Concert Archive

Slaid Cleaves An evening with SLAID CLEAVES
$22 advance / $25 at door
FRIDAY, September 19, 2014 at 8 PM

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

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Tickets are available at Keil's Pharmacy, Studio042 Super Business Printer, and Terra at the Isabel Rose Tearoom, Cafe, and Market, by mail and through Ticketleap. Go here for more info or buy tickets online now.

Slaid Cleaves spins stories with a novelist's eye and a poet's heart. Twenty years into his career, the celebrated songwriter's Still Fighting the War spotlights an artist in peak form. Cleaves' seamless new collection delivers vivid snapshots as wildly cinematic as they are carefully chiseled. Dress William Faulkner with faded jeans and a worn six-string for a good idea. "Slaid's a craftsman," says Terri Hendrix, who sings harmony on "Texas Love Song." "He goes about his songs like a woodworker."

Garland Jeffreys GARLAND JEFFREYS
$28
FRIDAY, September 12, 2014 at 8 PM

Venue:
THE VAN VLECK HOUSE AND GARDENS
21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

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Tickets are available at Keil's Pharmacy, Studio042 Super Business Printer, and Terra at the Isabel Rose Tearoom, Cafe, and Market, by mail and through Ticketleap. Go here for more info or buy tickets online now.

Garland Jeffreys returns for another Outpost concert, this time at Montclair's bucolic Van Vleck House and Gardens. The self-declared "King of In-Between" draws from rock, soul, jazz, reggae and spoken-word poetry. Jeffreys' perceptive songs confront street romance, street culture, Manhattan at its wildest, and the thorny subject of race in America with candor and vigor. His latest album, Truth Serum, continues in this vein.

Montclair Center Stage MONTCLAIR CENTER STAGE ON CHURCH STREET presents Outpost in the Burbs
SATURDAY, August 9, 2014 5-10 PM

Free show!
Venue:
Church Street, Montclair, NJ 07042

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Enjoy an evening on Church Street in downtown in Montclair with a line-up of music produced by the Outpost for the weekly free summer concert series. Grab some dinner or dessert at one of the area restaurants—make a night of it with family and friends.

5:00 - Ethan Lipkind
5:30 - Honor Finnegan
6:10 - Hannah & Maggie
7:00 - The Once
7:50 - Mya Byrne
8:30 - Frank Lombardi
9:15 - The End of America

Bring a folding chair to enjoy the music. Visit Montclair Center on Facebook for more information.

Ari Hest
Dan Bern
ARI HEST and DAN BERN (double bill!)
$25 in advance / $28 at door
SUNDAY, June 22, 2014 at 6 PM

Venue:
VAN VLECK HOUSE AND GARDENS
21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

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Tickets are available at Keil's Pharmacy, Studio042 Super Business Printer, and Terra at the Isabel Rose Tearoom, Cafe, and Market, by mail and through Ticketleap. Go here for more info or buy tickets online now.

Buy tickets early to secure seats to limited-seating indoor show. Show will move outside if weather permits and tickets will be sold at the door -- bring folding chair or blanket.

This show presented by the Outpost and the Van Vleck House and Gardens.

SAVE $3 OFF DOOR PRICE Bike or walk to the show and buy tickets at the door for just $25. Bike & Walk Montclair will offer pedometers to walkers and blinky lites to bicyclists plus water bottles to all while supplies last. Secure bicycle parking available.

Ari Hest doesn't so much play music as it flows through him. He explains, "No matter what I'm doing, aside from sleeping, there's a soundtrack to it. It's a blessing and a curse, as it drives some people in my life nuts occasionally, but it's how I've been and always will be." Music is Hest's unparalleled passion, one that's seen him create at an astounding pace since he began writing songs in his late teens. Aside from the hundreds of melody snippets swimming around in his iPhone recorder, Ari has hundreds more on his home computer. And then there's the six albums, three EPs, and "52" in 2008, an innovative project whereby he wrote, recorded and released a new song every Monday for a full year. There's also educational music he's written for kids and as he puts it, "songs I write with others in mind to sing them."

Dan Bern's music is often compared to that of Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Bruce Springsteen, Phil Ochs and Elvis Costello. Bern's song "Talkin' Woody, Bob, Bruce, and Dan Blues," from the album Smartie Mine, offers a joking take on this influence, presented in the style of a Guthrie or Dylan talking blues song, and containing a spoof of a Springsteen song as well. When asked about the similarity between himself and Dylan, he once quipped, "I guess Bob Dylan was sort of the Dan Bern of the '60's." Dan has also toured with Ani DiFranco and is known for sardonic, literary lyrics, a range of musical styles, and a folk music style paired with rock instrumentation.

Indigenous INDIGENOUS
with special guest
DANIELIA COTTON
$25 in advance / $30 at door
FRIDAY, June 13, 2014 at 8 PM

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

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Tickets are available at Keil's Pharmacy, Studio042 Super Business Printer, and Terra at the Isabel Rose Tearoom, Cafe, and Market, by mail and through Ticketleap. Go here for more info or buy tickets online now.

Indigenous is an American blues-rock group that came to prominence in the late 1990s. The band consists of Mato Nanji (mah-TOE non-GEE), Derek Post, and Charles Sanders. Their music is heavily influenced by guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, as well as Jimi Hendrix and Carlos Santana. Mato Nanji's style and skill has drawn comparisons to each of these guitarists.

FOREVER RAY FOREVER RAY
with special guests
(MONTCLAIR'S) JAZZ HOUSE KIDS
$28 in advance / $32 at door
FRIDAY, June 6 , 2014 at 8 PM

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

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Tickets are available at Keil's Pharmacy, Studio042 Super Business Printer, and Terra at the Isabel Rose Tearoom, Cafe, and Market, by mail and through Ticketleap. Go here for more info or buy tickets online now.

Forever Ray has been performing to sell-out audiences throughout the New York Metropolitan area. They perform the exciting and uplifting music of Ray Charles, which includes a wonderful blend of musical styles ranging from Jazz and Blues to Country and R&B.

Jazz House Kids is a community-based arts organization with a mission to provide year-round musical, educational, and cultural programs to students in grades K-12, teachers, adults, and families from diverse backgrounds. Internationally renowned jazz performers teach alongside our professional staff, offering students a wide range of creative programming that develops musical potential, enhances leadership skills, and strengthens academic performance.

KinderSmile - Donate Now Dr. Kyung Ha is a participating volunteer dentist for the KinderSmile Foundation based in Montclair, NJ. The foundation provides free dental care and oral health education to children in underserved neighborhoods of Essex County.

Dr. Ha and three other dentists from NJ, along with approximately 30 student KSF Jr. board members, will be traveling to Peru in June to provide dental care in orphanages.

At the June 6th FOREVER RAY show, we will be accepting donations of new or gently worn children's and baby clothes, shoes, school supplies, backpacks, toys, baby formula, etc., for the KinderSmile mission to Peru.

You may also make a monetary donation by going to www.GoFundMe.com/7n4spg.

Richard Barone RICHARD BARONE
with special guests In the Round featuring
MILTON, JEFFREY GAINES and DENI BONET
$25 in advance / $28 at door
FRIDAY, May 9, 2014 at 8 PM

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

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Tickets are available at Keil's Pharmacy, Studio042 Super Business Printer, and Terra at the Isabel Rose Tearoom, Cafe, and Market, by mail and through Ticketleap. Go here for more info or buy tickets online now.

Richard Barone is a recording artist, performer, producer, and author. Since pioneering the indie rock scene in Hoboken, NJ as frontman for The Bongos, Barone has produced countless studio recordings and worked with artists in every musical style. Rolling Stone described his first solo album cool blue halo as "chamber rock", helping give rise to the popular genre. Recent collaborators and cohorts include Tony Visconti, Beach Boy Al Jardine, Sean Lennon, folk-rock luminary Donovan, the late rock legend Lou Reed, and late American folk icon Pete Seeger. He has scored shows and staged all-star concert events at such world-class venues as Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. His memoir Frontman: Surviving The Rock Star Myth was published by Hal Leonard Books.

No Fuss and Feathers Roadshow NO FUSS AND FEATHERS ROADSHOW: CAROLANN SOLEBELLO, KARYN OLIVER, and THE YAYAS
with opener LILY MAE
$20 in advance / $23 at door
FRIDAY, April 25, 2014 at 8 PM

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR in Fletcher Hall*
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

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* The FLETCHER HALL series features tables and chair seating in the more intimate, 130-seat Fletcher Hall as well as a BYOB option for those so inclined.

Tickets are available at Keil's Pharmacy, Studio042 Super Business Printer, and Terra at the Isabel Rose Tearoom, Cafe, and Market, by mail and through Ticketleap. Go here for more info or buy tickets online now.

No Fuss and Feathers Roadshow is an in-the-round, collaborative project that presents Carolann Solebello, Karyn Oliver, and The YaYas (Catherine Miles and Jay Mafale) sharing the stage, playing on each other's songs, harmonizing, percussing, and generally having a heck of a good time!

Just how did the "No Fuss and Feathers Roadshow" get its start? And its name? Well, once upon a time, three Chicks and a Blue-Jay were hanging out in the barnyard and together they hatched a plan: "Hey kids, we have a barn. Let's put on a show!" Okay, we thought we should get the bad puns out of the way right off the bat...

All four members of the No Fuss and Feathers Roadshow (NFFR) are veterans of the "Joni Mitchell's Blue" tribute show presented by the NYC female songwriter collective known as Chicks with Dip. During those performances, the four had the opportunity to play together and discovered that their combined talents made for a pretty special sound. The show found its title by combining a nod to the Chicks with Dip (in the "feathers" reference) with a hint as to the nature of the show - not pretentious or unnecessarily ornate - simply a group of highly regarded songwriters who have great respect for each other, both personally and professionally, coming together to share their work with an audience.

The obvious friendship of Carolann, Karyn, Catherine, and Jay adds to the unabashedly fun and festive atmosphere of a NFFR show. Their audience can't help but feel part of the onstage camaraderie. The four are also nationally touring performers that have charted at the top of major Folk and Americana radio lists, appeared on stage at some of the most respected festivals, been invited to formally showcase at Folk Alliance conferences across the country, and whose songwriting has been recognized by such highly regarded competitions as Kerrville New Folk, Falcon Ridge Songwriting Competition, and Mid-Atlantic Song Contest.

Paul Barrère and Fred Tackett PAUL BARRÈRE AND FRED TACKETT
guitarists of LITTLE FEAT
with opener PATRICK DYER WOLF of the band Goodnight, Texas
$32
THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 at 8 PM

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

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Tickets are available at Keil's Pharmacy, Studio042 Super Business Printer, and Terra at the Isabel Rose Tearoom, Cafe, and Market, by mail and through Ticketleap. Go here for more info or buy tickets online now.

From the first time they played "Dixie Chicken" nearly 35 years ago, renowned Little Feat guitar players Paul Barrère and Fred Tackett have been making legendary music! Following spectacular careers leading Little Feat, and playing with artists like Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan and Taj Mahal, these two guitar virtuosos are together again. Now an acoustic duo, they bring a rare opportunity for audiences to savor songs from the Little Feat catalogue and much more, all with their distinctly different artistic stamp. This delightful duo will blow you away$#151;don't miss this rare opportunity to see them live.

James Maddock JAMES MADDOCK (Trio)
with opener Michaela McClain
$25
FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 at 8 PM

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

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Tickets are available at Keil's Pharmacy and Studio042 Super Business Printer, both in Montclair, by mail and through Ticketleap. Go here for more info or buy tickets online now.

There's an impassioned longing evident in the opening melody of "Another Life," the first track on James Maddock's most recent release by the same name that pervades the entirety of the album. And even if you're not one of the many emphatic and diehard fans who have come to adore Maddock's signature raspy croon and deft songwriting over the last few years, the music will sound and feel classic instantly. This is no accident. The charm of James Maddock to somehow access all that is timeless and make immediate and lasting connections is the product of years of honing his craft. Another Life is evidence of a master songwriting at the top of his game.

"I want to find a truth that resonates," Maddock says of his new work, and we are better for his efforts. While Another Life, which is a collection of pop gems, luscious ballads, and rootsy Americana, is not entirely autobiographical, its arrangements and overall execution feel so intimate that it functions as such. Throughout Another Life, Maddock employs his soulful delivery and poetic lyricism in a deeply reflective collection of songs that refuse to be anything but sincere and honest, which is a refreshing change from a contemporary musical landscape infused with irony and bitter wit.

Maddock has brought together an incredible team including multi-instrumentalists Tony Scherr and Larry Campbell and producer Matt Pierson to create Another Life, released in the summer of 2013. The album, funded entirely on fan pledges and support, is the culmination of his new birth and subsequent maturation as a solo artist, which is what makes the new album's title so apropos. He has been given one of the greatest compliments a musician could receive a raving review by "Idiot's Delight" founder and free-form radio legend, Vin Scelsa, who called Maddock's work "heartbreakingly beautiful and exquisitely crafted...touches the soul."

And this, perhaps, is the thing about James Maddock and Another Life. It's the same thing that's at play on the great albums of artists like Jackson Browne, Bruce Springsteen, or Van Morrison and, ultimately, the secret ingredient for what makes certain music transcend and endure. When an album feels and sounds right, we likewise feel like we're a part of the dialogue these artists are having with the world. It stirs our souls. We wake from their dreams refreshed and inspired to chase our own, no matter how many lives it takes.

New Jersey-based singer-songwriter Michaela McClain opens the show!

Barnaby Bright
Lera Lynn
The Sea The Sea
A TRIO OF DUOS
featuring Barnaby Bright, Lera Lynn Duo and
The Sea The Sea
$21
FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 at 8 PM

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

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Tickets are available at Keil's Pharmacy and Studio042 Super Business Printer, both in Montclair, by mail and through Ticketleap. Go here for more info or buy tickets online now.

Since the release of their first album Wake the Hero in 2009, Barnaby Bright has garnered high accolades for their songwriting and sound. Grand prize winners of the NY Song Circle competition, Barnaby Bright's music has also been featured on national television to soundtrack heavy moments on shows such as ER and Days of our Lives.

The Lera Lynn Duo, which was so well received opening for Richie Furay this past September, returns for a longer set for some of her new fans and fans-to-be. There's a haunting voice that can conjure up country legends and the best of the singer-songwriters. There's an understated presence and raw talent. There's a writer in full command of her craft, who never sacrifices emotion for style.

The Sea The Sea (singer-songwriter duo Chuck e. Costa and Mira Stanley) accompany each other with electric/acoustic guitars, the occasional banjo, piano, and percussion, but it is their rich harmonies that provide the depth to their songwriting. Their perfectly-matched voices sometimes share the back-and-forth conversations of the song's characters and other times are the exchanges of one mind, weighing a decision, analyzing the moment, and trying to find the answers.

Marshall Crenshaw MARSHALL CRENSHAW
with special guest LORETTA HAGEN
$25
FRIDAY, February 21, 2014 at 8 PM

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

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Tickets are available at Keil's Pharmacy and Studio042 Super Business Printer, both in Montclair, by mail and through Ticketleap. Go here for more info or buy tickets online now.

Beginning with his 1982 self-titled album to the present EP releases, Marshall Crenshaw has exuded a fine craftsmanship in the creation of his music, a craftsmanship that will be on full display on his 3rd Outpost visit February 21.

A quote from Trouser Press sums up Marshall Crenshaw's early career: "Although he was seen as a latter-day Buddy Holly at the outset, he soon proved too talented and original to be anyone but himself." All Music Guide captured Crenshaw's vibe perfectly: "He writes songs that are melodic, hooky and emotionally true, and he sings and plays them with an honesty and force that still finds room for humor without venom."

"His intelligence, integrity, and passion for the great song always show up in his music," wrote Robert Christgau in his Consumer Guide of Marshall Crenshaw. Over a span of 30 years, Crenshaw has released 13 albums (plus two live compilations), all of which have received the highest marks from critics and have earned him a fiercely loyal fan base.

Chad & Jeremy CHAD & JEREMY $30
FRIDAY, February 14, 2014 at 8 PM

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

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Tickets are available at Keil's Pharmacy and Studio042 Super Business Printer, both in Montclair, by mail and through Ticketleap. Go here for more info or buy tickets online now.

In Provence, France in the early 2003 Stuart and Jeremy Clyde reunited (they were never really dissolved, just separated) to prepare for a series of upcoming live shows, culminating with a performance in Cleveland, Ohio on August 12th — a part of a British Invasion concert being filmed for broadcast on PBS. Since that time, the duo has toured spring and fall releasing "tour CDs" which were exclusively sold to concert goers from 2004-2007. In 2010 the duo released Fifty Years On... to celebrate the 50th anniversary their first meeting. It's an album of favorites and songs that have a special meaning to the duo of their five decades of musical friendship. During 2011 and 2012, Chad & Jeremy were featured on two different PBS Specials and released a new live album entitled Reflection.Resisting the temptation to ever become an "oldies" act, the duo presents a concert that instead is really an evening with Chad & Jeremy — playing the hits with charm with humor and also featuring a wide variety of unheard or rare material, both old and new.

Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams (Trio)
with Byron Issacs (Olabelle) on bass
with special guest Frank Lombardi
$25 in advance / $28 at door
Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 8 PM

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

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Tickets are available at Keil's Pharmacy and Studio042 Super Business Printer, both in Montclair, by mail and through Ticketleap. Go here for more info or buy tickets online now.

