Outpost in the Burbs presents An Evening with Strawbs – 50 Years On – on April 13, 2019 at the First Congregational Church, 40 So. Fullerton Ave., Montclair. This show will include two sets by Strawbs beginning at 8 p.m. with one intermission.
With five decades of colorful history behind them, Strawbs evolved from 1960s British Folk Movement roots to a powerful and enduring force in progressive rock music. Led by the charismatic Dave Cousins, who has been called the most talented Dylan-influenced songwriter to come out of England, Strawbs dynamic performances, marked by impassioned vocals, tight harmonies, and precise instrumentation are exciting, lush and timeless. With Cousins at the forefront (vocals, guitar, dulcimer and banjo), Chas Cronk on bass, Dave Lambert (lead guitar and vocals), and Tony Fernandez on drums, today’s Strawbs look very similar to those who brought us some of our favorite classic rock albums, including the iconic “Hero & Heroine”, ranked by Rolling Stone Magazine in 2015 as one of the top 50 progressive rock albums of all time. New to this veteran Strawbs line-up (a line-up that has through the band’s existence included music legends Sandy Denny, Rick Wakeman and Blue Weaver), is Dave Bainbridge, a keyboard virtuoso who has mesmerized audiences across Europe and North America while performing with his Celtic folk/rock band Iona.
Tickets: $36 (advance) and $40 at the door. Tickets 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 https://outpost.ticketleap.com/strawbs-2019/
Community Service: Volunteers will also 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.
For more information, visit www.outpostintheburbs.org or call 973-744-6560.
One lucky winner will score a pair of tickets! To enter, leave a comment on this post by 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2019.