"I've been around enough bands to know talent and creativity when I hear it. 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, New Jersey-based journalist and music publicist 

"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 Schroeder. 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 


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 theAllman Betts band) and the Shockenaw Mountain Boys (includes Railroad Earth members Tim Carbone, Andy Goessling, John Skehan, & previous member Johnny Grubb)


  • Shared the stage with John Ginty, Andy Goessling, & Tim Carbone


  • Opened for the Grammy–nominated Alexis P. Suter Band, and southern rock emsemble, the Atlanta Cafe Band in the 2017 Blues & Brews Festival in Hope, NJ at the Inn at Millrace Pond


  • Joined the Slambovian Circus of Dreams and Alexis P. Suter for the 2018 Festival in the Bourough


  • Joined Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes, as well as Trevor B Power (of wnti.org) in the the 2018 Blues & Brews Festival


  • Shared the 2017 Meeting of the Minds festival bill with the Eric Krasno Band and the Werks


  • Played as part of the Blues in the LOFT series at SOPAC in South Orange NJ with The Black Lace Blues Band


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