Rick Drost

Rick Drost

  • Americana
  • Folk
  • Singer/Songwriter

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.

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.

Rick’s first solo album of his songs, “Turning the World”, produced and recorded by Jon Shain and FJ Ventre of Durham, NC, was released in June 2017.  Thanks to all the musicians who contributed so thoughtfully to the treatment of these songs- Jon and FJ on strings and basses, Kaitlin Grady on cello, Bill Newton on harmonica and soprano sax, Chris Frank on accordion, Ed Butler on percussion, all in NC, and composer/pianist Doug Hammer in Lynn MA on piano.

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