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/.
Check out video highlights from Gangstagrass on Twitch below
Check out Melodie’s full Gangstagrass YouTube Playlist HERE
View more of Melodie’s concert and event photography at melodieyvonne.com/photo-galleries/concert-and-events/
All photographicmelodie.com/melodieyvonne.com content copyright Melodie Yvonne Ramey. All rights reserved. No usage permitted beyond nonprofit online sharing without written permission from Melodie Yvonne Ramey. NO IMAGE or word ALTERING of any kind permitted. View the full Photographic Melodie content and Print Shop usage Terms & Conditions HERE