folkloristic layers. Their sound is at once elusive and timeless (Have I heard this song before?). It’s a sound they’ve been honing for twenty years. The Cherry Blossoms are sure to go down in history as one of the great folk bands of the 21st century. With a rotating cast of 3-8 performers, their line-up has changed over the years, but most recently consists of: Peggy Snow, John Allingham, Chuck Hatcher, Taylor Martin, Chris Davis, and Allen Lowry. Ever eclectic, members of the band are talented in their own rights. Peggy Snow is a prolific painter, John Allingham is finishing a rock-opera 10 years in the making, Allen Lowry writes amazing unconventional poetry and played drums in Lambchop, Chris Davis is an incredible music curator/contributor to the Nashville music community, Chuck Hatcher can rock any Zepplin song in existence… the list goes on and on and on. They are local legends in Nashville and sure to make music history." - Hairy Spider Legs

Artist: CHERRY BLOSSOMS, THE
Title: S/T
Format: CDR
Label: Skulls of Heaven
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Josephine Foster bravely travelled to Nashville to seek out the legendary southern folk song and cosmic kazoo medicine show known as the Cherry Blossoms. Eventually Josephine did track them down and soon (as one could only dream of...) the sprawling jams did spin and the heartfelt social songs did ring. Josephine stayed on for a nice long spell recording and living among the Cherry Blossoms for a couple weeks. Many months later, I came through Nashville on my annual pilgrimage, and when John Allingham and Peggy Snow (voices and authors of most Cherry Blossoms songs) gave me a cdr documenting their favorite audio snapshots of Josephines visit, I was thrilled to hear how organically Peggy and Johns songs mix with Josephines songs and weave in between and throughout the sprawling backporch Cherry Blossom jams. As usual, the Cherry Blossoms ramshakle eight piece band wheezes and whirs through the skeletons of their compositions, bending time and tone until complete chaos is just around the corner. Then typically, the stoned percussion wizard or the holwing antics of Peggy Snow will eventually shuffle everyone back into place as they begin to charge forward into some frenzy that only Hasil Adkins or Henry Flynt could have dreamt of. This dynamic album manages to cover many of the moods of this complex musical organism. From blue mountain meditations, hard cider country swing, still southern nights with all the windows open, backporch hillbilly hysterics wrap around campfire prayers... you may never get another chance to hear Americana quite like this again." - Skulls of Heaven.
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