Carlin Tripp curates these 6-9 songwriters in the round Bashed at the Union Brehouse I'll be in one of the rounds. Great food, always good music in a cozy pub atmosphere.

Carlin Tripp Crit Harmon Ilien springer Jay Ottaway Jay Psaros Louise Adams Tom Keefe Shannon Davis Rick Drosrt Katie Cooke Lisa Sheldon Louise Adams

As usual, great food, music and fellowship will be here in this cozy pub. Come on Down


The Loop ONLINE April Showcase

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Online - Loop at the Armory FB page and Youtube channel

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.
 The April show is Thursday April 20 7-9. 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, with Mark Abare of the Hearing Room and Greenfield Junktion fame cohosting , working the tech magic

I use Streamyard for the broadcast so the show appears on “The Loop at the Armory” group page: and on “The Loop at the Armory” YouTube channel and be archived in both places.

For singers we have: Kenny Selcer, Carlisle, MA, Thea Hopkins, Somerville MA , Diane Battistello, Norton MA, Rick Drost, Cambridge MA, FB Rick Drost, website


Dar Williams Retreat - Chester CT

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The Guest House - Chester CT

Returning for the July version of Dar Williams' "Many stars that Guide Us" Songwriting retreat in Chester CT.

Dar and the instructors and the participant analyze songs, provide songwriting tips and sing in Song Circles. Always a vibrant crew of folks from all over the country.

If interested go to


Song School 2023

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Planet Bluegrass, Lyons Co

Happy to be returning after a long hiatus to the PB ranch for Song School this year. Week long gathering of the tribe - workshops with great instructors, song circles, fellowship on the St. Vrain. More details as they emerge. just managed to get my tickets.which go fast.