The Dream Journal – August 2018
We just got home from our midwest tour this afternoon. We had hot weather and cold weather, beautiful clear days, a bit of rain, and a couple of wild storms. On our path back home via Canada, we even encountered a lot of smoke from wildfires in Ontario. We’re back with just enough time to pick all the baseball bat sized zucchini in the garden, do some laundry, change the oil in the van’s generator, load up the sound gear and head out for a week of gigs in Massachusetts.
We start out the trip with the Serendipity Songwriters Session at Serendipity Cafe in Maynard, MA on Wednesday, August 8th. This month, we are joined by guest songwriters Eric Kilburn and Martin Swinger. The theme, chosen by July’s audience, is “It’s been longer since I’ve seen you, than I knew you.” Join us for a great meal, tasty dessert, an evening of amazing original music, and the opportunity to help us choose the theme for next month’s songwriters. Music runs 7:30-9:30pm.
On Thursday, August 9th, we’ll drop in at WICN-FM studios in Worcester, MA to chat with DJ Nick Noble live in studio on his weekly radio show, The Folk Revival. The show runs 7-11pm; not sure yet what time we’ll be on. If you’re in the Worcester area, you can listen live at 90.5FM, or you can stream live over the internet by going to https://www.wicn.org and click on “Listen Live Online”. Since we’ve moved to New Hampshire, we haven’t had as many opportunities to stop in to chat with Nick, and we’re looking forward to seeing him.
To continue a very busy musical week, we head over to the Unitarian Church of Marlboro & Hudson in Hudson, MA on Friday, August 10th as the August featured performer at SESSIONS. SESSIONS is an Open Mike, Songwriters Round Table, Invitational JAM and Occasional CoffeeHaus. Come listen to us, and join in on the open mike! Music starts at 7pm. This is a new open mike for us.
Another new open mike for us is the Appleseeds Coffeehouse at the Unitarian Universalist Area Church in Sherborn, MA. We’ll feature there on Saturday, August 11th. Music starts at 7pm. This one has been going for several years, but we only heard about it recently. Should be fun!
We close out our week’s tour of Massachusetts with a trip to the Acton/Boxboro Farmers Market in West Acton, MA on Sunday, August 12th. Lots of great produce, crafts, baked goods, and we provide the soundtrack. The market runs 10am-1pm. Stop by the market to pick up dinner makings, stay for the music! There are even chairs set up in front of the music tent for you to sit and relax a while.
Looking a bit further ahead, on Saturday, September 1st, the Keene Music Festival takes place in Keene, NH. This year, a new songwriters stage has been added to the festival on Emerald Street, outside the Toadstool Bookshop / Farm Cafe. The stage runs from 11am-6pm; we play 2:45-3:30pm. The other songwriters playing at this stage include Bill Wolston, Mike Bradley, Sonic Soundscape, Ross Arnold, Neptune’s Car, Picket Hill, Julie Snow and Volkert Volkersz. This will be a great day of music!
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 always incredibly grateful for all the great local venues that offer live music. The best way to support live local music is to support the venues that bring it to you.
Dan & Faith