Wednesday, June 5, 2024

May 13th, Retrophonics Studios - I worked with Jim and Johnny this week on a new tune "Wake-Up" for my next project and put bass tracks on "The Way It Is" and "Cowboy Dream" for Project #6. All in all a good days work.

May 14th - We went out for sushi for Braylen's birthday at Corner Sushi out favorite. I started on a new tune "The Best Of Times".

May 15th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Tony and Frankie at Hurricane Grill and Wings - It was a great evening playing with the band! Next week it will be Sue, Tony and Frankie. I will be in Virginia.

May 16th, Bagan and Company - First of  we walked and then worked on ideas for Project #6.

May 17th, Carpetbaggers DAVE and Sue at Tides and Oyster Bar -  I always enjoy playing this venue with Sue.

May 18th, DAVE at Caddy Shack - I had a great time, this is a cool place, great food. Thanks Scott and staff I had fun, see you June 8th.

May 19th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - A little worried about rain but it turned out to be a beautiful day. Thanks JC and Noel for stopping by.

I'm looking forward to the studio this week. I"m going to get a couple songs ready for Barry Dunaway to listen to and maybe add some bass tracks. Thanks for letting me live my dream!!! Keepin' It Real! -David

see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Carpetbaggers Band 

The North Star Band 


Tuesday, May 14, 2024

May 8th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Tony and Frankie Hurricane Grill and Wings - I had some sound system problems so I spent 2 hours before the show sweating to fix the problem. I never got it completely figured out but working good enough to do the show. The band kicked butt I was just hanging in there. Thanks guys and gals.

May 10th, 11th and 12th, DAVE at The Big Deck - It was a great weekend! I saw Pete and Pat. See you next month June 14th,15th and 16th.

I'm looking forward to getting in the studio this week. Also hope I can get together with Dan I have some ideas I want to run by him while we do our walk. Thanks for letting me live my dream!!! Keepin' It Real!-David

see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Carpetbaggers Band 

The North Star Band 

April 29th, Retrophonics Studios - I worked with Jim and Johnny putting down a couple bass tracks on Project #6 "In-between" and "Another Day". 

May 1st, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Tony and Frankie at Hurricane Grille and Wings - We had a great evening!

May 2nd, Carpetbaggers DAVE and Sue at The Oasis Tiki Bar - We had a nice crowd! I always enjoy playing with Sue, what a treat!

May 3rd, DAVE Aunt Kate's -I had a great Friday evening out on the porch! See you Sunday afternoon.

May 4th,  Carpetbaggers DAVE, Tony, Frankie and Geoff at San Sebastian Winery - Sue had a previous engagement so Geoff Perry took her spot. Geoff did a great job, he is very talented. We missed the queen bee though. 

May 5th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - Another great afternoon on the porch by the water!

It was a busy week! Looking forward to a little rest the next couple days. No studio though I have a new tune to put down when I get back in. Thanks for letting me live my dream!!!  Keepin' It Real! -David

see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Carpetbaggers Band 

The North Star Band 


April 22nd, Retrophonics Studios - Jim and I laid down the starting track for a song Chris McVey and I wrote many years ago "I Got Lucky". We also cleaned up "Remember Me", "Front and Center" and "Another Day".  

April 23rd, Bagan and Company - Dan and I walked then we worked on some cover ideas for The North Star Band's upcoming CD. Also worked on the back cover of my new Project #6 CD.

April 24th, Carpetbaggers DAVE and Frankie at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Frankie and I had a great night! Sue was out of town to pick up their new puppy and a gig or two. Tony booked another gig. That left just the two of us. Had a blast!

April 25th thru the 28th, The Seiners DAVE, Eddie and Frankie at Coles Point Tavern - We had a great couple days playing with The Seiners. It was good to see our Virginia friends. We were sad but proud to be there to say goodbye to Creeky an old friend of ours. Thanks Chris and Ann and all the great staff at the Tavern. A special thanks to Gary, Mike and Stacey who went beyond the call of duty to take care of us. It was a lot of driving but we made it home safe! I'll see you back here on May 23rd thru the 27th.