Larry Campbell, 3 time Grammy winning producer, winner of the Americana Association Lifetime Achievement Award for Multi-Instrumentalist and native of Manhattan, spent many years as an A team studio musician in New York's roots, rock and country scene, recording and touring with the seminal names of Americana music. Teresa Williams grew up living the story of Americana music, picking and hoeing cotton on her family's 7th generation West Tennessee farm surrounded by the music of the Delta, Muscle Shoals, Nashville and Kentucky, singing at church, Revivals, and "Singings with dinner on the ground." When Teresa crossed the wide Mason Dixon to NYC, she inevitably intersected musically with Campbell. They spent years working/traveling apart, notably with Teresa's theatre habit that included the creation of the role of Sara Carter, lead singer of The Original Carter Family, for Keep on the Sunny Side, and with Larry's eight year stint in Bob Dylan's band. Recent years have put the two together again touring with the Levon Helm Band, Phil Lesh and Friends, Hot Tuna, and joining Little Feat at their Feat Fan Excursions. Among many recordings, they appear on Hot Tuna's Steady as She Goes, Jorma Kaukonen's River of Time, and Helm's MerleFest Ramble, and the Grammy Award winning Dirt Farmer, Electric Dirt and Ramble at The Ryman, and in the concert film Love for Levon and the documentary Ain't In It For My Health. The duo spent the better part of the last decade helping shape the legendary Midnight Rambles at Levon's Barn in Woodstock, with Campbell's role as band leader and producer, and Williams' role as a featured band member. After suffering the death of their friend, and in the spirit of Levon's dictate to "Keep It Goin," they can still be seen there with the newly named Midnight Ramble Band, and the acoustic Dirt Farmer Band.

Willie Nile Willie Nile and Band
with special guest
$25 in advance / $28 at door
Friday, January 10, 2014 at 8 PM

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

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Tickets are available at Keil's Pharmacy and Studio042 Super Business Printer, both in Montclair, by mail and through Ticketleap. Go here for more info or buy tickets online now.

A true Outpost veteran, Willie Nile is currently in the midst of a creative renaissance that's produced some of the most compelling music of his 35-year career. The tradition continues with his forthcoming American Ride, released June 25, 2013 on Loud & Proud Records, where Nile becomes the first artist released under the label's new deal with RED Distribution.

And what could be better in this frigid weather than a Jersey shore/summer vibe? So, this show as well as our Campbell /Williams show below have Stone Pony veterans as openers. For Willie we are featuring (a solo performance) Joe D'Urso (who with his band, Stone Caravan, has been described by Willie as playing "American backyard gasoline rock and roll").

Joseph Arthur
Stanton Realtors
JOSEPH ARTHUR
with band mates Mike Mills (of REM) and Bill Dobrow
with special guest JONAH TOLCHIN
$22 in advance / $27 day of show
Friday, December 6, 2013 at 8 PM

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

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Tickets are available at Keil's Pharmacy and Studio042 Super Business Printer, both in Montclair, by mail and through Ticketleap. Go here for more info or buy tickets online now.

  • "a 'triple threat' artist since the mid-'90s, bridging music, poetry and painting with prolific creativity and unyielding inventiveness."
    - NPR Music

  • "Being around Jo makes me want to create. Thats all. Thats everything."
    - Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam

  • "It has been great to watch its evolution. Jo is a really unusual, interesting, and talented artist in music and art."
    - Peter Gabriel

  • "Joseph Arthur writes, builds, paints, draws and creates because he has no choice. It is our luck that he does so."
    - Michael Stipe

Arthur's newest album, The Ballad of Boogie Christ Act 2, is being released in the US November 29th. So, our concert is part of a tour, supporting this release. The second in a planned trilogy of albums, The Ballad of Boogie Christ Act 2 is "loosely based around a character that's either enlightened or insane, like all of us," Joseph tells American Songwriter. "It's a sonic landscape across the last few years of my life excavating material for my captors, though they were illusions, every last one of them." Among the contributors are the Band's legendary pianist Garth Hudson, bassist Catherine Popper and multi-instrumentalist Kraig Jarret Johnson.

A highlight on Act 2 includes an alternate version of "Travel As Equals", performed on Letterman in 2012.

It is the Outpost's 13th consecutive year as a Toys for Tots collection point! Please consider bringing a new, unwrapped toy for a boy or a girl. An Outpost volunteer (or maybe even a live U.S. Marine) will get it to the Picatinny Arsenal where Marines will then distribute the collected toys prior to Christmas.

Lauren Fox
Kenny White
LAUREN FOX
Love, Lust, Fear & Freedom: The Songs of Joni Mitchell & Leonard Cohen
with special guest KENNY WHITE
$28 in advance / $32 day of show
Friday, November 15, 2013 at 8 PM

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

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Tickets are available at Keil's Pharmacy and Studio042 Super Business Printer, both in Montclair, by mail and through Ticketleap. Go here for more info or buy tickets online now.

Outpost volunteers will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Human Needs Food Pantry located in Montclair at this concert.

The affair of Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen in the late 1960s only lasted a few months, but its resonance in the songs of these two iconic singer-songwriters is far-reaching. This intimate, dramatic and sultry show is performed to perfection by the hottest star on New York City's cabaret scene today as Lauren Fox and her trio perform 16 songs -- 9 by Joni Mitchell and 7 by Leonard Cohen --into a spellbinding his-and-hers dialogue that brings new depth to Joni's and Leonard's body of work. Who is Lauren Fox? The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs' Female Debut Artist of the Year 2012. Debut Artist of the Year at the 27th annual Bistro Awards. The opening act at the Mabel Mercer Foundation's Cabaret Convention at Lincoln Center, where the New York Times said that hers was "the most transfixing performance of the evening". And the winner of the 11th annual Nightlife Award for "Outstanding Cabaret Performance" of the year in 2012. She is a genius talent who has been called "Brilliant" "Spell-binding" "Remarkable" and Enthralling" by Stephen Holden, the pre-eminent music critic of The New York Times.

At our recent benefit show with Jimmy Webb, opening act Kenny White sold more CD's and generated more buzz than any opening act in recent memory. Many in the audience were learning of his astounding talent for the first time, a fact that we've known here for a good long time.

In consideration of the amazing response to Kenny's performance we've just confirmed that he'll do an extended opening set for this show. If you just discovered him at our benefit, here's a chance to experience his great songwriting, stellar musicianship and amusing banter again. If you've never seen him, you already missed one opportunity, don't let that happen again.

The Grand Slambovians
The Twangtown Paramours
THE GRAND SLAMBOVIANS
with special guest THE TWANGTOWN PARAMOURS
$25 in advance / $30 day of show
Friday, November 1, 2013 at 8 PM

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

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Tickets are available at Keil's Pharmacy and Studio042 Super Business Printer, both in Montclair, by mail and through Ticketleap. Go here for more info or buy tickets online now.

Outpost volunteers will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Human Needs Food Pantry located in Montclair at this concert.

This is a Halloween show! Costumes are optional, but encouraged! Those in costume will be entered in a raffle to win a pair of tickets to the Nov. 15th show.

The Grand Slambovians have been called everything from 'hillbilly-Pink Floyd' to 'folk-pop' to 'surreal Americana'. Their melodic avant-folk conjures with an exotic instrumental arsenal way beyond standard rock regalia and a palette of styles ranging from dusty Americana ballads to huge Pink Floydesque cinematic anthems.

Formed in Sleepy Hollow, New York over a decade ago, The Grand Slambovians pioneered the alt-folk circuit, staying on the fringes of the music industry. They built their career from the ground up in true "DIY" style, taking no prisoners and winning support from indie radio and press since their inception.

Headlining major music festivals and venues across the US, Canada and UK, The Grand Slambovians has a devoted following. The band is led by songwriter Joziah Longo (vocals/guitar/harmonica), Sharkey McEwen (guitar, mandolin), Tink Lloyd (accordion, cello, etc), and Eric Puente (drums, percussiion). The Slambovians charm from the first note, creating a contagious vibe that feeds the soul.

Opening will be The Twangtown Paramours (MaryBeth Zamer and Mike T. Lewis), whose music has been called "sophisticated Americana," and is a hybrid of the Nashville and Austin music scenes. In April 2013, the they were chosen as finalists for the second time in the Kerrville New Folk Competition. Their 2012 album was released to radio and reached #2 on the Folk DJ Chart. The Twangtown Parmours have opened for Joe Ely, Claire Lynch, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Kim &Reggie Harris.

Jimmy Webb
Kenny White
JIMMY WEBB
with special guest Kenny White in an Outpost Benefit concert
$40 general admission / $100 VIP*
Friday, October 18, 2013 at 8 PM

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

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* VIP tickets include preferred seating and pre-concert wine and cheese reception with Jimmy Webb and Kenny White!

Tickets are available at Keil's Pharmacy and Studio042 Super Business Printer, both in Montclair, by mail and through Ticketleap. Go here for more info or buy tickets online now.

The critical acclaim composer Jimmy Webb has received during his more than forty years of success is as remarkable as the accomplishments they honor: he is a member of the National Academy of Popular Music Songwriter's Hall of Fame, the Nashville Songwriter's Hall of Fame, and, according to BMI, his "By The Time I Get To Phoenix," has been the third most performed song from the 60s until 1990, with "Up, Up and Away" on the same list in the top thirty. Webb's, "Wichita Lineman" has been listed in MOJO Magazine's worldwide survey of the best one hundred singles of all time in the top fifty, and was singled out in the Oct/Nov 2001 issue of Blender as "The Greatest Song Ever." In 1999 Jimmy was inducted by actor Michael Douglas into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame as one of the State's most celebrated sons. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for ASCAP.

is brand new album, Still Within the Sound of my Voice, was released this month and features all-star guest appearances by Lyle Lovett, Carly Simon, Keith Urban, David Crosby, America, Kris Kristofferson, Amy Grant, Brian Wilson, and Art Garfunkel, and has been receiving rave reviews. "Few singers blend grit and grandeur like Jimmy Webb...[his] voice is like an old Mustang heading through a treacherous yet often gorgeous landscape."--Rolling Stone

"At an age when other singers are losing their voices, Mr. Webb finds his mercurial, unguarded, singing... attaining the gritty authority of a softhearted country outlaw's...Mr. Webb is still at the top of his game."--Stephen Holden, The New York Times

Opening for Jimmy is Kenny White, who for many years was a fixture in the New York City studio scene, writing and producing hundreds of TV and radio commercials. In that capacity he worked with artists such as Gladys Knight, Linda Ronstadt, and Ricky Skaggs. White produced Shawn Colvin's Grammy-nominated album I Don't Know Why, Marc Cohn's eponymous platinum debut record, and coproduced three records for J. Geils Band leader Peter Wolf. As a contributing writer-musician, White worked on the scores for several movies, including Message in a Bottle and four films by John Sayles. Over the last decade he has been dedicating himself to writing, performing, and recording his own solo music. Kenny's latest album, Comfort in the Static, containing eleven new tracks, leads the listener on an intimate odyssey, the spotlight focused on our commonality as humans.

This year, Kenny is proud to announce his first non-musical publication. He joins a group of renowned essayists in a collection called, "The Black Body," published by Seven Stories Press.

Winterpills WINTERPILLS
with special guest Pete Donnelly and the Wise Easy
$20 in advance
Friday, October 4, 2013 at 8 PM

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR -- Outpost Café Series*
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

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* The Outpost Café series features tables and chair seating in the more intimate, 130-seat room (Fletcher Hall) as well as a BYOB option for those so inclined.

Hailing from the Northampton MA music scene, Winterpills have carved out a sound characterized by acoustic folk-pop and melancholic songwriting. Known for spectral and intimate harmonies, they play haunting, delicate, dynamic, room-hushingly beautiful music with aching melodies and acid lyrics. Think Elliott Smith, Cat Stevens, Iron & Wine, and the Innocence Mission all have an elaborate picnic together and fall asleep in Joni Mitchell's backyard.

Having released 5 albums, Winterpills are putting the finishing touches on their 6th album, "Echolalia," a full-length covers-only album due out in January 2014. Their 2012 album, "All My Lovely Goners," made MOJO's Top Ten Americana Albums of 2012, and Rolling Stone Magazine asked, "I don't know why Winterpills aren't one of the most cherished pop bands in the world: Their songs are mournful, slow-exploding and lyrically dazzling."

This show is a duo with Philip Price and Flora Reed and is one in the Outpost Caf series at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at 67 Church Street, in Montclair.

Pete Donnelly, who was a member of the legendary band NRBQ, is also a founding member of The Figgs, which has a world-wide fan base, a hearty discography, and has toured and recorded several times with Graham Parker. As the ever active bass player and song writer in The Figgs, founded in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. in 1987, Donnelly has spent the better part of the past 25 years touring with the band, as well as a number of other artists such as Soul Asylum, Mike Viola & The Candy Butchers and Tommy Stinson.

Living in the Philadelphia area for the past decade, when not on the road, Pete Donnelly has been performing, engineering and/or producing for a variety of artists, including G. Love, Death Vessel, Carsie Blanton, John Legend, The Capitol Years and Amos Lee.

Pete's Music is built upon sturdy pop melodies, and played with a genuine sense of care, Donnelly's songs are testaments to his artistry.

Richie Furay
Sefick Productoins
RICHIE FURAY
with special guest Lera Lynn
$35 in advance / $40 day of show
Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 8 PM

Venue:
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
40 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042

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With a career that spans the 1960s to the present -- Buffalo Springfield with Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Poco with Jim Messina and Souther Hillman Furay Band with J.D. Souther and Chris Hillman -- Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member, Richie Furay, is an American icon.


Outpost volunteers will collect women's clothing for Dress for Success of Morris County at the Richie Furay concert. Donors are encouraged to bring nearly-new suits and interview-appropriate women's attire (no shoes or accessories see their web site for details. Dress for Success promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive.

John Batdorf
Sarah Blacker
JOHN BATDORF & SARAH BLACKER (co-bill)
$21 in advance / $25 day of show
Friday, September 20, 2013 at 8 PM

Buy tickets for this show! Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR -- Outpost Café Series*
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

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* The Outpost Café series features tables and chair seating in the more intimate, 130-seat room (Fletcher Hall) as well as a BYOB option for those so inclined.

John Batdorf breaks his musical career into four distinct periods: the '70s as one half of Batdorf and Rodney; the '80s as a staff songwriter and as studio singer singing on hundreds of jingles, movies, and TV shows; the 90's as a producer of records and commercials (including the CBS drama, "Touched By An Angel"); and this century as a solo artist (who also collaborated with Mark Rodney in a reunion CD). We hope you take this opportunity to come "Home Again" with this truly accomplished musician in a very intimate setting.

Appearing with John is Sarah Blacker, a qualified music therapist who has recently been called "one of the brighter artists to grab our attention recently," by national roots publication, No Depression. Ms. Blacker has also won the 2012 title of 'Female Performer of the Year' in the New England Music Awards as well as being selected as an emerging artist at the 2012 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival.

Iain Matthews IAIN MATTHEWS
(of Fairport Convention)
with special guests
Lords of Liechtenstein
$21 in advance / $25 day of show

Friday, September 6, 2013 at 8 PM

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR -- Outpost Café Series*
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

Click here for a map of the venue.

* The Outpost Café series features tables and chair seating in the more intimate, 130-seat room (Fletcher Hall) as well as a BYOB option for those so inclined.

It's been almost 20 years (October 1, 1993) since Iain Matthews last graced an Outpost stage. This founding member of the seminal English folk/rock band Fairport Convention (1967) who now resides in Holland has had a career that has spanned four bands and more than 20 solo albums. On his web site Iain has announced that he will be touring in support of "My new and most likely, my final solo album, The Art of Obscurity." For Iain Matthews fans September 6th may be your last opportunity to witness his creative genius (and, as an added bonus, in the intimate confines of Fletcher Hall).

Hank Roth
The Guthrie Brothers at Outpost of the Burbs
THE GUTHRIE BROTHERS
play Simon and Garfunkel music in a benefit for the Roth Family
$15 in advance and day of show

Friday, June 14, 2013 at 8 PM

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR -- FLETCHER HALL SERIES*
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

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* The Fletcher Hall series features tables and chair seating in the more intimate, 130-seat room as well as a BYOB option for those so inclined.

Tickets are available at Keil's Pharmacy and Studio042 Super Business Printer, both in Montclair, by mail and through TicketWeb and TicketWeb by phone. Go here for more info or buy tickets online now.

Hank Roth, of Oakland, NJ, the beloved husband of Emilie and father of Daniel, Alexander, and Wesley, passed away unexpectedly on February 2, 2013. Hank was an Outpost volunteer, a music-lover (John Lennon and Jerry Garcia were two of his favorites), an avid sports fan, and skier. Born in Jamaica, NY, Hank graduated from Syracuse University and the SUNY School of Environmental Science. He was a master craftsman, carpenter, and general contractor by trade and the owner of Greyhawk Construction for 25 years.

The Outpost is pleased to present this concert to honor the memory of Hank and to support Emilie (also an Outpost volunteer) and her family during this very difficult time. Please support the Roth family by donating to Just Give and writing in donation for The Roth Family or send checks to: The Roth Family c/o St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 1 Church Lane, Oakland, NJ, 07436.

Jeb Guthrie and Jock Guthrie, The Guthrie Brothers, knew the first time they played a Simon & Garfunkel song that they had a natural and almost spiritual connection to it. "Our voices seemed to blend effortlessly into that S & G signature sound, and the overwhelming audience reaction to our first tribute performance confirmed our feelings," Jock says. "Since that first performance, we've worked to perfect our tribute to these two amazing artists."

The New York-based musicians perform this tribute with startling authenticity in an "unplugged" acoustic style. The brothers have been singing together for as long as either one of them can remember-a major reason for the perfect blend of their harmonies. Both men play acoustic guitar and sing.

"The music that we play is truly an extension of who we are," Jock says. "Our philosophy is to do songs that we feel directly connected to, and we can trace these connections back to shared experiences and feelings from our childhood in Green Bay, Wisconsin."

"We think this is the reason we can be so faithful to the spirit and sound of whatever period or type of music we're playing--including our own music. We play together as one," Jeb says.

The Guthries' original music received national attention with the release of their self-titled, debut album. The album garnered extensive airplay on both Americana and Country radio stations. About the album, Billboard magazine said, "Many stations will find the well-written, heartfelt lyrics and wonderful harmonies a welcome addition to their airwaves." The album has been re-released and can be heard and purchased online at the iTunes Music Store and Rhapsody.

www.guthriebrothers.com

Jammin Divas at Outpost in the Burbs
Bobtown at Outpost in the Burbs
Tall Heights at Outpost in the Burbs
TRI-BILL featuring
JAMMIN' DIVAS, BOBTOWN & TALL HEIGHTS
$22 in advance, $27 day of show
Friday, June 7, 2013 at 8 PM

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR -- FLETCHER HALL SERIES*
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

Click here for a map of the venue.

