The Outcrops
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The Outcrops

Sussex, New Jersey, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2016

Sussex, New Jersey, United States
Established on Jan, 2016
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"The Aquarian names The Outcrops Band of the Year!"

The Northwest Jersey jam ‘n’ groove band The Outcrops are the 22nd annual Makin Waves Band of the Year for three reasons: a work ethic that makes them one of the Dirty Jerz’s hardest-working bands even in a pandemic but otherwise sometimes doing two shows the same day in different states; guitar-playing that fuses the sounds of my two favorite axemen, Duane Allman and Jerry Garcia, and a refreshing fusion of roots, soul, blues, funk, and psychedelic rock that sounds wholly new while comfortably familiar. That boundary-busting sound can be found on their awesome 2019 debut LP, Peace of Mind, produced by North Jersey jam master Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth and formerly Blue Sparks from Hell.

Formed in 2016 by lead guitarist Bryan Schroeder and lead vocalist-rhythm guitarist Cassidy Rain, The Outcrops also will appeal to fans of Tedeschi Trucks Band, Grace Potter, Spin Doctors, and Edie Brickell & the New Bohemians. Rounding out the lineup with bassist Jason Casanovas and drummer Dave Moore, the band’s show-must-go-on spirit has led them consistently to play live and virtual shows either as a full lineup or the original duo of Cassidy and Bryan. More events will be announced soon, along with a video for a new topical song, “Isolation Blues.” In the meantime, enjoy this chat with The Outcrops: - Bob Makin


Peace of Mind 2019