Danielia Cotton Brings Blues to Outpost

Danielia Cotton and Indigenous, who mixed rock and soul perfectly together, rocked out Outpost in the Burbs on Friday, June 6, 2014.

Outpost hosts Danielia Cotton and Indigenous.

Instead of rock-and-roll, Friday night’s Outpost event was all about rock-and-soul with the blues-rock band Indigenous and special guest Danielia Cotton, a New Jersey native.

Danielia Cotton is known for incorporating a variety of styles into her music, from rock to blues to jazz and R&B. She showcased it throughout her set. From the rocking opening “Deep Dark Love” to the closing track “Make You Move,” Cotton started out with a near full-on rock vibe, then gradually mellowed down to a more bluesy, R&B sound. The audience was not the least bit bored or disenchanted, especially with the tracks in between, such as “Night house Keeper,” “Let it Ride,” “Sideways” and “So Easy.”

Indigenous, whose set was mostly instrumental, kept the crowd entranced with their pulsating Carlos Santana-influenced guitar sounds. Despite the guitar amps being a bit too high and some of the song lyrics being slightly undecipherable, they still kept it as soulful and artistic as they do while recording in the studio. Some tracks they performed were “Blues From the Sky,” “Red House,” “Out of Nowhere” and “Rest of My Days.”

Playing guitar
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If you enjoy biking or walking, pedal on down to the show! Those who bike or walk to the show can purchase tickets at the door for a cheaper price: just $25! Bike and Walk Montclair will also be offering pedometers to walkers and bike lights to cyclists, plus water bottles to all while supplies last. Secure bicycle parking will be available.

For Outpost concertgoers, both new and seasoned, the official last Outpost show of the spring season is Sunday, June 22 at 6 p.m. at the Van Vleck House and Gardens on 21 Van Vleck Street in Montclair. Dan Bern and Ari Hest will be performing. This is the perfect way to spend Sunday evening to wind down and feel relaxed and happy before preparing for the work week ahead.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $28 on day of the show. In person, they can be purchased at Keil’s PharmacyTerra Tea and Studio042. They can also be purchased online at ticketleap.com.

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