The Cherry Blossoms Fact Sheet

HOME: Nashville, TN, with close ties to Rutherford County and Parkside Lane

SIZE: Varies (usually between 3 & 8)

MEMBERS & INSTRUMENTS (in order of appearance, or alphabetical when simultaneous):

Erstwhile Blossoms

People will talk

SOUND: Self described as "Middle Tennessee's finest anarchic post neo-skiffle collective specializing in kazoo-exotica." The Nashville Scene has at various times portrayed these masters of the floating rhythm as a "shaggy folk collective"; a "sprawling folk band"; and an "unclassifiable, sprawling folk collective" who play "sublime, freewheeling folk." Off the record, editor Jonathan Marx has called them Nashville's version of the Shaggs. (They take the comparison as a compliment)

SONGS: Mostly original, including favorites "I'm going steady with Jesus," "Mighty Mississippi," The Dolphin Song," "New Wave Irish Love Song," and "Harding Mall." But they frequently do covers too, ranging from "St Louis Blues" to Ravel's "Bolero," Burt Bachrach's "Casino Royale," and "Don't Fear the Reaper" by Blue Oyster Cult.


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