Outpost in the Burbs Presents Sound + Vision: The Music of David Bowie

Friday, December 16, 2016, Montclair, NJ


MONTCLAIR, N. J. -- Outpost in the Burbs presents “Sound + Vision: The Music of David Bowie,” at 8 pm on December 16th, with Musical Director Richard Barone, featuring artists Jeffrey Gaines, Wesley Stace, Elvis Perkins, and Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber. Opening the show will be the School of Rock Montclair HouseBand.

This concert will take place at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 67 Church Street in Montclair. Donations of new, unwrapped gifts for Toys 4 Tots will be accepted at this show.

“David Bowie’s groundbreaking legacy is one of the brightest lights in the history of popular music. From his earliest work to his final landmark album Blackstar, Bowie’s unique musicality, theatricality, and mastery of the art of reinvention are an inspiration to all who aspire to artistic self-expression. For the performers in ‘Sound + Vision’, paying tribute to him is both a gesture of gratitude and a breathtaking challenge. From beginning to end, this evening will be a celebration of a true visionary.” — Richard Barone

About Musical Director Richard Barone:

Richard Barone is a pioneering recording artist, producer, author & frontman of The Bongos. His latest release (November 2016), Sorrows & Promises: Greenwich Village In The 1960s, casts new light on the songs that sprang from the singer-songwriters in and around Greenwich Village during that pivotal decade.

About the evening’s featured artists:

Jeffrey Gaines was raised in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania by parents more inclined to spin soul classics by Aretha and Otis than the New Wave and Brit Rock that was blasting from their son’s room. A teenaged Gaines began singing and playing guitar in several local garage bands. He soon decided to set out on his own and quickly landed a record deal, releasing Jeffrey Gaines, the first of his five studio releases. The album garnered four stars from The Philadelphia Inquirer, describing Gaines as “…an ethereal soul…insistent, impassioned, full of self-knowledge.”

Wesley Stace is a folk/pop singer-songwriter and author who has also used the name John Wesley Harding. He is the curator of Wesley Stace's Cabinet of Wonders and has written several novels, most recently “Wonderkid: A Novel” about the touring life of America’s unlikeliest rock stars.

Elvis Perkins, a singer-songwriter whose music is both literate and impressionistic, fusing elements of contemporary folk, Americana, and indie rock, seemed destined to follow a career in the arts, though not necessarily as a musician. The son of actor Anthony Perkins and photographer and actress Barry Berenson, he spent much of his childhood hopscotching between Los Angeles and New York City. Perkins took saxophone lessons when he was a youngster, and in high school he took up the guitar, for a while studying with Prescott Niles of the Knack. He played in rock bands for a spell, but over time he became more interested in acoustic music, and took up the classical guitar, a passion that merged comfortably with his new enthusiasm for writing poetry.

Burnt Sugar Arkestra was founded by Village Voice icon Greg Tate and co-led with bassist Jared Michael Nickerson since 1999. Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber freely moves among many styles, eras, and genres to devise its own exciting hybrids. The group juggles a wide swath of the experimental souljazz- hip hop spectrum with a mission that honors it’s deepest inspirations: the first post-modernists of American music - Duke Ellington, Sun Ra, Parliament Funkadelic, and The Art Ensemble of Chicago.

How to Get Tickets:

$35 in advance/$40 at the door, available at Keil’s Pharmacy, 732 Valley Rd., Upper Montclair, 973-744-2113; Studio 042 – Super Business Printer, 423 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, 973-509-7591; online at https://outpost.ticketleap.com/bowie-tribute-2016/dates/Dec-16-2016_at_0800PM

About The Outpost:

The all-volunteer Outpost is a nonprofit outreach organization in Montclair dedicated to building community through music, community service, and cultural events. The Outpost has presented more than 350 concerts by internationally known artists such as Judy Collins, Roger McGuinn, Dave Mason, Jorma Kaukonen, Jimmy Webb, Richie Havens, J.D. Souther, and Dar Williams. In addition to promoting and staffing concerts, Outpost volunteers have donated many hours of their time through programs affiliated with Habitat for Humanity, Toys for Tots, the Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair, MESH (Montclair Emergency Services for the Homeless), the Community Food Bank of N.J., Dress for Success, and a soup kitchen run by Outpost volunteers in Orange, NJ.

For more information, visit www.outpostintheburbs.org or call 973-744-6560.


Gail Prusslin
Outpost in the Burbs

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