The improvisational trio Cactus Truck will do a tour through the United States from October 13 until October 27. Based in Amsterdam this imrovisational trio consist American-born saxophonist John Dikeman and Dutch musicians.
The band plays a take-no-prisoners, high-energy brand of free jazz strongly influenced by the likes of Albert Ayler and Peter Brötzmann at their most intense (they also claim that their music includes elements of Delta blues, Japanese noise, and no wave). Cactus Truck self-released an eponymous CD-R in 2011 and followed that up with a 2012 cassette release (featuring Terrie Ex from the Ex) entitled Macho Sex; their first “official” album, Brand New for China!, arrived in March of 2012 on the Public Eyesore label. In late October through mid-December of that year, Cactus Truck stormed the United States with a massive 37-date tour that saw the trio tearing it up across the country, up the East Coast from Atlanta to Boston, across the Midwest and West, down the West Coast from Seattle to Los Angeles, and finally wending their way back east for three final dates in New York City. Selections from the tour (recorded at Squidco Records in Wilmington, Delaware with guest trombonist Jeb Bishop; Astro Black Records in Louisville, Kentucky; and the final show at JACK in N.Y.C. with guest trumpeter Roy Campbell) were featured on the Live in USA album, released in March 2013.
October 13 – Dreamland, Louisville KY
October 14 – American Legion Post 82, Nashville TN
October 15 – LaLaLand, Fayetteville AR
October 16 – The Crown and Harp, Dallas TX
October 19 – Saturn Bar, New Orleans LO
October 20 – Eyedrum, Atlanta GA
October 21 – If Art Gallery, Columbia, SC
October 24 – The Rontunda, Philadelphia PA
October 26 – The Stone, New York City NY
October 27 – Maple Lanes / New Ghosts, Cleveland OH