toured the McCormick House by Mies Van Der Rohe at the Elmhurst Art Museum outside of Chicago. Very cool example of one of only three Mies Van Der Rohe designed houses. - See more at:
toured the McCormick House by Mies Van Der Rohe at the Elmhurst Art Museum outside of Chicago. Very cool example of one of only three Mies Van Der Rohe designed houses. - See more at:
toured the McCormick House by Mies Van Der Rohe at the Elmhurst Art Museum outside of Chicago. Very cool example of one of only three Mies Van Der Rohe designed houses. - See more at:


Just back from a wonderful series of shows and radio in Chicago. While there we toured the McCormick house, one of three house designed by Mies Van Der Rohe. Very cool!

O LOVE included on 13 top albums/songs of 2014 lists!

For more details, see my blog.


O LOVE selected for

TURNSTYLED JUNKPILED TOP 10 L.A. Americana List for 2014

By Terry Roland

L.A. songwriters don’t come any better than Ernest Troost. A film score composer by day (Tremors) and a singer-songwriter the rest of the time, O Love, is a collection of fully realized songs garnered from the distinctly American tradition of storytelling through song with influences from Appalachia to West Texas. With folk, country and Piedmont blues undercurrents, his original gift of melody and cinematic lyrics call to mind Randy Newman and Paul Simon at their peak with a certain Mississippi John Hurt strain running through his fingers to some rather magical guitar picking.



O Love one-sheet

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*O Love #5 album on the Folk-DJ Chart

*O LOVE is a Top 5 most added Americana on the AMA Chart!

*My song "Close" is #1 on the Root Music Report Contemporary Folk Song Chart and the O LOVE album is # 3 on the Folk Album Chart!

 "Wow.  I think this folkie just reinvented Americana and it feels like it must have felt when Dylan went electric at Newport.  Always a winner on his past releases, Troost turns it up so much here that the measuring stick doesn’t go that high.  Embroidering his new rock attack with dark edges, there’s still folk and Piedmont running through his veins and sound but he isn’t content to stay where he was when he can run on such high octane.  Lyrically, he’s going to knock you flat with one punch.  Killer stuff throughout, this is the work of an undeniable talent taking it to the next level of the game.  You just might not hear Americana the same way again after you take a byte of this.  Easily one of the best ‘folk’ albums to come out this year. . . . Check it out."

--Chris Spector, Midwest Record


“I hope you sell a million copies. It’s a great CD.
Anyone who loves good music should have a copy.”
--Roz Larman, host & producer of FolkScene


Read the Maverick Magazine 5 star review here.

Read the Blabber'n Smoke review here.

Read the BardChord review here.

Read the New York Music Daily review here.

Read the Ventura County Star review here.

Read the Tucson Weekly review here.

Read the Boycotting Trends, UK review here.

Read the FolkWorks review here.

Read a review of my August 2013 McCabe's concert with Ray Bonneville   

Read a review of my January 2013 McCabe's Concert

Download One-Sheet pdf       



Here is a list of some of the radio stations airing my music

If you live near any of these stations call and request a tune!

Northridge, CA
Tangled Roots, hosted by Pat Baker

Northridge, CA
Americana Matinee, hosted by Kat Griffin

WEFT, 90.1 FM
113 N. Market St.
Champaign, IL
From Joshua Tree Inn, host Kevin Elliott

