june, 2017

10jun2:00 PM5:00 PMCommon Folk Present Cactus Attack & Luke TobinFree Community Concert at Colegrove Park2:00 PM - 5:00 PM North Church Street, between Main St. and Route 2


Event Details

Cactus Attack with Luke Tobin
Colegrove Park
North Church Street
North Adams MA
2pm-5pm FREE

Bring friends and family to Colegrove Park, the backyard of downtown, for this free community concert.

About Cactus Attack:
One cold January night in Newport, Ryan Jackson was playing a show in the basement of a church with his now defunct acoustic band when he heard a sound he could really take to the hoop. A local folk band was there that night, with a feel that just seemed so new and different to him. That’s when he decided that he wanted to take this old sound and try to make it his own. The stars aligned, the sun rose and fell, and Cactus Attack was born out of the ashes of a failed Alaskan dream. Now, Ryan was an idiot and decided that after high school, why waste money on college when he could move to Alaska? Needless to say this was a bad idea. After a 5,000-mile ride home and a major bout of knee surgery, Ryan, with nothing to do but heal, started Cactus Attack. Now there was only the matter of band members. Tyler Rosenholm met Ryan in a chemical swirl of creativity. Tyler, with his devilish good looks and charm, and even more impressive guitar playing, really knocked the socks off of Ryan when they wrote their first song “Skeletons”. Unfortunately, “Skeletons” was lacking the folk sound that Ryan and Tyler were hoping to achieve. They turned to Derek “Danger” Pearson, banjo player extraordinaire, to add that backwater feel to their sound. Cole Wuilleumier, a dreadlock-sporting hooligan entered the picture to add depth and a harmonious sound to the mix with his unique fiddle style. This treble-driven quartet needed one thing and one thing only to make it a full atomic sound, the upright bass, played by Justin Bridges. With the final addition, this new quintet is beginning to create a voice all their own. Their passion is prominently featured in each and every song, aided by their distinct songwriting style. As Robert Frost once said, “two roads diverged in a wood and Cactus Attack took both of them”.

More about Luke Tobin:
If there was ever a singer/songwriter that could reach into your heart and gently caress your soul…Luke is that musician. The only way to know what we are talking about is to check out his music yourself.


(Saturday) 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Colgrove Park

North Church Street, between Main St. and Route 2


City of North Adams