LOMA (Lincoln Open Mike Acoustic) is monthly, on the 2nd Monday (3rd if holiday, closed Jul & Aug), 7 - 10 pm. Players sign-up there or pre-register at firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Lincoln Library's Tarbell room, 3 Bedford Rd, Lincoln, MA (near 5-corner intersection with Trapelo Rd). Admission is FREE.
Apr 30, 2016 (Sat.) Lincoln, MA
I’ll join the Town-Wide Fair, from 1-4 pm, performing toward the end. The Fair celebrates the 40th anniversary of Lincoln’s Council on Aging, Rec Department and Lincoln Review. More info at Lincoln Fair
Location: Pierce Park (corner of Weston Rd. and Lincoln Rd.), Lincoln, MA
May 9, 2016 (Mon.) Lincoln, MA – LOMA
I’ll host the LOMA Open Mike, 7 to 10 pm. NERFA showcase artist Mike Laureanno of Rhode Island will feature, mike.laureanno.com
May 20, 2016 (Fri.) Montreat, NC – SERFA
I’ll play a guerilla showcase (Uncorked, Rm-218 at 1:20 am [technically Sat] at this regional gathering of folk enthusiasts, www.serfa.org.
Location: Montreat Conference Center, Montreat, NC
Jun 13, 2016 (Mon.) Lincoln, MA - LOMA
I’ll host the LOMA Open Mike, 7 to 10 pm. Stunning vocalist and songwriter Amy Herrera will feature, amyherreramusic.com
Rich’s “Semi-Viral” YouTube videos:
Yellow Rubber Ducks with 61,000+ views, retells the 10 year journey of 29,000 rubber ducks from the mid-Pacific Ocean to the US Atlantic seaboard via the Arctic sea.
Jetman with 8,000+ views, gives homage to Yves Rossy, who flew across the English Channel and more recently over the Grand Canyon using a jet-pack.
Rich’s recent YouTube videos:
Forgiveness excerpts the Rich Eilbert Band’s live feature at Amazing Things in Oct 2015. Accompanying me are Kenny Selcer, Steve Gilligan, Camille Breeze and Carol Gyurina.
Till You Went Away is a poignant song performed at the SAMW camp in July 2015 with backing from David Surette and Susie Burke.
Donald Duck Umbrella offers a good-natured take on clutter in our lives and homes,
Fukushima commemorates the 3/11/11 calamity there and some bizarre plans to handle the ongoing damage.
Let My People Go humorously recaps of the Exodus story told in 3 short minutes.
Put The Guns Away makes a heart-felt appeal for gun control.
The LOMA open mike was video recorded in January and the first half including my opener can be accessed via the link, vimeo.com/34846034. The second half, starting with the wonderful feature by Fiske & Herrera, is accessible via vimeo.com/34850959
Two other of my recent songs (“Geneva Waltz” and “Forgiveness”) are accessible via the URL vimeo.com/37068194, at around minute 40. That’s Kenny Selcer on guitar and Brent Clark on bass backing me.
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