Hi friends and neighbors (and thanks for the photo, Arlin Geyer, recalling what we used to be able to do and hope to sooner rather than later). I hope you're taking good care of yourself and one another. We're doing the best we can and so far so good. I made the big trip a few days ago to the town transfer station (dump), post office, and local market for organic fruits and vegetables - and kettle corn. Wore a scarf wrapped abound my nose and mouth. Here's a link on how you can make your own masks at home (from CNN)

You may also have noticed that state and local politicians and citizens continue to seek creative and necessary solutions for the sake of public safety and health in spite of the ongoing sluggish response by those in our nation's capitol. Please don't be tempted to start gathering again "for the sake of the economy". Here's to all those in all walks of life who are stepping up for those besides themselves. Whenever we get to the other side of this,
credit where credit is due.

Thus on this night a portion of your utterly optional donations will go to
Outer Cape Health Services - a truly great local health organization here in Massachusetts where no one is denied access to services due to inability to pay. We love them - and all people on the front lines.
Donation links:
Venmo: @David-Roth-122

Link for the concert (my personal Facebook page):
Thursday April 9th from 7-8:30 PM EST

This falls/rises right between the first night of Passover and Good Friday, so on this night I'll include songs about freedom and justice, rising above unthinkable circumstances, slip in a few requests, and play what ever else might come to heart and mind.
Got a brand new one to play for you that I
co-wrote with my old friend Grant Baldwin over the airwaves a couple days ago ~ When the Universe is Ready ~ and I look forward to it's world premier! Something you'd like to hear? Shoot me an e-mail at
davidrothmusic@gmail com and I'll see what I can fit in.

Once more, our online gathering is a work in progress, and I'll do my best to keep up with the technology, experimenting with a new audio approach as well. I'm still hitting what I hope is the "easy button" (FaceBook Live) and as before, I welcome hearing from you before, during, and after.

Regarding live appearances, my hope is that all events starting in June will happen. The reality is that I have no way of knowing where we will all be a couple months from now. We'll stay in touch.

Hands away from faces!


Over the years I've had the pleasure of teaching songwriting and singing at Common Ground on the Hill/McDaniel College in Westminster, MD, which convenes this year on June 28th. They're hosting their second annual songwriting contest for anyone interested, and there's still time to submit.

going forward, with fingers and toes crossed:

4-13 Cork, Kerry, Clare Ireland ~ Inishfree Music Tour
28-30 Westminster, MD ~ Common Ground on the Hill

1-3 Westminster, MD ~ Common Ground on the Hill continues
13-15 Beverly, MA ~ Jewish Songwriters Cooperative @ Endicott College
19-25 Stony Point, NY ~ 22nd Annual SummerSongs music camp!
26 Havre de Grace, MD ~ songwriting wkshp/concert w/Sloan Wainwright
28 Kennett Square, PA ~ 7:30 PM @ Crosslands


14-19 Salmon, ID ~ Rafting the Main Stem of the Salmon River trip (full)

8-17 Cork, Kerry, Clare Ireland ~ Inishfree Music Tour (space now available)
23 Douglas, MI ~ 7 PM @ Unity on the Lakeshore
24 East Lansing, MI ~ East Lansing Public Library
26 Garden City, MI ~ Garden City Presbyterian (umpteenth annual)
27 Livonia, MI ~ AM @ Unity of Livonia (tent)

1 Bethlehem PA ~ Godfrey Daniels w/Anne Hills
2 Saratoga Springs, NY ~ Caffe Lena w/Anne
3 Oswego, NY ~ Oswego Music Hall w/Anne
17 St Croix Falls, WI ~ Dancing Dragonfly Winery (8th annual)
28-31 Lee's Summit, MO ~ 15th Annual Positive Music Festival