The Dream Journal – April 2018

Hello!

We just got back from a weekend of gigs down on the MA/NH border to find that most of the snow in our fields has melted out, several of the massive snow piles the plow created are gone, and the rest are hardly up to our knees. It’s sure looking like spring out there! Mind you, we still have our snow tires on — this *is* New England, after all! But we’re certainly ready to come out of hibernation.

We’re back in Keene, NH this Saturday, April 7th at The Farm Cafe in the Toadstool Bookshop. Amy & Skip serve up fantastic meals and decadent baked goods, all vegetarian or vegan and gluten free; the bookshop serves up a great collection of books; we’ll serve up some uplifting music to all who come by. We’ll be there 3-5pm.

The next Serendipity Songwriter Session at the Serendipity Cafe in Maynard, MA is Wednesday, April 11th. Our guest songwriters this month are Pat Kenneally and Esther Friedman. The theme for this month’s session, chosen at random by us because our March showcase was postponed due to weather issues, is “Never Again”. Come have dinner and dessert, enjoy some wonderful original music, and help us choose the theme for next month’s songwriters! Music runs 7:30-9:30pm. We’ll have Doug Farrell and Rob Lytle back later in the year to make up for our snow day in March.

Our next online Concert Window concert is Tuesday, April 17th. Want to get out to a midweek concert, but don’t have the energy after a long day at work to drive to the venue and back? Pour yourself a libation, curl up on the couch, tune in to http://www.concertwindow.com/danandfaith and enjoy live music streaming into your living room. We play 8-9pm Eastern time.

This month we bring you a live video of Dan’s song, Quiet Moments. He wrote it in memory of his dad, who died right before we started songwriting. The video came from The Hearing Room in Lowell, MA back in December 2017.

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).

Spring is almost here! Time to get out of the house, get active, speak up, sing out! And stopping in to support your local music venues is always appreciated.

Dan & Faith

The Dream Journal – March 2018

Hello!

They say March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. In which case, we’re hoping for excellent weather at the end of the month! We’ve been watching the news reports of coastal flooding out of RI, MA and the NH coast while the snow falls here in western NH. For us, thankfully, it was a pretty normal snowstorm. Now to dig out…

We’ll definitely be dug out by tomorrow, Saturday, March 3rd so we can head down to the Farm Cafe at the Toadstool Bookshop in Keene, NH. We’ve missed our last two shows at the cafe due to bad weather, and doggone it, we’re going to be there this time! Amy and Skip will have some tasty veg food, we’ll have some good music, and you can pick up some bedtime reading on your way out of the bookstore. We’ll play 3-5pm. Stop by!

The next Serendipity Songwriter Session at the Serendipity Cafe in Maynard, MA is Wednesday, March 14th. Our guest songwriters this month are Doug Farrell and Rob Lytle. The theme for this month’s session, as chosen by our February audience, is “Midlife Crisis”. Come have dinner and dessert, enjoy some wonderful original music, and help us choose the theme for next month’s songwriters! Music runs 7:30-9:30pm.

Our next online Concert Window concert is Tuesday, March 20th. If getting out to see live music is difficult for you, or you’re not normally anywhere near us, we bring the concert to you! Curl up on the couch with a hot toddy and a snuggly blanket, tune in to http://www.concertwindow.com/danandfaith and enjoy live music streaming into your living room. We play 8-9pm Eastern time. We’re pretty sure we’ll be doing this one from home, so you can check out the new video background in our music room, too.

We’re pleased to be involved in the inaugural show of the Rhode Island Songwriters Association and Mushroom Musicians Presents – Songwriters in the Round at The Hearing Room in Lowell, MA on Friday, March 30th. As with our own Serendipity Songwriter Sessions, the Hearing Room SITR has a prompt for which we get to write a song. For this month’s session, the prompt is “Who I Am”. We’ll be sharing the evening with David Hardwick. The Hearing Room is a funky arts space in Lowell, and we’re happy to help kick off what should be another fun New England in-the-round. And you can help choose the theme for next month’s songwriters! Doors open at 7pm, music runs 8-10pm. Suggested donation of $6.

For us, March goes out like a lion! We finish up the month with a feature at the Saturday night open mike at Coffee Coffee in Salem, NH on Saturday, March 31st. The open mike runs 6-9pm. Come settle in with a cup of coffee and listen, or you can play in the open mike.

We’re starting to get a few more videos up online. Take a look at Dan’s song, Sixty Eight. It tells the story of a time of turmoil. Riots in the streets. A divisive presidential election was going on. And the space race was in full swing. The year was 1968.

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).

We’re very pleased to see a new generation becoming politically aware and active in this country, though we wish their reasons for doing so could be less dire. We stand behind these kids as they find their voices and cry Never Again.

Dan & Faith

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