The Dream Journal – March 2017

Hello!

Last Saturday, we spent the day cleaning out the shed in the back yard, wearing short sleeves and a sweater. And this Saturday, we’re supposed to have wind chill readings in the single digits, if not colder. Ah, spring in New England!

We count ourselves lucky in the central MA area to have WICN radio and DJ Nick Noble who are so supportive of local music and local musicians. We’ll be joining Nick on his radio show, The Folk Revival, this Thursday, March 2nd. Nick’s show runs 7-11pm, and we’ll be on somewhere between 8 and 9. His theme this week is, “Something Old & Something New”. We’ll chat and play a few songs for him — and for you! If you’re in the Worcester, MA area, tune your radio to 90.5FM. Outside the area, you can stream it live by going to http://www.wicn.org and clicking “Listen Live Online”. Tune in!

We’re definitely looking forward to this month’s Serendipity Songwriter Showcase on Wednesday, March 8th at Serendipity Cafe in Maynard, MA, as we’re joined by a couple of our favorite local songwriters, Sam Bayer and Rob Siegel. Our topic this month, chosen by our February audience, is “Alternate Facts”. Stop by, have dinner, enjoy some tasty baked goods, listen to wonderful original music by terrific songwriters, and help choose the topic for April’s musicians. The music runs 7:30-9:30pm. Many thanks to Laura & Johnny at Serendipity Cafe for all their support!

Sunday, March 19th brings us back to the Common Street Spiritual Center in Natick, MA for their Sunday Circle. Each Sunday at 10:30am, the Common Street community gathers for inspiration, connection, and worship. “We also share our wisdom and encourage one another to develop spiritual practices that lead to spiritual growth, expanded consciousness, acceptance, and a more loving way of life.” We are again honored to join the community and share our music as part of the circle. Please join us!

Come out to the Bolton Public Library Unplugged open mike at the Bolton Public Library in Bolton, MA on Tuesday, March 21st. We start with a 2-song formal first round, then we pull the chairs into a circle and jam until we’re out of songs, out of steam, or tossed out by the cleaning crew! Want to play a Saint Paddy’s Day tune? Share spring poetry? Or just kick back and listen to our talented neighbors? Stop by! Music starts at 7pm. Piano players — please reply to this message if you wish to play, and we’ll be sure to bring a keyboard.

We’ve been traveling down to Cape May, NJ every spring for the last few years to attend the Singer Songwriter Cape May conference. This year, we are playing a showcase in Carney’s Other Room at Carney’s on the beach in Cape May on Saturday, March 25th at 8:30pm. This is our first time playing at Carney’s, and we’re looking forward to it. Check out New Jersey Stage for this great article on the conference and our gig at Carney’s. If you’re in southern NJ, stop by!

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).

As the warmth returns in spring, and you get out of the house again, don’t forget to check out all the great local music in your area! And we’ll send you off the way we like to end our shows on the road, with a bit of gospel. Check out Dan’s song, On My Way.

Dan & Faith

The Dream Journal – February 2017

Hello!

We’re just back from a very busy trip to Florida. While we love New England, we have to admit it was rather nice to spend 10 days in short sleeves and sandals in the middle of January! We tried to bring a bit of the warmth back north with us, but it seems to have gotten lost somewhere around New Jersey. So we’ll just have to warm things up with a bit of music.

After its own little winter break, the Serendipity Songwriters Session is back! Come out to the Serendipity Cafe in Maynard MA on Wednesday, February 8th. We are thrilled to have Beth DeSombre and Christina Thompson Lively as our guests. Beth has been guest hosting for us on occasion this past year when we’ve been traveling, so we haven’t had much opportunity to hear her play. Chris & Meredith Thompson’s song, Clearwater, started us down the songwriting path. Our topic this month, chosen by our December audience, is “One Last Drink”. Stop by, have dinner, enjoy some tasty baked goods, listen to wonderful original music by terrific songwriters, and help choose the topic for March’s musicians. The music runs 7:30-9:30pm. Many thanks to Laura & Johnny at Serendipity Cafe for all their support!

Sunday, February 12th brings us back to the Common Street Spiritual Center in Natick, MA for their Sunday Circle. Each Sunday at 10:30am, the Common Street community gathers for inspiration, connection, and worship. “We also share our wisdom and encourage one another to develop spiritual practices that lead to spiritual growth, expanded consciousness, acceptance, and a more loving way of life.” We are honored to join the community and share our music as part of the circle. Please join us!

The Bolton Public Library Unplugged open mike at the Bolton Public Library in Bolton, MA returns from its winter break on Tuesday, February 21st. It starts with a 2-song formal first round, then we pull the chairs into a circle and jam until we’re out of songs, out of steam, or tossed out by the cleaning crew! Got a new song about love? Want to share a poem about groundhogs? Or just looking for a relaxing break from the craziness of the world? Stop by! Music starts at 7pm. Piano players — please contact us directly if you wish to play, and we’ll be sure to bring a keyboard.

The Yukon Quest is a 1000 mile dogsled race between Whitehorse, Yukon and Fairbanks, Alaska. The 34th annual Yukon Quest kicks off this Saturday, February 4th with 21 mushers and dog teams from around the world. The race takes anywhere from 9 to 15 days to complete. You can find out more and follow the teams at http://www.yukonquest.com. In honor of the determination of the teams and the dedication of the hundreds of volunteers that make the race happen, we offer our song, Yukon Quest, for free download for the duration of the race.

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).

Music brings us together. Get out into your community and find the music! And if there’s no music in your community, start some.

Dan & Faith

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