Previous events

Feb9

Rick Drost and Colette O'Connor

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

Colette O'Connor and yours truly will split the evening 7.30-10 in this cozy Cafe-In-A-Castle. We'll start with a brief open mic. Come listen and sing if you want. One of my favorite spots to sing in town. Sandwiches, soup, beverages available. Free parking out back. Donations

coletteoconnor.net artsatthearmory.org

Dec18

WOMR Old Songs Home Radio Christmas

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WOMR Studio, 494 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA

Each year Bob Weiser invites nearby songwriters to participate in the radio showby singing holiday songs. This has been fun for the last couple of years; great to catch up with folks. womr.org; WOMR 92.4 FM. or WFMR/Orleans 91.3 FM

Nov18

Linda Marks' Music Salon

Waltham, MA

Pleased to be invited to Songwriter Linda Marks' popular Music Salon series. The Music Salon is a very special house concert where we build community through music and visual arts.

We begin with a potluck dinner at 6 pm Featured visual artist presents at 6:30 pm Duo Linda Marks and Terry Smith open the musical portion of the evening at 7 pm followed by our featured musical artist.

This month, we welcome Singer/Songwriter Rick Drost to the Music Salon. Rick's new CD "Turning the World" is a delightful collection of well-orchestrated songs, which reviewed Bill Copeland describes as "gently, quietly appealing," Rick has been writing and singing his own songs since his days at Yale in the 1960's.

$20 donation requested, which goes to the featured musical artist. Call Linda at 617-913-0683 or email at lsmheart@aol.com

Nov13

Feature at Mews open mike

The Mews, 429 commercial st, Provincetown, MA

Thrilled to be featuring at this open mike at the Mews hosted these many years by Peter Donnelly. Always great players and great features. Get there when the list goes out about 6.30 if you want to sing. Always great food, music, company here - and fun to be in P-town in the winter! More details as we approach.

http://mews.com/

Nov9

NERFA Appearances

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Crowne Plaza Hotel, Stamford, CT

Northeast Regional Folk Alliance is now held in Stamford - This was blast last year. Guerilla Showcase Times:
Thurs eve - 12:15a-12:45a Lilfest 2069
Thurs eve - 1.30 -2am Access Film ITR
Fri Eve 12.20am RISA 10 Min
Fri Eve 1-1.30am Access Film ITR
Fri Eve 1:45-2:15am Lilfest 2069
Sat Aft 2PM-2.30 - Lilfest 2068
Sat Eve 12.15-12:45 Lilfest 2069
Sat Eve 1-1.30 am Access Film ITR
Sat Eve - 1.30-1.45 Trespass Music

Nov1

Feature at Red Parrot Open Mic

Red Parrot, 1 Hull Shore Dr, Hull, MA

Sherman Whipple hosts the open mic at the red parrot which looks out on the bay in Hull- He always opens and closes with old faves, and there are always interesting musicians appearing at this open mic. I'll be the feature this night, on at about 9. Come listen and/or sing!

Oct24

Early Set at Bebop Boston (Back Bay)

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Bebop, 1116 Boylston St, Boston, MA

The Bebop , new club run by the Burren Mgmt, offered me a fill-in set 6-6.40 tomorrow. I had been meaning to check this out. They offer live music of various sorts pretty much from Noon on, much with pre-signup. Glad to sing a 40 minute set close to home. They have an open mic Monday now with pre signup. thebebopboston.com

Oct10

Taping for The Song

FCAT Studios, Sunderland, MA

Mary Wheelan has invited me back to tape another episode of "The Song" . Happy to be going out to Pioneer Valley at this time of year to share songs and chat with Mary.

Oct7

RISA Saturday Songwriter Sessions

Brooklyn Coffee and Tea, 209 Douglas Ave, Providence, RI 02908

Greg Klabon Hosts this Twice Monthly RISA Songwriter Series at the Brooklyn. (First and third Saturdays) Doors at 8 Music at 8.30. Three performers doing 30 minute sets with 10 min break in the comfy Brooklyn. Performers are Harvey Marcotte and Rodney Millette and yours truly. Yup, I'll have the new album. risongwriters.com www.brooklyncoffeeteahouse.com

Sep26

Feature at Burren Open Mic

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The Burren, 247 Elm St, Somerville, MA

Hugh McGowan runs this popular open mic that I frequent at the Burren. Happy to be invited to do a feature set. Music starts at 7, all the way until 12.55. 25 minute feature set at 9.30. Advanced signups possible at FB: Burren Open Mic Tuesdays. Great fish and chips, among other things. Free admission, hat is passed.

Sep16

Opening for Jon Shain at Cat In Cradle Coffeehouse

Byfield Community Arts Center, 7 Central St, Byfield, MA

Pleased to be opening for Jon Shain, who produced and played on my new album. Jon is an award winning guitarist based in North Carolina, but swings up here on tour a few times a year. Doors at 7.30; Music starts at 8. Donation $10.00 Cabaret seating. Beer, wine, coffee, soft drinks, and snacks all evening. byfieldcac.org will have details. Jon Shain's website is jonshain.com

Sep13

Serendipity Songwriter Sessions

Serendipity Cafe, 1 Nason St, Maynard, MA

Dan and Faith Senie have been inviting three songwriters a month to sing in the round and write and sing a new song; the prompt is given out a month before. y song "pictures on the Wall" came out of one of these sessions. Doors at 7; Music starts at 7.30; This is a wonderful room with a big window out onto Maynard's main streets. Laura and Johnny cook up great sandwiches, salads, teas, smoothies etc. One of my fave spots to sing in the burbs.

Aug31

Feature at MixinMusic open mike

Something's Brewing Book Cafe, Rte 105 and 18, Lakeville, MA

Featured for a half hour at this cozy cafe with books lining the walls Kimberly Hill runs the open mike. Music from 7pm. List fills up quick.

Aug26

Right Turn Live Coffeehouse- feature

Right Turn, 440 Arsenal St, Watertown, MA

Glad to be returning here to perform for this recovery-minded group. I'll do three 5 song sets; My friends Zack Niman and Natali Freed will play short sets in between. We expect a fun, spirited musical evening.

Aug24

Loop At the Armory - appearance

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

John Mark calls together songwriters to do original material in his monthly Loop series at the Armory Cafe in Somerville. This month, John Marks ,Rachel Marie, Craig Sonnenfeld, Lucy Davis & yours truly will be featured. Caffe offers food and beverages and a great listening room. artsatthearmory.org FB: The Loop at the Armory

Aug13

Song School, Rocky Mt Folks Fest

Planet Bluegrass, Lyons, CO

Returning to camp by the St Vrain and catch up with songwriters from around the country, take workshops and generally enjoy Colorado. Through the 20th.

Aug4

Falcon Ridge

Hillsdale NY

Going again this year to this fine festival to hang out and sing with friends