Previous events


Open Mic Feature at Coffee Coffee

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Coffee Coffee, 326 S Broadway, Salem NH

Singing the feature set at this open mic. Coffee Coffee has great coffee and food, (even house-smoked BBQ on Saturdays) . Barry presents local musicians at brunches, evening performances including this open mic. I'll do the feature set this night. Barry has also asked me to host. Signup at 6PM or after until the list fills up. Three songs. Come on out and share some tunes.


Rick Drost sings Brunch at Coffee Coffee

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Coffee Coffee, 326 S Broadway, Salem, NH

Returning to this popular place with great coffee and food to sing some long sets at Brunch. Had a great time here in March.


Brunch performance at Serendipity Cafe

Serendipity Cafe, 1 Nason St, Maynard, MA

Delighted to play Brunch sets 11-1 at one of my favorite locations. Been there for many open mics and songwriter sessions, but this will be my first brunch. I love the room with the big windows out on Nason and Main; This should be even nicer during the day.


Set at Acoustic Lounge - postponed to Jul 2

British Beer Club, 6 Middle St, Plymouth MA

BBC decided to close on Memorial day. Hope everybody has a good holiday.

We're working on another date.

Hollis Greene Gathers Three songwriters every monday night at British Beer Club in Plymouth. Happy to be asked to do a set. Details TBD.



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Montreat retreat center, Montreat NC

I'll return to SERFA (SouthEast Regional Folk Alliance) Conference again in the beautiful interdenominational retreat center near Black Mountain, NC. SERFA Guerilla showcases: Wed Night 1-1:30 am Access Film - Assembly 1 (Belk) ITR w Isabel Taylor, Leah Kaufman Sat Night 12.20 am Texas Sugarbaby -218 ITR w Antonio Andrade, Todd Burge


Wilcox Weekend

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Kanuga, Hendersonville, NC

Returning for at least the 6th time to this relaxing and spiritually refreshing retreat near Asheville - David Wilcox always invites fine songwriters and speakers from his travels; songwriters and other creative-minded folks come from all over the country. see


Voices of Poetry - Musical Feature

Minor Memorial Library, 23 South St , Roxbury CT

"Tireless poetry warrior" Neil Silberblatt promotes poetry readings from Cape Cod through Connecticut to NYC. These readings often feature musicians/songwriters. Delighted to be included in this one in NW Connecticut, at the Minor Library. Readings from 2-4PM. Part of a celebration of National Poetry Month, 2018. See Neil's Facebook group Voices of Poetry.

Poets reading Cynthia Brackett George Guida Adam Hughes John Paul O'Connor John Surowiecki

Rick Drost as Musical Feature Here's a link to the Minor Library's posting:


Rick Drost, Colette O'Connor, Ric Allendorf

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

South shore friends Colette and Ric will split the evening with me in this cozy cafe in the Armory. 7.30-10. One of my favorite spots to sing in town. Sandwiches, soup, beverages available. Free parking out back. Donations at the door


District 45 Open Mic Feature

District 45, 45 Lewis St, Lynn, MA

Joe Skahan is running a new open mike at this fine restaurant in Lynn. Happy to be doing the feature set. Come on out and check it out; play a tune, have dinner and /or just listen. 7.30 signup; open mike at 8


Songwriter Hang at the Dark Horse

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Dark Horse Public House, 499 Broadway, Somerville, MA

Carlin Tripp is hosting a "Songwriter Hang" at the Dark Horse Public House Sunday Evening. Eleven very active local songwriters will do 20 minute sets (3 originals, one cover). Free show. Here's the list so far: Camberville folks come Check it out! On Bway in Somerville near Medford St. Aaron Yang, Abby Vail, Alex Oster, Cameron Cotham, Carlin Tripp, Emily Mac, Jacob McCurdy, Mike Morissey, Natali Freed, Prateek Poddar, Rick Drost.


Rick Drost and Bill Anderson

The Hearing Room, 119 Chelmsford St, Lowell, MA

Bill Anderson and I will split the evening in this cozy community space just south of downtown Lowell. Both of us love this room that Mark and Caelin have put together. I met Bill Anderson at Summersongs; he's moved up to the area and makes his living as a luthier with a studio in the Lowell Lofts. Come enjoy some tunes! $5 donation requested


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


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 92.4 FM. or WFMR/Orleans 91.3 FM


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


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.