The Dream Journal – April 2019


The US is big. Really big. And when you fly over it from coast to coast, you get some small idea of the scale, but driving across it from coast to coast shows you firsthand just how incredibly big it is. There are places that are wicked crowded, and there are places where you can drive for mile after mile and not see a house or another vehicle. There are areas that are completely flat with arrow-straight roads, and there are areas where you change altitude by 1000 feet or more across a half dozen switchbacks in a mile or two. The vast majority of it is incredibly beautiful, as are the people. We count ourselves incredibly lucky to have had the opportunity to see so much of it this past month and a half.

We’re continuing our grand trek around the country this coming Thursday, April 11th at the Artichoke Sandwich Bar in Wichita, KS. The Choke advertises itself as a restaurant by day and a bar by night. They have “fabulously famous” sandwiches. Know anyone in the Wichita area? Send them our way! Music runs 7-9pm.

From Wichita, we make a beeline north to Plain Talk Books & Coffee in Des Moines, IA on Saturday, April 13th. Plain talk is a neighborhood bookstore, coffee shop, breakfast and lunch cafe located in Des Moines’ East Village. We love playing in bookstores, and we hope you love listening in bookstores, especially when there’s good coffee, one-of-a-kind sandwiches and homemade soups available as you listen! We play at noon.

Last summer, we had the opportunity to play at Nickel City Frets in Akron, NY and to meet Buffalo area songwriter Tom Callahan. The spontaneous harmonies that night were a joy! We’re hoping that we can recreate some of that magic as we return with Tom to Nickel City Frets (newly refurbished after a November fire!) on Wednesday, April 24th. Come listen to an evening of shared music, harmony and camaraderie! The fun starts at 7pm.

While we’re out gallivanting around the country, our friend Beth DeSombre is guest hosting the Serendipity Songwriter Showcase at the Serendipity Cafe in Maynard, MA on Wednesday, April 10th. Beth’s guest songwriters this month are Mark Stepakoff and Sam Bayer. The topic, as chosen by March’s audience, is “Maybe tomorrow“. Stop in, listen to some great original songs, eat tasty food, and help choose the song topic for May’s songwriters. Music runs 7:30-9:30pm. Thanks to Dan Tappan for guest hosting last month!

As we wander around the country, we do our best to find the interesting back roads, to stay out of the heavy traffic areas as much as possible. Looking For The Road Less Traveled has become our theme song when we’re out on the road. Enjoy!

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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Spring is here, despite Mother Nature’s best efforts to the contrary! Cure your winter-bound cabin fever by getting out and going to hear live music.

Dan & Faith