Highlighting New Canaan Recreation Department’s Waveny summer concert series of free, open air shows on the patio of Waveny House will be Otis and the Hurricanes on Aug. 21 at 7:30 p.m. The band, made up of veteran musicians who have earned their chops touring the country and playing in and around Connecticut, is marking its 20th anniversary this year. Their sound is a blend of New Orleans funk and the Louisiana music scene that digs into the heart of American rock and roll. We talked with frontman Chris Cross (vocals and guitar), whose friends gave him the nickname of Otis when he was 12.
Andrea Valluzzo: Have you played the Waveny series before?