Tickets are available at Keil's Pharmacy and Studio042 Super Business Printer, both in Montclair, by mail and through TicketWeb and TicketWeb by phone. Go here for more info or buy tickets online now.

* The Fletcher Hall series features tables and chair seating in the more intimate, 130-seat room as well as a BYOB option for those so inclined. Snacks and desserts available at the venue. Entrance is in rear of driveway.

Drawing on field hollers, gospel music, folk songs, pop melodies and bluegrass harmonies, Bobtown reinvents American choral music for the 21st century to create a unique and compelling blend of voices and instruments that move gracefully between elegy and celebration. "Among oldtime Americana bands, no one has better original songs than Bobtown." -New York Music Daily

The Jammin Divas are Aoife Clancy (IRE) Grammy Nominee with Cherish the Ladies, Becky Chace (USA), Kath Buckell (AUS), flutist Hadar Noiberg (ISR) and Craig Akin (USA) on Bass blend stunning renditions of traditional and contemporary original folk music and elements of improvisation from each of their cultures. Through stunning three part harmonies bedded against the plush melodic landscape of the flute and double bass, The Jammin' Divas draw the audience into an experience that transcends three continents history by sharing songs and stories of how each country culturally influence and enrich one another.

Boston-based duo Tall Heights has been headlining packed houses across New England, performing alongside national acts like David Wilcox and have toured down to Austin, TX to showcase at South by Southwest Music Festival. After two powerful EPs, Tall Heights is releasing their first full-length effort Man of Stone (May 2013). "...if you still remember how happy yours ears were when you first listened to Bon Iver or Arcade Fire and realized you'd stumbled into singer/songwriter oblivion...you can trust me when I say this show is worth seeing." -Boston Magazine

Jorma Kaukonen at Outpost in the Burbs JORMA KAUKONEN
SOLD OUT!
Sponsored by The Gottlieb Family Foundation
$35 in advance, $40 day of show

Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 8 PM

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR -- FLETCHER HALL SERIES*
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

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The Outpost welcomes Jorma Kaukonen! Two notices/reminders for this SOLD OUT show:

  • No tickets will be available at the door. Sorry!
  • Seating (for all Outpost shows) is first-come, first-served (except for paid memberships and VIPs) with the doors opening at 7:30 pm!

Outpost Showcase at Outpost in the Burbs EMERGING ARTIST SHOWCASE and WINE TASTING
featuring JANN KLOSE, LIPBONE REDDING,
REBECCA JORDAN, and SIERRA NOBLE
$22 in advance, $27 day of show
Friday, May 17, 2013 at 8 PM

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR -- FLETCHER HALL SERIES*
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

Click here for a map of the venue.

* The Fletcher Hall series features tables and chair seating in the more intimate, 130-seat room as well as a BYOB option for those so inclined.

Tickets are available at Keil's Pharmacy and Studio042 Super Business Printer, both in Montclair, by mail and through TicketWeb and TicketWeb by phone. Go here for more info or buy tickets online now.

Wine-tasting will occur between 7:30 and 8PM and during intermission. You are also invited to BYOB. (Outpost provides the glasses). Snacks will be available for sale.

Greetings Music Lovers,

In my dual role as booking agent for Music on Main Street in Woodbridge and Outpost in the Burbs in Montclair, I have the great pleasure of bringing to our local communities iconic figures from various genres of music, like The Smithereens performing their "Beatle Show" in Woodbridge on Thursday May 2nd, and Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna...) performing a duo show in Montclair on Thursday May 30. (sorry, Jorma is sold out!)

However, I get equal pleasure in presenting unknown acts who I believe are as talented as anybody who could one day be iconic figures themselves. I have one such show on Friday May 17th at The Outpost in the Burbs. It's a 4-act showcase featuring the artists described below.

You weren't there when I saw Norah Jones for free and chatted with her briefly at the bar after the show, or saw 16 year old Joss Stone open for Raul Midon and told her she was going to be big, or saw Corinne Bailey Rae perform in a book store and had a cup of coffee and talked about music with her. You weren't there because you probably didn't know who those artists were when I did those things.

Here's a chance for you to live in the musical future, which is how I describe what I do. For only $22 (or $5.50 per act) you can see 4 acts who, in a few years (or less) could be household names and you can say that you saw them, and met them, back in the day.

Best Regards,
Bill Brandenburg
Outpost in the Burbs
Music on Main Street

Jann Klose at Outpost in the Burbs Jann Klose's new album MOSAIC, due June 2013 can easily be called a sonic, lyrical and emotional mosaic. Public Radio's Barb Heller says with that voice "he could sing the phonebook." GREETINGS FROM TIM BUCKLEY director Dan Algrant realized that when he hired Jann as a featured vocalist and guitarist in the movie that stars Penn Badgley and Imogen Poots. The film will be released April 16th, 2013 by Tribeca Film / Focus World. Recently ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT Online interviewed Jann about the film.

Sierra Noble at Outpost in the Burbs Sierra Noble has been one of Winnipeg, Manitoba's most promising young talents since releasing her first instrumental album at age 14. Well known for most of her life as a fiddle virtuoso who breezes through numerous styles of music with stunning ease, Sierra's breadth of experience in music and in life, at 22, is impressive. Sierra's music grabbed the attention of the Television industry. Her music has been heard in hit TV shows such as One Tree Hill ("Possibility and I Can See"), Life Unexpected ("Possibility"), Switched at Birth ("Human After All and I Can See"), and most recently, Parenthood ("Human After All").

Special guests during Sierra's set will be The Passing Notes, Montclair High School's student-run acapella group!

Although relatively new to the American public, Sierra's music has taken her around the world, touring in Asia, Europe, North and South America. Sierra's shows captivate audiences with compelling mood setting performances creating an atmosphere where stunning instrumentals and hook laden pop songs exist in perfect harmony. Those same performances have brought opportunities such as opening for Paul McCartney, Kid Rock, Bon Jovi, as well as performing in the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, and for the Queen of England.

Rebecca Jordan at Outpost in the Burbs Rebecca Jordan has written for John Legend, Kelly Clarkson, and co-wrote six songs for Alice Smith's upcoming LP "She", executive produced by Citizen Cope. Since relocating to Brooklyn, Rebecca has made a unique name for herself as an artist and songwriter. Rebecca is the 2010 recipient of the Abe Olman Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame, a 2010 NPR Mountain Stage NewSong Finalist and a 2011 Independent Music Award Nominee for her self released Souvenir EP.

Rebecca will release her own project, "Asphalt Heart" in 2013. The video for the s ingle "Eve" premiered on American Songwriter and led to performances at Brooklyn Academy of Music's BAM Cafe, the Mumford and Sons curated Communion NYC showcase, 92Y Tribeca, and The Kennedy Center. Of "Eve", Rebecca says "It speaks to the first romantic relationship we ever have - the one we have with our dreams".

Lipbone Redding at Outpost in the Burbs Lipbone Redding, who had humble beginnings as a New York City subway singer, has spent the last 20 years traveling the world collecting and recounting exotic tales through music and performance art. Lipbone now performs in festivals, theaters and concert halls across America and Europe. Storyteller, songwriter, guitarist and voice-stramentalist, He creates original songs that effervesce with New Orleans swing, Memphis grooves and New York City style.

"The quite remarkable music plays a vital role in the overall impact. It is keening, churchy, measured, and intense." - John Rockwell, New York Times

Trout Fishing in America at Outpost in the Burbs
Bob Mellman at Outpost in the Burbs
TROUT FISHING IN AMERICA
with guest BOB MELLMAN of MONTCLAIR'S PARENTS WHO ROCK

Friday, April 26, 2013 at 8 PM
$22 for adults, $10 for children 12 and younger
This show is slanted toward adults but is family-friendly!

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

Click here for a map of the venue.

Tickets are available at Keil's Pharmacy and Studio042 Super Business Printer, both in Montclair, by mail and through TicketWeb and TicketWeb by phone. Go here for more info or buy tickets online now.

Trout Fishing in America is the long-standing and yet seemingly unlikely musical partnership of Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet. As individuals, they are about as different as one can imagine. Together, they blend seamlessly in a way that has captured the imagination (and hearts) of audiences of all ages for over three decades. Ezra on guitar and banjo stands 6'8" tall while Keith on bass stretches to 5'5-1/2" on a humid day. Ezra is more playful and extroverted while Keith is more serious and reserved. Each of them bring out the best in the other and the joy that comes from this musical interaction is contagious and impossible to deny.

Trout Fishing in America was in the first wave of artist owned labels (Trout Records) to successfully record and market their own music. Their recordings have garnered multiple national awards as well as four Grammy nominations.

Listen to Trout Fishing here.

Montclair's own Bob Mellman (of Parents Who Rock ) will open the show! A versatile musician, Bob has written memorable children's songs about dinosaurs and head lice, as well as ballads and blues. He has composed and performed music heard on National Public Radio, commercials and the Dr. Demento show. As a solo performer on guitar and as the bass player in the popular local band, The Reticents, he's performed at the Concert for Haiti, Montclair First Night, Tierney's, Maplewoodstock and Hat City Kitchen. Bob has also brought many renowned folk, bluegrass and klezmer musicians to perform in concert at Temple Ner Tamid in Bloomfield, for its popular Havdalah Cafe series.

Also, DESSERT is FREE! (generously donated by the Montclair Bread Company)

About Parents Who Rock: Parents Who Rock is a non-profit association of musicians and others based in Montclair, NJ, who volunteer their time and talents onstage and behind the scenes to raise money for non-for-profit organizations throughout the community. For more information go to www.parentswhorock.com.

Iris DeMent at Outpost in the Burbs IRIS DEMENT
$32 in advance, $35 day of show
Friday, April 19, 2013 at 8 PM

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

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Tickets are available at Keil's Pharmacy and Studio042 Super Business Printer, both in Montclair, by mail and through TicketWeb and TicketWeb by phone. Go here for more info or buy tickets online now.

Iris DeMent says of that elusive inspirational spark, "I didn't know when or if I'd make another record. I gave up on trying to steer it or force it and decided to just make myself available in my heart and mind as much as I could and leave the rest up to fate."

Sixteen years after the last collection of DeMent songs, that time has come. Sing The Delta presents twelve self-penned compositions from an artist whose first three albums established her as one of the most beloved and respected writers and singers in American music.

DeMent, the last of 14 children, born in Arkansas and raised in Southern California, grew up immersed in gospel music and traditional country. She was somewhat of a late bloomer as an artist, writing her first song at age of 25. Her first release, Infamous Angel, initially issued on Rounder in 1992 before being picked up by Warner Bros., immediately established her as a promising and talented artist. Its 1994 follow-up, My Life, earned a Grammy nomination in the Contemporary Folk category. Her 1996 album The Way I Should addressed political as well as personal themes and earned a Grammy nomination, as well.

The Kennedys at Outpost in the Burbs THE KENNEDYS
with guest EDWARD RODGERS
$22 in advance, $25 day of show

Friday, April 12, 2013 at 8 PM

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

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In a career that now spans two decades, New York duo Maura and Pete Kennedy have traversed a broad musical landscape, surveying power pop, acoustic songwriting, organic rock rooted in their early days in Austin, and a Byrds-inspired jangle that drew the attention of McGuinn, Steve Earle, and most notably Nanci Griffith. The duo co-produced Nanci's latest CD and are currently touring the US, England, Ireland, and Scotland with the Texas songstress. Alan Harrison of Made in Newcastle said "Opening act, the Kennedys, had a nice line in Country-folk with a quaintly English edge to it and songs like When I go and The Midnight Ghost, won them plenty of new fans, as was witnessed by the long queue buying up their CD's at the intermission."

In their latest release, Closer Than You Know, The Kennedys strike out into new territory, this time inspired by a sojourn in Paris, where they immersed themselves in the turn of another century, the time when Debussy and Ravel were inventing the sonic palette of modern music. No strangers to reinvention, Pete and Maura came up with a cappuccino-fueled concept at a small café in Montmartre: music inspired by the Impressionist composers, married to the rock and pop sounds for which the duo have long been known. In the spirit of Paris-trained composer Burt Bacharach and his lyricist partner Hal David, Pete took on the task of creating musical landscapes that would cushion Maura's lyrics and bell-like harmonies. The songs have a quality, inherent in Maura's voice, that is both soothing and urgent. As writers and producers, the Kennedys continue to mature, from their early style-conscious pop to today's burnished sheen. Always tuned to their own muse, Pete and Maura have once again come up with a unique sound that is as uplifting as it is unclassifiable.

Ari Hest at Outpost in the Burbs ARI HEST
with guest DAWN MITSCHELE
$23 in advance, $27 day of show

Friday, March 22, 2013 at 8 PM

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

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THIS SHOW WILL NOW TAKE PLACE IN THE MAIN SANCTUARY ROOM AT THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION. (SORRY, NO BYOB OPTION.)

Hest doesn't so much play music as it flows through him. He explains, "No matter what I'm doing, aside from sleeping, there's a soundtrack to it. It's a blessing and a curse, as it drives some people in my life nuts occasionally, but it's how I've been and always will be." Music is Hest's unparalleled passion, one that's seen him create at an astounding pace since he began writing songs in his late teens. Aside from the hundreds of melody snippets swimming around in his iPhone recorder, Ari has hundreds more on his home computer. And then there's the six albums, 3 ep's, and 52 in 2008, an innovative project at the time whereby he wrote, recorded and released a new song every Monday for a full year. There's also educational music he's written for kids and as he puts it, "music I write with others in mind to sing it."

And now, Ari is ready to release his seventh full length, The Fire Plays. Drawing inspiration from a wide range of musical influences, the songs of The Fire Plays fuse the sounds of 70's pop era music akin to Gordon Lightfoot and James Taylor with the sprawling electric guitar soundscapes you'd hear from artist/producers like Ry Cooder and Daniel Lanois. At the forefront is Ari's rugged yet subdued voice which one-time Hest producer Alex Wong described as "a bear eating honey". Throughout the album, Ari's command of how each song should be sung is striking. He can sound vulnerable, formidable, angry and hopeful, all with an honesty and passion you simply don't hear from most singers these days.

Hest's music has been featured on numerous television shows including Private Practice, Army Wives, and One Tree Hill. He's also scored a film called Dreamriders which won several independent film awards. And throughout his career, he has toured worldwide relentlessly to support his records, most recently in Israel as well as several European countries, and built the kind of loyal fanbase any musician would kill to have.

Marty Balin at Outpost in the Burbs MARTY BALIN (Acoustic Duo)
with guest JESSE TERRY
$32.50 in advance, $36 day of show

Friday, March 8, 2013 at 8 PM

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

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Marty Balin's illustrious career has spanned decades. As the co-founder and featured vocalist for both the 1960's supergroup Jefferson Airplane and the 1970's chart topper Jefferson Starship, Marty wrote countless hits for both bands; "It's No Secret", "Plastic Fantastic Lover," and the iconi rock anthem "Volunteers" for Airplane and "Count On Me," "Runaway" and the mega hit "Miracles" for the Starship. His distinctive voice and musical style helped both bands to earn a place in rock history. Marty released his first solo album in the 1990's, producing the Top 40 Hits "Hearts" and "Atlanta Woman." During the 80's and 90's Marty continued to work with his Airplane partners, including reuniting with Grace Slick and Paul Kantner for a triumphant reunion tour.

The same vision that Marty had when he launched Jefferson Airplane is what guides him today, along with a solid belief that art and music can be used as a force for positive social change. 2012 finds him concentrating on his own career, recording an acoustic CD of his hits and touring both as a duo and with a full band.

Jesse Terry is a nationally touring, award-winning singer-songwriter and road warrior. His music has been compared to the likes of Ryan Adams, Jackson Browne, Paul Simon and James Taylor. Jesse has toured relentlessly in support of his two full-length albums, including recent support slots for Darrell Scott (member of Robert Plant's Band of Joy), Tony Lucca, Liz Longley and Rachel Platten. He has shared festival stages with the likes of Mat Kearney, Shawn Mullins, Dar Williams, David Wilcox and Lori McKenna.

Books We will be collecting new or gently used children's books for Paterson youth to join with the North Jersey Media group book drive. We will collect books in boxes in the lobby. More info can be found at http://www.northjersey.com/news/education/books_paterson_children_library.html

Montclair's 4th Annual Concert for EDEYO at Outpost in the Burbs MONTCLAIR'S 4th ANNUAL CONCERT FOR EDEYO
with featured artists
THE JAMES MADDOCK BAND
EARTHMAN EXPERIENCE with JEPHTÉ GUILLAUME
$20 adults / $5 children

Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

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Other artists include Montclair's Jazz House Kids, Stephen Bryant & Tom Parente, Passing Notes, Big Mamou and The Oxygen Box Band.

This is the 4th year that the Outpost in the Burbs is honored to join with EDEYO to help build a school in Port-au-Prince's red zone by presenting a concert of Montclair area all-stars plus Outpost favorite, James Maddock.

Cliff Eberhardt at Outpost in the Burbs CLIFF EBERHARDT
with guest ZARA PHILLIPS
$22 in advance / $25 day of show

Friday, January 25, 2013 at 8 PM

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

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This concert, Eberhardt's 10th with the Outpost will be held in Fletcher Hall which features tables and chair seating as well as a BYOB option for those so inclined. [This space (new to us) met with rave reviews at the Mike + Ruthy show earlier this month.]

"Eberhardt is better than ever, Steve McQueening his way into your heart at about ninety-eight miles an hour, kicking ass with fresh insight and new ways to lament old yearnings." -- Philly Rock Guide

"Eberhardt sings with passion and with wit…what makes his brand so rare is the self-assurance and poise he brings to his nearly flawless show." -- The New York Post

"Eberhardt is a superb singer, with a vast credible range of emotions, and a soulfulness that draws from rock and pop, but also from the best folk ballad styles." -- The Boston Globe

Singer/songwriter and Montclair resident Zara Phillips opens.

