The Dream Journal — November 2016


A few hardy fall leaves are clinging to the local trees, and our garden is surrendering its potato crop as we hardy New Englanders start to prep for the coming winter. But that doesn’t mean staying home and hibernating! Nothing warms chilly bones like good music.

We start the month with a blend of music and art. Gallery Sitka, in Shirley, MA, is featuring artist Den Poitras on Sunday, November 6th for Trash to Treasure, art made of found objects. We will be playing music as part of the event. Other local visual artists will also have their art on display, including some of Dan’s photography. The event runs 2-4pm, and includes refreshments. Gallery Sitka’s mission is to support the arts and provide a space for emerging artists to be seen and to have the experience of showing their work in a gallery style atmosphere. Come to view the art and listen for a while!

We celebrate the end of the election season with Serendipity Songwriters Session at Serendipity Cafe in Maynard, MA on Wednesday, November 9th. This month, we’re joined by New Hampshire musicians Charles Collins and Carl Beverly. The song topic this month, chosen by the October audience, is “One’s Earliest Memory”. Stop by, have dinner, enjoy some tasty baked goods, listen to wonderful original music by great songwriters, and help choose the topic for December’s musicians. The music runs 7:30-9:30pm.

Any of our musician friends attending the North East Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) conference in Stamford, CT Thursday-Sunday November 10th-13th? We’re hosting the Dueling Duos showcase on Friday night from 11:45pm to 1:45am, and we’re playing in five showcases: Cup of Joe at 1:10am Thursday night, Twenty Oaks Presents at noon on Friday afternoon, our own Dueling Duos showcase at 12:45am Friday night, RISA at 1:45am Friday night, and the SAW Senate at 1:15am Saturday night. Hope we’ll see you there!

Our next session of the Bolton Public Library Unplugged open mike is at the Bolton Public Library in Bolton, MA on Tuesday, November 15th. 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 pumpkin pie? Want to share a poem about Grandma’s stuffing? Or just thankful for an opportunity to come listen to your talented local friends and neighbors? Stop by! Music starts at 7pm.

We finish out the month with a feature at the Roslindale Open Mike at the Roslindale Congregational Church in Roslindale, MA on Monday, November 28th. This is a great community open mike that’s so worth making the trek for. Doors open at 6pm, open mike starts at 7pm, and we’ll play around 8:30pm. Refreshments are free, with a donation basket that goes to the church to thank them for the space, and pass the hat for the feature.

As those last few leaves rustle down from the trees, we offer up Dan’s song, Falling Into Autumn Leaves for your listening (and downloading) pleasure.

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.

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

In these fractious times, smile, be kind to one another, support local businesses and local music. We need community more than ever.

Dan & Faith