The Dream Journal – April 2023


We’re back home in New Hampshire after 6 weeks on the road. No fooling! We had some great shows, a very successful radio interview, and met up with a whole lot of friends. We had wild horses wander through our campsite at one campground, and a huge alligator wander through at another! We appear to have brought a little bit of warmth and a huge flock of robins home with us. Thankfully the alligator stayed in the Everglades! Though he did end up in a song that we’ll hopefully be working up soon.

The Midweek Song Swap is back! This coming Wednesday, April 5th, we are joined by fellow songwriter Phil Henry. Phil is an old-school storyteller who builds songs from a place of honesty, pairing moving lyrics with intricate guitar work that will knock your socks off. We’re looking forward to swapping songs with him! Find us online on Facebook or YouTube at 7:30pm Eastern time (23:30 UTC).

It’s a good month for swapping songs with excellent songwriters! On Friday, April 14th, we’ll head over to Lawrence, MA for the One Broadway Songwriters in the Round, where we’ll be sharing the stage with Rich Eilbert and Dan Tappan. We’ve known both Rich and Dan for years, and I think it’s safe to say there will be collaboration! One Broadway itself is out of commission while they recover from water damage (fire in a higher floor of the building), so the show will be held at Lawrence Community Access Television at 468 Essex St. You can see us in person or streamed online. The show runs 7-9:30pm Eastern time (23:00-01:30 UTC). Tickets for either the in-person show or for online access are $15 each, and can be purchased here. If you specify online access, you will receive the show link once your purchase is complete.

We don’t normally put open mics in our newsletter, but Open Mic America is a little different. It’s a nationwide open mic that celebrates both online and in-person open mics while it showcases the varied talent of musicians across the country. We’ll be playing it again on Sunday, April 16th starting at 8pm Eastern time (4/17 00:00 UTC). We don’t yet know who else will be on with us, and that’s part of the fun! Tune in via YouTube and hear 2 hours of great music from a number of musical genres.

Yesterday, March 31st, was the annual Transgender Day of Visibility. We have friends who are trans, and we have friends who have trans kids. We love them all, and are heartsick over the moves in various states across the US to curtail their rights, take away gender-affirming health care, and generally vilify these people who just want to live their lives as their true selves. We stand with them and stand up for them whenever possible. With love, support, and acceptance to our transgender friends, we offer Faith’s song, “My Name Is George.”

This Friday, April 7th, is Bandcamp Friday, where Bandcamp waives all their revenue fees for music sales, and turns that money over to the artists. It’s a great day to buy our albums there, though any day is a great day for that!

Our albums Then and Now, Seeking, and Simple Grace are 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.

As always, you can find additional schedule information on our website. For additional content and stories from the road, follow us on Patreon. For more frequent news updates and information, check out our Facebook fan page and follow us on Twitter (@danandfaith).

Keep an eye out for local venues that support live music, and do your best to support them however you can.

Dan & Faith