Outpost in the Burbs will “kick off” its 30th Anniversary season with “New Voices” artist, Anthony D’Amato, on Saturday, September 16th. This concert will take place at the First Congregational Church, 40 South Fullerton Avenue at 8 p.m. Tickets for this show are $20 in advance ($25 door). Montclair’s own Lily Vakili will open the show.
Outpost volunteers will be collecting items to support those affected by Hurricane Harvey, working in conjunction with Toni’s Kitchen and other local organizations, at this show. Please donate ONLY shelf-stable food items, diapers, toiletries, and cleaning supplies. They will be transported to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey and sent to the Houston Food Bank.
The record follows D’Amato’s 2014 New West debut, ‘The Shipwreck From The Shore,’ which was inspired in part by his time studying with the Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon and earned raves on both sides of the pond, with NPR lauding that “he writes in the tradition of Bruce Springsteen or Josh Ritter” and Uncut proclaiming that his songwriting “echoes with early Bob Dylan.” Songs from the record collectively cracked more than five million plays on Spotify and turned up on the hit series Nashville.
D’Amato’s latest release is a charity collection titled ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ The stripped-down EP reimagines unexpected tracks that have taken on new political weight in the modern era (from Woody Guthrie to Mr. Rogers) with all profits going tobenefit The International Rescue Committee’s refugee aid work around the world.
Montclair local, Lily Vakili, writes songs about (among other things) vintage guitars, the occasional lothario and going wide open. Playing solo, as a duo and with the fabulous Lily Vakili Band, for the past year Lily’s been touring in support of her second album, Meadowlands –produced by Jim Mastro (Ian Hunter & the Rant Band; producer credits include Karyn Kuhl and Jill Sobule) and dedicated to “every soul wandering the highways, back alleys and watery meadows of the great State of New Jersey”. With a voice sometimes driven, sometimes dreamy, these are songs that talk to you – up close – about hope, desire and the mysteries of love. Lily will be accompanied by guitarist Jon Glover.
Tickets to all shows are available at Keil’s Pharmacy, 732 Valley Rd., Upper Montclair, 973-744-2113; Studio 042 – Super Business Printer, 423 Bloomfield Ave., and on TicketLeap athttps://outpost.ticketleap.com/anthony-damato-2017/dates/Sep-16-2017_at_0800PM
For more information, visit www.outpostintheburbs.org or call 973-744-6560.
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