The Dream Journal – July 2019
We were starting to wonder if we were going to see any warm, dry weather this month, as it’s been mighty damp and chilly here in our little corner of New Hampshire. Mother Nature finally obliged, and gave us a good dose of sun and warmth this past week. We even slept with the windows open in the bedroom. A lovely change! Today we’ve got the rain back, but the brief rainbow this evening was a nice treat.
Our musical month kicks off early with a Songwriters in the Round show at The Hearing Room in Lowell, MA on Monday, July 1st from 7-9pm. We share the evening with Mark Bishop Evans and Mary Crowe. The Hearing Room has a funky, artsy vibe that always makes us feel at home. Thanks to Mushroom Musicians for sponsoring the evening!
With the return of summer, we’re back into farmers market season, starting with the Keene Farmers Market in Keene, NH on Saturday, July 6th. The market runs 9am-1pm. A couple of bakeries and many local farms are regulars at this market that’s right in downtown Keene on the Cheshire Rail Trail. Stop by!
We’re back at a favorite market on Sunday, July 7th when we play at the Acton-Boxboro Farmers Market in West Acton, MA. Come shop for dinner, and then sit in one of the chairs around the music area and nibble on a snack while you listen. The market runs 10am-1pm, we kick off the music at 11am.
Our vegan diet has appeared in a song or two over the years, so we’re happy to be playing at the Mountain Veg Fest, the first ever Veg Fest in the Mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont, on Saturday, July 13th in Lebanon, NH. The festival will feature local sources of eco-friendly and cruelty-free products, hybrid and electric vehicles, expert speakers, cooking demos, vendors, and music! The festival runs 10am-4pm, we’ll be playing 12-1pm.
If you can’t get out to any of these locations to hear us, we can come to you! Or rather, we can bring our music to you directly via the internet. We’ll be doing an online concert on Monday, July 15th at 8pm Eastern time, and you can tune in from anywhere around the world where you can find an internet connection. We’re going to do the concert via Facebook Live this month. Just login to Facebook, “like” our page, and pull up the event here for details.
Beth DeSombre is hosting the Serendipity Songwriters Session on Wednesday, July 10th at the Serendipity Cafe in Maynard, MA. Beth is joined by Peg Espinola and Ric Allendorf. This month’s song topic, as chosen by June’s audience, is “Opportunity Cost“. Stop in, have a tasty dinner and dessert, and enjoy some wonderful original songs! Plus, you get to help choose the song topic for August’s musicians. Music runs 7:30-9:30pm. Thanks, Beth, for hosting!
Back in January, our performance at Stage 33 Live in Bellows Falls, VT was recorded on video. Faith’s song, Come Again Another Day, is one of the first videos we’ve posted from that show. We dedicate this to anyone who is dealing with a friend or loved one with dementia. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to see more videos and to receive notifications when we add new ones.
As always, you can find additional schedule information on our website, www.danandfaith.com. For more frequent news updates and information, check out our Facebook fan page and follow us on Twitter (@danandfaith).
Summertime is a great time to go listen to live local music! Festivals, farmers markets, wineries, and many other outdoor locations let you enjoy both music and warm weather. Look around your area!
Dan & Faith