The Dream Journal – June 2023


Things were quiet on the performance end for us in May, but we’ve still been busy! Two music conferences, a bunch of planning and tracking for our next album, and the garden is almost ready for planting. It may seem late for planting, but we had frost only a week or two ago. Which seems a bit crazy, given that we hit 90 degrees yesterday, but hey, that’s weather in New England! Our foxes have 3 young kits this year, the bluebirds have moved into at least one of the birdhouses, there’s been a lone coyote wandering down the driveway in the evenings, and a young black bear has been eating out of our neighbor’s bird feeders (which she has now wisely taken down).

One of the best things about the arrival of warm weather is the arrival of farmers market season! We kick off the season at the Peterborough Farmers Market in Peterborough, NH on Wednesday, June 14th. Farm produce, baked goods, food trucks, and music are a great combination. Bring a shopping bag, pick up ingredients for dinner, and enjoy some music! Rain or shine, the market runs 3-6pm.

We’re delighted to be back at the Acworth Music Fest at the Acworth Village Store in South Acworth, NH this year. Festival day is Saturday, June 17th. In addition to us, this year’s acts include Blue Collar Band, Best Revenge & Friends, Pointless Culture, Donnah In Flames, and more! Music runs 11am-dusk. Performance order hasn’t been finalized, but we expect to be on early in the day.

Back in 2010, musicians Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards got the idea to hike from town to town in Massachusetts bringing music to the towns they passed through. Since then, the Massachusetts Walking Tour has become an annual tradition, and over the years has included many different hikers and musicians, including us. This year, their “bipedal concert tour” is partnering with the grassroots organization Gateways to Nature, which celebrates green space within the towns of Holbrook, Abington, Whitman and Rockland, MA. You can join in with the walk during the day, or attend the concerts in the evening, or both. We’ll be opening for the walkers on the first day, Wednesday June 21st, for their show at the Holbrook Public Library in Holbrook, MA. Music starts at 6pm.

We end the month with a new venue! We’re doing a bandstand show at the Cape May County Park & Zoo in Cape May Court House, NJ on Saturday, June 24th at 2pm. The show is sponsored by the Cape May Court House Library. Entrance to the park is free, as is the concert. In case of bad weather, the show will move to the library.

In honor of Pride month (and every day), we celebrate, love and accept our LGBTQIA+ friends, and we vow to do what we can to make sure their rights are not erased. Through Faith’s song My Name Is George, we speak to audiences about the high rates of suicide attempts among trans youth who are not accepted and supported by their families.

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.

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Good music can be found in many unexpected places. Keep your eyes — and ears — open!

Dan & Faith