I had a great week put a lot of miles under my belt. Looking forward to the studio on Monday and getting together with Dan on Thursday. Thanks for letting me live my dream!!! Keepin' It Real! -David

see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Carpetbaggers Band 

The North Star Band 


Wednesday, April 24, 2024

April 8th, Retrophonics Studios - Jim and I cleaned up "Another Day". Johnny Medico and Brother Ed showed up as I was laying down basic tracks for "Remember Me". I'd been thinking I would call Ed and see if he could put a mandolin part on the tune. Then he walked in, go figure. I will get him the rough to work on this week. Johnny took over the controls after we finished "Remember Me" and we started bass tracks for "Front and Center". I can't tell you how great it is working with Jim DeVito and Johnny Medico on this new effort Project #6.

April 10th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Tony and Frankie at Hurricane Grill and Wings- We had a nice evening at Hurricane's. Frankie had a doctors appointment and was an hour late but he made it.

April 11th, Bagan and Company - Dan and I did our walk. Then we got to work and finished up the cover for Project #6.

April 11th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Tony and Frankie at The St. Augustine Fish House and Oyster Co -The weather was terrible all day but as I arrived at the venue to set up the sun came out. We had a good show.

April 12th, 13th and 14th, DAVE at The Big Deck - I had a great weekend at The Big Deck. Bryan, Darlene and staff, as always, were the best! It was good to hang out with Dan and Susy Bagan on the other coast. See you next month!

Nice night at The Big Deck

I'm looking forward to getting into the studio. There's a lot to do around the house and I'm home all week. Thanks for letting me live my dream!!! Keepin' It Real! -David

see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Carpetbaggers Band 

The North Star Band 


 

April 1st, Retrophonics Studios - Johnny, Jim and I worked on a new tune "In-Between" and Johnny put a drum track on "Another Day". We are 4 trips into the studio and have 5 tunes underway for my next solo project I'm calling, you guessed it  Project #6.

April 2nd, Not working today - I finished another tune "Remember Me". That makes 9 new songs I've written for Project #6. Tony and I wrote a new song for The Carpetbaggers next one called "The Last Word". I can't wait to get into the studio this week and cut it along with "Front and Center". 

April 3rd, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Tony and Frankie at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Man! The weather was terrible. Abe and Albert said to give it a try and it did worked out pretty good. I had a great time hangin' with Frankie and Tony. We missed Sue. Thanks for showing up in the rain everybody!

April 4th, Bagan and Company - We did what is becoming part of our Thursday morning routine, a walk before we start work in the studio.  We then continued on the design for Project #6.  

April 4th, Carpetbaggers DAVE and Sue at the Oasis Tiki Bar - I had a great night! Sue had some family in town. It was a nice time.

 April 5th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - A great afternoon on the porch by the water! Thanks Brian and staff!

April 6th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Tony, Sue, Frankie at San Sebastian Winery - It was pretty chilly but the show did go on. Thanks to all the great folks that hung out with us. A fun night of music.

April 7th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - I had another great afternoon on the porch. Thanks Brian and staff you guys are the best!

It was a good week. I'm looking forward to getting into the studio and laying down some new tunes for Project #6 and working with Dan on the cover design for it. Thanks for letting me live my dream! Keepin' It Real!- David

see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
check out my upcoming performances here:
http://davidwattbesley.blogspot.com/p/schedule_31.html

Carpetbaggers Band 

The North Star Band 

Sunday, April 7, 2024

March 25th - March 29th, Puerto Rico - My grandson Braylen was on his spring break from school, so we all took a trip to Puerto Rico.  It was an adventure! The Airbnb we stayed at in Rincon was beautiful. It was in a mountain area, I wouldn't suggest trying to get there at night. The beaches were beautiful, water was a pretty bluegreen with big waves. We went to the rain forest one day and climbed to the top of the observation tower, we saw a beautiful water fall there too. On the last night we stayed in San Juan. All in all we had a good time, some good and some not so good experiences with the restaurants there (go where the locals go) but the people were nice and you can't beat the weather.

Rincon, PR

March 31st, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - Happy Easter! What a wonderful day, it was good to be back on the porch by the water playing my guitar. Thanks Brian and staff for taking care of me on the gig. Thanks Theresa and Brianna for a tasty Easter dinner.

It's been a whirlwind week, our adventure in Puerto Rico was fun, it is good to be home though. I'm looking forward to getting back in the studio with Jim and Johnny. It's a busy week playing too. Thanks for letting me live my dream!!! Keepin' It Real!!! DAVE

see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
check out my upcoming performances here:
http://davidwattbesley.blogspot.com/p/schedule_31.html

Carpetbaggers Band 

The North Star Band