NORWICH – Tumbleweed Highway, an Americana band, is looking to shake up the local music scene with a performance starting at 9:30 p.m. on Friday, June 13 at the Blarney Stone Pub in Norwich (there is no cover charge). The band has also decided to include an interactive aspect to energize the crowd. There has been an emergence of the iPhone and other smartphones at live shows, and the band has decided to use this to its advantage.
“What we're hoping to do... is have everyone record video,” said Nate Gross, lead guitar and vocals. Attendees will then be able to upload their videos of the performance to the band's website, and in the fall when the band is mixing and mastering, the sound feed will be synced to the composite video.
Gross hopes this will result in a 360 degree video that will incorporate the best audience clips.
“Why go out and buy something, when you can get it for free?” said Gross and explained this will help cut costs, while creating an interesting, audience focused video.
“It may get crazy. We may bring people on stage,” Gross said with a smile.