The Dream Journal – August 2016
We’re enjoying a relaxing evening at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in Hillsdale, NY. If you’ve never been to Falcon Ridge, picture several thousand folk music/dance fans and performers camped out in a series of farm meadows, with four scheduled stages of daytime and evening performances and lots more music in the tents in the meadows all night long, plus food vendors and artisans. It’s a wonderful, magical, musical place! If you can, you should check it out.
If you happen to be at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival this year, stop by the security/volunteer tent by the troll bridge Saturday afternoon, August 6th at 3pm, and hear a short set from us! The volunteers at the security tent don’t get to hear as much of the music as many of the other volunteers, so we bring the music to them.
The Serendipity Songwriter Sessions continue with our new summer dates. On Wednesday, August 10th, we are joined by guest songwriters Rorie Kelly and Aaron Tornberg at Serendipity Cafe in Maynard MA. The song topic this month, chosen by the July audience, is “The best hug/embrace you’ve ever had”. Stop by, have dinner, enjoy some tasty baked goods, listen to wonderful original music by four great songwriters, and help choose the topic for September’s musicians. The music runs 7:30-9:30pm.
If you haven’t had enough opportunities to hear new songs from prompts this month, come down to AS220 in Providence, RI on Thursday, August 11th at 7pm where we will join fellow songwriters Heather Rose, Jimmy Blaze Carello and host Jan Luby for the RISA Songwriters In The Round. Four acts, three rounds, all acoustic. The AS220 theme this month is “Insomnia”. Come see if either of us managed to get both themes into the same song, or each had to write two! The restaurant is open, so food & beverage will be available. $5 admission.
We’re very excited to be taking part in the 9th annual Boston GreenFest in downtown Boston, MA. The festival runs Friday-Sunday, August 19-21st. We will be playing two sets on Sunday, August 21st, 12:45pm at the Family Stage, and 2:15pm at the EcoSoule Stage. At this free event you can experience live music and dance performances from more than 20 countries, watch an eco-fashion show featuring local designers with models walking the runway in upcycled fashion, create a community-wide art piece, view a green film festival, test drive an electric car, listen to inspiring speakers, take a ride on a bike that generates electricity, taste healthy international cuisines, have a drink at the beer and wine garden, and much more.
The Bolton Public Library Unplugged open mike is on its summer break. We’ll see you there again in the fall!
Our CDs, Seeking, Simple Grace and Dreaming of Another Path, and our EP, Live At Roslindale, are available from us at our shows, on our website, or you can find them all 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).
During the summer, there are fun little festivals and music events everywhere. Check one out in your area, and support live local music!
Dan & Faith