Marrakesh Express at Outpost in the Burbs MARRAKESH EXPRESS -
A Tribute to Crosby, Stills,
Nash & Young
with guest THE GUTHRIE BROTHERS
$25 in advance / $28 day of show

Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 8 PM

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

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A tribute band? The Outpost? For many of this newsletter’s readers they’re not going to fit in the same sentence. (Well, actually those aren’t sentences.) But with the passage of time comes change; the Marrakesh Express is the first of a limited number of forays into this format.

Marrakesh Express upholds the integrity of CSNY's music with their four harmonizing vocalists backed by a top-flight band. They deliver a unique and energetic concert performing the classic CSNY hits, deep cuts, and fan favorites.

Opening are Jeb and Jock, the Guthrie Brothers, who share their passion for great vocal/acoustic music with their audiences. Their playlist ranges from modern artists such as Coldplay, John Mayer, Green Day and Dave Matthews to classics including the Beatles, James Taylor, Simon and Garfunkel, the Eagles, and Van Morrison with some of their own compositions thrown in for good measure.

Caravan of Thieves and Spuyten Duyvil at Outpost in the Burbs CARAVAN OF THIEVES
& SPUYTEN DUYVIL
with guest emcee WFUV-FM's John Platt

$22 in advance, $25 at door
Friday, December 14 at 8:00 p.m.

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

Click here for a map of the venue.

Tickets are available at Keil's Pharmacy and Studio042 Super Business Printer, both in Montclair, by mail and through TicketWeb and TicketWeb by phone. Go here for more info or buy tickets online now.

Channeling pop bliss through their trademark lock-tight, turn-of-the-century, bang out a beat on anything that can take it approach, Caravan of Thieves "started as a romantic, bohemian vision of a couple making music, performing on the road, in parks, venues, traveling around and avoiding responsibility as much as possible," says Fuzz Sangiovanni. Fuzz and wife Carrie (guitar, vocals, various percussive "instruments") who quickly joined forces with fiery violinist Ben Dean and double bass madman, Brian Anderson to win immediate praise for their unique blend of gypsy swing and popular music, mesmerizing vocal harmonies and fantastic stories. It's theatrical and humorous. It's musical and intense.

Hailing from the Hudson Valley, Spuyten Duyvil's (pronounced: "Spite + n Dive + l") soaring vocals, traditional jug band energy, amped-up lap steel guitar and Chicago-style blues harp propel the listener on a barn-burning romp through the last 100 years of American Roots music. Listening to this joyous eight piece band for the first time is like throwing a cherry bomb into a lake. It wakes you up. Their 2011 release, "New Amsterdam" was a DJ favorite receiving enthusiastic airplay on over 165 stations in 5 countries and a "Top American Roots Album 2011" nomination from The Alternate Root TV. According to legendary WXPN Folk DJ, Gene Shay, "they are the hottest new band in folk music ... and one of the best".

For the twelfth consecutive year the Outpost will help bring good cheer to some needy children in the community by collecting for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program. If you're coming to either the December 7 Mike + Ruthy or the December 14 Caravan of Thieves / Spuyten Duyvil concerts, please consider bringing a new, unwrapped toy for a boy or a girl. (As a consequence of the destruction brought on by Hurricane Sandy, this year's need is even greater than normal!) An Outpost volunteer (or maybe even a live Marine) will get it to the Picatinny Arsenal Marines who will then distribute our collected toys prior to Christmas.

Mike + Ruthy at Outpost in the Burbs MIKE + RUTHY
with special guests THE SEA THE SEA

$22 in advance, $25 at door
Friday, December 7 at 8:00 p.m.

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

Click here for a map of the venue.

As a duo Mike + Ruthy have refined their sound down to the very core of acoustic American music, demonstrating an uncommon ability to create songs as lyrically sophisticated as Bob Dylan or Leonard Cohen and as harmonically beautiful as Gillian Welch & David Rawlings or Simon & Garfunkel. With their arsenal of fiddle, banjo, guitar, ukulele and their hallmark harmony singing, a Mike + Ruthy concert is overstuffed with soulful songs and stories and a timeless sound that is spellbinding and pure.

  • "Infectious new folk rock" — Boston Globe
  • "Extraordinary... some of the most exquisitely expressive vocals you will hear in the roots music field" — AmericanRootsUK.com

Standing next to other contemporary duos like The Weepies, The Civil Wars, The Swell Season, The Sea The Sea is spare beauty, bravely unadorned. This opening act was also this year's winners of the Kerrville New Folk competition.

For the twelfth consecutive year the Outpost will help bring good cheer to some needy children in the community by collecting for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program. If you're coming to either the December 7 Mike + Ruthy or the December 14 Caravan of Thieves / Spuyten Duyvil concerts, please consider bringing a new, unwrapped toy for a boy or a girl. (As a consequence of the destruction brought on by Hurricane Sandy, this year's need is even greater than normal!) An Outpost volunteer (or maybe even a live Marine) will get it to the Picatinny Arsenal Marines who will then distribute our collected toys prior to Christmas.

Buskin & Batteau at Outpost in the Burbs
Maggie & Suzzy Roche at Outpost in the Burbs
BUSKIN & BATTEAU
with special guests MAGGIE and SUZZY ROCHE

$25 in advance, $28 at door
Friday, November 9 at 8:00 p.m.

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

Click here for a map of the venue.

For our November 9 show the Outpost cry is "Bring on the seasoned troubadours."

David Buskin & Robin Batteau have been winning hearts and minds with their soulful acoustic balladry and fun-filled performances for more years than they care to remember. "We're not from the Cambridge, came-over-on-the-Mayflower first wave of folkies [Joan Baez, Tom Rush, Eric Von Schmidt]," says Buskin, "but we'd like to think we've stolen many of their licks." The Washington Post has called their work "an irresistible amalgam of melodic, sensual pop, folkie grit and killer wit."

Originally from Park Ridge, NJ, Maggie and Suzzy (rhymes with "fuzzy") are two thirds of The Roches, (prior to 1997) a vocal group of three songwriting Irish-American sisters, known for their "unusual" and "rich" harmonies, quirky lyrics, and casually comedic stage performances. They have appeared on The Tonight Show (with Johnny Carson), The David Letterman Show and have sung with Philip Glass, Paul Simon, Laurie Anderson, The Indigo Girls, Loudon Wainwright and Linda Ronstadt, just to name a few. As a duo, Maggie and Suzzy have released two albums: 2002's Zero Church (Red House) and 2004's Why the Long Face (Red House).

MESH Montclair

As as a pre-celebration of National Homeless and Hunger Awareness Week (November 10-18th) the Outpost is supporting MESH by collecting rubber gloves, hand sanitizers and paper plates at the November 9th Buskin & Batteau and Maggie & Suzzy Roche concert. Rubber gloves, paper plates and hand sanitizer have been a huge expense to MESH's meager budget while being critical to their ability to provide more than 4,000 evening meals to the homeless in the Montclair area since December 2011.

Heritage Blues at Outpost in the Burbs HERITAGE BLUES (Trio)
with special guest ) ANGELO M

$25 in advance, $28 at door
Friday, November 2 at 8:00 p.m.

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

Click here for a map of the venue.

Tickets are available at Keil's Pharmacy and Studio042 Super Business Printer, both in Montclair, by mail and through TicketWeb and TicketWeb by phone. Go here for more info or buy tickets online now.

The Heritage Blues Trio group is an inspiring testament to the enduring power, possibilities and boundless beauty of African-American music. It drives us down Highway 49 from Clarksdale to New Orleans, journeys across the Middle Passage, takes us from chain gangs and juke joints, to orchestra pits and church pews, and even to back porches.

"H.B.O. is one of the new and exciting faces of the Blues! Elegant, fabulous and refreshing! " - Maestro Taj Mahal

Nellie McKay at Outpost in the Burbs NELLIE MCKAY

$25 in advance, $28 at door
Saturday, October 6 at 8:00 p.m.

 

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

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Pharmachem When was the first time you fell in love with Nellie McKay? Was it at the 2004 SXSW Festival, on Letterman or Leno in November of 2006 or in her Broadway debut as Polly Peachum in 2006's production of The Threepenny Opera co-starring with, among others, Cyndi Lauper? Singer-songwriter, actress, and former stand-up comedienne, Nellie is hard to categorize. She's done Brecht on Broadway, opened for Lou Reed at Carnegie Hall, sung Woody Allen movie songs at the Hollywood Bowl, performed on A Prairie Home Companion, duetted with Eartha Kitt and Triumph The Insult Comic Dog, played Hilary Swank's sister on the big screen, paid tribute to Doris Day, and released five critically acclaimed albums - four of original music and the afore mentioned tribute to Doris Day.


Outpost volunteers will collect women's clothing for Dress for Success of Morris County at the Nellie McKay concert. Donors are encouraged to bring nearly-new suits and interview-appropriate women's attire (no shoes or accessories). Dress for Success promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive.

Joan Osborne at Outpost in the Burbs JOAN OSBORNE (duo)

$35
Friday, September 28 at 8:00 p.m.

 

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

Click here for a map of the venue.

Most of us got to know Joan from her groundbreaking single "One of Us" on her 1995 album Relish. She has shared the stage with the Dixie Chicks and been a vocalist for The Dead. Her most recent album, Bring It on Home, is a collection of vintage blues, R&B and soul songs. Currently, Joan is finishing up an album of original music which she will share with us in this intimate show featuring band mate Keith Cotton on piano as her sole accompaniment.

Acoustic Strawbs at Outpost in the Burbs
John Wesley Harding at Outpost in the Burbs
ACOUSTIC STRAWBS
with guest JOHN WESLEY HARDING

$28 in advance / $32 day of show
Friday, September 7 2012 at 8:00 p.m.

 

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

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Founded in 1964 by David Cousins and Tony Hooper, this seminal British folk rock band has included more than 25 different players over the years including Sandy Denny and Rick Wakeman. In the current acoustic lineup, Dave Lambert joined the band for the first time in 1972 and Chas Cronk in 1973. Cousins's complex epic songs are the cornerstone of The Strawbs' appeal --delivered in his unmistakable vocal style, accompanied by his characteristic 12- or six-string acoustic guitar. Lambert's excellent guitar work and vocals and Cronks electric bass and vocals have been characteristics of the current highly regarded acoustic configuration since July of 2004.

Joining the Strawbs will be singer/songwriter, author, NPR radio host ("Cabinet of Wonders") and Fairleigh Dickinson University artist-in-residence, John Wesley Harding. Known for "lyrics that dazzle" (Wall Street Journal), Harding has been joined onstage by Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, John Prine, Bruce Springsteen (with whom he recorded a duet on his album Awake), Joan Baez, Peter Buck, Josh Ritter, Rosanne Cash and Robyn Hitchcock among others.

Graham Parker at Outpost in the Burbs
David Johansen at Outpost in the Burbs
GRAHAM PARKER
and DAVID JOHANSEN
co-bill

$28 in advance / $32 day of show
Friday, May 11 2012 at 8:00 p.m.

 

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

Click here for a map of the venue.

Excitement continues to build for this final concert of the spring 2012 season with less than 60 tickets left!

This very special concert pairs the legendary Graham Parker ("Don't Ask Me Questions," "Temporary Beauty", etc.) and David Johansen ( New York Dolls, The Banshees of Blue — under the pseudonyms Buster Poindexter, The Harry Smiths, etc).

Graham recently reunited with members of The Rumour to produce a new album, Three Chords Good, due out this year. Meanwhile, Johansen's career continues to evolve. As David said in a 2006 GQ interview, "I mean, if you asked me what I'm going to be doing when I'm 85, I'd make a quick picture in my mind and, well, I'll be singing."

Red Molly at Outpost in the Burbs
Carsie Blanton at Outpost in the Burbs
RED MOLLY
with guest CARSIE BLANTON

$22 in advance / $25 day of show
Friday, May 4 at 8:00 p.m.

 

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

Click here for a map of the venue.

Tickets are available at Keil's Pharmacy and Studio042 Super Business Printer, both in Montclair, by mail and through TicketWeb and TicketWeb by phone. Go here for more info or buy tickets online now.

Since most of you know that Red Molly was formed late one night at the 2004 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and that in August of 2010 replaced Carolann (Solebello) with Molly (Venter) Molly; let's dive into the lesser known Red Molly facts. It seems the magic of Red Molly stems from the richness and diversity of each member's "pre-Molly" experiences.

Laurie (vocals, guitar, banjo) left a career in psychology to pursue music. She worked for several years as a backup singer, and also released two solo albums, These Old Clothes (1999) and The Things I Choose To Do (2004).

Abbie (vocals, Dobro, guitar), who studied classical flute as a child and directed/arranged a cappella music at Boston University, is also influenced by her mother's longtime love of bluegrass music. In 2004, she released her first solo album, My Craziest Dream, with her father (jazz pianist Herb Gardner). And in 2006 Abbie released a second solo album, Honey on My Grave.

Molly (vocals and guitar) has enjoyed studying dance and movement, psychology, nutrition, comedy improv, and traditional Sufi singing and the harmonium. Her self-titled debut album (2004) caught the attention of Warner Bros. executives and was featured in the ski film "Impact" as well as on all promotional Jeep CDs for 2005 and 2006. After releasing Love Me Like You Mean It (2006) and 18 months of touring, Molly ended up a finalist in the Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk contest (2008) and second place winner at Rocky Mountain Folks Fest Songwriter Showcase (2008). But, tired of the solo life on the road, she was in the process of applying to teaching jobs in Austin, TX when the call to join Red Molly came in.

The Washington Post has recently written about the opener, "Luray, Va., native Carsie Blanton has hit one out of the park. The singer-songwriter's third album, Idiot Heart, is funny. It's tender. It's cute. It's edgy. It's fresh. It's folksy without crossing into the realm of kitsch. The songs are clean, most with basic instrumentation and succinct arrangements, but each track bursts with its own pithy, poignant commentary on that ficklest of organs for which the album is named." Click here for more on Carsie.

Tracey Grammer at Outpost in the Burbs
Dan Navarro at Outpost in the Burbs
TRACEY GAMMER & DAN NAVARRO co-bill

$22 in advance / $25 day of show
Friday, April 13 at 8:00 p.m.

 

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

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Joni Mitchell's Blue at Outpost in the Burbs JONI MITCHELL'S BLUE:
A 40th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
featuring Meg Braun, Anna Dagmar, Honor Finnegan, Sharon Goldman, Victoria Lavington, Catherine Miles, Karyn Oliver, Elisa Peimer, Allison Scola, Carolann Solebello and Allison Tartalia

$20

Friday, March 30 at 8:00 p.m.

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

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Robert Gordon at Outpost in the Burbs ROBERT GORDON
with guest 13 Hands
$28 advance / $32 day of show

Friday, February 24 at 8:00 p.m.

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

Click here for a map of the venue.

Tickets are available at Keil's Pharmacy and Studio042 Super Business Printer, both in Montclair, by mail and through TicketWeb and TicketWeb by phone. Go here for more info or buy tickets online now.

Rockabilly is on tap February 24 when Robert Gordon, who rose to fame performing in several genres including alternative rock, punk rock, and rock 'n roll, visits the Outpost for the first time.

R.G., as his fans know him, made his recording debut (age 17) as lead singer for a group called the Confidentials recording hits such as "Summertime", "Money", and "There is Something on Your Mind." Moving to NYC in the 1970s, Gordon joined the punk rock band Tough Darts. When on tour with the that band, Gordon met producer Richard Gottehrer. Their collaboration resulted in 1977's rock 'n roll record -- Robert Gordon With Link Wray. The next album, again with guitar legend Link Wray, was Fresh Fish Special (1978) and featured Presley's background singers, The Jordanaires, and included the Bruce Springsteen song "Fire." In this November 2010 TV interview, Springsteen references that album while talking about his idols and inspirations through the years! Three more Gordon albums have followed: 1979's Rock Billy Boogie with Chris Spedding replacing Wray on lead guitar; 1980's Bad Boy, hailed as one of the best mature rockabilly albums ever recorded; and finally 1981's Are You Gonna Be The One, featuring this time Danny Gatton, lead guitar, and the Marshall Crenshaw-penned single "Someday Someway."

13 Hands (a.k.a. Dalien and born Daniel McBride), Montclair's Grammy nominated Yoga Professor and sound therapist, will open.

Raul Midon at Outpost in the Burbs RAUL MIDÓN
with guest Bill Griese
$25 advance / $28 day of show

Saturday, February 4 at 8:00 p.m.

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

Click here for a map of the venue.

Blind from infancy, Raul Midón began his career as a session singer prior to his critically acclaimed debut album State of Mind featuring guest performances by Stevie Wonder and Jason Mraz. It was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Arif Mardin. Midón's national television debut on Late Show with David Letterman ( seen here) has led to numerous other TV appearances as well as being featured in the 2009 film "Still Bill".

The Washington Post has commented that Midón's "style is a febrile amalgam of Stevie Wonder vocals, feel-good pop songwriting, sophisticated jazz harmonies and a ferociously aggressive way of playing acoustic guitar."

Ellis Paul at Outpost in the Burbs
Ari Hest at Outpost in the Burbs
ELLIS PAUL / ARI HEST
co-bill
$25 advance / $28 day of show

Friday, January 20 at 8:00 p.m.

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

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Ellis Paul writes on his web site about his 17th album, The Hero In You: "I spent the last year writing about people who made significant contributions to our culture and in doing so, helped to change the course of our country's future. Strangely, I started regaining some pride in the process. These people reminded me of how lucky we are to be living here, and that the opportunities here demand that we live boldly."

Begin your Ellis Paul exploration by clicking his photo for a link to a live version of the title track from his 2010 album The Day After Everything Changed. Then go to this live recording of "Crying" -- Paul's tribute to the late Roy Orbison on the anniversary of Orbinson's 75th birthday (April 23, 2011).

Joining Ellis will be Ari Hest whose album Sunset Over Hope Street marks his first full-length album of new material since 2007's The Break-In. Reviewing that album, kikaxemusic.com described his music as "mellow, acoustic-driven pop-rock…with a voice that recalls Springsteen and Marc Cohn." Get a taste of Ari's music in this official video of "So Slow."

Delta Rae at Outpost in the Burbs
Milton at Outpost in the Burbs
DELTA RAE / MILTON
co-bill
$22

Friday, December 9 at 8:00 p.m.

