The Dream Journal – December 2018


It’s December already?? We’re not quite sure how that happened. Although we’ve been shoveling snow for several weeks now, so clearly Mother Nature thinks we’re getting on toward winter. Here in New Hampshire, a lot of the houses (including ours) have metal roofs. This is great in the winter, as snow doesn’t accumulate up there for very long before it all slides off. However, it can be quite startling when a huge pile of snow slides off the upper roof and lands on the porch roof with a bang! Thanks to a comment from a friend, we call those “roofalanches”.

We’re back at the Serendipity Songwriter Showcase at the Serendipity Cafe in Maynard, MA on Wednesday, December 12th. Our guest songwriters this month are Dan Tappan and Serendipity’s own Johnny Hobson. The theme for this month’s songwriters, as chosen by November’s audience, is “In Twenty Years”. Stop in, listen to great original music, eat tasty food, and help choose the prompt for February’s songwriters (no showcase in January). Music runs 7:30-9:30pm. Thanks again to Beth DeSombre for hosting last month!

It wouldn’t be the holiday season without The Folk Revival holiday show on WICN-FM, hosted by the delightful Nick Noble! Nick has invited a bunch of local musicians to join him for this annual treat on Thursday, December 13th from 6-10pm. We’ll join him in studio around 7:30pm. If you’re in the Worcester, MA area, tune in to listen at 90.5FM, otherwise go to and click where it says “Listen Live ONLINE”.

Do you have book lovers on your holiday shopping list? Would you like a good meal and a bit of music to top off your book shopping? Shop at the Toadstool Bookshop in Keene, NH on Saturday, December 15th, enjoy a late lunch or decadent dessert at the Farm Cafe, and we’ll serenade you from 3-4:30pm. A great selection of books, amazing vegetarian/vegan food, and music? Even Scrooge would love that!

From ancient times, humans have celebrated the winter solstice as the day when the darkness turns toward light again.  Chase away darkness, join in our song!  You can listen to our song, Solstice, and join us in celebrating the return to light.

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.

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Thank you for supporting us, and supporting live local music throughout 2018. We wish you love, light and music for the new year!

Dan & Faith