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The Dream Journal – October 2018

Hello!

Mother Nature is pretty amusing sometimes. She has us running around in shorts and T-shirts for a week, and then bundled up in turtlenecks and sweaters a day later. Sometimes she throws one or two more T-shirt days at us. Such is autumn in New England! The leaves were already showing hints of yellow a few weeks ago, and now the reds are popping in. The turkey poults are almost as big as their mamas, and just as entertaining.

Summer farmers markets are winding down, but there are still opportunities to get great fall produce and crafts from local vendors if you know where to look. We’ll be looking at the Collinsville Farmers Market in Collinsville, CT (a little corner of Canton, CT) this coming Sunday, October 7th. This is a hopping market, with great vendors and a good crowd of shoppers. We’re looking forward to singing with the rooster named Joe Cocker (seriously, that’s his name!) whose farmer always sets up by the musicians. Joe loves to join in! The market runs 10am-1pm, we’ll be playing 10:30am-12:30pm. Stop by and listen!

We’re back with the Serendipity Songwriters Sessions at Serendipity Cafe in Maynard, MA on Wednesday, October 10th. Our guest songwriters this month are Ralph DeFlorio and Serendipity’s own Laura Hobson. The theme, chosen by a previous month’s audience, is “The Benefit Of The Doubt.” Join us for a great meal, tasty dessert, and an evening of amazing original music. Music runs 7:30-9:30pm.

One of the cooler coffeehouses in the New England area is the Hearing Room in Lowell, MA. On Sunday, October 14th, the Mushroom Musicians Mini Music Melee is being held as a fundraiser for the Hearing Room. Over 20 different musical acts (including us!) will be performing from 2-6pm, all to help support this wonderful little music venue. Stop by, have coffee & popcorn, enjoy an afternoon of great music and contribute to a good cause.

It’s been a while since we’ve done an online Concert Window concert. A busy summer, combined with life throwing us a curve ball or two, and suddenly it’s fall. A perfect time of year to curl up on the couch with a cup of hot mulled cider and enjoy some good music without having to bundle up and go outside. Simply go to https://www.concertwindow.com/danandfaith and enjoy the show. If you’re on a PC, you can even interact with us via the online app. We’ll be playing on Tuesday, October 16th from 8-9pm eastern time. We would especially love to have folks in other timezones listen in!

For September 11th, we posted Dan’s song, Memories Of You, written in honor of the loved ones left behind after the events of September 11th, 2001. We dedicate it to the memory of our friend and scuba instructor, Chuck Jones, who was lost that day, and to his surviving family. We sing, and we remember.

Our CDs Seeking and Simple Grace are available from us at our shows, on our website, or you can find them at CD Baby, iTunes and most other online music stores.

As always, you can find additional schedule information on our website, https://www.danandfaith.com. For more frequent news updates and information, check out our Facebook fan page and follow us on Twitter (@danandfaith).

Nothing spooky about live local music! Find yourself a monster mash somewhere and join in.

Dan & Faith

The Dream Journal – September 2018

Hello!

We’ve just had a couple of crazy hot, muggy days. They’ve been the kind of days you don’t want to go out anywhere or do anything, days where doing anything outside is to be avoided at all cost. This evening, we watched the thunderheads massing over the mountains across the valley, signaling the coming of the cold front that will hopefully clear out the hot, sticky weather and replace it with the sort of weather one would want to have for outdoor music. And when you take a look at our schedule this month, you’ll see just how important that is.

What better way to take advantage of the return of reasonable weather than an outdoor festival? On Saturday, September 1st, the Keene Music Festival takes place in Keene, NH. This year, a new songwriters stage has been added to the festival on Emerald Street, outside the Toadstool Bookshop / Farm Cafe. The stage runs from 11am-6pm; we play 2:45-3:30pm. The other songwriters playing at this stage include Bill Wolston, Mike Bradley, Sonic Soundscape, Ross Arnold, Neptune’s Car, Picket Hill, Julie Snow and Volkert Volkersz. And there are other stages around town with still more artists playing. This will be a great day of music!

We’re back with the Serendipity Songwriters Session at Serendipity Cafe in Maynard, MA on Wednesday, September 12th. This month is the rescheduled date for the March session, which was snowed out — we figured September would be safe from such hazards! We’re joined by guest songwriters Doug Farrell and Rob Lytle. The theme, chosen by February’s audience, is “Midlife Crisis.” Join us for a great meal, tasty dessert, and an evening of amazing original music. Music runs 7:30-9:30pm.

There are few things we love more than a farmers market in late summer, and this month we’ll be at two markets back to back. On Friday, September 14th, we’re back in Hartland, VT for the Hartland Farmers Market. This is a sweet little market with good food, amazing produce, and beautiful crafts. We play 4-7pm.

The next morning, Saturday, September 15th, we’re back in Maynard, MA for the Maynard Farmers Market. In addition to good produce, there are tasty baked goods, and activities for the kids. The market runs 9am-1pm, we’ll be playing 11:15am-12:45pm. Stop by, say hello, and listen for a while!

We start the month at one festival, and we finish up our gigs for the month at another one. The Joe Davies Folk Festival is a delightful little two day event at the Soule Homestead in Middleborough, MA the weekend of September 15th and 16th, in concert with the homestead’s annual Harvest Fair. We are so pleased to be playing at the festival on Sunday, September 16th. In addition to the music, there will also be children’s activities, animals, local crafters and delicious food. We kick off the festival day at 11am on Sunday.

Our CDs Seeking and Simple Grace are available from us at our shows, on our website, or you can find them at CD Baby, iTunes and most other online music stores.

As always, you can find additional schedule information on our website, https://www.danandfaith.com. For more frequent news updates and information, check out our Facebook fan page and follow us on Twitter (@danandfaith).

It’s harvest season. Get out and harvest yourself a bumper crop of live local music!

Dan & Faith

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