Outpost in the Burbs kicks off the 2019 winter season on January 11th with a concert to benefit the Light of Day Foundation. All concerts begin at 8 p.m. (7:30 doors) and take place in the main sanctuary of the historic First Congregational Church, 40 South Fullerton Avenue.

January 11th: Light of Day Foundation Benefit Show: “Songwriters Stripped” with James Maddock, Willie Nile, Danielia Cotton, Williams Honor, and Joe D’Urso.

This will be an evening of songs performed “up close and personal” in round robin fashion, with all artists together on stage, each artist performing stripped down to their song, their voice, their story and their guitar. Expect unique interpretations of songs and spontaneous collaborations. VIP Tickets are available for this show and include a pre-show meet-and-greet reception and reserved priority seating.

January 25th: Lissie – Solo Acoustic

Singer-songwriter Lissie grew up in Rock Island, Illinois, near the Mississippi River, speaking her mind and writing songs from an early age. She released her fourth studio album ‘Castles’ in March of 2018. The new music follows the release of her 2016 album ‘My Wild West,’ which received widespread critical praise. This will be a very special solo, acoustic show and her only area performance.

February 8th: Marcia Ball

“Fifty years have passed in a flash,” says Texas-born, Louisiana-raised pianist, songwriter and vocalist Marcia Ball of her long and storied career. Ball, the
2018 Texas State Musician Of The Year, has won worldwide fame and countless fans for her ability to ignite a full-scale roadhouse rhythm and blues party every time she takes the stage. Her rollicking Texas boogies, swampy New Orleans ballads and groove-laden Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite with music lovers all over the world.

February 22nd: David Bromberg Quintet

For Americana godfather David Bromberg, whose incredible journey spans five- and-a-half decades, it all began with the blues. A musician’s musician,

Bromberg’s mastery of several stringed instruments (guitar, fiddle, Dobro, mandolin), and multiple styles is legendary, leading Dr. John to declare him an American icon. Now, with ‘The Blues, the Whole Blues, and Nothing But the Blues,’ his first release for Red House Records, Bromberg and multi-Grammy- winning producer/accompanist Larry Campbell (Dylan, Levon Helm, Paul Simon) focus on the music David discovered in high school, when, circa late 50s, he was introduced to a friend’s dad’s collection of blues 78s. As ever, David Bromberg brings his characteristic devotional intensity to the music, invigorating his surprise third act with the same passion he felt as a teen, spinning those blues 78s, just before the road called.
Montclair-area trio The TriSonics will open this show.

The TriSonics play original acoustic instrumentals spanning roots, folk, bluegrass, blues and jazz. Virtuoso soloing and dynamic, intricate arrangements are their trademarks, featured on three CD’s to date. The players are Michael William Levine, Don Sarlin, and Jim Fenhagen.

March 8th: NRBQ

NRBQ is Terry Adams, Scott Ligon, Casey McDonough, and John Perrin. “NRBQ” stands for New Rhythm and Blues Quartet. The band’s music, a rollicking blend of everything from stomping rockabilly to Beatles-influenced pop to Thelonious Monk-inspired jazz, has attracted fans as diverse as Elvis Costello, Penn & Teller, R.E.M., SpongeBob SquarePants, Ian McLagan, She & Him,
Wilco, Widespread Panic, Nick Lowe, and indie-rock band Whitney. NRBQ songs have inspired cover versions by Bonnie Raitt, Los Lobos, Darlene Love,

and Dave Edmunds, among many others. In addition, the group served as the unofficial “house band” for The Simpsons for the Season 10-12. NRBQ has released a series of critically-acclaimed albums in recent years, among them Keep This Love Goin’ (2011), Brass Tacks (2014), and last year’s 5-disc, 50-year retrospective.

March 29th: Richard Barone’s Music + Revolution: with Eric Andersen, Jeffrey Gaines, The Kennedys, Glenn Mercer (The Feelies), Tammy Faye Starlite, and Steve Addabbo

From the “beatnik riots” to the summer of love, NYC’s Greenwich Village was the epicenter of a revolutionary movement in the history of American music. A new wave of writers and performers, inspired by the folk revival of the late fifties, created introspective, socially-aware, deeply personal songs that deserve to be considered as a key part of the American Songbook alongside the pop songs being written uptown. These writers – Bob Dylan, Tim Hardin, Janis Ian, Fred Neil and Phil Ochs, to name just a few – changed the “folk” repertoire from traditional songs to songs sprung from personal, contemporary experience, as well as from the headlines. This freewheeling concert, hosted by Richard Barone, who pays tribute to that exciting era on his recent album ‘Sorrows and Promises’, celebrates the lasting legacy of that pivotal decade along with an eclectic roster
of friends and special guests performing songs that still resonate just as strongly today.

Community Service: Volunteers will also be accepting donations of the following items for the soup kitchen in Orange, New Jersey at all concerts: peanut butter, jelly/jam, granola bars, fruit cups or other healthy snacks, white athletic-type socks.

Tickets to all shows are available at Watchung Booksellers, 54 Fairfield Street, Montclair, 973-744-7177, Studio 042 – Super Business Printer, 423 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, 973-509-7591; and online at https://outpost.ticketleap.com/

More concerts will be announced via the website www.outpostintheburbs.org where there is a sign-up for weekly e-newsletters. Patrons are also invited to “like” Outpost in the Burbs on Facebook and to “follow” Outpost in the Burbs on Twitter (theoutpostburbs) and on Instagram where shows and community service dates are also announced.

For more information, visit www.outpostintheburbs.org or call 973-744-6560.