The Dream Journal – July 2020

Hello!

We’ve been putting our time at home to good use, and our garden is looking amazing! Hardly a weed to be found, and the perimeter is nicely mowed. We’ve already been eating radishes, lettuce, kale and parsley from the garden, and in the last week or so we had our first zucchini, yellow squash and celery. The black raspberries are ripe, and our first batch of black raspberry sorbet is in the freezer with the strawberry sorbet made with strawberries from a local farm stand. The broccoli and cabbage plants have survived the crazy wind storms and last week’s hail, and though they look a bit cockeyed and rumpled, they’re growing like mad.

Last month’s grand experiment with doing an online in-the-round concert was a success! We’re happy enough with the technology to try it again. So tune in to our Facebook page on Wednesday, July 22nd at 7:30pm Eastern time, when we will be joined by Jason Baker for a song swap night. Jason hails from Burlington, VT, and though he’s relatively new to songwriting, he writes powerful songs. We haven’t seen Jason since last December, BC (Before Covid). You don’t have to have a Facebook account to watch.

A week later, on Wednesday, July 29th, we’ll be joined by John Ferullo for our next song swap night. John hosts the twice-monthly open mike at the Parish Center for the Arts in Westford, MA, and he’s a good friend. Join us on our Facebook page at 7:30pm Eastern!

The Serendipity Songwriter Showcase will return in August.  Look for our August newsletter for details.

Since our last newsletter, we’ve posted an article on our Patreon page giving the back story behind one of Faith’s songs, and a demo recording of one of Dan’s! Want to know more about our music? Want to get previews of new recordings before our next CD? Sign up for our Patreon page.

Our albums Then and Now, Seeking, and Simple Grace are available from us on our website, or you can find them at iTunes and most other online music stores.  Our music is also available streaming on Spotify and Apple Music.

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

Reach out to your favorite musicians online, see if you can support them in some way. And don’t forget venues! Many music venues are hosting concerts online, either by partnering with musicians remotely or by having musicians perform in the venue to an empty room, and broadcasting it online. Tune in, listen, support as you’re able, and spread the word to your friends. Until such time as we can all be together again, musicians and audience together in the venues, we do what we can to keep the music alive.

Dan & Faith

The Dream Journal – June 2020

Hello!

We’ve been doing enough traveling over the last couple of years that we’d forgotten how fickle the weather here in New England can be in spring. Normally it’s OK for us to plant the more tender plants (squashes, cucumbers, tomatoes) on Memorial Day weekend, so the wee bit of frost damage we woke up to on June 1st was a bit of a surprise. Yes, frost on the first of June! Mother Nature has been taking us on quite the temperature roller coaster the last several weeks.

One of the things we’ve missed a great deal since we’ve been off the road is the Serendipity Songwriter Showcase. Now, thanks to the wonders of internet technology, we’re starting it up again this Wednesday, June 10th, as an online song swap. Our guests this month are Kim Moberg and Kathleen Healy. The theme, as chosen by our March audience (wow, so long ago!), is “Monuments”. Tune in to the Rhode Island Songwriters Association Facebook page from 7:30-9:30pm Eastern time. During the show, we’ll announce how we’re going to choose the theme for July’s songwriters, and we’ll post a link for the “after party”, where you can chat with the performers and with other audience members. Oh, and if you’re in the Maynard, MA area, watch the Serendipity Cafe website for their grand reopening later this month! Give Laura and Johnny some love and support and get some tasty food in return.

Need a break from Zoom meetings and binge-watching Netflix? Come join us on Thursday, June 25th at 7pm Eastern for our first concert of the summer! Tune in to our Facebook page, kick back in the comfy chair and relax with a glass of iced tea and our music.

Since our last newsletter, we’ve posted two articles on our Patreon page giving the back story behind two of Dan’s songs. Want to know more about our music? Want to get previews of new recordings before our next CD? Sign up for our Patreon page.  This week’s post will be about Dan’s song, Sixty Eight, and the parallels between 1968 and now.

Our albums Then and Now, Seeking, and Simple Grace are available from us on our website, or you can find them at iTunes and most other online music stores.  Our music is also available streaming on Spotify and Apple Music.

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

We love and support our black brother and sister musicians. We believe that black people deserve the right to live their lives without fear of hatred, harassment, or death at the hands of the people who should protect us all. These are simple rights that many of us take for granted, but are denied to them so often in this country.  Black lives matter.

Dan & Faith

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