Croocked Coast (Photo: Timothy O’connell)
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Many local bands, eager to play to live audiences, are getting creative. One innovative idea – if fans can’t get out to hear you play, you bring the concert to them. And that’s what one popular Cape Cod-based band did a few weeks back.

“My wife actually came up with the idea of bringing the full experience of a Crooked Coast show to people’s front yard for a social distance show. At first I thought it was crazy then the more I thought about it I thought it was brilliant,” explained Luke Vose, guitarist and vocalist of indie/reggae/rock band Crooked Coast. Their fans were equally thrilled as you can see in the video, directed by Dante Borgese, below.

“We typically play all over New England,” noted Vose. “Last year, we played The Strand, Ocean Mist and The Parlor in Newport. “In our hometown of Falmouth, we produced a festival called Coast-Fest that featured regional and national bands as well as great local food and beer. We had 1,500 attendees.”

Like so many in the music industry, Crooked Coast is hoping to get back in front of live audiences. Vose is optimistic.

“We are at a weird spot in our career. We were really starting to see some traction. After the festival we booked a studio session with Courtney Ballard (Good Charlotte, The Used) to record an EP at his studio in Hollywood, CA. We had plane tickets, accommodations and everything ready for two weeks on the West coast. He would up mixing Rise & Shine so we still got some of his magic on it. We have new music on the way that we feel is the best of our career. I think out of these challenges we are growing into a better band.”

For more on Crooked Coast, click here.

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Ken Abrams

Lifestyle Editor Ken Abrams writes about music and more for What'sUpNewp, Providence Monthly, SO RI, and The Bay. He DJ's "The Kingston Coffeehouse" Tuesday nights, 6-9 PM on WRIU 90.3 FM.