Dan was raised in New York City and the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. He’s been singing as long as he can remember. Though he took piano and french horn as a child, those never really held attraction. The singing tradition of Camp Taconic, where Dan spent many summers, exposed him to the music of the folk scene of the 1960s and 1970s, as camp counselors brought those songs with them.
On moving back to New York, Dan became a member of the Manhattan Borough-wide chorus, and later the New York All City Chorus and Concert Choir. It was at All City where he worked under the direction of John Motley.
Faith was raised in Cooperstown, NY. She played piano from an early age and played as accompanist for school shows and concerts, and sang in the school choir. She took to acting in school and in college.
The two met at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute while students. Professional life led them away from music for over 20 years. A song writing workshop series with Maura and Pete Kennedy brought them back to their musical roots. To play the songs they write, Dan picked up guitar, and later harmonica and banjo; Faith picked up mandolin, later added bass guitar, ukulele, tenor banjo, mandola and dulcimer to her talents.
Most of the time, Dan and Faith write their songs separately, then arrange them for presentation as a duo. Each has won awards for their songwriting.
Festivals, Contests and Showcases
Singer-Songwriter Cape May – Showcase Artists
Mid-Atlantic Song Contest – Finalist 2016
American Songwriter – Honorable Mention Jan/Feb 2019
American Songwriter – 4th place, Mar/Apr 2019
Keene Music Fest
South Acworth Music Fest
Top 16 Albums of 2016 – The Folk Revival – WICN Radio
Dan and Faith are an award-winning, touring, New England-based singer-songwriter duo who perform what they call dream-inspired folk.
Dan and Faith are an award-winning, New England-based husband and wife singer-songwriter duo who describe their music as dream-inspired folk. Daniel Senie (guitar, banjo, harmonica, vocals) and Faith Senie (mandolin, bass guitar, dulcimer, ukulele, vocals) tap into dreams and everyday life in crafting their original songs. The duo has released five albums. The most recent three are available: Simple Grace (2014), Seeking (2016) and Then and Now (2020).
Dan and Faith are an award-winning, New England-based husband and wife singer-songwriter duo who describe their music as dream-inspired folk. Daniel Senie (guitar, harmonica, vocals) and Faith Senie (mandolin, bass, ukulele, dulcimer, vocals) tap into dreams and everyday life in crafting their original songs. They also perform select covers. The duo has released five albums – Then and Now (2020), Seeking (2016), Simple Grace (2014) are available. Two early albums are no longer available in print or online.
Raised in New York City and the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, Dan has been singing for as long as he can remember. Although he took piano and French horn as a child, neither instrument kept his interest. However, he enjoyed spending many summers at Camp Taconic, singing folk songs of the 1960s and 1970s, many of which remain favorites of his to this day. Upon moving back to NYC, Dan joined the Manhattan borough-wide chorus and, later, the New York All-City Chorus and Concert Choir.
Faith was raised in upstate Cooperstown, NY, where she began playing piano at an early age. She was an accompanist for school shows and concerts, sang in her school choir, and also took to acting. She and Dan met while both were students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Although professional life led them to abandon their musical pursuits for more than 20 years, a songwriting workshop series with Pete and Maura Kennedy prompted them to return to their musical roots several years ago.
Says Pete Kennedy: “Dan and Faith warmly and honestly portray themselves, as individuals and as a couple, with an expansive panorama of acoustic styles that reflects their enlightened world view: a deep love for words and music, and a compassionate earth-based spirituality that illumines every couplet, guitar riff and mandolin melody.”
Nick Noble, host of “The Folk Revival” on WICN (Worcester Public Radio) opines:
“Combining thoughtful poetry and evocative storytelling with sweet harmonies, Dan & Faith are an acoustic duo worth hearing again and again. As singer-songwriters they remain true to their open-mic/coffeehouse/music-in-the-round roots, evoking laughter, love, melancholy, and magic in equal parts.”