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

Click here for a map of the venue.

From a simple white house in the woods of North Carolina, Delta Rae brings together four voices to harmonize over songs born out of the rhythms and scenery of the coasts and country of America. Siblings Ian, Eric, and Brittany Holljes, along with their longtime friend, Elizabeth Hopkins, sing with a grit and soul older than their early twenty years would suggest. Harkening back to bands like Fleetwood Mac, the Mamas and the Papas, and Peter, Paul, and Mary, Delta Rae brings its own fresh sound and distinctive songwriting to a genre pioneered by such legends.

Earning comparisons to many of his heroes -- Van Morrison, Nick Lowe, The Band -- singer-songwriter Milton, Outpost's friend with the distinctive voice and one-name moniker, has distinguished himself with his unique voice and lyrics, a compelling mix of grit and grammar.

Described as a writer's writer, capable of elegantly simple narratives about the complex wonders of life, Milton says, "I never make any rules when I write, I just follow whatever I'm writing to its end. If I write another country song or another blues song, so be it. All of my favorite American songs drew from all of the different root forms we have in this country."

As Ron Delsener, Live Nation, says, "Milton is without a doubt one of the greatest most underrated songwriters in the contemporary music world today."

Toy For Tots For the eleventh consecutive year the Outpost will help bring good cheer to some needy children in the community by collecting for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program. If you're coming to either the December 2nd Madison Violet/Brother Sun or December 9th Delta Rae/Milton concerts (or any Outpost event prior to December 9), please consider bringing a new, unwrapped toy for a boy or a girl. The Outpost staff (or maybe even a live Marine) will get it to the Picatinny Arsenal Marines who will then distribute our collected toys prior to Christmas.

Madison Violet at Outpost in the Burbs
Brother Sun at Outpost in the Burbs
MADISON VIOLET / BROTHER SUN
co-bill
$22

Friday, December 2 at 8:00 p.m.

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

Click here for a map of the venue.

Comprised of singer-songwriters Brenley MacEachern and Lisa MacIsaac, Madison Violet was nominated for the 10th Annual Independent Music Awards in the Singer-Songwriter category for their 2009 album No Fool For Trying and won in the category for Folk/Singer-Songwriter Song for their tunes "The Ransom" and "Small of My Heart". You can watch them perform their song "Crying" here.

Brother Sun has deep roots in gospel, blues and folk. Pat Wictor, Greg Greenway and Joe Jencks make up the trio, which uses guitar, slide guitar and piano as the foundation for their powerful harmonies. You can watch them perform their song "Well Well Well" here.

Toy For Tots For the eleventh consecutive year the Outpost will help bring good cheer to some needy children in the community by collecting for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program. If you're coming to either the December 2nd Madison Violet/Brother Sun or December 9th Delta Rae/Milton concerts (or any Outpost event prior to December 9), please consider bringing a new, unwrapped toy for a boy or a girl. The Outpost staff (or maybe even a live Marine) will get it to the Picatinny Arsenal Marines who will then distribute our collected toys prior to Christmas.

David Wax Museum at Outpost in the Burbs
Caitlin Canty at Outpost in the Burbs
DAVID WAX MUSEUM
with special guest
CAITLIN CANTY

emceed by CLAUDIA MARSHALL of WFUV

Friday, November 18 at 8:00 p.m.

Venue:
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
40 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042

Click here for a map of the venue.

Blending Latin rhythms, call-and-response hollering, accordion pumping and donkey jawbone rattling, David Wax Museum burst onto the national scene with its 2010 show at the Newport Folk Festival and followed with a well-received performance on the big stage there last summer.

A 2009 feature in Harvard magazine, points out that David Wax, a 2006 graduate, never took a music course at his alma mater. "But while traveling and studying music in Mexico on a Sheldon Fellowship after graduation," Richard Dyer writes in the article, "he realized that what he really wanted to do was learn to perform the Mexican 'roots' music he loved so much."

David Wax Museum played the 2010 Newport Folk Festival after first winning a contest. Afterward, NPR's All Songs Considered featured their performance as one of the highlights of the annual festival. NPR accorded them the same featured on-demand listing ( listen to it here) after their performance on the main stage this past summer.

The February 2011 release of their "Everything is Saved" album, with David Wax mixing the roots of American and Mexican folk music and Suz Slezak giving the music its percussive edge with a stick dragged rhythmically against a donkey's jawbone, helped build a national following. (See David Wax Museum perform Born with a Broken Heart, the first track on the CD, here.)

Caitlin Canty is a Vermont-bred, New York City-based singer-songwriter. Her latest album, released last year, can be heard in its entirety here.

A Tribute to Paul Colby at Outpost in the Burbs
A Tribute to Paul Colby at Outpost in the Burbs
A TRIBUTE TO PAUL COLBY
long-time owner of New York's oldest rock club The Bitter End, featuring

PETER YARROW and NOEL PAUL STOOKEY
GARLAND JEFFREYS
JAMES MADDOCK
HAPPY TRAUM
GUNHILL ROAD
BUSKIN & BATTEAU

and ROCKIN' ROB STONER, among others.

Legendary WFUV DJ PETE FORNATALE will host the show.

VIP ticket includes a 7 p.m. reception with performers and Paul Colby!

Friday, November 4 at 8:00 p.m.

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

Click here for a map of the venue.

Longtime Montclair resident Paul Colby has had his fingerprints all over the music industry since beginning as a song plugger for Benny Goodman's publishing company. He went on to work in NYC's Brill Building for the likes of Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, and Guy Lombardo. And in 1968 Paul became the manager and booking agent at The Bitter End, purchasing it in 1974.

The catalog of people who have played there is staggering. It includes Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Tori Amos, Billy Joel, Carly Simon, John Prine, The Chambers Brothers and on and on (not to mention comedians such as Lenny Bruce, Dick Cavett, Bill Cosby, Flip Wilson, etc.). Kris Kristofferson concludes the foreword for 2002's The Bitter End, Hanging Out at America's Nightclub, "I'll always be grateful for the time I spent at the Bitter End working or just hanging out. If anything, the house looks holier in my heart, colored by all the love and laughter and lifting of spirits that went on there. On behalf of all of us in the business of moving the emotions with our imagination, special thanks to Paul Colby for being one of us."

Join us this Friday night, November 4th, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair as host Pete Fornatale helps us celebrate the life of Paul Colby, the remarkable nonagenarian who is still an active part-owner of the club. Participants in song and voice will include Peter Yarrow & Paul Stookey, Garland Jeffreys, James Maddock, Happy Traum, Gunhill Road, Buskin & Batteau and Rockin' Rob Stoner. This concert is an important fundraiser for Outpost in the Burbs, on whose Advisory Board both Colby and Fornatale sit. Don't miss it!

Shawn Mulllns at Outpost in the Burbs SHAWN MULLINS
with special guest CALLAGHAN
$25 advance / $28 day of show

Friday, October 21 at 8:00 p.m.

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

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Shawn Mullins is best known for the 1998 single, "Lullaby", which hit number one on the Adult Top 40 and was nominated for a Grammy Award. Another of his songs, "All In My Head," was featured on the hit television sitcom Scrubs and another single, "Shimmer," was used in Australia as part of its promotional campaign during the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics. It is still considered as the unofficial anthem of the games.

Not one to rest on his laurels, his single "Beautiful Wreck" from his 2006 release 9th Ward Pickin' Parlor reached #1 on the Americana and AAA charts and his new release, Light You Up (Vanguard Records, October 2010), is a captivating new song cycle which will likely be viewed as a flat-out revelation even by Mullins' most fervent fans.

At the October 21 Shawn Mullins show, Outpost in the Burbs is proud to host a clothing drive for Dress for Success of Morris County. Please bring only nearly-new suits and interview-appropriate women's attire. Please only bring clothing (no shoes or accessories) in very good condition.

Dress for Success promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Founded in New York City in 1997, Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization offering services designed to help clients find jobs and remain employed. Since then, Dress for Success has served more than 550,000 women around the world. Each year they reach more than 50,000 women in the United States, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, the Netherlands, Mexico, Poland and the West Indies.

Al Stewart at Outpost in the Burbs AL STEWART
with special guest DAVE NACHMANOFF
$30

Saturday, October 1 at 8:00 p.m.

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

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SingOut! magazine, in its June 2010 issue, wrote: "Al Stewart's name will forever be tied to his breakout hits 'Year of the Cat' and 'Time Passages.'" This is unfortunate, because there is much more to this whimsical Scottish folksinger, who weaves humor and historical figures into his polished story-songs. Happily, Uncorked, a collection of 12 songs from Al's back catalogue, recorded live with brilliant lead guitarist and verbal sparring partner Dave Nachmanoff, is a perfect introduction to that 'other' Al Stewart." Nachmanoff will open for Stewart at The Outpost show and join the headliner for his set.

After the 2008 release of Stewart's Sparks of Ancient Light album, Jonathan Takiff of the Philadelphia Daily News wrote: "British talent Al Stewart has always been obsessed with romantic literature and history, marking him as the most incongruous of folk-flavored 'pop' singers. 'Year of the Cat' delivered Al a fluke hit - once. And the man is still going his own merry way on Sparks of Ancient Light. But the guy sings and writes as well as he ever did, and in his quirky, bemused and literate way he's delivered one of the finest albums of his career."

Bruce Cockburn at Outpost in the Burbs BRUCE COCKBURN
$40
Friday, September 23 at 8:00 p.m.

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

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Cockburn has recorded 31 albums, including 20 gold and platinum. He has received 13 Juno awards and in recognition of his lifelong contributions to Canadian music, culture and social activism, he has been awarded seven honorary doctorates. He received the Order of Canada in 1983, and was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2001 and the Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame in 2002.

Small Source of Comfort, Cockburn's 31st album, is his latest adventurous collection of songs of romance, protest and spiritual discovery. The album, primarily acoustic yet rhythmically savvy, is rich in Cockburn's characteristic blend of folk, blues, jazz and rock.

Fans of Cockburn's extraordinary acoustic finger-picking will be thrilled with Small Source of Comfort, with its shimmering arpeggios, syncopated riffs and hypnotic single-note lines that blend elements of Mississippi John Hurt, Jerry Garcia, Leo Kottke and Brazilian greats Luiz Bonfa and Oscar Castro-Neves yet remain entirely his own.

Willie Nile and Jeffrey Gaines at Outpost in the Burbs WILLIE NILE & JEFFREY GAINES
co-bill -- $25 in advance / $28 day of show
Friday, September 16 at 8:00 p.m.

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

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The N.Y. Times called Willie Nile "one of the most gifted singer-songwriters to emerge from the New York scene in years." His album Streets Of New York was hailed as "a platter for the ages" by UNCUT magazine. He has been called "a one-man Clash" (UNCUT) and his critically acclaimed albums have gotten rave reviews around the world. Willie is a songwriters' songwriter and his live performances are legendary. He has toured across the U.S., opening for The Who at the personal request of the band and sang with Bruce Springsteen at Giant Stadium. ( Watch Willie perform A House of a Thousand Guitars.)

"One of pop's finest singers, Jeffrey Gaines is the voice of a new generation," Rolling Stone says. The first single off the critically acclaimed Jeffrey Gaines was "Hero In Me." ( Watch Jeffrey perform it here.) The song received some radio and MTV airplay, but it would be the b-side to his second single, an acoustic cover of Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes," that would eventually give him his biggest hit. It rose to #22 on the Adult Top 40 chart and stayed there for 22 weeks.

Outpost in the Burbs - J.D. Souther

Outpost in the Burbs - Jill Andrews
J.D. SOUTHER
with special guest
JILL ANDREWS

Saturday, June 18 at 8:00 p.m.

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

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J.D. (John David) Souther is well known both as a performer and as a writer and co-writer of hit songs for other artists, most famously the Eagles and Linda Ronstadt. Greatly influenced by fellow Texan Roy Orbison, whose sound he tried to emulate, Souther in the late 1960s moved to Los Angeles, where he shared an apartment with a young guitarist from Detroit named Glenn Frey (Eagles), with whom he formed a folk duo called Longbranch Pennywhistle. (Their downstairs neighbor was Jackson Browne, with whom they collaborated.) After recording an eponymous solo album in 1972, Souther, persuaded by David Geffen, teamed with Chris Hillman and Richie Furay to form the Souther Hillman Furay Band, releasing two albums before breaking up. Probably best known for his well-crafted songwriting abilities, J.D. co-wrote "Best of My Love," "Victim of Love," "Heartache Tonight" and "New Kid in Town" for the Eagles. He also produced Linda Ronstadt's Don't Cry Now album and wrote songs for several of Ronstadt's multi-platinum albums, including "Faithless Love" from Heart Like a Wheel and "White Rhythm and Blues" included in her Living in the USA album. He's also recorded several notable duets with Ronstadt, including "Hasten Down the Wind," "Prisoner in Disguise" and "Sometimes You Can't Win."

Souther's biggest hit as a solo artist was his 1979 Orbison-influenced song "You're Only Lonely" from the album of the same name, which reached No. 7 on the Billboard charts. A collaboration with James Taylor called "Her Town Too" from Taylor's Dad Loves His Work album reached No. 11on the Billboard Pop Singles chart. The late '80s brought a bit of a career change for Souther as he garnered acting roles for film and television. Join us for some terrific music and stories from this American pop/folk/country music giant.

Jill Andrews has been singing her whole life: as a little girl in Johnson City, Tenn., as a camp counselor plucking out three chords on an acoustic guitar under swaying pine trees, as one-half of The Everybodyfields and since 2009 as an increasingly formidable singer-songwriter making her own way. The Knoxville-based Andrews crafts beguiling, startlingly intimate songs that merge her voice with her effortless, classic-pop sensibility and keen eye for human drama -- all the unspoken truths between lovers, devastating confessions whispered to friends, silent prayers offered up during the longest, loneliest nights. A smart, subtle tunesmith and a gently wise songwriter, Andrews' songs shuffle in and settle down with little fanfare, then quietly go about the business of ripping your heart straight out of your chest.

And her full-length debut, The Mirror, out June 7, is the perfect introduction to her ever-deepening talents and charms. " The Mirror was written over a period of time when I was holding on dearly to a relationship that I knew was over," Andrews says of the new LP. "I felt like I was forever trudging through the darkness, but then came springtime, and with it, the beautiful sunlight."

Outpost in the Burbs - Dave Mason The Dave Mason Band
Sunday, May 22 in Short Hills

For those of you who didn't see our Dave Mason show in February or would like to see Dave again: The Dave Mason show postponed from April 10 at TBJ Short Hills will take place there on Sunday, May 22. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the 7 p.m. concert. This is a Brotherhood of TBJ fundraiser, to aid and foster the work of local community-based charities and nonprofits. For information and tickets, visit BrotherhoodConcerts.com.

Outpost in the Burbs - Kenny White

Outpost in the Burbs - Amy Correia
KENNY WHITE & AMY CORREIA
Friday, May 20 at 8:00 p.m.

Amy Correia's raw power and musical honesty have drawn comparisons to Tom Waits and Michelle Shocked. The New York Times called her "a singular talent." Her fans agree, pitching in to raise more than $35K to make Correia's third record, You Go Your Way, a critically acclaimed indie release hit, with honors such as the Best of 2010 in WFUV's Listener Poll. Accompanying herself on piano, ukulele and guitar, Correia has been wowing audiences at her live shows, and a recent 28-city U.S. tour found her opening for legendary Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde. Since the release of her last record, she's been hard to catch, by her own admission living a "nomadic life" in several Brooklyn apartments, a Carolina coastal town, a Wyoming cabin, rural Connecticut and Southern Ohio. Correia's new album is a spirited ride, covering broad emotional and musical territory. Each song is strikingly individual with Amy's convincing voice at the center: full of feeling, spontaneity and gravelly soul. Many consider it her best effort yet. The native of rural Massachusetts and Barnard College grad started out performing on Manhattan's Lower East Side, where fellow songwriters Jeff Buckley, Jesse Harris, Rebecca Martin and Richard Julian were also honing their skills. Five years later Correia signed a deal with Capitol Records, and Billboard called her debut opus with the label "an honest-to-God timeless discovery."

A New York native, Kenny White was originally known mostly as a writer of music for radio and TV commercials, and as a producer and session keyboard player. In 2002, he released his first album, and subsequently began touring. He co-produced and performed on the album Sleepless (2002) by Peter Wolf, which was ranked among Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. In 2010, though, it was his third album, Comfort in the Static, on Judy Collins' own Wildflowers label, that prompted superlatives. Critics pegged it as soulful singer-songwriting at its best: lush piano melodies combined with vulnerable vocals and smart, insightful lyrics...a collection of wonderfully crafted songs that follow the human condition with both unbridled detail and humor. WFUV's Pete Fornatale called Static the best album of 2010. David Crosby said White is "among my favorite singer-songwriters...and particularly, lyricists."

Outpost in the Burbs - Eric Andersen

Outpost in the Burbs - Alice Peacock
ERIC ANDERSEN & ALICE PEACOCK
Saturday, May 14 at 8:00 p.m.

Alice wasn't born when Eric was a part of the Greenwich Village folk scene in the '60s. No matter; the two are sure to attract wide interest for their vocal and song-writing artistry.

(We hope you will take advantage of the very pleasant Dinner-and-a-Concert the Outpost and Bistro 18 have arranged for you, along with reserved priority seating.)

Eric has released more than 25 albums, the most commercially successful, Blue River (Columbia, 1972). On them, artists such as Joan Baez, Dan Fogelberg, Al Kooper, Willie Nile, Joni Mitchell, Leon Russell, Richard Thompson, Rick Danko and Garth Hudson were contributors. His songs have been recorded by the Blues Project, Johnny Cash, Judy Collins, Peter, Paul & Mary, John Denver, Ricky Nelson, Fairport Convention, Grateful Dead, Linda Ronstadt, Gillian Welch and Pete Seeger, among others. No wonder Bob Dylan has said, simply, that Eric Andersen is a "great ballad singer." At some point soon, Eric is expected to release a new album, "Woodstock under the Stars," featuring live performances from the past decade.

