Marshall Crenshaw Begins Tour in Montclair

Singer-songwriter Marshall Crenshaw plans to rock the crowd at Outpost in the Burbs' next show as he kicks off his new tour.

Marshall Crenshaw kicks off his 2014 tour with Outpost in the Burbs.

With the release of his new EP, Stranger and Stranger, in 2013, Marshall Crenshaw  is back on the road again for his 2014 tour. His first stop is right in Montclair with Outpost in the Burbs at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation Church, located on 67 Church Street. The show is on Friday, Feb. 21 at 8:00 p.m., with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. Don’t miss the chance to see him perform his top hits live, especially his hit, “Someday Someway.”

Audience at live concert
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Along with that top hit, some of the youngsters can trace him back to his song “Some Hearts,” which Carrie Underwood covered for her first album. Marshall Crenshaw has many talents, whether he’s on vocals or playing his guitar. And yet, his style and sound is still the same as it was 30 years ago. His song, “I Don’t See You Laughing Now,” released in 2012, proves this to be true.

Besides his creative music, Marshall Crenshaw is also a part of a radio show on WFUV-FM called “The Bottomless Pit.” It is held on Saturdays at 10:00 p.m. For an hour long, he plays music that he owns from his home and rants about it. It is another hobby that he enjoys doing.

Guest star Loretta Hagen, who sings a mix of folk and country, will be accompanying Crenshaw by opening up the show. She was nominated by JAM awards as the top female songwriter of the year in 2013. Hagen also released a new album, Mud and Stone, in 2012 that brings out her strong vocals and emotional lyrics, according to her website

Hagen copes with her mother having Alzheimer’s disease by expressing it through her music, which makes her songs that much more powerful. These songs include “Day,” “Mirror Mirror” and “Sundown Till Dawn,” which, according to Alzheimer’s Association, serves as her “unofficial” anthem for the disease.

Outpost tickets are available at Keil’s Pharmacy, Studio042 in Montclair or order them online at Ticketleap. Tickets are $25 each. Montclair YMCA members may receive a 10% discount, and WFUV-FM members can receive a dollar off their ticket.

In case hunger strikes before the concert, Fresco Italian Eatery is located on 15 Church Street and helps to recreated a New York scene. There is also a Spice II Thai Restaurant located on 399 Bloomfield Avenue that is sure to tingle your taste buds.

As for donations, Outpost is collecting new, unopened hotel amenities, such as soap, shampoo, makeup and more through the Human Needs Food Pantry. Any donation will make a difference in the life of someone who is in need.

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