Carbondale, IL
T.G.I.Folk, host Gaye Auxier

WSLR, 96.5
Sarasota, FL.
Our Kind of Folk, host Craig Huegel

WMNF, 88.5
Tampa, FL
The Waking Hours, host Craig Huegel

KVMR 89.5
Nevada City, CA
Click Your Heels Together, hosted by Ruby Slippers

internet radio

Plainfield VT
Acoustic Harmony, host Mark Michaelis

CKUT 90.3
Folk Directions, host Gerry Goodfriend

Ches Radio
Acoustic Planet, host Steve Clarke

KUNI 90.9
Iowa Public Radio
The Folk Tree, hosted by Karen Impola

Baton Rouge, LA
Here's Hootenanny Power, hosted by Taylor Caffery

KRCB 91.1
Santa Rosa California
Your Average Abalone, hosted by Johnny Bazzano

Fairfield, CT
Acoustic Connections, hosted by Walt Graham

KXCI 91.3
Tucson, AZ
Acoustic Alternative, hosted by Henry Hallett

WRUR 88.5
Rochester, NY
A Variety of Folk, hosted by Ray Baumler

CKPC  AM 1380
Ontario N3R 7C5
Just Us Folk, hosted by Jan Vanderhorst

New London, CT
Out of the Woods, hosted by Jon Colcord

Community Radio 2mce-fm, 92.3
New South Wales, Australia
One of the Folk, hosted by Terry Fatseas

WXOU 88.3
Auburn Hills, MI
The Old Front Porch, hosted by Maggie Ferguson

3INR 96.5
Victoria, Australia
Folk n Roots, hosted by Colin Fielding

WFMT 98.7
Chicago, IL
The Midnight Special, hosted by Rich Warren

WESU 88.1
Middletown, CT
75% Folk, hosted by Bill Revill

EMS-Vechte-Welle, Germany
Hillbilly Rockhouse/Roots, hosted by Gerd Stassen

Radio Compagnie
Country Stew, hosted by Martin van der Laan
The Netherlands

Dutch Roots Radio
Landslide, hosted by Michael V. Bruggen

WVOF 88.5
Fairfield, CT
Upper Room with Gi Dussault

RTV Katwijk Radio
The Netherlands
Acoustic Rain, hosted by Bart van der Pol

Binghamton, NY
Saturday Night Folk, host Ken Campbell

New South Wales, Australia
One of the Folk, host Terry Fatseas

104.1 FM
The Netherlands
Songriver, hosted by Berrie Koetsier

Blueprint, hosted by Thomas Kaldijk
The Netherlands

Sante Fe, NM

Transitions Radio Magazine
Alan Hitner host, Ken Yavit Music Director

B2B 87.7 FM
New Zealand
TOWN & COUNTRY, hosted by Eddie O'Strange

WSLU 89.5 FM
Canton, NY
The Folk Show, hosted by Mike Alzo

WOMR 92.1 FM
Provincetown, MA
The Old Songs Home, hosted by Bob Weiser

3RUM 107.7FM
Tumbarumba, NSW
MuddClub, hosted by Stephen Lomas

WFUV 90.7
Fordham University
Woody's Children, hosted by Robert Sherman

RTV Katwijk
The Netherlands
hosted by Ruud Heijjer

WSPN 91.1
Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
hosted by Chris McGill

Blacksburg, VA
New River Sampler, hosted by Jim Dubinsky

WFYI 90.1 FM
The Blues House Party, Host/Producer, Matthew Socey

Atlanta, GA
Fox's Minstrel Show, hosted by Frank Joye

Blacksburg, VA
New River Roots Sampler, hosted by Jim Dubinsky

KBOO 90.7
Portland, OR
Folk Espresso, hosted by Diane Hunt

St Point, Wisconsin
Acoustic Revival, hosted by Jim Canales

Detour, hosted by Paul Hartman
Towson/Baltimore MD

 Bay 100.3 FM
Acoustic Harvest, hosted by Jan Nary

 90.9 FM - WDCB Public Radio
Folk Festival, hosted by Lilli Kuzma
Glen Ellyn / Chicago, IL

KDVS Radio
The Saturday Morning Folk Show, hosted by Bill Wagman
Davis, Ca. 

CKUT 90.3 FM
Folk Directions, hosted by Gerry Goodfriend
Montreal, Quebec CA 

RTE Radio 1

Late Date with Alf McCarthy
Dublin, Ireland

 Drive 105.3
For Folk Sake, host Dessie Fisher
Derry, N. Ireland

Modern Troubadours, host Jim Rogers
Indiana, PA.