Happy to host (and sing) at this ongoing Third Thursday online showcase with four songwriters singing half hour sets. Co-hosted and Tech-ed by Mark Abare. 7PM Online show on Loop At the Armory FB page AND youtube channel
Bill Anderson, Milton, MA, andersonacousticguitars.com
Louise Adams, Plymouth, MA , tupelohoneymusic.com/louise-adams
Woody Carpinella, Marlborough, MA. FB: facebook.com/wd.carpinella, Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@cabaniac
Rick Drost, Cambridge, MA , rickdrostsongs.com
The Loop is a showcase of singer-songwriters from the Boston area and beyond. It is normally 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. The monthly shows are run in turn by Linda Marks and Rick Drost, and other volunteers. Mark Abare is massively helpful with tech issues, monitoring, and chats during the event. On show nights we arrive at 6.30, do final sound checks etc. We go live at 7. We do the four sets, and usually say a brief group goodbye to the audience and to each other at the end. I’ll Host. Mark Abare of the Hearing Room, now WWHR - Internet Media fame will cohost , working the tech magic
I use Streamyard for the broadcast so the show appears on “The Loop at the Armory” group page:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/605186336292335 and on “The Loop at the Armory” YouTube channel
https://www.youtube.com/@theloopatthearmory1898/featured and be archived in both places.
Some bios of the performers:
Singer/songwriter, guitarist, luthier, oboist and more, Bill T. Anderson has worn a lot of hats and tuxes in his long musical journey! From beginnings in the youth orchestras of Boston, to Symphony Hall in Chicago, to singing at coffee houses and folk shows around the country, he continues his musical tradition, performing original songs of observation, humor and grit. His songs paint movie-like images across the psyche, with music that sets the mood and atmosphere, to back up the lyrics. You may shed a tear listening, but you will always leave his shows tired from smiling.
Louise Adams Louise Adams is a singer/songwriter based in Plymouth, Massachusetts. She loves playing in the south shore area with the band,Tupelo Honey, and Louise Adams Acoustic Duo. Louise also recently released her first album of original songs, Come Dance With Me.
Marlborough-based Woody played full time for most of the 70s and 80s on and off the road. Woody worked a traditional job while raising a family. Once the kids were all grown and on their own, he slowly started to ease himself back into music mostly as a soloist, also doing band work, recording and pit work. Woody plays whatever music speaks to him, no matter what the genre, not expecting to make a living at it.
Cambridge-based 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. He sings with a storytelling style likened to Tom Rush and John Sebastian. Now retired as an engineer, he loves to travel around the country singing small festivals, house concerts, and open mics. His debut solo album “Turning the World” was released in 2017