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Earth Jams Summer Gigs

Hey music lovers! Here’s a list of my summer shows. I hope to sing with you soon! All shows are free unless noted!

May 24 – School Concert at Woodside School in Topsham, ME – 6:00 PM

May 26 – Little Friends Party – Freeport, ME (private)

May 27 – Pancake Breakfast to benefit MCHPP. 8:30-10 AM

June 2 – Bowdoin College 15th and 20th Reunion classes

June 3 – Wolfe’s Neck Farm Spring Fest – Freeport, ME. Music with Matt 1:30-3 PM

June 16 – Little Schoolhouse on Maine preschool graduation – noon (private)

June 21 – Live in the Lounge at Frontier with String Tide – 7:30-9 PM

June 22 – Lithgow Library family show – Augusta, ME – 10:00 AM

June 23 – Lewiston Library family show – 11:00 AM

June 23 – Little Schoolhouse on Maine toddler graduation – 1:00 PM (private)

June 23 – Patten Free Library family show at the gazebo – Bath, ME – 3:00 PM

June 24 – Cape Elizabeth Strawberry Festival – Mitchel Farm – 10:00-11:30 AM

July 2 – Family Concert at the Bath Library Park with Porch Light – 11:00-noon

July 11 – Wiscasset Public Library family show – 10:30

July 14 – Falmouth, ME Coffee House with Porch Light – First Congregational Church of Falmouth – 6:30 PM Free will offerings accepted

July 19 – Yarmouth, ME Summer Arts Concert Series – Royal River Park – 11:00 AM

July 19 – Live in the Lounge at Frontier in Brunswick, ME with String Tide – 7:30-9 PM

July 20 – Curtis Memorial Library family show in Brunswick, ME – 10:30 AM

July 20 – Contented Sole restaurant in South Bristol, ME with String Tide – evening

July 26 – South Berwick, ME Library family show – 10:30 AM

July 26 – Seacoast Science Center Ocean Camp show with Martin Swinger – Rye, NH – 1:00 PM

July 27 – Manchester, NH City Library family show – 6:30-7:30 PM

July 28 – Freeport, ME Library with String Tide – 6-8 PM

August 5 – South Freeport, ME Blueberry Festival – 11:00 AM $5

August 9 – Curtis Memorial Library family show – Brunswick, ME – 10:30 AM

August 11 – Topsham, ME Library family show – 10 AM

August 11 – Merrill Library family show – Yarmouth, ME – noon

August 11 – String Tide at the Curtis Memorial Library for the 2nd Friday Art Walk – Brunswick, ME – 4-6:30 PM

August 12 – String Tide at the Two Echo’s Co-housing Community – Brunswick, ME – afternoon

August 16 – Live in the Lounge at Frontier in Brunswick, ME with String Tide – 7:30-9 PM

August 17 – Contented Sole restaurant in South Bristol, ME with String Tide – evening

August 25 – Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Preschool show – Boothbay, ME – noon-1 Pm

September 14 – Auburn, ME Public Library family show – 10 Am

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Earth Jams offerings

Happy almost winter, music friends. I hope you are faring well these dark days (interpret that as you like).

I wanted to tell you about some fun musical opportunities for your kiddos. First off, the new Music Together semester begins the week of January 2nd. You can sign up here. This is a great class for parents of young ones (infant-preschooler) who are looking for a doorway into the world of making music with your kids. It is a fantastic curriculum. I have been teaching it for over 10 years, and I never want to stop, because it is so much fun. You’ll learn some great songs and also how to make up your own little ditties to keep the rhythm flowing through your life at home.

And here’s a great chance for you home school families to bring some music into the lives of your students. This is a Tuesday class from 10:30-11:30 at the Brunswick Curtis Memorial Library in which we learn about music through singing together, songwriting, listening to music, dancing, art work, eurithmy, and playing rhythm instruments. Find out more about the class and RSVP here.

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Register Now for Music Together

20150306_100413The flowers are getting ready to explode out of the ground, the peepers are warming up under the leaves, and spring is just around the corner. It’s time to warm up our voices too, and think about giving your kiddos the chance to sing in the spring of their lives.

Music Together spring semester begins the week of April 4 with the Tambourine Song collection. These classes warm my heart, and I hope I get to sing with your family soon.

Register Here!

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Dan Garnett

Dan Garnett

Today I am enjoying listening to the music of Dan Garnett. The story of my finding this music is really cool.

A few weeks ago I was walking home from work in the cold, and from the other direction an affable looking guy in a cap and a trench coat, also walking, hailed me. He was staying with a neighbor, his cousin, for a few days, and he had heard that I was a fellow musician.

Right away I felt the spark you get from someone who has transcended the material world and the grind. The lightness to him, his twinkly eyes, and his vibrance made me like him immediately. He travels around a lot, he told me, and was planning to travel to Spain for a walking pilgrimage and then to India.

On a whim I invited him to a singing thing that night, and we had a great time together. Finally I’m getting a chance to listen to his album, which he pulled out of his pocket and gave to me. I am really smitten with his present, emotive, and creative melodies and harmonies. His themes of finding yourself, opening to happiness, generosity, and his spiritual musings are refreshing, and lovely.

It turns out he gives his music away online too. Enjoy his albums, and then pay forward his generosity. http://thetravelingman.com/The_Travleing_Man/Music.html

Now Dan is doing what he is usually doing, traveling on. Two thumbs up for this contemporary Woody Guthrie.

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