Outpost in the Burbs delivers something new.
With spring on its way but not quite here, a tri-bill of folk, singer-songwriter, country and Americana music is the way to prepare to welcome that. Even better, March 7 is not calling for the bitter temperatures and other elements many have endured for most of this winter, giving you no reason to miss coming to Outpost in the Burbs’ latest show.
Brooklyn husband and wife duo Nathan and Rebecca Bliss, known professionally as Barnaby Bright, draw inspiration from being on the road, England and fantasy. With songs such as “Castle Rock,” “Alive” and “Highway 9,” Rebecca’s vocals, which have strong influential tinges of Brandi Carlile and Sera Cahoone, are surefire ways of figuratively transporting listeners across the country, especially out West. In 2009, they released their debut, Wake the Hero, and are currently touring to support their latest effort, Longest Day. On their new LP, a track called “Old Coats” will transport Outpost in the Burbs listeners in a different way.
Lera Lynn, with her sound strongly influenced by a diverse array of performers such as Patsy Cline, Conway Twitty, jazz singer Sarah Vaughn, Fiona Apple and others, will grace the stage after Barnaby Bright. Although her influences are mainly comprised of old-time country luminaries, Lynn warns everyone to never pigeonhole her into just one or two categories because that is no way for a musician to evolve. Born in Nashville and raised in Georgia, she is currently touring in support of her new LP The Avenues and an EP called Lying in the Sun. Recommended tracks include “Lying in the Sun” and her rendition of Bruce Springsteen’s “Fire.”
Love We Are Love is the debut album by Mira Stanley and Chuck Costa, also known as The Sea The Sea. The title track especially is influenced by Eddie Rabbitt’s instrumentation and Sarah McLachlan’s vocals, especially in the title track and other tracks such as “Fist Full of Flowers,” “Guess it Was” and “Boat Song.”
Tickets are $21 both in advance and at the door. That is quite a deal for a tri-bill show! For more information regarding on how and where to purchase tickets, please visit outpostintheburbs.org.
Outpost in the Burbs doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show time is at 8 p.m. Attendees can park in the back lot of the church, located at 67 Church Street.
For those looking to whet their appetites in tune with the music, some eateries to consider are: Pig and Prince Gastropub by the Lackawanna Plaza, Le Salbuen on Walnut Street and Manny’s Diner on Church Street.
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