The Outcrops play music that moves the soul and makes the heart ache. They have dug their musical 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.
–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