Alice's most recent album, her fourth, is Love Remains, an expression of a spiritual homecoming for the northern Methodist preacher's daughter. With her primary collaborator on the album, Danny Myrick, the son of a southern Baptist minister, she has arrived at a comfortable perspective on their shared background. "Danny and I grew up singing in church, like a lot of preachers' kids," Peacock says. "Music was always really important for us, even if we didn't necessarily buy the theology. There was good and not so good in our upbringing, but you don't need to throw out the baby with the bathwater."

Of her current CD's sound, Alice says: "When Danny and I were writing together, just the two of us with guitars, cracking up and having a blast, the music had this Tom Petty/early Linda Ronstadt/John Mellencamp/Sheryl Crow-made-a-country-record feel to it. "I said, 'Pedal steel? (Bleep) yeah! I want it on every damn song!' I love that '70s, California-country sound, and I'm totally unapologetic about trying to recapture it."

Here's a video of Eric performing Thirsty Boots (accompanied by Roger McGuinn) on 1/22/09 at a BBC show (Folk America: Greenwich Village Revisited with Eric Andersen, Judy Collins, Roger McGuinn, Carolyn Hester, Billy Bragg) at Barbican Hall in London.

Outpost in the Burbs - Mary Gauthier

Outpost in the Burbs - Tom Pacheco
MARY GAUTHIER
with special guest
TOM PACHECO

Friday, March 11 at 8:00 p.m.

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

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"There's freedom in knowing that you don't have to know it all," Mary Gauthier says, "which is why to me, a song should end with a question, not an answer." It might seem that after six groundbreaking albums of original songs, more than a dozen years of recording and touring around the world, a harvest of music industry awards, and covers of her songs by a roster of great artists � that Mary Gauthier (say it: go- shay) should have a handle on some of the big answers. Yet with each new album, with each new cycle of songs that illuminate her soul, with each old and new set of characters and life changes she introduces, Mary is always ending up with more questions. Where do her people come from and where do they go? How can they find shelter from the storm? What is the truth? Mary takes a shot at the answer with her latest album, The Foundling, constructed of autobiographical songs that "tell the story of a kid abandoned at birth who spent a year in an orphanage and was adopted, who ran away from the adopted home and ended up in show business, who searched for birth parents late in life and found one and was rejected, and who came through the other side of all of this still believing in love."

Joining Mary for this very special show will be Tom Pacheco who has written of his most recent US-released album, Railroad Rainbows & Talkin Blues, "I have written tales inspired with my love for this country and its atypical characters that make us cry out for change, while respecting the lives already lived."

Outpost in the Burbs - Raul Malo RAUL MALO
with special guest
Seth Walker

Friday, March 4 at 8:00 p.m.

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

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"I went from a bus and two semis to driving up and down the Jersey Turnpike with a tour manager and a rental car and my acoustic guitar playing these little clubs on the East Coast. And I found myself having more fun, and seeing more and learning more, and meeting more wonderful people than I did in all my years of touring in the Mavericks," says Raul of the difference between his days as frontman for the Mavericks and his current solo career. Were you some of those "wonderful people" that he encountered at his previous Outpost show December 15, 2006?

This show will be in the intimate confines of the Unitarian Universalist Sanctuary (250 seats) and will feature songs from last year's Sinners & Saints album. Of that album The Los Angeles Times' Mikael Wood writes "For all its stylistic variety, though, 'Sinners' hangs together thanks to Malo's consistently remarkable vocals. Listening to this guy sing — listening to him sing anything — is an act of pure pleasure." We second that assessment and assure you this concert will sell out quickly.

Outpost in the Burbs - Dave Mason Dave Mason
and the Dave Mason Band

Friday, February 18 at 8:00 p.m.

In March 1967, legendary British rockers Dave Mason and Steve Winwood left the Spencer Davis Group and formed Traffic with Jim Capaldi and Chris Wood. The rest, as they say, is history.

In the years that followed, Dave nurtured a solo career highlighted by 1977's mega-hit "We Just Disagree." He has also performed on great albums like The Rolling Stones' Beggars Banquet, George Harrison's All Things Must Pass, Paul McCartney's Listen To What The Man Said and Jimi Hendrix's Electric Ladyland. One of the songs from Ladyland, "All Along the Watchtower," features Dave on acoustic guitar.

Dave Mason Band Coming Off Asian Tour

Over the last decade, Dave has crisscrossed America, performing about 100 concerts a year to enthusiastic fans. In 2008 he released 26 Letters 12 Notes, his first album in 20 years, to rave reviews. Dave and his band will join us in Montclair after a warmly-received Asian tour last month.

Outpost in the Burbs - Montclair's 2nd Annual Concert
										for Haiti Montclair's 2nd Annual
Concert for Haiti

Saturday, January 29 at 7:30PM (doors open at 7PM)

Venue:
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT MONTCLAIR
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

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The Outpost in the Burbs is pleased to partner again in 2011 with EDEYO to help build a school in Port-au-Prince's red zone by presenting a concert of Montclair area all stars featuring: Christian McBride & Melissa Walker featuring Jazz House Kids | Stephen Bryant | Passing Notes | Big Mamou | Bonga | Obed | Jean-Louis | Maskin, Goldfarb & Field | Cantors Meredith Greenberg & Erica Lippitz, Leora Perlman and Bob Melman.

Outpost in the Burbs - Rory Block RORY BLOCK
with special guest
TOBY WALKER

Friday, Jan 14 at 8:00 p.m.

If you're a fan of acoustic blues, this show should have you salivating. With a new album, Shake 'em On Down, A Tribute to Mississippi Fred McDowell, due out early in 2011 there is more than enough for any music enthusiast to chew on. As Mike Jurkovic (Folk And Acoustic Music Exchange) wrote following the release of her previous album, Blues Walkin' Like A Man, A Tribute to Son House, Rory's "...as feisty, fierce and compelling as the masters she honors and interprets." Born in Princeton, NJ and raised for the most part in a home on Sullivan Street in NYC, Rory at the age of fourteen became part of the Sunday jam sessions in Washington Square Park. Then, one day in 1964 she heard an album called "Really The Country Blues," and from that moment on her life was dedicated to learning how to play blues. At fifteen in the middle of the 10th grade she left home, driving to California with Stefan Grossman and two other travelers*. Today "...she's arguably the top slide player on the planet, bar none..." (Mojo Flucke, PhD, Bullz-eye). And on the 14th of January Rory's ours. Get your tickets early!

This excerpt from her web site tells you a little about the character of the woman.

In these tough economic times, we keep hearing that everyone is scrambling to re-invent themselves. With record companies and stores going out of business due to sales being replaced by downloads (in addition to a notable shortage of disposable income everywhere), fewer acts can afford to tour and fewer people can afford to come out to shows, affecting performers and venues significantly. Through all this we have ridden the waves and managed to continue touring, though we have been distressed to hear that some of our friends have come off the road entirely. Booking agents are groaning about venues closing, labels can't afford recording budgets- yes, big changes in the industry! BUT we are still on the road because of you, and can't thank you enough. Rob and I both feel a tremendous commitment to the music. I feel this is what I was put here to do. We both live to make records and do live shows. I love the audiences dearly and have the most personal feeling about taking the music to the people. If you can come out to the shows, I can keep showing up!

Thank you, and much love,

Rory

* Rory's complete "life story" in her own words can be found here. It's compelling reading!

Outpost in the Burbs - Marhsall Crenshaw
Outpost in the Burbs - Willie Nile
MARSHALL CRENSHAW
with special guest
WILLIE NILE

Friday, Jan 7 at 8:00 p.m.

More than 25 years after breaking through to critical and commercial acclaim with his 1982 self-titled debut and its infectious, era-defining pop hit "Someday, Someway," Marshall Crenshaw created an incredible new chapter in his career last year with the release of his 429 Records debut Jaggedland. The title is a term that Crenshaw says best describes the current state of his brain and consciousness. His newest songs are musical observations about the human experience, mortality, the state of the world and of course, love as viewed through the inimitable Crenshaw perspective.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Crenshaw began playing guitar at age ten and he received his first break playing John Lennon in the off-Broadway company of Beatlemania. In 1987, he played Buddy Holly in the Richie Valens biopic "La Bamba." A quote from Trouser Press sums up Marshall Crenshaw's early career: "Although he was seen as a latter-day Buddy Holly at the outset, he soon proved too talented and original to be anyone but himself." All Music Guide captured Crenshaw's vibe perfectly: "He writes songs that are melodic, hooky and emotionally true, and he sings and plays them with an honesty and force that still finds room for humor without venom."

Joining Marshall will be Outpost favorite Willie Nile who, since his last Outpost visit in May of 2009, has twice played with the E-Street Band, joining Springsteen on stage at (the old) Giant Stadium September 30, 2009 and again at HSBC Arena in Willie�s home town of Buffalo, NY., November 22, 2009. He has also recorded and performed with Ringo Starr, Tori Amos, Elvis Costello, Lucinda Williams, Ian Hunter, and Barenaked Ladies. Of his 2006 release, Streets of New York, former Time magazine music critic and Academy Award winning screenwriter Jay Cocks wrote "The tunes he writes and plays with such blowtorch vibrancy get the myth and magic and danger and sadness and love in this town -- of this town -- truer, and righter, than anything I've heard since Dion� It's rock and roll at its best. It's New York at its best. And there's nothing better than that." During the exchange of e-mails that took care of the early housekeeping for this show Willie wrote enthusiastically in typical Nile understatement, "I think the show will kill musically and artistically." Be with us on the 7th to check out his prediction.

Outpost in the Burbs - Imagined: The John Lennon Song Project
Outpost in the Burbs - Imagined: The John Lennon Song Project
Imagined: The John Lennon Song Project
with special guest
Jack Petruzzelli of The Fab Faux
and host Pete Fornatale

Friday, Dec 3 at 8:00 p.m.

One of the most unique and compelling interpretations of the late John Lennon's compositions comes from The John Lennon Song Project, a 7-piece ensemble created and led by Rex Fowler of Aztec Two-Step and Tom Dean of Devonsquare. Together they have produced a thoughtfully re-imagined tribute that celebrates the genius and artistry of the icon's music.

Like their CD Imagined, the band's live show features superb lead singing and 3-part harmonies, plus a host of talented musicians on acoustic, electric and bass guitars, cello, violin, mandolin, accordion, chromatic harmonica and light percussion. Concert goers will be treated to exquisite renditions of Lennon's legendary Beatles songs, often weaving melody, lyric and song together in a series of singles and mini-medleys. These tunes, of which several are rarely covered, are given surprisingly fresh treatments that often inspire a whole new meaning to Lennon's original lyric. Selected songs from Lennon's solo years are also featured.

"With these intelligent heartfelt renditions of Lennon's best known songs, The John Lennon Song Project ranks right up there with the very best Lennon interpreters ever." — WFUV and XM Satellite Radio host Pete Fornatale

It's that time of year again. But is it? We at the Outpost don't think so. We think that this will be the most sobering Holiday Season in our memory. And it will impact children and the un- and under-employed the most! Please take the time to do whatever you can to help us make the Holiday Season a little brighter for someone less fortunate. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program or men's clothing for the Christ Episcopal Church in East Orange's soup kitchen to the Imagined: The John Lennon Song Project concert or any of the other Outpost events prior to December 15. Outpost volunteers will get your gifts to where they need to go.

Outpost in the Burbs - Vance Gilbert and Dala Vance Gilbert and Dala
Friday, Nov 12 at 8:00 p.m.

Vance Gilbert has played the Outpost six times as a solo artist and once in October of 2003 as part of an amazing trio with Jill Sobule and Ellis Paul. This time (rescheduled from February 26th's crippling snow storm) Gilbert, the ex-multicultural arts teacher and jazz singer, returns, bringing with him Dala, the stunning Canadian duo of Sheila Carabine and Amanda Walther, who he met on a tour of Canada in spring of 2009, immediately striking up a friendship.

Vance's most recent album Up On Rockfield explores and unabashedly celebrates the influence that various famous songwriters and performers have had upon his writing. Each song is penned by Gilbert as if he was co-writing with some of his musical heroes. Who else but Gilbert could pull off a concept project such as this to everyone's delight? The disc follows his 2006 album of covers Angels, Castles, Covers and his songwriting watermark, 2005's Unfamiliar Moon.

Sheila and Amanda formed Dala soon after their first meeting in a high school music class, Sheila sitting with her fellow trumpet players and Amanda with bright blue hair, sitting behind Sheila and playing the bass clarinet. In the summer of 2005 these best friends signed a major label deal with Universal Music Canada and their debut album Angels and Thieves was released that same year. With vocal harmonies guaranteed to give you chills, the ladies also make use of their talents on guitar and piano to create their unique brand of acoustic pop. Dala's fun and energetic stage presence has made them a fan favorite at festivals -- witnessed at 2009's Newport Folk Festival where Dala outsold every other group represented in the merch tent. Click here to view "Horses," ( Everyone Is Someone, 2009) from their PBS special "Girls From the North Country". Enjoy!

Outpost in the Burbs - James Maddock James Maddock
with guest Megan Reilly
Friday, Nov 5 at 8:00 p.m.

James Maddock is quietly becoming one of the breakout musical stories of 2010. With the release of the exquisite song cycle Sunrise on Avenue C, Maddock has re-established himself as one of the most respected singer/songwriters on the scene.

Vin Scelsa of WFUV-FM and Sirius/XM puts it this way: "I fell head over heels in love with James Maddock's music around the turn of the century when his band Wood released Songs From Stamford Hill. My heart broke when James seemed to disappear completely from the music scene without a follow-up. From time to time I would search for him on the Internet, to no avail, and play the songs from Wood's only album with a bittersweet ache that matched the mood of the music. Imagine then how thrilled I was to discover at the end of the decade James was living and working right under my nose in New York City, far below the radar, honing his skills, biding his time. Then understand how exhilarated and thoroughly gladdened I became upon hearing his new songs, heartbreakingly beautiful, exquisitely crafted, which pick right up where Stamford Hill left off. James Maddock's talent has a timeless quality he shares with the great songwriters. His music touches the soul. How happy I am to have him back on the radar screen� the world at large needs artists like this."

David Immergluck, guitarist from Counting Crows, will be joining James for his set at the Outpost along with Oli Rockberger on keyboards.

Outpost in the Burbs - Chris Hillman Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen
with guest Bill Lauf
Friday, Oct 22 at 8:00 p.m.

Arguably the pioneer of the genre known as "Country Rock," Chris Hillman has carved a permanent niche in the history of contemporary American music. Through his work with such notable bands as The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas and the Desert Rose Band, he has firmly established himself as an innovative songwriter and performer. Throughout his four-decades in music, Hillman has collaborated with several artists including Roger McGuinn, David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Gram Parsons, Vern Gosdin, Connie Smith, Herb Pedersen and John Jorgenson. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and a four time Grammy nominee plus the recipient of numerous CMA and ACM awards. His songs have been recorded by many notable artists including Dwight Yoakum, Emmy-Lou Harris, The Oak Ridge Boys, Tom Petty, Dan Fogelberg, and Beck.

Outpost in the Burbs - Rhett Miller Rhett Miller
with guest Scott E. Moore
Friday, Oct 8 at 8:00 p.m.

For almost ten years now, Austin, TX native, Rhett Miller has balanced a solo career with a band career, as both the leader of the rock band Old 97's and as an acclaimed singer-songwriter in his own right. Last year, the Old 97's released their seventh album, Blame It On Gravity. Now, just a year later, Miller returns with his fourth solo record, the self-titled Rhett Miller. Like every record that Miller is involved with, it's tuneful, memorable, and smart. Unlike the other records, though, this one cuts deep -- sometimes to the bone. As the title suggests, this album represents Miller's most personal statement in a career that has spanned more than a decade. And that's exactly the way he wants it.

"The reason I have to make solo records is because the nature of the band; when I bring ideas, they get voted down frequently," Miller says. "That's always been the case. The band is a democracy. But I have always told the guys that I want to make solo records."

Although known over the years for his good looks and warm, emotive voice, Miller's central strength is as a songwriter who adroitly couches dark sentiments within upbeat melodies. That means he can work through semi-autobiographical material that's often quite melancholy. He says everything in his life works its way into songs, from family and friends to books he reads (including the work of the late author David Foster Wallace, of whom Miller was an enormous fan). In the end, though, he wants to entertain people more than he wants to bare his soul.

"A lot of the music I really love is depressing," he explains, "so that's what I'm drawn to. But when I play in front of people, I have this really strong desire to make them happy. I can't force people to sit there and listen to sad songs that sound sad. I just can't do it. If I'm going to have a sad lyric, it has to be set to music that's uplifting or fun-sounding."

Anyone who's witnessed a Rhett Miller performance (either solo or as longtime frontman for alt-country darlings Old 97's), can attest to his charisma and boundless energy onstage. October 8th's Outpost show will be no exception.

Outpost in the Burbs - Patty Larkin Patty Larkin
with guest Jennifer Kimball
Friday, Oct 1 at 8:00 p.m.

Patty Larkin has been redefining the boundaries of folk-urban pop music for 25 years with her inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals and lyrics. Acoustic Guitar hails her "soundscape experiments" while Rolling Stone praises her "evocative and subtle sonic shading." She has been described as "riveting" (Chicago Tribune), "hypnotic" (Entertainment Weekly) and a "drop-dead brilliant" performer (Performing Songwriter).

In 2010, she celebrates a quarter of a century of music making with 25 --a recording of 25 love songs reworked with voice and guitar and 25 friends along the way. The album's guest artists include Shawn Colvin, Suzanne Vega, Bruce Cockburn, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Jennifer Kimball and others. 25 is the unplugged version of classic Patty Larkin love songs, created with a dream team of some of acoustic music's heroes.

Throughout 2010, Patty will be joined on stage by many of the artists who appear on the album. For our highly anticipated concert it will be Jennifer.

Outpost in the Burbs - Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams
with guest Gathering Time
Friday, Sept 10 at 8:00 p.m.

