Jan12

Let's do brunch at the Burren

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Burren, 247 Elm St, Davis Square, Somerville

Tickled to be playing brunch with three of my fave local songwriters. Burren has great food and sound. Come have some brunch and listen Craig Sonnenfeld Linda Marks Mark Bishop Evans Rick Drostan

Details Craig Sonnenfeld is a southern New Jersey born singer-songwriter-guitarist, known for his finger-picking guitar style. He has studied guitar with blues legends Philadelphia Jerry Ricks and Paul Rishell.

Craig's original songs are influenced by classic country, pre-war blues, and old folk ballads. His songs have been played on many radio stations in the United States and other countries including Germany, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Israel. https://craigsonnenfeld.net/

Linda Marks a piano-playing singer-songerwriter who integrates elements of jazz with contemporary folk. Linda is known for her heart-to-heart style, crossing over into many genres, in what she writes and arranges. A graduate of Yale University with a degree in Music with Honors and Distinction, Linda has played in most all of Boston's major rooms (Scullers Jazz Club, Club Passim, The Burren, City Winery, Club Cafe) and her songs have been written up in the Boston Globe, Boston Magazine and covered on NPR. Linda's new In Grace album is her 7th release. She is at work on her 2020 album, The Piano. Linda is the co-founder of artist-alliance group, #WIMG Women In Music Gathering, intimate house concert series The Music Salon, and is a LadyLake Artist. https://www.lindamarksmusic.com/

Rick Drost sings songs with depth and heart, songs that repay repeated listening and convey a long love of classical music, natural wonders, poetry. A “storytelling songwriter”, his songs treat life from a varied angles - Jilted lovers, swans in the Public Garden, leftover lobsters, and meditations on meditation. Longtime inspiration came from Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen; recent influences include Vance Gilbert and David Wilcox, who covers Drost's song "Turning the World" in live performances. Drost's latest CD "Turning the World", produced by Jon Shain (Durham, NC) continues to get airplay from Europe across America to New Zealand. Originally from Western New York, Rick travels from Cambridge, MA to sing at coffeehouses, house concerts, small festivals and Folk Alliance Events around the country. http://www.rickdrostsongs.com/

Mark Bishop Evans - Mark grew up in southern California where his major musical influences outside of church were Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul and Mary, Paul Simon, the Beach Boys and pretty much any folk, folk rock or beach music. Listening and playing the folk and protest music of the 60's inspired him to begin writing his own songs. Mark has a way with words and melodies, bringing them together in pleasant and poignant combinations that make you want to tap your feet and sing along. His music is an intriguing blend of Folk, folk rock and ballads, lyrically rich in emotional content and melodically comfortable like a favorite jacket, like a close friend you want to sing along with. Mark relocated north of Boston, Massachusetts in the early 90's and today considers himself and "Noreasta". www.markbishopevans.net