We’re back from our grand midwest/southern/eastern loop trip. We came home to a family of red foxes living in a culvert near our barn. The family consists of two adults and two young kits. The kits are adorable, wrestling one another in the middle of the driveway, and then racing off after Mama. They don’t seem very happy about sharing the property after having had the run of the place for 3 straight weeks. But they’re stuck with us at least through June, as we’re sticking around New England for a while.
Now that we’ve been in New Hampshire for a year, we’re starting to scope out local opportunities. The Keene Farmers Market in Keene, NH is a new one for us. This Saturday, June 9th, we’ll be playing at the market from 9am-1pm. We’re looking forward to seeing what sorts of goodies we can find at the market, and playing for new folks. Stop by, shop for dinner, and listen in!
That same Saturday, June 9th, come out to the Acworth Village Store in South Acworth, NH as we host the first Pizza Night Songwriters In The Round. Musicians Colette O’Connor, Bill Wolston, Carl Beverly and Paul Belanger will play for you that evening. The music is amazing, and the pizza is freshly made in the wood-fired oven. Music and pizza both run 5:30-7:30pm.
The next Serendipity Songwriter Session at the Serendipity Cafe in Maynard, MA is Wednesday, June 13th. The guest songwriters this month are Beth DeSombre and Laura Joy. The theme for this month’s session, chosen by May’s audience, is “Storm In My Soul”. Have dinner and dessert, enjoy some wonderful original music, and help choose the theme for July’s songwriters! Music runs 7:30-9:30pm.
We found the Hartland Farmers Market in Hartland, VT last summer, and fell in love with this delightful little market. We’re happy to be back to play there again on Friday, June 15th from 4-7pm. We’re hoping to see some of the same vendors back again this year, though it will be too early in the season for the amazing apples we got last fall.
On Saturday, June 16th, we’re back at Pizza Night at the Acworth Village Store in South Acworth, NH as the performers for the evening. We get to play with the smells of pizza and the wood smoke from the wood fired oven wafting around us. Come enjoy good pizza and music in a beautiful rural setting. We play 5:30-7:30pm.
Back in 2010, a couple of central Massachusetts musicians named Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards got this crazy idea to hike from town to town across MA, performing free live concerts in ever town they passed through. Now in its ninth year, the Massachusetts Walking Tour traces a different path around the state every year. This year, Mark and Raianne, together with Mark Kilianski and Amy Alvey of Hoot and Holler, Director of Conservation Strategies Kristen Sykes of the Appalachian Mountain Club, and Vito Caccavelli from the Blackstone Valley Music Rock Band Camp Program, are traveling the Connecticut River Paddlers Trail. We will open for them at Mt. Sugarloaf State Reservation in South Deerfield, MA on Sunday, June 17th from 6-8pm, and we’re also hoping to join them for their 2 mile paddle and additional group hike that day.
If paddling, hiking and driving out to concert venues is not your cup of tea, or you’re nowhere near New England this month, you can still hear us play. Our next online Concert Window concert is Tuesday, June 19th. Bring up http://www.concertwindow.com/danandfaith from anywhere with internet access and invite us into your living room. Curl up with a frosty beverage and a snack, make yourself comfortable, and listen in! We play 8-9pm Eastern time.
We close out the month with a festival. The Acworth Music Festival will run from 11am to dusk on Saturday, June 30th out in back of the Acworth Village Store in South Acworth, NH. The music will be alternating back and forth between two stages, running nonstop throughout the day. We kick off the festivities at 11am, followed by Decatur Creek, Gene Albert, Bill Symons, Picket Hill, Moxley Union, Tom Pirozzoli & Kit Creeger, Carolyn Waters, Kim Snyder, and Lonn Livengood – Best Revenge. There’s also a chicken BBQ, vegetarian food, crafts, and more, all in an idyllic setting in the hills of southwestern NH. Rain or shine, we’ll see you there!
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).
Whether you’re traveling across the country or just sticking around in your own back yard, there is bound to be music happening somewhere nearby. Support local music, and support the wonderful venues who support local music.
Dan & Faith