The Dream Journal – October 2016


We’ve just gotten home after an epic month on the road. We covered over 3800 miles in 27 days, played for new audiences in new places, and had a grand time doing it! We’re hoping to get back to many of these places again in the future, only hopefully next time we’ll have a bit of extra space in our calendar to explore the local area. But now, a quiet month at home after our road trip. No worries, though — there will still be music!

We’re looking forward to our next session of the Serendipity Songwriters Sessions at Serendipity Cafe in Maynard, MA on Wednesday, October 12th. This month, we’re joined by Molly Pinto Madigan and John Ferullo. The song topic this month, chosen by the September audience, is “Winds of Change”. Stop by, have dinner, enjoy some tasty baked goods (we missed Johnny’s baking last month!), listen to wonderful original music by great songwriters, and help choose the topic for November’s musicians. The music runs 7:30-9:30pm. Thanks again to Beth DeSombre for guest hosting for us last month!

One of the things we learned on the road is that having a place for local folks to get together and share music is a great way to strengthen the community. We are lucky to have the Bolton Public Library Unplugged open mike at the Bolton Public Library in Bolton, MA on Tuesday, October 18th. 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 spooky new song you want to try out? Harvesting some delicious poems? Or just want to enjoy the talents of your local friends and neighbors? Stop by! Music starts at 7pm. And thanks to Roland Ochsenbein for hosting last month!

The coming of October signals that the 2016 farmers market season is drawing to a close. We’ll be playing at the Acton-Boxborough Farmers Market in West Acton, MA on Sunday, October 23rd. The market runs 10am-1pm; we play from 11am-12:30pm. Stop in, pick up produce for your dinner and winter squash for your pantry (they keep for months!), check out the local arts & crafts, and come listen as we serenade your shopping. This is the last week of the season for the ABFM, so this is your last chance!

Our CDs Seeking and Simple Grace 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.

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There’s no place like your local music scene! Support your local music venues and musicians!

Dan & Faith