Happy new year! We hope that your new year started on a positive note. We started our new year with homemade blueberry pancakes, topped with local maple syrup. Anything that starts with homemade pancakes has to be good, right?
We’re starting off our musical new year on Thursday, January 3rd with a trip to the folk open mike at Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham, MA, hosted by Dan Cloutier. We haven’t been to Amazing Things in a while, and we’ve missed all the great hooligans at the open mike! We’re happy to be back featuring at this welcoming place. Doors open at 7pm, music starts at 7:30. Come listen, come play!
Lots of new venues on our plate this month! On Thursday, January 17th, we’re headed just down the road to Bellows Falls, VT for Third Thursdays at Stage 33 Live. Stage 33 Live describes themselves as “the homegrown love child of Tiny Desk Concerts, Ted Talks, Science Friday, Midnight Special, and The Little Rascals.” Sounds cool already! There are short sets by other musicians starting at 6pm, and we go on around 7pm. Sounds like there may still be openings for the short sets; contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to play.
We’re off to another new location for us on Saturday, January 19th, when we play at Thayers Inn in Littleton, NH. This iconic inn has hosted 5 former US presidents, innumerable politicians, celebrities and other dignitaries. We’ll be playing in the Olde English Pub 6:30-9pm. Come enjoy a meal, a pint, and a bit of music!
The Hearing Room in Lowell, MA is not a new location for us, but it is a favorite. We’ll be featuring at the Sunday, January 27th open mike, hosted by Aaron Tornberg, starting at 2pm. The Hearing Room is a funky arts venue with a great vibe and the most amazing juke box!
One last date for the month, and one more new venue. Gusto’s Bar in Barre, VT hosts acoustic music every Thursday and Friday night. We’ll be playing there on Thursday, January 31st from 5-7pm. Come check out their menu, and we’ll play for you.
We are pleased to note that Faith’s song, Come Again Another Day, won an Honorable Mention for the January/February American Songwriter Lyric Contest! The judges include some fairly big names in the songwriting world, and the other songwriters recognized come from across the US and around the world.The song will be featured on our next album, coming sometime in 2019.
Now that we’re past the holiday season and coming into full-blown winter here in New Hampshire, we often get folks asking us why we live here and not someplace warmer. Usually the folks asking are the sorts of folks who much prefer warmer winters than we have around here. Dan decided to answer that question with his song, Sweet New England. Enjoy!
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In this new year, a great resolution would be to find and support live local music wherever you find it.
Dan & Faith