Marty Balin Arrives Just For Us

Cincinnati-born Marty Balin, formerly of the famous Jefferson Airplane and later Jefferson Starship, will be performing at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair this Friday night, March 8. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show time is 8 p.m.

Marty Balin’s “Starship” and “Airplane” Set to Land with Jesse Terry in Montclair.

Marty Balin, whose real name is Martyn Jerel Buchwald, is known for his acoustic, soulful, earthy voice, as showcased in hits such as “It’s no Secret,” “Plastic Fantastic Lover,” “Count on Me,” “Atlanta Woman” and many others.
Marty Balin now rides solo, and his most recent album, The Witcher, was released in 2011. Jefferson’s Tree of Liberty, his last album with Jefferson Starship, was released in 2008.

Another fact about Marty Balin is that he enjoys fantasy painting in his spare time, and he will be sure to paint wonderful pictures of his famous soulful music in the perfect setting of this Unitarian church on Friday.

Marty Balin will not be the only star this show, though. Another star getting the chance to shine will be up-and-coming singer-songwriter folkie Jesse Terry, who hails from Wilton, CT.

Jesse Terry is currently most famous for penning his hit, “Let the Blue Skies go to Your Head,” which is heard on the CW television series “Hart of Dixie.” He has another hit featured on PBS’ “Roadtrip Nation,” a show that encourages people to “follow their own roads in life” supports indie musicians.

Jesse Terry is also a top winner of quite a few songwriting contests, such as the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, the CMT/NSAI songwriting competition, the Outstage 2012 final, and many others. With all of that under his belt, Terry is sure to keep Americana and old-time folk soul alive, while also mixing it in his own modern way. Other songs which are recommended are “Noise” and “Coyote.”

Marty Balin and Jesse Terry’s tickets are $32.50 in advance, and $36 on the night of the show. To pick up tickets in person, go to one of the following locations: Keil’s Pharmacy, Studio042 or online.

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To purchase tickets online, please visit You can also choose a will call option.

Outpost in the Burbs is all about humanity and giving back to the community. For this show, they will be collecting new and gently used children’s books for Paterson youths. Collections can be dropped off in the boxes in the lobby that night. These donations are highly and strongly encouraged, as child literacy is especially imperative in this day and age.

Besides the concert, feel free to explore some of the boutiques and shops on the beautifully rustic Bloomfield Avenue. If you want to grab a bite to eat before the show, I highly recommend dropping by the Red Eye Café, which is known for its unique menu items.

But, if your tastes veer more towards the organic foods, Le Saluben is the best place for that. Or, you could always chill out in the Starbucks located conveniently across the street and a few buildings down.

One more reminder is to please help keep these Outpost events going and thriving by donating through You can also dedicate your donations in memory of a loved one.

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