Gangstagrass Uplifts With Live Streams On Twitch

Article & photos by Melodie Yvonne

BROOKLYN, NY (March 25, 2020) – The recent unfortunate happenings across the world have forced the cancelations of live shows all across the globe, but that isn’t stopping some musicians from reaching out to beloved fans. Gangstagrass is, of course, among these kindhearted artists, and decided to explore a new platform to connect with devotees foregoing the traditional Facebook Live. They chose Twitch for joining the live streaming phenomenon sweeping the nation, and so far it has definitely been a rousing success.

The band, known for being extremely down-to-earth and engaged with fans, chose a brilliant site that allows watchers to not only communicate with them, but also with each other in a virtual chatroom while the artists perform. This added touch has been a blessing as the live content has absolutely garnered the need for conversation. Live feeds range from normal acoustic shows to cooking lessons, software tutorials, and even a new series called “Kick the Can”.

The “Kick the Can” sequence is a phenomenal invention born from the members of Gangstagrass being stuck apart in isolation during this dark time. The idea is that each member on their respective Twitch evening will create a song portion live, and then the band will sandwich them together to create a masterpiece at the end. The first segment with Rench went swimmingly, and fans are waiting with bated breath for the next.

Anyone can be a part of the growing Gangstagrass family, and witness the song creation live at 9pm every night by following the band on Twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/gangstagrasscrew/.

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Melodie Yvonne

Melodie Yvonne Ramey, owner, editor, & contributor at Photographic Melodie, grew up in the small southern Indiana town of North Vernon. She picked up her first camera at the young age of 5, and was immediately hooked. Every trip, even just to the local park, was turned into a fantasy scene of her own imagination that would later be turned into epic tales in word and photos.

Melodie spent her teen years learning from and mentoring under professionals such as Richard Young, John Sheckler, and The Grand Conundrum. She received an Associates of Applied Science in Visual Technologies majoring in Photography from Ivy Tech in 2002 after studying under acclaimed professors such as Hoosier photographer Darryl Jones, Jonathan Wilson, and many other masters in the field.

Melodie’s main focus has always been music photography. Growing up with photography and listening to amazing musicians inspired her dream to create visual images that made people feel the way they do when they hear the music. She wanted to help people SEE the music by capturing every magical moment of concerts that she could only dream about as she gazed into music magazines like Rolling Stone and Spin.

Melodie has done numerous jobs around the country ranging from working for bands to even being the official photographer on many southern Indiana Poker Runs. Her specialties are in nature, music, and candid event photography, as well as one of a kind photographic creations. Melodie published her first print book Photographic Memories: In the Beginning, a collection of poetry, in 2011, and has since published 2 more print works, Photographic Memories: Meet me in the Middle and Hoosier Heavens, her first photo book. Melodie currently acts as publisher, editor & lead contributor at Photographic Melodie and does freelance work with many other media outlets, venues, and artists.

Melodie says, “I started out with a Tweety bird camera and a dream and I never let go. I will always love photography and the vessel it has given me to share the images of my heart and mind with the world. I have found that every single person on this earth visualizes the world in very different ways. Some people are optimists, some are pessimists. Some people are daydreamers, and others keep their feet firmly planted on the ground. Photography allows me to show some of these different visualizations. It allows the rationalist to see that it’s okay to dream, it can show the monsters hidden in the dark, and it can show even the saddest of people that there is still joy in the world.”

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