Please join the Rocky Neck Art Colony for Nights on the Neck, an evening of gallery receptions and entertainment, on Thursday, September 3, 5-9 pm, featuring
Three Sheets to the Wind
The Schooner Adventure organization spawned Three Sheets to the Wind, a group of local musicians and Adventure crew members who are preserving the history of maritime work songs (chanteys) and forebitter songs.
Rick Drost began singing with a Kingston Trio-style group in high school, continued in a small folk group in college, then a glee club and an opera chorus. He started writing and singing around coffeehouses in DC and New England in the ‘70s, finally settling in Cambridge MA where he started playing with the folk-rock group Parts and Labor. He performs at least once a week, wherever he goes, and has enjoyed stints with great instructors and students at Song School in Colorado , SAMW and other workshops.
Rick Berlin sings honest narrative (sometimes funny) songs from the torn pocket of the heart; his style has been compared to Waits, Weil, and Newman. Rick’s impressive past credits in the Boston music scene include Orchestra Luna/Luna, Berlin Airlift, Rick Berlin–The Movie, Rome is Burning, Rick Berlin–The Awful Truth, and The Shelley Winters Project. He was a regular at Jacques in Boston ’s Bay Village for nine years, and now appears frequently at the Lizard Lounge, among many other places.
Chris Brokaw & Geoff Farina
Chris Brokaw & Geoff Farina, both well known in the indie rock scene, will play pre-World War II country blues songs on acoustic guitars and vocals, including such favorites as Stagger Lee and Trouble in Mind.
In 1998, Geoff and his bandmate, Jodi Buonanno, purchased and renovated the Narragansett Grange Hall, a historic public building that would otherwise have been demolished. With the aid of a HUD program they made the building into music and painting studios and living space, and for seven years provided living and studio space to annual artists in residence. Geoff will talk about his experiences developing the project.
Boston Derby Dames
A group of Boston Derby Dames, Boston ’s first and only all-female, DIY, skater-owned and -operated flat track roller derby league, will make a swift but no-doubt high impact appearance on Rocky Neck Avenue.
Additionally, Sigrid Olsen & Kathleen Archer invite you to a cocktail party at their galleries, ISLA Beach House and Painted Bird, at 77 Rocky Neck Avenue.
Rocky Neck Art Colony, Rocky Neck Avenue, East Gloucester