The Dream Journal – December 2017


The garden is plowed under, except for the kale. We’ve fired up the wood boiler, and there’s snow on the ski trails on the Vermont mountains across the valley. Darkness steals in a lot earlier, and it feels like we should all be hibernating. But if you hibernate, you’ll miss all the music!

Things starts early this month, with a show in at the Hearing Room in Lowell, MA on Friday, December 1st from 8-10pm. We’ll be sharing the evening with our friends Sharon & Nick Pangaro in Duality: A Duo of Duos. There will be collaboration! Thanks to Aaron Tornberg of Mushroom Music for the opportunity to play this cool grassroots art and performance center. Suggested donation of $5.

We’re back from our travels, which means we’re back at the Serendipity Cafe in Maynard, MA for the Serendipity Songwriter Sessions on Wednesday, December 13th. Our guest songwriters this month are Kirsten Manville and Mike Laureanno. This month’s theme, chosen by November’s audience, is “The Evolution of Truth”. Come enjoy tasty food, hot beverages and amazing baked goods, listen to lots of original music, and help us choose the topic for February’s showcase! (The showcase is taking the month of January off). Music runs 7:30-9:30pm.  Many thanks to Beth DeSombre for hosting in October and November!

Every December, Nick Noble at radio station WICN FM in Worcester, MA hosts one of his weekly Folk Revival broadcast as a live in-studio holiday show. This year, his show will be Thursday, December 14th from 7-11pm. It’s a whole evening of live performances by local New England musicians, with a definite holiday theme! We’ll be on sometime during the evening. Join us as part of the studio audience, tune in locally at 90.5FM, or stream online at

We’re continuing our monthly online Concert Window concerts on Tuesday, December 19th at 8pm. Put down the wrapping paper, curl up on the couch with a glass of eggnog, and tune in to for a live concert streamed into your own living room. You can even send us messages while we’re performing!

We close out the month with another trip to the Farm Cafe at the Toadstool Bookstore in Keene, NH on Saturday, December 23rd. Combine the opportunity to pick up a last minute book for your hard-to-shop-for cousin, a late lunch with a decadent (but healthy) dessert, and some relaxing music. Need a break from holiday songs and the craziness of the malls? By then, so will we!  Music runs 3-5pm.

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, For more frequent news updates and information, check out our Facebook fan page and follow us on Twitter (@danandfaith).

Our best wishes for a festive and joyous holiday season to one and all, and we hope you’ll make a New Years resolution to enjoy more local music in 2018!

Dan & Faith