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Cactus Hunters

by Cactus Hunters

Cactus Hunters critically acclaimed debut album was embraced by radio stations ranging from commercial and alternative country to uber-hip college radio. Charting on the AMA, FAR, and Roots Rock charts, this is where it all began for this Woodstock band.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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1. Angels in the Backseat
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2. Kickin the Mule
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3. Lonesome Cowgirl
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4. Rain, Rain, Rain
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5. Halfway to Texas
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6. Heartbreakin World
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7. Sooner or Later
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8. I Got the Bait
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9. Come on In
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10. Joline
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11. Elvis Land
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12. Roam
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Album Notes
"Rich and Gravelly Americana"
--Miles of Music

"Simply Killer!"
--Roots Rock Report

"What a terrific debut album"
--Times Herald-Record

"My surprise favorite of the year"
--Glitterhouse Germany

"Cactus Hunters deliver an impressive and promising debut."
--Country Standard Time

"Die verzamelde voor zijn debuut heel wat schoon volk rond zich."
--Alt. Country Belgium

"Kinda like if Robbie Robertson went out drinking with Buck Owens and wound up passed out in New Orleans."
--Freight Train Boogie Magazine


Cactus Hunters bring a rich musical history and tradition as they conjure a collection of gritty, soulful, often funny and unsettling songs that weld together elements of rock and roll, country, folk, roots, rockabilly, and soul from the great Americana songbook.

The core of the Cactus Hunters have been playing music together for nearly four decades. Formed around the songwriting of Lance Juckas, the Cactus Hunters have a veteran cast of musicians featuring Fred Scribner on guitar,(Gavin DeGraw, Little Sammy Davis, Levon Helm, Delbert McClinton) Professor Louie on keyboards, and accordion, (The Band, Rick Danko, Mercury Rev, The Crowmatix) Lance Juckas on vocals, bass, and guitar, John Rush and Brad Scribner on drums and Jake Lee Rau on backing vocals. The album was produced by Lance and Aaron Hurwitz (The Band, Graham Parker, Mercury Rev).

Songs of the Cactus Hunters tell resonant stories that are testimonials to desolation, dislocation, impossible love, resilience, bold stupidity, and while always trying hard to avoid it--transcendence.

Throughout North America, the Cactus Hunters have received critical acclaim and have been generously embraced by a wide variety of radio stations ranging from commercial and progressive country to alternative college radio. And, thanks in part to word of mouth and devoted DJs and fans, the Cactus Hunters popularity has continued to grow with their fan-base in Europe and Asia. The debut album \"Cactus Hunters\" charted on the AMA, FAR, and Roots Rock charts.


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John Brito-BlendMasters Records@

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You know every now and then my music prowess leaves me to so much writing work,I write a weekly article for my record label website and it's like super,I added writing reviews for my CDBABY counterparts because as a music producer and record label owner it's only fitting that I do such a thing,I heard just track no.1,beautiful work!


Great Music! Feb. 2008
I love this album. I have both Cactus Hunters CDs and I like them both very much and for different reasons.

This is great traveling music. I recently took a roadtrip over the holidays and my Cactus Hunters CDs got played the most. These songs are moody grooves that will make you think and take you different places. "Angels In The Backseat" and "Heartbreaking World" are my favorite songs on this CD. There is a really great female singer on this album too. Check it out!!!


Absolutly amazing album. I haven't taken off my CD player. Why aren't these gu


Timeless Album, Great Music!
This album sounds like a classic from the start. You can hear source influences with the deepest root connections. This album has interesting and soulful songs with great playing, heartfelt lyrics, and depth. Great music.

(Steven Israel)

What a terrific debut album from this Hudson Valley, N.Y.- based band. The Cactus Hunters make instantly inviting music that sounds like The Band meets J.J. Cale. It's music that features the rootsy rockish grooves of Cale's best early albums with the earthy twang of The Band. Look at the lineup and you'll understand The Band connection. Aaron Hurwitz, who plays keys and accordion, has often produced the great group. But the Cactus Hunters are led by Lance Juckas, who uses his lonesome yearning voice to sing provocative lines like "Angels in the backseat/Driving me home/Going down all the wrong roads." The lineup is rounded out by such pros as Fred and Brad Scribner, John Rush and Jake Lee Rau.

cor & ben

great music cor & ben

Allison in Boston

Cool Cool
It's on my Ipod and I listen to them all the time. They were recommended by a friend and I found them on Itunes. Very cool!

Five Stars, YES!

Love Music
I want more of this music, NOW!