No Fuss and Feathers Roadshow set to perform.
Some ladies, along with one man named Jay Mafale, are going to folk-rock the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Montclair’s Fletcher Hall on Friday, April 25. These ladies are the No Fuss and Feathers Roadshow comprised, of Carolann Solabello, Karyn Oliver and the YaYas (Mafale and Catherine Miles), along with opener Lily Mae. This event is aptly part of the Outpost Cafe series, which allows attendees the option to bring their own alcoholic drinks and foods, although the latter will also be provided.
Bucks-County-native Lily Mae’s vocal and guitar talents are wise beyond her 17 years of age. She is strongly reminiscent of Joni Mitchell, Laura Marling, Jewel and several other female folk rock luminaries.
While some people her age struggle with what to do with the rest of their lives, Mae already has quite a few feats to speak of: she has opened up for some famous artists like Joan Osborne, Amy Helm (the late Levon Helm’s daughter) and the Marshall Tucker Band, just to name a few. She has also performed in very popular New York venues such as the Bitter End and Rockwood Music Hall.
Some recommended tracks include “Early Days,” “Harmony Road” and “Darling Boy.” The No Fuss and Feathers Roadshow are all part of the “Joni Mitchell’s Blue” tribute shows in NYC. Recommended tracks include “Little Scars” and “Falling is Easy.”
Outside of the Roadshow, the Mohegan-Lake-based duo the YaYas have showcased their own breed of folk spirit and talent, with numbers such as “See No Rain,” “Learning to Fall” and “Living Heart.” Jay Mafale does exude his talent on guitar with the YaYas, but technically, the duo is comprised of Catherine Miles and her husband Paul Silverman. Their sound can also be compared to that of Joni Mitchell, Rosanne Cash and Emmylou Harris. The couple has traded vocal duties between songs.
Among some of their accolades, they are two-time Kerrville New Folk finalists and Falcon Ridge Most Wanted Emerging Artists.
Tickets are just $20, both in advance and on the day of the show. In person,they can be purchased at Keil’s Pharmacy on 732 Valley Road, Terra at the Isabel Rose Tearoom and Cafe inside the Montclair Public Library at 50 South Fullerton Avenue or at Studio 042 at 423 Bloomfield Avenue. Online, they can be purchased at ticketleap.com.
The church is located at 67 Church Street and parking is available in the back. For those who choose to pass on the option of bringing their own food, there is a variety of great places to eat, such as Petit Parisien and Manny’s Diner, both conveniently located on Church Street, Escape, HLS (Health, Love and Soul) and Cuban Pete’s, all located on Bloomfield Avenue.