The Dream Journal – March 2019

Hello!

There often comes a point during winter in New England where it feels like you’ve had one too many frigid days or one too many snowstorms, and you start contemplating how you might escape to someplace warm. In past years, we’ve gone south toward Florida. This year, we’re going south and west.

We would much rather be singing than shoveling, and so we’re starting our month at 5000 Burnet in Austin, TX on Friday, March 8th. 5000 Burnet is a premier food trailer park offering 10+ food trailers, making it easy for everyone to find something to eat. The kids can play safely in a fenced-in playscape while the parents enjoy some of Austin’s best food trailers, as well as a bit of music by us! We’ll be playing 7-9pm.

The following Sunday, March 10th, we head just a little further north to Roots Bistro in Georgetown, TX. Here we’ll join our friend Alex Winters for an evening of music together. Alex connects with her audience by telling stories of everyday life that they can relate to. Everyone understands love, loss, desire, abandonment and hope. Alex seems to have the ability to put herself in different situations and walk through them, telling the tale of how she would react through her songs. We’re looking forward to sharing the evening with her from 7-9pm.

Somewhere on the road between Austin, TX and Phoenix, AZ, we’ll offer up an online concert via Concert Window on Tuesday, March 19 from 8-9pm Eastern time. Kick off your shoes, curl up with your favorite beverage, tune in to http://www.concertwindow.com/danandfaith and see how far we’ve traveled. We might even be able to figure out what time it is in Phoenix by then! We’ll share some tales from the road and some of our music.

Since we started performing, we’ve dreamed of the day when we could make the trek out to the west coast to play. On Saturday, March 30th, we fulfill that dream, starting with playing live on the Saturday Morning Folk Show on KDVS between 9am and noon PDT (that’s noon-3pm EDT) with DJ Bill Wagman. Tune in locally in the San Francisco Bay area at 90.3FM, or online at https://kdvs.org. Many thanks to DJ Robyne Fox for setting this up!

The dream continues later on Saturday, March 30th with a house concert in Berkeley, CA, starting at 7pm. We hope to see friends from the San Francisco Bay area! Contact us directly (reply to this email or call us at 603-826-6707) to reserve a seat and get details on the exact location.

While we’re out on the road, our friend Dan Tappan is guest hosting the Serendipity Songwriter Showcase at the Serendipity Cafe in Maynard, MA on Wednesday, March 13th. Dan’s guest songwriters this month are Paul Driscoll and Rupert Wates. The topic, as chosen by February’s audience, is “A Little More“. Stop in, listen to some great original songs, eat tasty food, and help choose the song topic for April’s songwriters. Music runs 7:30-9:30pm.

Our CDs Seeking and Simple Grace are available from us at our shows, on our website, or you can find them at CD Baby, iTunes and most other online music stores.

As always, you can find additional schedule information on our website, https://www.danandfaith.com. For more frequent news updates and information, check out our Facebook fan page and follow us on Twitter (@danandfaith).

Whether you’re near home or out on the road, check out the local music in the area.

Dan & Faith
 


The Dream Journal – February 2019

Hello!

The saying goes, “If you don’t like the weather here in New England, wait five minutes — it’ll change.” That’s never so true as during February! In the last week or so, we’ve seen temperatures well below 0, and we’ve seen 55 degrees. We’ve gone from deep snow pack to bare grass to ice to bare grass again. But we are looking forward to getting on the road again and heading toward what we hope is warmer weather. Though we have to admit, 55 degrees was pretty nice!

Before we hit the road, we’re headed over the hill on Saturday, February 16th to the Acworth, NH Town Hall for a fundraising event for the Acworth Village Store. The store has been in continuous operation for 150 years, but funds are tight at the store this winter. From 4-11pm, there will a silent auction, a potluck dinner, and music. We will be opening the event at 4pm. Come out to support this great community treasure, and help keep it operating for another 150 years!

The following week, we’re off to a new venue run by a familiar person. We were so disappointed when Robert Harper Books in RiverdalePark, MD closed its doors a while back, as it was a wonderfully quirky bookstore with a great vibe, and we had a ton of fun playing there. Now Robert has opened My Dead Aunt’s Books inside the Tanglewood Works in Hyattsville, MD, and he’s opening its doors to music. We’ll play there on Friday, February 22nd at 7:30pm, splitting the evening with Paint Branch Creek, a DC area Americana quintet. Looking forward to seeing the new shop!

While we’re out on the road, our friend Beth DeSombre is guest hosting the Serendipity Songwriter Showcase at the Serendipity Cafe in Maynard, MA on Wednesday, February 13th. Beth’s guest songwriters this month are Sean Ryder and Tammy Jann. The topic, as chosen by December’s audience, is “She’ll never say“. This month’s songwriters, including Beth, are all participating in February Album Writing Month (FAWM), where theyeach write 14 new songs in 28 days, so you are likely to hear a lot brand new songs this evening! Stop in, listen to some incredibly new original songs, eat tasty food, and help choose the song topic for March’s songwriters.

We’re excited that Dan’s song, Sleepy Town, has won fourth place in the American Songwriter Magazine’s March/April lyric contest! You can find all the winners and their lyrics here. And congratulations to our friend Dan Tappan, who received an Honorable Mention for his song, Thought I Knew.

A woman was born in Minnesota in 1890, and died in Florida at the age of 108. She was a journalist, an author, an environmentalist, and an activist. She’s credited with saving the Everglades from development. Her name was Marjory Stoneman Douglas. One year ago, at the Parkland, FL high school named in her honor, a gunman killed 17 students and staff members, and wounded 17 others. The survivors follow in Mrs. Douglas’ footsteps. Dan’s song, Footsteps, honors their activism.Please listen.

Our CDs Seeking and Simple Grace are available from us at our shows, on our website, or you can find them at CD Baby, iTunes and most other online music stores.

As always, you can find additional schedule information on our website, https://www.danandfaith.com. For more frequent news updates and information, check out our Facebook fan page and follow us on Twitter (@danandfaith).

Best way to show your valentine you love them is to take them out to hear live local music!

Dan & Faith
 




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