In 1998 the Circus exploded upon the Hudson Valley music scene with their stunning self-produced debut release, "A Good Thief Tips His Hat." The quirky quartet then began touring throughout the northeast, rapidly developing a fiercely loyal, all-ages following. Featured recently in Relix Magazine, The New York Times and on the CBS hit show Joan of Arcadia, the band's charismatic live performances and whimsical blend of folk, rock, hillbilly and pop have simply captivated audiences and critics alike.

The music of Slambovia has been described as "Hillbilly-Floyd, folk-pop," "alt-country roots-rock," and "surreal Americana." Yet as earthy as their music seems, The Circus has a spiritual side -- "Talkin' to the Buddha," "Call to the Mystic," "Living with God," "Flapjacks from the Sky." Dancing freely between existing religious and philosophical mythologies, their music is not only uplifting and empowering but fun, a lot of fun. As Woody Guthrie said: "It's not enough for a song to be good, it must be good for something." Gandalf Murphy and The Slambovian Circus of Dreams's music can "Heal what ails ya!"

Outpost in the Burbs - Justin Townes Earle Justin Townes Earle
with guest Jonny Corndawg
Friday, June 4 at 8:00 p.m.

Sophomore releases such as JTE's Midnight At The Movies tread such a bumpy road, with expectations being expectations and the fickle nature of hype and short attention spans. How can it live up to the excitement generated by a stellar debut (The good Life)? Within the first song of Movies, you just know you�re hearing something special, that you are party to the unknown and exhilarating paths being explored by an artist on the creative ascendancy. Midnight At The Movies displays an adeptness and musical sophistication of remarkable, organic breadth and is as lyrically sharp as a lover�s tongue as she is walking out the door. And Midnight at the Movies was nominated for three 2009 Americana Music Awards: Artist of the Year, Album of the Year and Emerging Artist!

Outpost in the Burbs - Kristina Train Kristina Train
with special guest Kenny White
Friday, May 21 at 8:00 p.m.

WFUV "I always had a feeling that music wouldn't just be in my life," declares singer Kristina Train. "It would be my life."

Music has been at the center of Train's world since she was a toddler, when her mother encouraged her to play the violin. Train took to the instrument, but, more importantly, she also discovered an innate aptitude as a singer, with unerring pitch and a preternaturally mature delivery from a very young age. Says Train, "There's depth to my voice and I think it comes from a lot of different places. But the way I sound today is the way I always sounded - except in a tinier body."

Though born in New York City, Train was raised in Savannah, Georgia, and southern soul and gospel, which she sang in church and school choirs growing up, has had the most profound effect on her work. For inspiration, Train turns to Aretha Franklin - "There is not a song that Aretha has sung or will ever sing that doesn't just melt me" - along with blues/R&B cult figures like former Stax star/Raelette Mable John and Bob Dylan-favorite Karen Dalton.

Hearing Kristina Train for the first time is nothing less than a revelation: her sunny, easygoing demeanor and youthful good looks belie the heart-wrenching power of her voice. Train's Blue Note debut, Spilt Milk, is urbane and soulful, lush in its arrangements but intimate in its emotions, built on a foundation of classic and deeply felt southern soul. But, according to WFUV's Claudia Marshall, Train's songs don't need need strings and other heavy production. "In fact, I first heard her in an acoustic performance in Morristown where she won over the crowd - earning a standing ovation - no small accomplishment when you're a newcomer opening for Susan Tedeschi."

Outpost in the Burbs - Kathy Mattea An Evening With
Kathy Mattea
Friday, May 7 at 8:00 p.m.

WFUV The granddaughter of coal miners, Kathy Mattea has returned to her roots with her latest album, Coal, an album of more than just mining songs. Mattea says she wanted to pay tribute to "my place and my people" on a record that is as much a textured novel as it is an album. Mattea's childhood was steeped in the culture of mining and Appalachia, but despite having a wide range of influences and "being a sponge about music," she wasn't exposed to much traditional mountain music. "I never thought I had an ear for singing real heavy Appalachian music," she says. "I marvel at the wonder of someone like Hazel Dickens, I just never thought I could do that."

Still, she dreamed quietly about one day recording an album like Coal. Mattea says she has been thinking about making this album since she was 19 years old and first heard "Dark as a Dungeon". From there on out she quietly cataloged mining and mountain songs that she would someday record. But the album was just a sketch of an idea until the Sago Mine Disaster, which killed twelve West Virginia miners in 2006. "I thought, 'Now is the time to do these songs.' I had to unlearn a lot about singing. These songs are about getting out of the way; it's about being with the song, opening a space and letting the song come through you."

Join us for an evening with this extraordinary artist and a world-class singer who will perform with a very select group of musicians who evoke the rich, cultural atmosphere of her new record along with her greatest hits to intimately connect with her audience.

Outpost in the Burbs - Mike Doughty Mike Doughty
w/ special guest Angelo M.
Friday, April 30 at 8:00 p.m.

WFUV When Mike Doughty broke up New York's Soul Coughing, whose output prominently featured Doughty's bone-dry, half-rapped vocals, syncopated guitar-playing style, and nimble, free-associative lyrics, in 2000 and self-released his solo debut, the completely acoustic Skittish, his audience was polarized.

"Some hated it, some loved it better than Soul Coughing." Doughty says. "I tend to take sharp left turns. Every time I put out a record, the audience seems to like what I did two years ago better. You'd think I could shrug it off because that's what always happens, but it always gets to me." Doughty admits that his new album, Sad Man Happy Man, is a reaction to his fans' reaction (to his second solo album, Golden Delicious) and that he's giving the people what they want. "The songs on Sad Man are more arcane and convoluted songwriting-wise, though they're sparer in terms of instrumentation.

Touring four months out of the year with a intimate, anything goes format is a good fit for Doughty, allowing him to "show off his various facets with equal vigor - his confidence and his vulnerability, his rage and his remorse, his romanticism and his cynicism, his apathy and his bleeding heart, his seriousness and his humor," as one reviewer put it, adding: "It's all in there, the well-rounded human condition finding voice through an expressive artist. This is a man one might actually get to know through his music."

Join opening act, Angelo M. and your fellow Outposters in getting to know Mike up close and personal.

Outpost in the Burbs - Freedy Johnston Freedy Johnston
with special guest Dave Murphy
Friday, March 26 at 8:00 p.m.

WFUV Where has Freedy been? Some folk lost track of him after his 1994 hit "Bad Reputation" and his last Elektra album, 2001's Right Between the Promises. He has moved around, living in NYC, Austin, Kansas, Madison and Nashville. "It takes a while to re-adjust one's priorities and get back on track after working with the big budget that the majors give you," muses our hero. "I went through issues with the IRS, had a relationship go south and a touring vehicle grind to a halt but through it all I never gave up writing and gigging whenever possible."

For this show Freedy returns to the Outpost for his first show since January 2002 with his first album of new originals in eight years, Rain on the City. It's one of the best song collections of his career, featuring a diverse array of radio friendly rockers, heartbreaking twang and even hints of blue-eyed soul and bossa nova. Be with us to give Freedy a rousing welcome on his return. And for a little something extra special, perennial Outpost favorite, Dave Murphy opens also featuring a new album, let go.

Outpost in the Burbs - Barry Mitterhoff and Silk City Barry Mitterhoff and Silk City
w/ special guest Wayne Henderson
Friday, March 12 at 8:00 p.m.

WFUV Silk City is: (l. to r.) Larry Cohen, Barry Mitterhoff, and Danny Weiss. Barry's other gig is with both electric and acoustic versions of Hot Tuna, performing regularly with guitarist Jorma Kaukonen.

Silk City is a string band (named after Mitterhoff's home town, Paterson, NJ) with a sound as unique as their repertoire. Mandolin, guitar and bass blend in a breathtaking variety of styles including hard-driving bluegrass, wide-ranging ethnic music, sparkling original vocals and instrumentals and audience favorites like the "Wizard of Oz Medley". The trio combines exciting, interesting arrangements and meticulous delivery with a hard-hitting sound that will enrapture acoustic music lovers.

Barry Mitterhoff's stellar mandolin stylings, Danny Weiss' heartfelt guitar and vocals, and Larry Cohen's propulsive bass combine to produce a fresh and exciting band sound that nevertheless reflects the polish of musicians who have performed together for many years, recently as the rhythmic heart of Skyline.

Silk City's music is dazzling yet accessible, innovative with a sense of tradition, for the serious listener yet always delivered with a light touch. The trio is one of the most exciting new additions to the acoustic/string music scene. They have no new name for their sound -- it's just great music, thoughtfully put together and artfully presented by three individuals committed to their audience and to the further development of acoustic music in the 21st century.

Outpost in the Burbs - Robin Spielberg Robin Spielberg
with special guest David Goldman
Friday, February 12 at 8:00 p.m.

WFUV In homage to February 14 (Valentine's Day or Chinese New Year -- take your pick) the following Sunday, the Outpost presents a romantic evening of solo piano with former Montclair resident, Robin Spielberg.

Robin began touring the US in 1996. She made her Carnegie Hall debut in a sold-out performance at the Weill Recital Hall in 1997 and has performed there twice since. Spielberg made her Asia concert debut in Korea in August 2004 at the renowned Seoul Arts Center, and performed a concert television special for Korean television, which aired throughout Asia on Airiang TV.

Spielberg's natural talent for making audiences immediately comfortable transforms what could easily be an ordinary evening at the concert hall into a very special concert event. "Robin has such a personal and expressive way of playing, and her story-telling about the origins of the music makes the pieces come alive... the evening was both touching and mesmerizing" writes Wind & Wire Magazine of a recent San Francisco area concert.

And just so you know we haven't forgotten our singer/songwriter roots, the Outpost is delighted to have David Goldman open for Ms. Spielberg. Of Jewish, Sicilian and Albanian background, David grew up in a house rich with classical, opera, popular, blues and international folk music. His musical influences and tastes run from Stevie Wonder, Howlin' Wolf, and Tim Buckley to Ravi Shankar and Italian tenor Carlo Buti.

So, there you have it -- all the ingredients for a very special Outpost concert.

Outpost in the Burbs - Gin Blossoms Gin Blossoms
with special guest Loretta Hagen
Friday, January 22 at 8:00 p.m.

WFUV A For their fans the news of the band's 2002 reunion is old hat. But for some of us (maybe, many of us) who only know of them from occasionally hearing tunes such as "Hey Jealousy" or "Found Out About You" from their 1992 four-million-selling debut, New Miserable Experience, on alt-FM radio the fact that this band, originating in Tempe, AZ, broke up in the spring of 1997 (and didn't just go into pop music hibernation) is new. They put an exclamation mark on that reunion with their 12-song Major Lodge Victory album released in August of 2006, followed by a highly successful tour. To hear how lead singer Robin Wilson put it, "We couldn't have learned how to make it work for all of us and still be a band after eighteen years without a lot of blood and history behind us... But we have a unique sound, and that's rare. To hear that with new material is really satisfying � and a relief!" Today they're still touring with more than 100 dates a year and sounding great!

Outpost in the Burbs - J.D. Souther J.D. Souther
with special guest Pete Fornatale
Friday, January 15 at 8:00 p.m.

WFUV Born in Detroit, MI and raised in Amarillo, TX, J.D. (John David) Souther is a singer, songwriter and actor, as well as a multi-instrumentalist. He is well known both as a performer and as a writer and co-writer of hit songs for other artists, most famously Eagles and Linda Ronstadt.

Greatly influenced by fellow Texan Roy Orbison whose sound he tried to emulate, Souther moved to Los Angeles in the late 1960s where he shared an apartment with a young guitarist from Detroit named Glenn Frey (Eagles) with whom he formed a folk duo called Longbranch Pennywhistle. (Their downstairs neighbor was Jackson Browne with whom they collaborated.)

After recording an eponymous solo album in 1972, Souther, persuaded by David Geffen, teamed up with Chris Hillman and Richie Furay to form the Souther Hillman Furay Band, releasing two albums before breaking up. (Richie Furay appeared in a special benefit concert for Families of SMA at the First Congregational Church in September of 2008 and Chris Hillman is scheduled to appear with the Outpost in March.)

Probably best known for his well-crafted songwriting abilities, J.D. co-wrote "Best of My Love," "Victim of Love," "Heartache Tonight," and "New Kid in Town" for the Eagles. He also produced Linda Ronstadt's Don't Cry Now album and wrote songs for several of Ronstadt's multi-platinum albums, including "Faithless Love" from Heart Like a Wheel and "White Rhythm and Blues" included in her Living in the USA album. He's also recorded several notable duets with Ronstadt, including "Hasten Down the Wind," "Prisoner in Disguise," and "Sometimes You Can't Win."

Souther's biggest hit as a solo artist was his 1979 Orbison-influenced song "You're Only Lonely" from the album of the same name, which reached number 7 on the Billboard charts. A collaboration with James Taylor called "Her Town Too" from Taylor's Dad Loves His Work album reached number 11 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart. The late '80s brought a bit of a career change for Souther as he garnered acting roles for film and television. He had a recurring role on the television series thirtysomething, as well as roles in two independent films, To Cross the Rubicon and How to Make the Cruelest Month. In October 2008, J.D. released If The World Was You, his first new release in 25 years. Join us for some terrific music and stories from this icon of American pop/folk/country music.

J.D.'s friend and Outpost Honorary Board member Pete Fornatale will open this special show with a memorable audio-video presentation based on his recently-published oral history, Back to the Garden: The Story of Woodstock (Touchstone). Here's a Huffington Post article to whet your appetite.

Outpost in the Burbs - Lucy Kaplansky Lucy Kaplansky
with special guest Tripping Lily
Friday, January 8 at 8:00 p.m.

WFUV An Outpost favorite, Lucy began her career singing in Chicago bars. Then, barely out of high school, she took off for New York City where she found a fertile community of songwriters and performers -- Suzanne Vega, John Gorka, Bill Morrissey, Cliff Eberhardt, and others -- and fit right in. With a flair for harmony, Lucy became everyone's favorite singing partner, but most often she found herself singing as a duo with Shawn Colvin. That ended when Lucy temporarily left the musical fast track to pursue a doctorate in Psychology and open her own private practice.

Now, after returning to recording and performing full-time, Kaplansky's voice continues to remain in high demand by her peers, including Dar Williams and Richard Shindell with whom she formed the supergroup Cry Cry Cry, releasing an album by the same name which The New Yorker dubbed "a collection of lovely harmonizing and pure emotion."

Lucy's rising popularity has led to appearances on the CBS Morning Show, NPR's Weekend and Morning Editions, Mountain Stage, West Coast Live, Acoustic Cafe, and Vin Scelsa's Idiot's Delight. So much more than just a backup singer, Lucy has released six of her own albums. The most recent, Over the Hills, is a collection of songs that explores love and the dark, winding road that leads us there.

This show is a GREAT way to start off the New Year.

Outpost in the Burbs - The Kennedys The Kennedys
with special guest Randall Williams
Friday, December 11 at 8:00 p.m.

WFUV Why didn't we think of this before — jangling guitars and Holiday Cheer? The Outpost will close out 2009 the way we began it with a Kennedys party. Whatever the occasion or scenario, The Kennedys use their full palette of vocal and instrumental colors to bring their pop/rock/folk songs to glowing life. Maura's lead vocals range from comforting to yearning, from girlish to womanly, from exuberant to delicate. As usual, you can be guaranteed that multi-instrumentalist Pete will provide a vibrant tapestry of chiming, jangling and twanging guitars, as well as mandolin and assorted other instruments, interwoven with Maura's sturdy acoustic rhythm guitar. So, don't let this opportunity to infuse yourself with the joy of an Outpost Kennedys concert. And please remember the entreaty above to not forget those in greater need this Holiday Season.

Outpost in the Burbs - Red Molly Red Molly w/ special guest Joe Crookston
Friday, November 13, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.

WFUV Red Molly consistently brings concert-goers to their feet with stunning three-part harmonies, crisp musicianship and a warm, engaging stage presence. The trio formed from a song circle on a hilltop campsite at the 2004 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. The sleepy campers in the circle, one by one, drifted off to their tents, leaving only Laurie MacAllister, Abbie Gardner and Carolann Solebello in the citronella-scented candlelight. Not yet ready to call it a night, these women began sharing favorite songs by other songwriters. Since that pivotal night, Red Molly recorded the albums, Never Been to Vegas, and Love and Other Tragedies while steadily garnering a devoted regional fan base, many of which discovered them at the Outpost! The Boston Globe says: "Everything Red Molly sings is delivered with tick-tight arrangements, crystalline vocals, and caramel harmonies. But what is most striking is the ardor they bring to everything they do, whether snuggling into the sweet parochialism of an old spiritual, or the gritty pathos of a Gillian Welch tune. They come on less like stars strutting for their minions than pals sharing their favorite songs. In the friendly world of the coffeehouse, that remains a star-making quality." And what friendlier place is there to see Red Molly than the Outpost?

Outpost in the Burbs - Willie Porter
Outpost in the Burbs - Luke Doucet
Willie Porter (trio) & Luke Doucet
Friday, November 6, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.

WFUV Willie Porter offers a rich blend of salt and sugar with songs that move easily from rough-hewn electric edges into soulful irony with equal aplomb. Having toured with artists as diverse as Jeff Beck and Tori Amos, Porter capitalizes on his experience as a seasoned live performer on his new release, How To Rob A Bank. Each song is a fresh cross-pollination of styles, genres and musical forms. Says the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Porter [is] at the top of his game, working off his creative debt to Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan." You owe it to yourself to see Willie at the Outpost, and you might just learn how to rob a bank, too.

Speaking of crimes, you don't have to read a book to know that fingerprinting is only compulsory for criminals. But first they must be caught, and let�s face it, Luke Doucet is the ultimate catch. Yet with nothing more than his weathered axe and a pocket full of songs, he continues to outwit his pursuers, living very much outside the law. Those are Luke's prints all over town, great inky smears on the sides of buildings and along the frames of doors. All of them clues to what he means to do, what he always does, what Luke truly is: a magician really. A thief of his caliber can be nothing less. He casts his songs like spells, opening your chest as if by its own volition, stealing your heart right out of your rib cage.

Outpost in the Burbs - Ellis Paul Ellis Paul with special guest Adam Ezra
Friday, October 16, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.

