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Two Newsletters in Two Months? Dave Must Be Busy!

And I am…Crazy good stuff is happening: a show to raise money for music education, a gig in Rochester, NY, and a LIVE CD RECORDING is planned for May!

But first I want to discuss the important stuff—my boat. It still needs a name. We have a "working name" which could end up being emblazoned across the stern by July, but I really feel like we can do better than "Gravy Boat." Yes, I like to cook, and any meal that has gravy is the greatest meal of the week, but I feel like there must be a better name for such a beautiful craft. Please send along your good recommendations for my fresh-water tub. 
OK, with the important stuff out of the way, I want to talk to you about an issue I feel very strongly about. Music education is something I benefitted heavily from. Without talented teachers and well-funded programs I never would have become a professional musician. Kids who learn music are also learning (whether they know it or not) math, physics, critical thinking, language, team building, and so much more, and music and arts programs are often cut before anything else during lean times. I like to help with music education every chance I get, whether from talking about music to groups of students, performing at school assemblies, making recordings of student performances, or playing fundraiser concerts to promote music in our schools—which is something I am doing this coming Saturday night.

The First Universalist Church of Center Turner, Maine runs a "Cabin Fever Concert Series" every spring. The proceeds will be used to buy musical instruments for school children who are learning to play and also will purchase recordings for the local library's music lending program. I can't think of a better use of an evening or a better cause to support. I hope all of central Maine shows up for this wonderful concert event! Purchase tickets at the door or online from BrownPaperTickets.

Oh, I should also point out that anyone who comes to the show with a working (or not totally trashed at least) instrument to donate will be eligible to get a free CD of their choice from my CD sales table. So please come out and support music education any way you can!
Speaking of great shows! Many of you might recall a show I did in October in Auburn, Maine at my church where I am choir director. The show was with Leslie Lee & Steve Gretz. What you may not know is that show was part of an exchange of sorts.

Steve and Leslie also perform and promote shows at their church in Rochester, New York. I'm really looking forward to seeing them again and performing together again on Sunday, April 17. I hope all my friends in Upstate New York can make it!
Finally, let's talk about my upcoming LIVE CD concert recording. This is very exciting. It will happen at one of my favorite venues in the entire world. Baldwin's Station in Sykesville, Maryland is a genuine article 19th-century train station. Every floorboard in that wonderful (now) restaurant creaks with history. The concert, which will be presented by Uptown Concerts (visit their website for concert information and ticketing information), will include new songs, sing-alongs, and audience favorites. Seating at this wonderful concert venue is limited, so getting your tickets in advance is highly recommended…and be sure and get there early enough for dinner. You will not be disappointed!
Upcoming Gigs
Details on the website


• Saturday, April 9: Turner, ME
Dave helps local music students afford band instruments with fundraiser concert. Bring a playable (or easily fixed) instrument to donate and get a free CD. Tickets are $10 in advance or at the door:  Tickets
• Sunday, April 17: Rochester, NY
Greece Baptist Church with Leslie Lee and Steve Gretz
• Saturday, April 23: Portland, ME
Bull Feeney's in the Old Port. Dave's next-to-last Saturday ever at this popular haunt.
• Saturday, May 7: Poland Spring, ME
Remembering Tom Rowe: A Celebration in Song
• Thursday, May 26: Sykesville, MD
Baldwin's Station. A LIVE CD RECORDING will be made at this very cool show! Come be a part of it!
• Saturday, May 28: Portland, ME
Bull Feeney's in the Old Port. The last Saturday night solo show Dave will ever do at this popular haunt.
• Saturday, June 4: Poland Spring, ME
Join the Squid Jiggers for the Sixth Annual Newfoundland Day. A great event celebrating the music, dance, and food of Newfoundland. This show is presented every year for all of the Squid Jiggers' ex-pat Newfie friends, and those who love Newfoundland.
• Dave will be visiting Lubec, ME for some shows on Father's Day weekend. Mark you calendar. Details to come!
 
Lots more dates in June, July and throughout the rest of the year…see them on the website!
 
For the last six years the Squid Jiggers have played every Wednesday night at Bull Feeney's in Portland. This will be changing somewhat soon. Stay tuned for an announcement about this long-standing gig!
Free Video: "Never Be Afraid"
An inspiring song about love, dreams, and hope from Dave's "All the Dreams" CD. 
We are still looking for a name for our Carver 28'. Reply to this email with your thoughts or mention them on the Facebook page.
See Dave on TV Saturday
My friend, Erin Ovalle, has a new TV show called MaineLife on WGME13. The show airs Saturday mornings at 7:30am. The first episode just aired last Saturday. I am honored to be appearing on the second episode airing April 9th. She will be interviewing me in the front seat of her cool Fiat and we'll be answering some of your burning questions and singing a song together from my "All of the Dreams" CD with the CD playing! This has to be seen to be believed!
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