Two great acts tonight!
Rick Drost, a singer/songwriter from Cambridge, MA. has been writing songs since the late 60s 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. Rick’s debut solo CD, Turning the World, was released in June 2017, hit 57 on the June Folk DJ charts, and continues to get airplay from Europe across America to New Zealand.
Bill Anderson writes songs that tell stories of people’s lives and hopes, accompanied on guitars that he builds at his studio in Lowell. Often compared with artists such as Gordon Lightfoot and Steve Goodman, Bill was the choral award winner in high school and studied voice during his music degrees at Boston University and the New England Conservatory, where he earned a Master’s Degree in Oboe performance. A life in music as a freelance musician (including four years with the USAF Academy Band), resulting in a resume full of orchestras and odd jobs, has enriched and enlivened his life and work with experiences of every description. Over the course of his career, Bill has appeared with artists such as Judy Collins, composer Henry Mancini, country singer Bill Anderson ("Whispering” Bill”), pianist Van Cliburn, Michael W. Smith, ABBA, and many more! Whether finger picking a love song or strumming a toe tapper, Bill’s music offers variety and thought provoking lyrics that will draw you in! And always…a bit of humor!
$6 Suggested Donation