Previous events


Extended Family Wedding -

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Nantucket, MA

Delighted to be going out to Nantucket to assist in a wedding of extended family.


wilcox weekend 9- Sorry to miss it this year

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Kanuga, Kanuga Chapel Rd, Hendersonville, NC

Not so much a show as a retreat. The Wilcox tribe gathers here from all over the country every year; Dave brings in Speakers, songwriters, there are workshops; we reconnect with old friends and make new ones.


Songwriter Showcase - Gulu Gulu

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Gulu-Gulu Cafe Songwriters in the Round, 247 Essex St, Salem, MA

Fun to return to this popular spot in Salem. This will be an evening featuring three songwriters in the round. Low Ceilings Rachel Marie Rick Drost

After each round, a question about songwriting is asked, and each songwriter gives and answer.

Should be an interesting evening in this popular cafe.


Open Mic feature at Gallery Z

Gallery Z, 167 Market St, Lowell, MA

New and interesting venue for me - has an art gallery a theatre, and a cafe. Open mic starts at 7.30. My set will be 8.30-9.30. Come on up and sing some songs or just listen!.


Brunch Sets at Serendipity

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Serendipity Cafe, 1 Nason St, Maynard, MA

Glad to return to one of my favorite sunny rooms to sing Brunch sets. Laura and Johnny serve great food and coffee, and are staunch supporters of the local music scene.


Feature at Catbird Open Mike

Catbird Cafe- NE Wildlife Ctr, 500 Columbian St, S.Weymouth, MA

Katie Donlan and Stephen Martin and volunteers are continuing this beloved open mic into the spring. So glad to be able to feature here once again. Always a full list of fine local musicians Snake will run the board Love catching up with South shore friends here. Signup 4.30. Music 5, feature 7-730 $ Donation to the NE Wildlife Ctr

ITR at New Morning Market Series

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New Morning Market, 129 Main St N, Woodbury, CT

Summer songs friend Mitch Katz has invited me to be one of four songwriters In the Round at this popular Woodbury CT series. I will sing with Lui Collins, Jim Pospisil, and Teri Scheinzeit.

Hoping to see some Summies and CT friends there.

Check these folks out- Looking forward to an interesting evening of music (Hudson Valley) (Western MA) (Schenectady, NY)

Set at VOP- Fresh Roasted Poetry

Snowy Owl Coffee Roasters, 2624 Main St (6A), Brewster, MA

Neil Silberblatt has invited me to sing at a Voices of Poetry Event at the Snowy Owl in Brewster, MA

Featured poets are: Marita Davis Alice Kociemba Tzynya L. Pinchback Lynn Spigelmire Viti

I'll sing a set of songs as the featured musician.

Suggested donation $15


Rick Drost feature at Groton Songwriter ShowCase & Open Mic

Groton Congregational Church, 162 Monument St, Groton, CT

Thanks Bill Pere for inviting me back to feature at this open mike down the street from the monument/old fort overlooking the Thames River. Program begins at 7pm, show up early around 6.30) My 20-30 min set is around 8:15


Open for Linda Marks At 19 Carter

19 Carter Community center, 19 Carter, Berlin, MA

Opening for Linda Marks and company in this beautiful community center in Berlin. I'll do a 30 minute set and Linda and her band will entertain with A 75 minute set, for a full evening of music.

I've enjoyed playing open mic here and am thrilled to be playing a longer set.


Opening for Gina Forsyth at Keene Valley CC

Keene Valley Congregational Church, 179 NY 73, Keene Valley, NY

Nancy Emrich is presenting New Orleans- based Musician Gina Forsyth (one of my Folk Alliance Favorites!) at Keene Valley Congregational Church in the Adirondacks. Pleased to be doing an opening set for her in this picturesque Adirondack Church.

Thanks Nancy, and KVCC for this opportunity.

$15 suggested donation. for advance tickets for Gina's website. for Other Lilfest events


Sets at Folk Alliance Montreal

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Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, Montreal, PQ

Coming to FAI Montreal this year, will help Nancy Emrich Freeman run her Private Showcase Room and sing some longer sets: Wed 2AM 30 min 319 (Lilfest) Parenthese

Thu 11pm 25 min 553 Access Film/Rocky Mt

Fri 1.30 AM 30 min 319 (Lilfest) Parentheses

Sat 2AM 25min 553 Access Film/Rocky Mt.


Feature at Roslindale Open Mic

ROM - Boston school of English, 814 South St , Roslindale MA

Happy to be featuring at this venerable Open Mic which I have attended many times over the years. Thanks Neal Braverman for inviting me to this volunteer community event. Some Details: Doors 6PM. Random Drawing for slots 6:40. Music starts at 7. Feature about 8.30. further details at

Come listen and share a song!

Note Location Change (it's actually been moved for a while)


Feature at Cantab Open Mic

Cantab Lounge, 738 Mass Ave, Cambridge Ma

Featuring at Geoff Bartley's long-running open mic at the Cantab. Been there a few times recently to hear friends, make new ones, and sing some tunes; now's my chance to sing a full set to you all. 45 minute set at 9.30

Signup 7.30. Fills up Fast. Music 8. Geoff will give firsttimers an early slot. $3 in the money hat, your name in the signup hat. Hope to See You!

Loop at the Armory

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Cafe at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA

I'll be one of five songwriters featuring at John Marks' Loop for the month of December. Cafe is cozy with drinks and sandwiches and coffee, free parking out back. Always a good time. Max Kennedy Roberta Lamb Bill Dwyer Haley Chic