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Paradise Rock in East Falmouth – Music Video

EAST FALMOUTH – At Cape Cod Wave, we are biased. We love the 02536. We love paradise. We love rock. And we are especially fond of Woods Hole.

So while winter is just about here after summer was just here, we offer this music video from JR Brody’s in East Falmouth about a different village in the same town of Falmouth, “way beyond the Quissett lights.”

This song about Woods Hole that brought us to East Falmouth is by the band, Paradise Rock – originally formed decades and many iterations ago in Woods Hole. This original song by lead singer Craigo Carlson, “South Falmouth Blues”  is a Cape Cod Wave favorite. Actually, this is only the first part of the song. Paradise Rock, you see, is something of a jam band.

You may have noticed, if you follow Cape Cod Wave even casually, that we have a bit of an obsession with local original music.

Cape Cod Wave pretty much started because we wanted an excuse to say we were working when we went to see the Incredible Casuals, our favorite Cape Cod band.

We blame, in a good way, Chandler Travis, Johnny Spampinato, and Rikki Bates for all of this.

And from that incredibly casual start, we decided to try to document the music scene on Cape Cod song by song – band by band. And the more we learn about the great talent on Cape Cod, the more obsessed we become.

Somehow, it always comes back to this song – the sound of Woods Hole, at least to us. The members of the band are Craigo Carlson, lead singer and guitar; Randy Gummow on bass; Justin Sawyer on guitar, Eric Hayden on keyboard; and Nate Chu on drums.

This is Paradise Rock – sort of Cape Cod’s version of Phish, only Craigo actually knows how to fish.


– If you like Cape Cod music, here is a story that Cape Cod Wave did on the Cape Cod original music scene. We interviewed 20 musicians, four club owners, and two radio deejays – Cape Cod Music And The Joy Of Being Originally Alive

And here is a link to our growing collection of local music videos – 2-Minute Video

Check out our Cape Cod music stories


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— Brian Tarcy



About the author

Brian Tarcy

Brian Tarcy is co-founder of Cape Cod Wave. He is a longtime journalist who has written for the Boston Globe, Boston magazine, the Cape Cod Times and several other publications. He is the author of "YOU CAN'T SELL RIGHT FIELD; A Cape Cod Novel." He is also the author or co-author of more than a dozen mostly non-fiction books, including books with celebrity athletes Cam Neely, Tom Glavine and Joe Theisman. His previous book was, "ALMOST: 12 Electric Months Chasing A Silicon Valley Dream" with Hap Klopp,who created the iconic brand, The North Face.
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