Outpost in the Burbs opens its fall season of shows with singer-songwriter Josh Rouse on Friday, September 14th at 8 p.m. This concert will take place at the First Congregational Church, 40 South Fullerton Avenue. Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Walter Martin will open this show.
About Josh Rouse:
You don’t have to work hard to enjoy Rouse’s music. His songs present themselves to you with an open heart, an innate intelligence and an absolute lack of pretension. They are clear-eyed, empathetic and penetrating. Without pandering, they seek to satisfy both your ear and your understanding. The verses draw you in with telling detail, both musical and thematic, and the choruses lift and deliver. They resolve without seeming overly tidy or pat.
Josh Rouse was born in Nebraska, and following an itinerant upbringing he eventually landed in Nashville where he recorded his debut Dressed Like Nebraska (1998). The album’s acclaim led to tours with Aimee Mann, Mark Etzel and the late Vic Chestnut. The followup- Home (2000)—yielded the song “Directions” which Cameron Crowe used in his film Vanilla Sky.
About Walter Martin:
Walter Martin is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist best known for his work with rock ‘n’ roll bands The Walkmen (lyricist, co-writer, multi-instrumentalist 2000-2013) and Jonathan Fire*Eater (co-writer, organist 1994-1998). In 2014 Martin launched a solo career and has subsequently released four studio albums: two award winning family albums (2014’s We’re All Young Together and 2017’s My Kinda Music) and two critically acclaimed albums for adults (2016’s Arts & Leisure and 2018’s Reminisce Bar & Grill).
Community Service: Outpost volunteers will be accepting donations of the following items for the soup kitchen in Orange, New Jersey at all concerts: peanut butter, jelly/jam, granola bars, fruit cups or other healthy snacks, white athletic-type socks.
How to Get Tickets: Tickets are $30 (advance) and $35 (door) and are available at Watchung Booksellers, 54 Fairfield Street, Montclair, 973-744-7177, Studio 042 – Super Business Printer, 423 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, 973-509-7591; and at www.outpostintheburbs.org
**There is a special discount available when patrons purchase tickets to both Josh Rouse on September 14th and Martin Sexton on September 15th.
For more information, visit www.outpostintheburbs.org or call 973-744-6560.
One lucky winner will score a pair of tickets to see Josh Rouse. To enter, leave a comment on this post by 3 p.m. on Thursday, September 13, 2018.