The Dream Journal – September 2023


We’re continuing to stick around home this summer as we record more tracks for our next album. The garden is continuing to gift us with insane amounts of zucchini and yellow squash, pickling cucumbers, broccoli, kale, celery, and now eggplant, jalapeño peppers, a smattering of tomatoes, and a few sweet peppers. In the process of weeding (which, we admit, we did with a couple of mowers and a string trimmer), we found a volunteer sunflower that was apparently seeded from last year’s sunflower crop. Our acorn squash plants (which were labeled as butternut squash plants — surprise!) have put out a bunch of acorn squashes that we’re hoping will start ripening soon. And we just picked our very first McIintosh apple from our orchard! We haven’t either of us eaten a Mac in many years, and it was soooo good.

This coming Saturday, September 2nd, we are hosting the Singer/Songwriter stage at the Keene Music Fest in Keene, NH. The stage is located outside the Toadstool Bookshop on Emerald Ave, and is sponsored by The Farm Cafe within the bookshop. The stage runs from 12:20pm to 7pm, with 8 different acts throughout the day, each playing original music. We’re very excited about the folks we have coming in to play! The stage schedule:

12:20pm: Pat Daddona
1:10pm: Carl Beverly
2:00pm: John Ferullo
2:50pm: Jason Baker
3:40pm: Tom Smith
4:30pm: Kota
5:20pm: Dan & Faith
6:10pm: The Milkhouse Heaters

This promises to be a great day of music! The event is rain or shine, but the weather forecast for Saturday is looking quite delightful at the moment. Come support these great New England acts, along with two great businesses! And you can also wander downtown Keene and check out all the other music happening that day.

This Friday, September 1st is Bandcamp Friday. On Bandcamp Friday, Bandcamp waives their revenue share to help support the musical artists who offer their music on Bandcamp. We know it might be a little early to start thinking about holiday shopping, but perhaps you have a music-loving friend with a birthday coming up soon? This would be a marvelous time to consider picking up a copy of one of our albums. You can order a physical CD, or download in any format you choose. And if you end up buying on a different day, that’s OK, too! Bandcamp is a wonderfully supportive organization that we’ve sold our CDs through for several years now.

One of Dan’s new songs is a celebration of a favorite place to eat in our area, the Hartland Diner in Hartland, VT.  We took banjo and bass up to the Diner back in July, and we played the song for the owner/chef, Nicole.  She took a video of us playing it and posted it out on the diner’s Facebook page.  She loved it, as did the folks at the tables around us!  Here’s her video of us playing You Won’t Leave Hungry Today.

Last Thursday, we played a Listen & Lunch show in Peterborough, NH, and one of the folks in the audience sent us a video of our performance of Dance Izzy Dance, one of Dan’s songs.  We’ve posted his video to our Patreon page.  Our patrons can see the full video; non-patrons can see a preview.  If you’d like to get early access to new videos, or see videos and content specifically posted for our patrons, sign up on our Patreon page.

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).

Want to go hear live music but can’t afford the crazy ticket prices for the Major Names? Go find live local music in your area! It’s affordable, you’ll likely get to meet the musicians in person, and you will find that they’re at least as good as the major acts, if not better.

Dan & Faith