WFUV A critically-acclaimed singer, songwriter, poet, and troubadour originally hailing Northern Maine, Ellis is the recipient of thirteen Boston Music Awards, second only to multi-platinum act, Aerosmith. Over the course of fifteen years, Ellis Paul has built a vast catalog of music which weds striking poetic imagery and philosophical introspection with hook-laden melodies. A master storyteller, Ellis has crafted songs which have appeared as the soundtracks for several movies, including "Me, Myself, & Irene" with Jim Carrey, and "Shallow Hal" with Jack Black. Movie director Peter Farrelly has praised Ellis' music as "a national treasure."

Outpost in the Burbs - Shawn Colvin Shawn Colvin with special guest Judith Owen
Saturday, September 26, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.

WFUV Following 2006's highly-regarded These Four Walls, Shawn is scheduled to release a 15-song Live collection on June 23,2009 on Nonesuch. The album was recorded live in San Francisco during a three-night stint at Yoshi's in July 2008. That should further whet your appetite to hear this remarkable performer.

Shawn is one of those rare performers, like Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, or her youthful idol Joni Mitchell, who has been able to grow up alongside her audience and mature into her role as singer and songwriter. Although she was rewarded with a Best Contemporary Folk Grammy for her 1989 debut disc, Steady On, Colvin didn�t reach a broad mainstream audience until eight years later, when her story of a housewife�s fiery revenge, "Sunny Came Home," became an unlikely top ten pop single fifteen months after the album it was taken from, A Few Small Repairs, was released. "I�m lucky," Colvin admits, "in that I built my career really slowly, started small, very intimately. I just toured a lot--the whole grassroots thing. I didn�t have a hit until I was well into my recording career."

Outpost in the Burbs - Jonatha BRooke An Evening with Jonatha Brooke
Friday, September 11, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.

WFUV This is at least Jonatha's third visit to Montclair's Outpost in the Burbs since her initial (1993) appearance with fellow Bostonian Jennifer Kimball as the folk-pop duet, The Story. The current show celebrates last year's release of The Works, her 8th solo album since splitting with Kimball in 1994. The title comes from a Woody Guthrie lyric she came across in a notebook stored at the Guthrie archives � "I am the WORKS, the whole WORKS...The saint, the sinner, the drinker, the thinker...." Others have pored through Guthrie�s writings to find material for new songs, most notably Billy Bragg and Wilco on the Grammy-nominated Mermaid Avenue. But Brooke is the first female artist offered unfettered access to the archives for that purpose. To aid her with this ambitious project she She assembled a small, impressive crew of seriously seasoned musicians: keyboardist Joe Sample (Eric Clapton, B.B. King), bassist Christian McBride (Sting, Diana Krall) drummer Steve Gadd (Paul Simon, David Sanborn), and steel guitarist Greg Leisz (k.d. lang, Wilco). Virtuosic guitarist/singer Glenn Phillips duets with Brooke on the ballad "Sweetest Angel"; Derek Trucks contributes evocative slide playing to the gentle "New Star." While this show won't have all that star power, it should be the perfect vehicle to showcase Jonatha's massive talent.

Outpost in the Burbs - Lisa Hannigan ((( artists den ))) - Lisa Hannigan
Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at 8:00 pm (doors 7:30 pm)

After seven years of collaboration with fellow singer-songwriter Damien Rice, Lisa Hannigan is striking out on her own with her own band. Since leaving him, she has begun her own career, with her 2008 debut album Sea Sew spawning the hit single "Lille", a Choice Music Prize nomination, two Meteor Music Awards nominations and praise from fellow musicians, and, later, Britain's Jools Holland and US television host Stephen Colbert.

Hannigan's non-musical pursuits include acting, for which she has established her own theatre company. She is known for aiding charities such as Oxfam and her "Some Surprise" duet with Gary Lightbody featured on Grey's Anatomy. As part of an advertising campaign for fair trade Lisa permitted herself be covered in melted chocolate. If you can make it on a Wednesday night and are lucky enough to win an invitation, this is a show not to be missed!

Outpost in the Burbs - Aztec Two-Step

Outpost in the Burbs - Willie Nile
Aztec Two-Step and Willie Nile, co-bill
Friday, May 29, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.

WFUV Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman have spent a lifetime making music together as the folk/rock duo Aztec Two-Step. Their first album on Elektra Records, and their subsequent albums for RCA Records, were staples of progressive FM and college radio and helped bring the music of the 60s into the 70s. Praised in major media outlets such as Rolling Stone, and having appeared on numerous TV and radio shows such as David Letterman, King Biscuit Flour Hour, and World Café Live, in 1999 Aztec Two-Step was the subject of a documentary that aired on PBS. Aztec Two-Step continues to impress audiences with intelligent songwriting, dazzling acoustic lead guitar, and inspiring harmonies. They are one of acoustic music's most popular and enduring acts.

A fixture in the Village folk and rock scenes throughout the '70s and tabbed as the next big thing to come out of that long-thriving artistic community, Willie Nile is a songwriters' songwriter. Lucinda Williams has said of him, "Willie Nile is a great artist. If there was any justice in this world, I'd be opening up for him instead of him for me." Says Ian Hunter, "Willie's from the big-hearted downtown alleyways of NYC (New York commitment). Well done!" And the Outpost adds our own "Well done!" as well.

Outpost in the Burbs - Christine Lavin

Outpost in the Burbs - Buskin and Batteau
Christine Lavin and Buskin and Batteau, co-bill
Friday, May 15, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.

WFUV Once in a while a performer who defies convention steps on the stage. Christine Lavin is one of them. With an acoustic guitar and a wealth of stories, Christine's smart and funny takes on contemporary life and foible make for a one-of-a-kind concert. Her songs are soundtracks of American life: its people, relationships, compromises, annoyances, food and politics. She has a genius for weaving giddy but brilliant comic monologue between numbers so that her songs eventually pattern into a theatrical as well as musical delight. From pre-show knitting circles to her signature baton twirl, Christine's interaction with audiences is rarely matched by any performer. Her numerous awards include: two New York Music Awards, seven ASCAP performer awards, the Kate Wolf Memorial Award and the New York City Backstage Bistro Award.

After a thirteen-year hiatus to 1) be dads, and 2) take a nap, Buskin & Batteau are back on the road again. Singer-songwriter-soloists David Buskin & Robin Batteau have just put the finishing touches on their long-anticipated new CD Red Shoes and Golden Hearts to be released on May 1 by Nouveau Retro Media. In their new album and in their performances, they continue to offer their audiences, in the words of The Washington Post, "an irresistible amalgam of melodic, sensual pop, folkie grit and killer wit." In concert David and Robin evoke a wide range of emotions in their audiences, ranging from light-hearted amusement at "ESPN", or the pun-filled "Death in Venice", to a gentle sense of loss expressed by their beautiful ballad for the late Kate Wolf, "Never Cry Wolf."

Outpost in the Burbs - Jill Sobule Jill Sobule with special guest Arlon Bennett
Friday, April 17, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.

WFUV Jill Sobule's work is at once deeply personal and socially conscious, seriously funny and derisively tragic. Over five albums and a decade of recording, the Denver-born songwriter/guitarist/singer has tackled such topics as the death penalty, anorexia, shoplifting, reproduction, the French resistance movement, adolescence, and the Christian right. Did we mention love? Love found, love lost, love wished for and love taken away.

Jill comes to the Outpost just three days after the release of her seventh studio album, California Years.

Jill's songs all have benefited greatly from her subtle intelligence and skillful light-handedness in bringing to life human beings, real and imagined, which allow us to step back from the issue, be it personal or social, and relate to it as we would a close friend.

Admired by her peers, Jill had the honor to induct Neil Diamond in the Songwriter�s Hall of Fame, to share the stage with the likes of Neil Young (at his yearly Bridge School benefit concerts), fellow activists Billy Bragg & Steve Earle, and Waren Zevon. Quite the serious guitar player, she even toured the world as lead guitarist in Lloyd Cole�s band a few years back.

Since then, she has made three more critically acclaimed albums, Happy Town, Pink Pearl, and 2004�s Underdog Victorious. She has played the role of political troubadour for NPR stations across the country and for Air America Radio. Currently, Jill divides her time between a her busy touring schedule and, since last year, her responsibilities as songwriter/composer for the Nickelodeon network hit show, Unfabulous. She composed the music for the off-Broadway show Prozak and the Platypus and co-starred in the Eric Schaeffer film Mind the Gap. In the words of New York Times pop music critic Jon Pareles, "Jill Sobule can claim her place among the stellar New York singer-songwriters of the last decade. Topical, funny and more than a little poignant... grown-up music for an adolescent age."

Outpost in the Burbs - Tom Paxton Tom Paxton with special guest Patrick Fitzsimmons
Friday, April 3, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.

WFUV A true legend is coming to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair on April 3. A voice of his generation, Tom Paxton addresses issues of injustice and inhumanity, lays bare the absurdities of modern culture, and celebrates the tenderest bonds of family, friends and community. Pete Seeger has said: "Tom's songs have a way of sneaking up on you. You find yourself humming them, whistling them, and singing a verse to a friend�they're becoming part of America." That his worldwide fans still enjoy his music is a testament to the quality of his recent work, and to the enduring power of modern standards like "The Last Thing On My Mind," Ramblin' Boy," "Bottle Of Wine," "Whose Garden Was This?, "Goin' To The Zoo," and "The Marvelous Toy." His songs have been recorded by artists from Willie Nelson to Placido Domingo. An internationally recognized and loved cultural figure, Tom Paxton has always chosen goodwill over commercial success. This is the man who wrote and lives the words, Peace will come, and let it begin with me."

Outpost in the Burbs - Milton
Outpost in the Burbs - Cliff Eberhardt
Milton and the Milton Band, and Cliff Eberhardt
Friday, March 13, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.

WFUV New York-based singer/songwriter Milton ( www.miltonmusic.com), already well known in these parts for his radio hit "In the City," released his self-titled CD in November 2006 to wide critical praise. With the help of a busy live performance schedule and frequent airplay, Milton and the Milton Band have seen their audience increase rapidly in recent months. As an opener, Milton has shared bills with Yo La Tengo, Shelby Lynne, Jamie Cullum, Norah Jones and James Hunter. For this show, Milton and the Milton Band will feature songs from his latest release, Grand Hotel, which includes some of the songs that crowds have come to know and sing along to in sold-out shows at prestigious venues.

Guests at Cliff Eberhardt's live performances say he is funnier than most popular comedians today. A driving force of the Greenwich Village New Folk movement and well known among his peers, Cliff's songs have been covered by the likes of Richie Havens, Buffy St. Marie, Erasure, Lucy Kaplansky and the folk superstar band "Cry, Cry, Cry." Cliff's Red House Records release The High Above and the Down Below was named one of the Top 5 of 2007 by USA Today reviewer/critic Elysa Gardner, and The Boston Globe wrote "Eberhardt is a superb singer, with a vast credible range of emotions, and a soulfulness that draws from rock and pop, but also from the best folk ballad styles.

Outpost in the Burbs - Susan Werner Susan Werner with special guest Richard Dean
Friday, January 23, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.

WFUV Raised in rural Iowa, Susan began her professional music career in Philadelphia, after studying classical voice at Temple University, but, inspired by a Nanci Griffith concert, left behind her opera training and began performing as a singer-songwriter at coffeehouses throughout the northeast, releasing her first album Midwestern Saturday Night in 1992. Throughout her career, Susan Werner has composed skillful songs that effortlessly slide between folk, jazz, and pop, all delivered with sassy wit and classic Midwestern charm, a sample of which you can find here. Which brings us to her eighth album, Classics, available at this show and in stores in February -- about to become fans.

Outpost in the Burbs - The Kennedys The Kennedys with special guest Lindsay Mac
Friday, January 9, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.

WFUV Following up on their last Outpost concert, a rollicking sold out affair in January of 2007, Pete and Maura will share with us songs from Better Dreams, their first CD of all-original material in seven years, inspired by a pair of seminars they conducted on "using dreams to unlock your creativity." "We found that we were writing really interesting songs in and around the workshop sessions," they explain. "All of these songs have something to do with the dreamtime," where "we have a different kind of freedom there." Needless to say, it's the sort of music we've come to expect from this couple that records CDs that encompass their favorite musical styles while incorporating the naturalistic, transcendental and mythological teachings of Joseph Campbell, Eckhart Tolle, Walt Whitman, and various Eastern-oriented philosophers into their songs and lives.

Outpost in the Burbs - Jimmy Webb An Evening with Jimmy Webb
Friday, December 5, 2008 at 8:00 p.m.

WFUV Jimmy Webb is an American songwriter who has written some of the most memorable and innovative music of his generation. From his initial musical success with "Up, Up, and Away," "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "Wichita Lineman," "Galveston," and "MacArthur Park," to his critically acclaimed solo albums, Webb has had an enduring influence on popular songwriting. His songs have been recorded or performed by the world's biggest performers, including Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, and Bob Dylan. Jimmy is the only artist to receive Grammy's for music, lyrics and orchestration. He is in the Songwriters Hall of Fame and received The National Academy of Songwriters Lifetime Achievement Award.

Outpost in the Burbs - Marshall Crenshaw Marshall Crenshaw with special guest Erin Sax Seymour
Friday, November 21, 2008 at 8:00 p.m.

WFUV Since his Top 40 single, "Someday, Someway," burst upon the music scene in 1982, Marshall Crenshaw's songs have been a vital part of the American musical landscape and have earned him the reputation as one of the finest songwriters of his (or any) generation, with roots in classic soul music, British invasion songcraft, Burt Bacharach, and Buddy Holly -- to whom Crenshaw was often compared in the early days of his career, and whom he portrayed in the 1987 film "La Bamba." His most recent career highlight involves his title song contribution to the film "Walk Hard," which was nominated for a 2007 Golden Globe award for Best Original Song.

Outpost in the Burbs - Maria Muldaur Maria Muldaur & The Free Radicals with special guest Joe Crookston
Friday, October 17, 2008 at 8:00 p.m.

Although best known for her Top Ten smash " Midnight at The Oasis," singer Maria Muldaur has a rich musical background including forays into folk, blues, r&b, gospel, pop, country, jazz, as well as Louisiana roots music. She first made her mark in the Greenwich Village folk scene of the 60's. Her newest album, "Yes We Can!" showcases the work of some of the most socially conscious songwriters of the past half-century: Bob Dylan, Marvin Gaye, Allen Toussaint, Earl King and Garth Brooks, to name a few. Included on the high-profile guest list are Joan Baez, Jane Fonda, Odetta and Phoebe Snow, among others.

Outpost in the Burbs - Tuck & Patti Tuck & Patti with special guest Scott E. Moore
Saturday, October 11 2008 at 8:00 p.m.

For nearly three decades, this unique vocal/guitar jazz duo has cast its passionate musical spell worldwide, capturing the hearts of lovers, the respect of jazz buffs, and the jaw-dropping awe of guitarists. Onstage and off, guitarist Tuck Andress and vocalist/arranger Patti Cathcart might, at first impression, strike you as an odd couple. The obvious difference in skin color is quickly overshadowed by the contrast of their personalities. Patti exudes the soft, centered yet powerful graciousness of a gospel singer; Tuck almost wears his brain on his skin, anticipating the thousands of musical decisions he'll have to send to his ten fingers during the course of a performance. Seeing the virtuosity and complexity of Tuck's guitar work, most are surprised to learn that Patti is the actual writer, arranger, and producer. Without even blinking, Tuck-the-problem-solver brags, "Patti writes and arranges; I am just the orchestra."

Outpost in the Burbs - Graham Parker Graham Parker w/special guest Anthony da Costa
Friday, September 26, 2008 at 8:00 p.m.

Considered one of the premier musicians of the New Wave/British Punk Rock Era, Graham has been performing since the mid 1970s, upholding his reputation as one of the most passionate live performers, with his signature swagger and sneer - pounding out such hits as " Local Girls", " Passion is no Ordinary Word" and countless others.

Outpost in the Burbs - Rosie's Concert to benefit SMA Research starring Richie Furay Rosie's Concert to benefit SMA Research starring Richie Furay
Saturday, September 6, 2008 at 8:00 p.m.

This is a Special Fundraising Benefit For SMA - Spinal Muscular Atrophy ("Rosie's Concert to Benefit SMA Research") featuring Richie Furay, founding member of both Poco and Buffalo Springfield. Guest Host Pete Fornatale of WFUV-FM/ www.wfuv.org and Mixed Bag Radio fame will also be on-hand to preside over the festivities, and interview Richie for an upcoming segment of his radio show.

Furay has enjoyed a long and successful career in country-rock music, and is one of the true pioneers of this popular genre. Come help support an important cause and help Richie celebrate the release of his new live double album "Alive".

Rosie is the six-year-old daughter of Outpost Board Member Al Mercuro, and she has survived SMA for six remarkable years. Dramatic breakthroughs have been made in the past 15 years, catapulting SMA from being poorly understood to being on the threshold of treatment. However, development of these treatments within the next few years would likely require $20-30 million of annual research funding. By attending this concert, you will help researchers sustain their amazing and essential work.

A limited number of VIP Tickets (invitation to a Special Wine & Cheese Meet & Greet with Richie Furay and Pete Fornatale after the show) will be available for $150.

Outpost in the Burbs - Steve Earle with Allison Moorer Outpost in the Burbs - Steve Earle with Allison Moorer Steve Earle with special guest Allison Moorer
Friday, September 5, 2008 at 8:00 p.m.

This show was SOLD OUT.

Legendary music renegade Steve Earle is touring in support of Washington Square Serenade, a musical love letter to his adopted Big Apple/NYC home. In February, the CD won a Grammy® for Best Contemporary/Folk album.

Earle was also nominated earlier this year for "Artist of the Year" by the Americana Music Association. The winner will be announced September 18 at Nashville's prestigious Ryman Auditorium. He's been hailed as "America's Greatest Songwriter" by The Independent (UK). According to Esquire Magazine, "At 52, Steve Earle is threatening to become more important than ever." His latest disc was even ranked #1 for 2007 by none other than author Stephen King -- in his Entertainment Weekly year-end roundup.

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