The legendary Garland Jeffreys returns to the Outpost in the Burbs!
Have any plans for Friday, April 29 at 8 p.m.? If you answered no, why not take a trip to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation (Fletcher Hall) at 67 Church St. in Montclair for Garland Jeffreys’ performance?
Jeffreys is a Brooklyn native of African American and Puerto Rican heritage, who can be considered a singer-songwriter who explores the areas of rock, race and rebellion. He’s been known for his unbelievable live performances as he portrays an infinite amount of passion and joy while performing.
In 1966, Jeffreys began to play in Manhattan nightclubs and later explored the racially conscious themes going on in society that were eventually intertwined within his music. In 1973, Jeffreys released his first solo album with Atlantic Records. During that time, the recording label also released his single, “Wild in the Streets,” which was not included in the album. He was motivated to the write the song after hearing about a pre-teen who was raped and murdered in the Bronx. The track received much traffic on FM album-oriented rock stations, also becoming one of his best-known songs. People have frequently covered this track.
In 2003, Jeffreys was featured in a documentary, The Soul of a Man, directed by Wim Wenders. It was the fourth installment of the documentary film series, The Blues, that was produced by Martin Scorsese. It highlighted the musical careers of blues musicians such as Skip James and Blind Willie Johnson. In 2007, Jeffreys was on the cover of Beyond Race Magazine. In 2012, his track, “Wild in the Streets” was utilized in the video game, Max Payne 3.
“His messages through his music are so powerful that I can only imagine how intense his live performance will be,” said Ruthie Pariona, intrigued prospect.
Tickets for the show can be purchased through Studio042, Keil’s Pharmacy or Ticketleap starting at $25. All sales are final, with no refunds or exchanges. All tickets purchased day of show are subject to a higher charge.