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Tejon Street Corner Thieves find unique way to connect with fans

Tejon Street Corner Thieves
Posted at 10:50 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 10:30:34-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — A local band in Colorado Springs is finding a unique way to keep playing their music for fans during the stay-at-home order.

"All of our shows got canceled and times are tough," Connor O'Neal of the Tejon Street Corner Thieves said on the recent shutdown of bars and venues.

The Tejon Street Corner Thieves describe themselves as "outlaw blues and trash-grass pioneers." With everyone stuck at home, they decided to bring the music to their fans.

"I mean it started because we started feeling alone up here," O'Neal said. "...We want to spread the message that we can adapt and we can overcome and we can stay hopeful and positive."

They are taking requests through their email and with a quick donation, the band will drive to your house in their yellow school bus and play their songs. Each time they go around town playing their music, O'Neal says they perform outside eight to 10 houses.

"I think every town could use a band like us doing this," he said. "And if you hate the music, we'll be gone in 10 minutes."

To follow social distancing guidelines and prevent attracting a gathering, they only play a couple of songs from the inside of their bus.