Rick Drost, a Singer/Songwriter from Cambridge, MA, has been writing songs since the late '60swith depth and heart: songsthat repay repeated listening and convey a long love of classical music, natural wonders, poetry.
Rick has sung in small and large choruses and small acoustic folk groups, but since the early 2000s has been singing solo at open mikes, small clubs and coffeehouses, galleries and listening rooms in New England, the Midwest and the Southeast.
Since retiring in 2015 from a career as a software engineer, Rick is happily expanding the time he can spend listening, reading, writing, and traveling around singing in small venues and festivals.
Carl Cacho has firmly established himself as one of the most talented and respected singer/songwriters in New England. Boston Music Award Nominee for Outstanding New Singer/Songwriter, winner of the Rose Garden Coffeehouse Singer/Songwriter Competition, finalist in the Kerrville Folk Festival, Telluride Troubadour and Boston Folk Festival songwriter contests, his songs and disarming performing style have made him a favorite at venues across the Northeast. Folk legend Tom Rush personally selected Carl to perform with him at a "Club 47" show at Harvard University's Sanders Theater and Carl was invited to participate in the Fifth Annual Martha's Vineyard Singer/Songwriter Retreat, started by Christine Lavin.
Written with stunning detail and clarity, Carl's songs draw the listener into focused snapshots of events and people that usually pass unnoticed. An eclectic mix of musical styles is evident throughout his work - bluegrass, blues, country and rock all make appearances, depending on the need of the lyric. His songs have been covered by many of his peers, including Jack Hardy, Kevin So, Stephanie Corby, Pat Wictor, Charlie Strater and Jimmy LaFave. His album “Spark” features duets with Jimmy LaFave and Kris Delmhorst as well as appearances by Ellis Paul and Mark Erelli. It was one of the top 10 played albums on Folk Radio for 3 consecutive months.
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