The Dream Journal – December 2021


The garden is now snuggled down in a blanket of post-Thanksgiving snow; the fridge is full of apples, potatoes, and cabbage; we’re putting the last of the celery and kale into the freezer. Our daily outdoor walks are earlier in the day so we catch some daylight. The neighborhood Christmas lights are going up, and the temperatures are going down. It must be December!

The Midweek Song Swap continues this Wednesday, December 1st with our guests Andy & Judy Daigle. Andy & Judy are fellow multi-instrumentalists with close harmonies on their storytelling songs. It is a delight to be able to swap songs with them! Tune in to our Facebook page or YouTube channel for an hour of music starting at 7:30pm Eastern time.

Every year, WICN radio DJ Nick Noble hosts a live holiday version of his Folk Revival show where local musicians come by the studio to share songs in the holiday spirit. This year, his holiday show is Thursday, December 16th. We’ll be stopping by the studio to share a few songs with Nick, along with a whole bunch of other great New England musicians. You can catch Nick’s show from 7-10pm Eastern time in the Worcester, MA area at 90.5FM or online at (click where it says “Listen Live Online”).

Speaking of songs in the holiday spirit, our new single, Solstice, is now available! When we first played on Nick Noble’s holiday show, his only requirement for playing was that at least one song in our set must be a holiday song of some sort. Dan decided the solstice was under-served by holiday songs, and thus Solstice was born. We now have a full recording, including a delightful dancing fiddle accompaniment from John Kirk. It’s available for streaming and download from our Bandcamp page.

You can also find copies of our albums Then and Now, Seeking, and Simple Grace through Bandcamp. As an extra incentive, on the first Friday of every month (Friday, December 3rd this month), Bandcamp waives their already low revenue share and turns all album proceeds over to the artist. They’ve committed to doing this throughout the pandemic, and will be continuing through at least the end of 2021.

Our albums Then and Now, Seeking, and Simple Grace are also available from us on our website, through Bandcamp, or you can find them at iTunes and most other online music stores. Our music is also available streaming on Spotify and Apple Music.

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We wish you and yours a peaceful holiday season and a joyous musical new year!

Dan & Faith