The Dream Journal – December 2019


Mother Nature decided to get a jump start on winter this week here in New England. We lucked out and only got about 9″ of snow. Several towns south and east of us had well over 20″! For once, our being further north and west saved us from the worst of the storm. We’re hopeful that this storm is it for a while, as we’ve got places to go and music to make!

Our next Serendipity Songwriter Showcase is Wednesday, December 11th at the Serendipity Cafe in Maynard, MA. Our guests this month are Dan Tappan and Beth DeSombre. This month’s song topic, as chosen by November’s audience, is “Claire is leaving!” We’re especially looking forward to this month’s showcase, as Beth and Dan are the folks who fill in for us when we’re traveling, so we hardly ever get to hear their songs anymore. Stop in for some delicious dinner and dessert, stay for great original music! Plus, you get to help choose the song topic for February’s musicians (no showcase in January). Music runs 7:30-9:30pm.

If you haven’t yet figured it out from our recent newsletters, we love our DJ friend Nick Noble at WICN-FM in Worcester, MA. Any opportunity we get to play live on his radio show is something we try to make time for. Nick’s Folk Revival live-with-an-audience holiday extravaganza is Thursday, December 12th, and we’ll be one of 15-plus acts playing on the air over 4 hours. This special show runs 6-10pm on 90.5FM in Worcester or streaming live at (click on “Listen Live Online“). We should be on to play a few songs sometime between 7:45 and 8:15, but we highly recommend listening to the whole show.

By mid-December, most of the snowbirds have flown south, but we’ll be headed north! We’re headed to Radio Bean in Burlington, VT for a joint CD release celebration with our good friend Jason Baker on Sunday, December 15th. Jason has just put out his new album, Common Man Blues, and we have just released Then and Now. Come join us as we share songs from both of our albums. We’ll be playing 7-9:30pm. Good food, good beverages, cool vibe, new music — what’s not to love?

‘Tis the season for Christmas concerts! We’re taking part in the Christmas Musical at the South Parish Unitarian Church at 252 Main Street in Charlestown, NH on Sunday, December 22nd. We’re happy to join in to celebrate community here in our own town. Music starts at 4pm.

With the winter solstice coming up soon, Dan’s song Solstice seems like the logical one to share with you! Chase away darkness, join in our song.

As we close out 2019, we want to thank everyone who has come out to listen to our shows, tuned in for our online concerts, picked up one or more of our albums, or generally been supportive of our musical activities. We do this because we love doing it, but it’s not nearly as much fun if there’s nobody out there listening! We appreciate your being there for us.

Please consider sharing this newsletter with a friend who might like our music, or letting us know about a venue near you that might be willing to have us play. If you have some space in your home and some local music-loving friends, consider hosting us for a house concert! It’s just like having a regular party at your house, but with music. Feel free to contact us for details.

Our albums Then and Now, 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.

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).

We wish you a peaceful holiday season and a bountiful new year. Make a resolution to listen to more live local music!

Dan & Faith