The Loop is a showcase of singer-songwriters in the Boston area. It is held each month on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Four Performers play 30 minute sets . Formerly held at Arts at the armory in Somerville, the show is now online until further notice . We encourage performers to present their original music to our listening audience.
show will appear on the Loop at the armory group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/605186336292335
and be carried on the Loop at the armory YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5pvJk8sAPpjQxys0nb9bHQ
The lineup will be:
Kirby Heard - High Point, NC - kirbyheard.com
Anne Sandstrom -Burlington, MA - annesandstrom.bandcamp.com
Michael R J Roth - Lynn Haven, FL - easyheroes.com
Rick Drost - Cambridge, MA - rickdrostsongs.com
Details about the players: Anne Sandstrom
Anne Sandstrom writes songs that are personal, topical, and poetic. Her use of about a half dozen different guitar tunings adds harmonic interest to her swooping melodies. Having performed for audiences across the U.S., Israel, England, and Scotland, Anne is excited to bring her music to The Loop.
Since the November 2019 release of her first solo project, Mama’s Biscuits, Kirby Heard has become known for songs that take listeners on journeys through yesteryear and memories of home. Often introspective, inquisitive, and witty, these are songs with an authentic voice and perspective. Chris Spector (Midwest Record) called it ‘delightful, meaty songwriting that could only come from the heart and does a great job of opening your ears.’
Kirby has collected her writing from the past few years into a brand new recording that will be released soon. These songs, like the ones from her first album, call down-home grass roots stories that this generation needs to hear and our generation needs to remember. Come along as Kirby shares how her path has taught her to infuse her music with insight, love and loss, and new promise.
Michael R J Roth
Lyric-driven folk-Americana, a "Jedi songwriter" and "cool dark troubadour...not unlike Townes Van Zandt" with songs known for intriguing imagery and "deep, profound truth." Lyric winner of the The Great American Song Contest (three-times), NSAI/CMT, the Dallas Songwriters Association, the Austin Songwriters Group, the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, and the Unisong International Song Contest. Lori McKenna called him "Brilliant."
Latest CD, "The Ruins of Our Age": https://michaelrjroth.hearnow.com/
Rick Drost Rick Drost writes and sings songs with depth and heart, songs that repay repeated listening and convey a long love of classical music, natural wonders, poetry. 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 occasionally covers Drost's song "Turning the World" in live performances. Drost's latest CD "Turning the World", produced by Jon Shain (Durham, NC), charted on the Folk DJ list in its first month, and 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 from New England, to Colorado to the Southeast. www.rickdrostsongs.com