Dan and Faith

Bolton, MA
Folk / Singer/Songwriter / Dream-Inspired Folk
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It's asparagus season here in Bolton!  Our asparagus bed is poppng up a whole bunch of new shoots every day.  We harvested almost a pound of spears this evening, and we expect we'll come close to that tomorrow, too.  The tomato seedlings have been potted up into larger containers, and are waiting a few more weeks before going outside. After such a long winter, it's been wonderful to get to play in the dirt again.  May brings both lots of activity in the garden and lots of music activity for us.


WICN Radio in Worcester MA has just won the 2013 Worcester Music Award for "Best Radio Station - Most Supportive of Local Artists".  To celebrate, DJ Nick Noble is hosting an entire evening of local musicians live on the air on Thursday, May 2nd from 7-11pm.  We will join a dozen or more local acts as part of the celebration.  Sometime during the show, we'll be playing 2-3 of our own songs live on the air.  Nick's show, The Folk Revival, is well worth listening to every Thursday evening, but this one should be special.  Listen locally at 90.5FM, or streaming live on the web at WICN.org.


The very next day, Friday May 3rd, we're back in Worcester MA at Acoustic Java, near Clark University.  We'll be playing the late lunch hour, 1:15-2:15pm.  Acoustic Java has an amazing selection of small-batch roasted coffees, good teas, sandwiches, smoothies, and baked goods (vegan!).  Stop by for lunch, stick around for coffee and music!


We are hosting Lorraine and Bennett Hammond for a house concert at our place in Bolton MA on Sunday, May 5th. Music starts at 2PM, doors open at 1PM. Contact us for details and to reserve a spot. Lorraine is one of the top mountain dulcimer players, and also plays celtic harp, banjo and mandolin.  Bennett (who taught Dan to fingerpick) has entirely too much fun with guitar and has invented his own style of banjo playing.  We'll open the show with a few songs of our own, and then turn the stage over to Lorraine and Bennett.  When the formal concert is over, we'll stick around and jam with them, too! Check out our Still River Concerts page for details. This is a rescheduling of the concert originally planned for March 3rd that was preempted by the funeral of our good friend Jerry Wasserman.


We're back in Hudson MA on Wednesday, May 8th for another installment of our music series at the Harvest Cafe, in collaboration with the Rhode Island Songwriters Association (RISA).  The Harvest Cafe Songwriter Showcase is, as the name implies, a monthly showcase of songwriters performing in the round, hosted by us.  The festivities run 7:30-9:30pm. For this session, we'll be joined by Beth DeSombre, Jan Luby and Jon McAuliffe. Each month the audience chooses a theme, and the performers the following month each write a song based on that prompt. The audience last month selected "Tequila Drinks," so come hear our tequila-inspired songs, and help us choose next month's theme! There's a donation basket for the musicians at the door, and cafe owner Karen Freker and her staff serve delicious food and drinks that we highly recommend.


Our next Bolton Public Library open mike is Tuesday, May 21st here in Bolton, MA. Stop by to listen or to play!  Music starts at 7pm with a 2-song first round.  Then we pull the chairs in a circle and jam until we run out of songs, our fingers wear out, or the cleaning crew tosses us out, generally by 9:30pm.


And finally, we'll be playing for the Serenity Christian Singles monthly gathering at the Salem Covenant Church in Worcester MA on Friday, May 24th.  The group starts the evening with a prayer service at 7:30pm, and at 8:30pm they get together for a potluck hospitality buffet and coffeehouse music.  And this month, we'll be supplying the coffeehouse music!


Dan's photo exhibit at the Massachusetts State House in Boston MA is in place for a bit longer, so there's still time to go see it.  The exhibit open to the public during business hours in Room 34. The exhibit room is also an active committee meeting room, so you should call (617) 722-2320 in advance to verify access, and to get directions on how to fnd Room 34.


This month, we offer a recording of Dan's song Sunday Mornings, in memory of Dan's father Mike, who passed away 7 years ago. Listen online and enjoy!


Our EP, Live At Roslindale and our CD, Dreaming of Another Path, are available from us at our shows, or you can find them both at CD Baby or iTunes.  And we've started recording our next studio CD!  We can't wait to share it with you.


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



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"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/musicin- the-round roots, evoking laughter, love, melancholy, and magic in equal parts. Their new album, Simple Grace, contains their best work to date: a selection of original songs that ring a range of changes on a number of themes, varying pace, tempo, emotion, and musical craft to create something quite lovely and special."  Nick Noble, WICN Radio - The Folk Revival

"In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, the lyrics of Daniel Senie's song, "Simple Grace," strike a poignant chord. The raw emotions of fear and pain are balanced by hope in the very first verse: "We come in fear, we come in pain, Shed many tears, like falling rain, But through it all, it's clear to see, The light of love will set us free." "  Barbara Allen, Wicked Local Bolton, GateHouse Media New England

"It is always an awesome day when Dan & Faith play at the café, with their wonderful and eclectic mix of haunting original melodies and echoes of Johnny Cash and Emmy Lou Harris..."  DF, Acoustic Java


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