Lean In

I am reading Sheryl Sandberg’s excellent book Lean In. I understand that she makes some people mad. I am not one of those people, even though, at times as I am reading it, I feel inadequate because I am certainly guilty (again, at times) of NOT leaning in. But usually I feel that I lean in too much, so it’s nice to have a breather from that particular Jiminy Cricket.

Patty came across this list of our tour dates circa 2002, when Love and China came out. Katryna’s daughter was seven months old at the beginning of 2002, and by the end she was 19 months old. Katryna was most certainly leaning in.

January 5, 2002 Circle of Friends Coffeehouse – Franklin, MA
January 12, 2002 Barns of Wolftrap – Vienna, VA
January 24, 2002 Club Helsinki – Great Barrington, MA
January 25, 2002 Sanders Theater – Cambridge, MA
January 26, 2002 Woodland Coffeehouse
January 27, 2002 House Party- Holyoke, MA (tent)
February 2, 2002 Mass College of Liberal Arts – North Adams, MA
February 4, 2002 Taft Theater – Cincinnati, OH (o/f CAKE)
February 5, 2002 Palace Theater – Louisville,KY (o/f CAKE)
February 8, 2002 University of Rochester – Rochester, NY
February 9, 2002 Cornel Folk Music Society – Ithaca, NY
February 13, 2002 The Mint (Nerissa & Pam) – Los Angeles, CA
February 21, 2002 Makor, NYC
February 22, 2002 Wilde Auditorium – Hartford, CT
February 23, 2002 Owings Mills, MD (o/f Cheryl Wheeler)
February 24, 2002 Cherry Tree, Philly
March 4, 2002 Homegrown – TV in Greenfield, MA
March 5, 2002 CD Release Date
March 5, 2002 3:30pm For the Record – Amherst, MA
March 5, 2002 6:00pm B-Side Records – Northampton, MA
March 6, 2002 3:00pm Cutlers – New Haven
March 8, 2002 College- Gardner, MA
March 20, 2002 All Ground Up- Elyria, OH
March 22, 2002 12:30 WYSO Phone Interview
March 22, 2002 3:00pm WFPK – Radio Interview
March 22, 2002 5:30pm Ear Ecstasy – Louisville, KY
March 23, 2002 Canal Street – Dayton, OH
March 24, 2002 York Street – Cincinnati, OH
March 24, 2002 2:30pm WNKU -KY Radio (arrive by 2:15pm)
March 27, 2002 One Trick Pony – Grand Rapids, MI
March 27, 2002 3:45 pm WYCE (arrive at 3:15pm)
March 28, 2002 4:00pm Acoustic Cafe Radio – Ann Arbor, MI
March 28, 2002 The Ark – Ann Arbor, MI
March 29, 2002 Earlham College, Richmond, IN
March 30, 2002 Club Cafe – Pittsburg, PA
April 5, 2002 Pres House – Madison, WI
April 6, 2002 Washington Univ. – St Louis, MO
April 10, 2002 9:00am WFUV – New York City (arrive at 8:30am)
April 11, 2002 5:00pm WRSI, Northampton (arrive 4:45pm)
April 12, 2002 Valley Players Theater – Waitsfield, VT
April 13, 2002 Iron Horse – Northampton, MA
April 17, 2002 The Fez – NYC
April 19, 2002 The Fez – NYC
April 20, 2002 Towne Crier Cafe – Pawling, NY
April 21, 2002 United Church on the Green – New Haven, CT
April 24, 2002 12:00 (noon) WUMB – Dorchester, MA
April 26, 2002 Emerson Umbrella – Concord, MA
April 27, 2002 Wells College – Aurora, NY
April 28, 2002 Daffodil Festival – Meriden, CT
April 30, 2002 Rehearsal with the Kennedys in NYC
May 2, 2002 Cats Cradle – Carborro, NC
May 3, 2002 Birchmere – Alexandria, VA
May 4, 2002 Dar’s Wedding
May 7, 2002 Reich Benefit Show
May 8, 2002 Brandies University – Waltham, MA
May 11, 2002 Sedgwick, Philadelphia, PA
May 15, 2002 2pm – Scholastic Book Meeting 557 Broadway (between prince & spring)
May 16, 2002 3:00pm WDIY
May 16, 2002 Godfrey Daniels – Bethlehem, PA
May 18, 2002 Unity Centre for the Perf Arts – Unity, ME
May 19, 2002 Iron Horse/Dylan Event
