Sam Turner & the Cactus Cats
Sam Turner & the Cactus Cats are equal part grit / croon / and Houston goodness. Lead man Sam Turner belts out songs, or rather emotions, in a way only soulful men and women of yesteryear are known to do. Backed up ever-so-tastefully by the Cactus Cats (Michael Trakhtenberg on lead guitar, W.D. Hesser on bass, and Troy Tabner on drums), Sam's vocal power and range can be felt at any performance big or small. With their debut album Wanna Be Your Man out June 9, 2017 (Roofus & Friends' second LP release), the sounds coming from these cats are anything but unintentional. Recorded onto 1/2" tape, using only 8 tracks, and performed all together in the same room - what comes out truly speaks to the musicianship and abilities of this group to create a vibe and hold your attention.
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"..IF YOU LISTEN TO ONE NOTE FROM HOUSTON'S SAM TURNER & THE CACTUS CATS, YOU SHOULD REALIZE THAT THEY NOT ONLY GET WHAT FOLK IS ABOUT, THEY'RE READY TO REDEFINE THE GENRE.."
David Garrick, Houston Press, March 13, 2018
"..PEOPLE STARTED TO DANCE..HOOKING ARMS AND SWINGING AROUND WHILE SAM TURNER'S VOCALS TALKING OF LOVE AND LIFE ECHOED THROUGH THE DEPTHS OF YOUR SOUL..I'M BOOKING THEM FOR MY FUTURE WEDDING, MAYBE EVEN HAVING THEM SING AS I'M BEING LOWERED INTO MY GRAVE.."
Alexandra Tamez, Texas A&M University Memorial Student Center, November 29, 2017
WANNA BE YOUR MAN — #11 Album
Station Top 35 Chart, KTRU 96.1 FM, July 23, 2017
WANNA BE YOUR MAN — #28 Album
Station Top 35 Chart, KTRU 96.1 FM, July 16, 2017
"..THAT GROWLING COUNTRY VIBE, FILLED TO THE BRIM WITH SWAGGER AND STOMP.."
Nathan Lankford, Editor, Austin Town Hall, June 15, 2017
"..PSYCH INFUSED FOLK.."
David Garrick, Writer, Free Press Houston, June 7, 2017
"..I WANNA BOOK YOU GUYS FOR MY NEXT SOCK HOP.."
DJ Lars, Host of Wide Open Spaces, 90.1 FM KPFT, June 5, 2017
"..GORGEOUS GREEN VINYL..
..YOU DON'T KNOW BUT WE JUST BOOKED YOU FOR OPENING TROUBADOR TUESDAY.."
DJ Rick & DJ Racehorse, Hosts of The Lone Star Jukebox, 90.1 FM KPFT, June 3, 2017
"..THEY'RE A HONKY TONK'S WET DREAM. SAM TURNER'S VOICE WAS INCREDIBLY POWERFUL, HE..BELTED ABOUT THE DEPTH OF HIS LOVE WITH EVERYTHING HE HAD.."
Adam Alloy, Writer, Compose Yourself Magazine, February 2, 2017
"..SAM TURNER & THE CACTUS CATS PERFORMING LIVE IN THE KPFT STUDIO. FOR THOSE OF YOU CALLING IN — YEAH, IT WAS ABSOLUTELY LIVE RIGHT HERE IN FRONT OF ME.."
DJ Sandy, Host of Deadbeat, 90.1 FM KPFT, November 11, 2016