Bio

The Outcrops play music with heart that moves the soul. They have dug their roots into the music of rock'n'roll, blues, funk, R&B, old country and jazz legends. Their original music stems from that same soulful soil. Within their show, they often pay homage to artists such as BB King, Big Bill Broonzy, Smokey Robinson, and Aretha Franklin.  They have been described as having an authentically vintage sound due to their set list, their use of little to no effects on their instruments, and the raw passion that fuels their music. They hope to enliven the passion in every audience and shed a little sunlight on such timeless music.

Prominent Experiences

–Joined the lineup of Jay's Jersey Jams at The Stanhope House in NJ with John Ginty & Friends (founding member of Robert Randolph Family Band and member of several world class bands) and the Shockenaw Mountain Boys (includes Railroad Earth members Tim Carbone, Andy Goessling, John Skehan, & previous member Johnny Grubb). Both John Ginty & Andy Goessling sat in with our set.

-Joined the 2018 Festival in the Bourough Line up with the Slambovian Circus of Dreams and Alexis P. Suter.

-Joined the 2018 Blues & Brews line up with the New Orleans band, Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes, as well as Trevor B Power (of wnti.org) band.

-Joined the line up of the 2017 Blues & Brews Festival in Hope, NJ at the Inn at Millrace Pond. The event featured the Alexis P. Suter Band and Atlanta Cafe Band

-Joined Grateful Acres Productions' Meeting of the Minds Festival this September, with Eric Krasno Band and the Werks headlining

-Cassidy Rain & Bryan Schroeder of The Outcrops are the winners of the 2nd Annual SOPAC Blues Challenge

 

"I've been around enough bands to know talent and creativity when I hear it," says Tom Skevin, a New Jersey-based journalist who also has worked as a band publicist and manager. "The Outcrops are an up-and-coming group of skilled musicians playing strong, original material and select covers. And Cassidy Rain sings from the heart in her own style." -Tom Skevin, Music Journalist/Promoter (NJ Herald) 

"One of the most promising new bands I've heard over the last few years. Very strong songs and musicianship, and a dynamic stage show."-Jay Lustig, Editor, NJArts.net 

"I think the Outcrops have undeniable big time talent led by Cassidy Rain and Bryan Schroder. Cassidy has a powerful yet melodic voice. She can hit these notes that resonate through your body yet she is singing not screaming...not many can do that...she is a special talent who is a good songwriter too. Bryan is a real special guitar player who can burn it up. Outcrops are top notch already and I am convinced are just going to keep getting better!"-Greg Lewis, Radio DJ (wnti.org) 

"The Outcrops get better every time I see them perform! From humble beginnings to being ready for the big time! Remember their name…The Outcrops!" -Melanie Thiel, former GM WNTI Radio/Promoter

 

For Media/Press/Promo contact Dan Hirshberg at joehirsh@msn.com

EPK: https://spark.adobe.com/page/r7X3HipwvNVXP/

Performance at the Loft at SOPAC Photo by Patrick Hilaire

Performance at the Loft at SOPAC Photo by Patrick Hilaire

With Josiah of the Slambovian Circus of Dreams Photo by Cathy Miller

With Josiah of the Slambovian Circus of Dreams Photo by Cathy Miller

Jay's Jersey Jams featuring Andy Goessling (Top) and John Ginty (Bottom)

Jay's Jersey Jams featuring Andy Goessling (Top) and John Ginty (Bottom)

Appreciating the licks of Johnny Sketch Photo by Cathy Miller

Appreciating the licks of Johnny Sketch Photo by Cathy Miller

At The Festival in the Borough 2018 Photo by Cathy Miller

At The Festival in the Borough 2018 Photo by Cathy Miller