Rick is an engrossing storyteller, much in the same mold as Tom Rush, Tom Paxton, John Sebastian”

John Apice, No Depression, Jan 2018

Rick Drost just dropped his engaging and interesting folk album Turning The World, and it’s hard to stop listening to his gently, quietly appealing songs.”

Bill Copeland Music News, Boston - Aug 2017

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Rick is an engrossing storyteller, much in the same mold as Tom Rush, Tom Paxton, John Sebastian
John Apice, No Depression, Jan 2018

Rick Drost just dropped his engaging and interesting folk album Turning The World, and it’s hard to stop listening to his gently, quietly appealing songs.
Bill Copeland Music News, August 2017

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 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.

Performances

Upcoming,Summer 2019

Feature at Jud Caswell's open mike, Brunswick, ME, July
Loop at the Armory - Somerville, MA, July
Showcase at the LilyPad, Cambridge, MA Aug
Set at Nickel City Sessions, Akron, NY, Sept

Past Shows  

  •    Set at Sprinkler Factor (Gallery)  Worldwide Music Day Worcester, June
  •    Set on WPWL show "The Songwriters Block" Pawling NY, June
  •    Set at "Classmates in Concert", Yale 50th Reunion, New Haven, CT June
  •    Brunch Feature Serendipity Cafe; 1 Nason St, Maynard, MA; Apr
  •    Open Mike Feature Gallery Z; 167 Market St. Lowell, MA;Apr
  •    Gulu-Gulu Cafe Songwriters In the Round; 247 Essex St , Salem, MA;Apr
  •    Feature at Catbird Cafe Open Mic, S Weymouth, MA Mar
  •    ITR at New Morning Market Series, Woodbury CT Mar
  •    Set at Voices of Poetry event, Snowy Owl Coffee Roasters, Brewster, MA Mar
  •    Open Mike Feature at Groton Songwriter Showcase, Groton, CT Mar
  •    Open for Linda Marks at 19 Carter - Berlin, MA Feb
  •    Open for Gina Forsyth at Keene Valley Community Church, NY Feb
  •    Folk Alliance Guerilla Appearances, Montreal Feb
  •    Feature at Roslindale Open Mike Feb
  •    Hearing Room with Colette O'Connor, Nate Taylor, Lowell Feb
  •    Feature at TCAN open mike, Natick, MA Jan
  •    Cantab Open Mic Feature, Cambridge, MA Jan
  •    Dubhub Open Mic Feature, Dublin, NH Jan
  •    Loop at the Armory - Somerville Jan
  •    Festival of Trees, Wolfeboro, NH, Dec
  •    Voices of Poetry Event, Chatham, MA
  •    Feature at Epresso Yourself Coffeehouse, Medfield, MA
  •    NERFA Guerrilla appearances, Nov
  •    RISA Songwriters Showcase, Tiverton, Nov
  •    Music Salon with Ric Allendorf, Colette O'Connor
  •    SESSIONS open mike feature, Hudson, Oct
  •    Split night with Linda Marks at Dedham Sq Coffeehouse, Oct
  •    Interview on Twilight Showcase WATD 95.9 , Sept
  •    Open for Linda Marks at Passim, Sept
  •    Features at the Hearing Room, Lowell
  •    Opener at South shore Folk Music Club
  •    Sets at Lilfest Festivals (Chicago, Iowa)
  •    Open for Phil Henry at Keene Valley Church, NY
  •    Open at Tidewater Friends of Folk Music House Concert
  •    WOMR Old Songs' Home radio show Provincetown (Bob Weiser)
  •    Shows interviews at The Song, FCAT-TV Sunderland MA
  •    Open Mic feature at the MEWS, Provincetown
  •    Interview on Radio Nowhere, WMSC, New Jersey
  •    Song Contest appearance, Great Waters Music Festival, New Hampshire
  •    Open Mic Features at the Burren, Somerville, MA
  •    Features, sets at BeBop, Boston
  •    Feature at Acoustic Lounge, Plymouth
  •    Features at the Hearing Room, Lowell
  •    Opener at South shore Folk Music Club
  •    Appearances at the Acoustic Salon, NYC (Peoples lounge)
  •    Songwriters Open Mike Feature, Jud Caswell
  •    Upton House Concerts Open for Hattie Briggs
  •    Linda Marks Music Salon headliner
  •    Features at Pub On Park Open Mic, RI
  •    Features at Coffee Coffee, Salem NH
  •    Features at Serendipity Cafe Maynard, NH
  •    Musical Features at Voices of Poetry events, Connecticut and Cape Cod
  •    Song Contest appearance, Great Waters Music Festival, NH
  •    Opener at Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse, Byfield MA

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Press Photos

At South Shore Folk Music Club, 2012

At South Shore Folk Music Club, 2012

At Passim, opening for Linda Marks, Sept 2018; Bob Bond Photo

At Passim, opening for Linda Marks, Sept 2018; Bob Bond Photo

Marissa Marie Oliveira caught this one at British Beer Company  Plymouth MA 2018

Marissa Marie Oliveira caught this one at British Beer Company Plymouth MA 2018

Thanks to Neal Braverman at Fireside Coffeehouse

Thanks to Neal Braverman at Fireside Coffeehouse

Sandy Jones Adcock photo at Tidewater Arts Outreach concert, Norfolk VA

Sandy Jones Adcock photo at Tidewater Arts Outreach concert, Norfolk VA

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