Happy new year!
The December holidays are filled with energy and activity, but when the new year comes, things slow down a bit. Winter settles in and gets serious. Snow happens. Though hopefully not very much!
After our very busy December, January is a quiet month for us. Only one show, but it’s in Florida! If you’re in the Miami, FL area on Wednesday, January 25th, we would love to see you. Show is at 6pm. Contact us (via our Contact link) and we’ll put you in touch with the venue owner for reservations and the location details. Spread the word to folks who live in the area or are vacationing there! Should be plenty of seats available.
We have come a long way musically in the last 10 years, and we owe a lot of that to the WUMB Acoustic Music Camps. If you have ever dreamed of playing an acoustic instrument, learning to sing (or sing better), or writing songs, there is no better place to start than Summer Acoustic Music Week or one of the many Acoustic Music Weekends throughout the year. If you’d like to learn more about this wonderful organization and meet fellow music lovers, this coming Sunday, January 8th is the annual Reunion gathering in Groton, MA from 1-5pm. You don’t have to have attended a camp to come to Reunion! There will be guided and informal jams, food and drinks, instructors announced, and registration for all camps will be open. As an added bonus, there will be a concert by Sloan Wainright! Go to the SAMW Reunion page for details, and RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope we’ll see you there!
The Serendipity Songwriters Session is taking a winter break. Stop by Serendipity Cafe in Maynard, MA for lunch or dinner sometime during the month, and mark Wednesday, February 8th on your calendar for our next session.
The Bolton Public Library Unplugged open mike is also taking the month off. We’ll see you again on Tuesday, February 21st!
Many thanks to DJ Nick Noble at WICN Radio in Worcester, MA for putting our newest CD, Seeking, on his “Top 15-Plus Albums Of The Year” for 2016! We are grateful to Nick for his support, both for us and for all the other local musicians here in New England. Nick is dedicating his Thursday, January 26th radio show to his top albums of 2016, playing multiple cuts from each. Tune in from 7-11pm at 90.5FM in the Worcester, MA area, or go to http://www.wicn.org and click on “Listen Live Online”.
Seeking was the topic of a recent review at Bill Copeland’s Music News. “Dan and Faith Senie work a lot of folksy magic on all 13 of these tracks.” Many thanks to Bill Copeland for a wonderful review! Check out his Music News for reviews of other great CDs.
We’re coming up on the time of the year when the Yukon Quest is run! The Yukon Quest is a 1000 mile dogsled race from Whitehorse, Yukon Territory to Fairbanks, Alaska that starts Saturday, February 4th. Dan’s song, Yukon Quest, was written as a salute to the men, women and dogs who make this run every year, and the amazing support crew that keep them going. Follow the race online as you listen to the song.
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. Seeking has been specially mastered for iTunes, which gives higher fidelity over standard iTunes recordings.
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).
Going out to listen to live local music is a great cure for cabin fever! Support your local music venues.
Dan & Faith