May 20, 2002 Amelia’s Birthday
May 28, 2002 9:00am Meeting with Brian
May 28, 2002 6:00pm – Dinner with Philip
May 31, 2002 Democratic State Convention
June 1, 2002 Appel Farm – Elmer, NJ
June 2, 2002 NERISSA’S BIRTHDAY
June 3, 2002 LORI’S BIRTHDAY
June 7, 2002 Uptown Concerts – Baltimore, MD
June 8, 2002 PATTY’S BIRTHDAY
June 15, 2002 Clearwater Festival
June 16, 2002 King of Prussia
June 20, 2002 Club Helsinki – Great Barrington, MA
June 22, 2002 Ruth Eckard Hall- Clearwater, FL
June 29, 2002 Forksville Folk Festival, Forksville, PA
July 3, 2002 Kennedy Center- Washington, DC
July 5, 2002 The Garage – Winston Salem
July 6, 2002 ENO – Festival
July 18, 2002 The Palms- Davis, CA
July 19, 2002 Freight and Salvage – Berkeley, CA
July 20, 2002 California World Music Festival – first show at 1:30pm
July 21, 2002 California World Music Festival 11:30am
July 27, 2002 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
July 28, 2002 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
August 2, 2002 IMAC – Huntington, NY opening for Dar ($200)
August 7, 2002 Red Sox vs. Oakland A’s
August 17, 2002 Levitt Pavillion- Westport, CT
August 18, 2002 House Concert- Falls River, MA
August 23, 2002 Ottawa Folk Festival
August 24, 2002 Ottawa Folk Festival
August 25, 2002 Ottawa Folk Festival
August 27, 2002 Transperformance – CANADA
September 2, 2002 LABOR DAY
September 6, 2002 Acoustic Cafe – Bridgeport, CT
September 7, 2002 Alfred University – Alfred, NY
September 13, 2002 Long Island House Concert
September 14, 2002 Harvest Moon Festival – Warwick, NY
September 24, 2002 Towsen University – Towsen, MD $1900
September 27, 2002 FEZ – NYC
September 28, 2002 Stone Soup – Providence, RI
October 4, 2002 South Shore Folk Music Club – Kingston, MA
October 5, 2002 Iron Horse – Northampton, MA
October 9, 2002 Paul Smiths College
October 12, 2002 Somerville Theater – Somerville, MA
October 13, 2002 Grey Goose
October 18, 2002 WAMC – Albany, NY
October 19, 2002 Towne Crier-Pawling, NY
October 20, 2002 Night Eagle – Oxford, NY
October 25, 2002 Me and Thee – Marblehead, MA
November 1, 2002 Tin Angel – Philadelphia, PA
November 2, 2002 Roaring Brook Concerts – Canton, CT
November 14, 2002 Penn State Dubios
November 15, 2002 Club Cafe – Pittsburgh
November 16, 2002 12 corners coffeehouse Rochester
November 22, 2002 McCabe – Los Angles
November 23, 2002 Tracktor- Seattle
November 28, 2002 THANKSGIVING
December 6, 2002 Birchmere-Alexandria VA
December 7, 2002 Titusville, NJ
December 13, 2002 Opera House – Newport, HN
December 14, 2002 Joyful Noise Coffeehouse-Lexington, MA
December 31, 2002 First Night Northampton

Now, when I was having my first baby, this is what we sent out to fans:

A picture (or touring schedule) is worth a thousand words. I can’t believe how hard we worked twelve years ago when our first duo CD came out. And at the time, it seemed we were slacking, since it was way fewer dates than we’d played as a band. I saw my bed (and my dog) a lot more in 2002 than I had in 2000, or 1998. But today, just looking at this list makes me exhausted.

I will (I hope) say something more intelligent about Lean In when I finish it, but right now I have to get our Nields News out to you. (If you don’t get Nields News, go to our web page www.nields.com and subscribe!) For now I will leave you with this, from Sheryl Sandberg (though not original with her):

Done is better than perfect.

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