MONTCLAIR, N. J. -- Dar Williams will perform in a Benefit Concert for the Outpost in the Burbs on Friday, March 3 at 8 p.m.
Opening for Dar Williams will be Trevor Gordon Hall. This concert will take place at the Unitarian
Universalist Congregation, 67 Church Street in Montclair.
Dar Williams is one of the most lauded singer/songwriters of her generation. Her poignant lyrical commentary and beautiful musical arrangements have entranced the music world for more than two decades. Every new album from Dar Williams represents her thoughts and feelings about both her own life and larger forces in the world. But her ninth studio record, Emerald, marks a particularly dramatic confluence between her experiences and broader contemporary culture—and what it means to be a songwriter at this moment in history.
In the past few years, Williams has been involved in a wide range of different efforts and projects: teaching a course titled “Music Movements in a Capitalist Democracy” at her alma mater, Wesleyan University; working with children at several summer camps; leading songwriting workshops; getting involved with the workings of her village; and writing a book about the ways she’s seen towns becoming more independent and prosperous over her twenty years of touring.
Rated one of the top 30 guitarists in the world under 30 years of age, by Acoustic Guitar magazine, Trevor Gordon Hall is an instrumentalist from Philadelphia whose compositions range in style from edgy driving rhythms to soft melodic phrases. Trevor sets himself apart by leaving no physical aspect of the guitar untouched and weaving together different textures into grand, yet intimate and lyrical compositions. aspect of the guitar untouched and weaving together different textures into grand yet intimate and lyrical compositions.
Benefit concerts provide the Outpost with additional financial support to continue presenting premiere artists in an intimate setting at reasonable prices. This benefit concert will also help to support additional production-related upgrades (sound and lighting) and will support our community service work, such as the soup kitchen in Orange, New Jersey, where Outpost volunteers prepare and serve meals.
Tickets: $40 in advance, $45 at the door and are 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; and on TicketLeap: https://outpost.ticketleap.com/dar-williams-2017/dates/Mar-03-2017_at_0800PM
A limited number of $100 VIP tickets are available and include pre-show meet and greet reception with the artists and reserved priority seating.
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, the Community Food Bank of N.J., Dress for Success and a soup
kitchen run by Outpost volunteers in East Orange, NJ.
For more information, visit www.outpostintheburbs.org or call 973-744-6560.