I Dreamed An Island in the USA

By January 23, 2017 Insights

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We just got back from our tour of the U.S. We had a wonderful trip, performing in several cities and recording a bunch of great radio sessions along the way.

Arriving in the U.S just over two weeks before the new administration comes into power, made the trip a fascinating glimpse into the current American socio-political psyche and the tension and apprehension amongst the people we met was palpable.
There’s no doubt that people are worried and scared but as we travelled across the country, we also witnessed a tremendous desire to resist and to regroup.

I was also incredibly touched by how well, the ‘I Dreamed An Island’ message was received and how each night, ‘Bring Down The Wall’ was sung by the whole crowd with such intense passion. There’s definitely a political earthquake coming and America is at its epicentre but Europe isn’t safe from the aftershock either and this was the context for much of the dialogue both in concert.

I’ve made a little recap for you of a few of the highlights of our US tour below:

Our session in NYC with Paste Magazine:
https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/01/piers-faccini-drone.html

A highlight from our show in Nashville at Music City Roots, here’s me and Simone performing:

English speakers, have a listen to a passionate hour-long conversation and live session with Thomas Stanley for Washington DC public radio WPFW
Scroll down the page for “13 january live @ 5”
http://wpfwfm.org/radio/programming/archived-shows

Our session, interview, and guest DJ on Cavalcade for New York radio WFUV
http://www.wfuv.org/content/cavalcade-january-14

Our live show for Etown in Boulder, Colorado, archive and podcast will be available soon.
https://www.etown.org/events/etown-live-radio-show-taping-w-dar-williams-piers-faccini/

Our live show at NPR’s Mountain Stage in Morgantown, West Virginia.
The show will be broadcast in March
http://www.mountainstage.org/shows/Pages/seeuslive.aspx?seeusliveid=107

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