Date(s) - Sun. Nov. 18, 2018
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Showcasing 3 Local singer/songwriters – Audrey Rose, The Arndt Family Singers, and Rick Drost at the Cafe at the Armory in Somerville. We’ll have three half hour sets and finish up in the round. Cafe has coffee, tea, soups, sandwiches, beer/wine; parking out back. This is a free event, donations appreciated.
Here are some details on the performers:
Arndt Family Singers
The Arndt Family Singers are 15-year old Abigail Arndt, mother Margaret, and god-father John O’Leary. Abigail and her mom have been singing at gatherings forever and, joined by slide guitarist John, have been in demand for PorchFests, house concerts, and restaurants in recent years. Abigail and Margaret also sing in the Boston-based Family Folk Chorale. Abigail is a natural young talent who has performed in the MMEA Eastern District Junior Festival, various school musicals, and with Linda Marks and company at Club Passim and other venues. John has been a singer/songwriter/bandleader for decades, opening for R&R Hall of Fame acts. Together they perform an eclectic repertoire of rootsy songs by Stephen Foster, Boudleaux Bryant, Stephen Sondheim, Karla Bonoff, Richard Thompson, Kirtana, and Warren Zevon. John O’Leary is at businesslessonsfromrock.com
Audrey Rose is a singer/songwriter performing primarily in Massachusetts. Her material comes from life experiences in relationships, feelings and overall happenings she encounters. With her pretty blue guitar and smooth vocals she wins the hearts of her audience. www.audreyrosemusic.com
Rick Drost writes and sings songs 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, who covers Drost’s song “Turning the World” in live performances. Rick travels from Cambridge, MA to sing at coffeehouses, house concerts, small festivals and Folk Alliance Events from New England, to Colorado to the Southeast