Saturday, July 30, 2022

July 18th, Retrophonics Studios - Jim and I worked on "My Chevrolet" a Big Lonesome tune he put some guitar tracks on. I laid down a new song I just wrote called "My Story".

July 18th, Songwriter's Night at Pelican Landing - Bob and I hosted two writers tonight Greg Ruggiero and Gary Carroll. Greg Ruggiero is my new next door neighbor and Gary Carroll is my ex band mate from the 70's. Gary and I did "I'm Flying" together, a song that we co-wrote. It got us a record deal in the 70's. Everyone was great and as always Bob Paterson brought it. Thanks for supporting live original music in St. Augustine!

Standing Dave, Gary Sitting: Bob, Greg

July 20th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue and Tony at Hurricane Grill and Wings - We were rained out after an hour or so. See you next week!

July 21st, Bagan and Company - We designed some business cards and started getting ideas for our new project "The Best Of Bagan and Company LIVE with The Carpetbaggers".   

July 21st, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Tony and Frankie at Pelican Landing - We had a great night! Thanks for your support, see you next Thursday!

July 22nd, DAVE at the Holiday Inn Resort Jekyll Island, Anchor Bar  - I had a blast! I had fun playing for Nate and staff. It was also great to see Dan and Rande!

July 23rd, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Tony and Frankie at Borrillo's - Man it was hot out but the rain held off and we had a good show. We ended up playing a little over. Thanks for having us Borrillo's (Gerri and Delia). Sue, Frankie and I will see you on August 27th!

July 24th, Carpetbaggers at The Colonial Oak Music Park - We had a great time! Clay Blasser was our sound man so we were in good hands. He's one of the best!

Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Frankie, Tony

I am excited to get to Retrophonics Studios this week to work on "My Chevrolet" from The Big Lonesome", "Life Goes On" for my solo project called Poor-Dum and a new song "Clouded Memories". 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 

Saturday, July 23, 2022

July 11th, OFF -  No studio...No JT's just rest!

July 13th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue and Tony at Hurricane Grill and Wings - It was a hot one and I was still a little under the weather but we made it through. See you this Saturday here for the first time on a weekend!

July 14th, Bagan and Company - Dan and I worked on the ideas for the first volume of our The Best Of Bagan and Company "LIVE". We have been doing this for a long time and we have a lot of video to go through. 

July 14th, Carpetbaggers at Pelican Landing - What a great night! The place was pretty packed. Thanks everyone for your support!

July 15th, Carpetbaggers DAVE and Sue at Tides Oyster Co. - It was a nice evening playing with Sue.  See you next month on August 19th.

July 16th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue and Tony at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Frankie was under the weather so we carried on as 3/4 of the Carpetbaggers. The rain held off and we had a wonderful night!

July 17th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - I thought the rain was going to cancel me but it turned out to be a beautiful afternoon! Thanks Brian, Dave, Tina and staff you guys are the best! Later we met a few folks and had a birthday dinner for Brianna at Corner Sushi!

I'm looking forward to starting a mix on "My Bird" performed by The Big Lonesome with Jim at Retrophonics Studios. I will be working with Dan at Bagan and Company on our first volume of The Best Of  Bagan and Company "LIVE. 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 


Thursday, July 14, 2022

July 5th, Retrophonics Studios - Jim and I had Sue in to play on 3 tracks "Life Goes On", "Get Along Little Pony" and "The Hunter". She kicked butt! 

July 5th, Bagan and Company "LIVE" - We had a great show. There were a few mishaps at the last minute that created some problems but Clay, Amanda and Dan resolved them. Thanks Michael Jordon for sharing your music with us!

inside Live

July 6th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue and Tony at Hurricane Grill and Wings - We had a great evening show but it was hot! See you guys next week! Thanks Abe, Albert and staff!

July 7th, Bagan and Company  - Dan and I worked on some ideas for our first Best of "LIVE" shows. I am excited about this project, we have hours of videos to go through but this will be something special.

June 7th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Tony and Frankie Pelican Landing - We ad a great night! The last gig of the week with the band and it was a good one. Thanks Jeff, Jennifer and staff you guys are the best!

June 8th, 9th and 10th, DAVE at The Big Deck - I had a great Friday but started feeling a little off. By the time I packed up I was feeling worse. Somehow I made it through Saturday night's gig. Sunday morning, when I saw Brian having coffee, I asked if he would cut me loose so I could get home to my bed. I made it home around noon and started my recovery. Thanks Big Deck it was fun while it lasted, see you August 12th, 13th and 14th.

I'm getting some rest, feeling better, to get back out there this week. 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 


June 20th, Retrophonics Studios. - Jim and I worked through a bass track on "The Moment 24".  Just one more bass track to complete Poor-Dum it's a song called "The Last Rhyme" and I hope to get Rusty Springfield to play on it. Also I am excited to hear what Jim DeVito is going to do on The Big Lonesome's "My Chevrolet".

June 20th, Songwriter's Night at Pelican Landing - We had a great time as always. Lee Hunter and Gail Carson were a real treat. Bob Paterson is more than special. Looking forward to next month!

Lee, Bob, Dave and Gail

June 22nd, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue and Tony at Hurricane Grill and Wings - No Frankie but had a great show anyway. We are in the throws of summer now, it's hot! See you next week!

June 23rd, Bagan and Company - Dan and I did some more work on "Too Tore Up" a new song from The Big Lonesome Rides Again project. 

June 23rd, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Tony and Frankie Pelican Landing - We had a great night! What great owners, place, staff and crowd!

June 24th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - It turned out to be a great evening out on the porch by the water!

June 25th, Carpetbaggers PRIVATE PARTY The Front Porch - We did a show on The Front Porch at the Amphitheatre for The Rotary end of the year party. It was hot but a lot of fun. Thanks everyone.

June 26th, 27th and 28th, Camping Jekyll Island - Theresa and I had a good time on the island. It was a little crazy getting there, we had a flat tire on the camper. It was the same exact exit that we blew a head gasket going to see Barry and Lydia a few months ago. We saw Josh Kirkland at Tortuga Jacks, he was good, wanted to say hey but he took a break and was gone. Looking forward to getting back to work but it was a great way to spend a few days for my birthday. 

June 28th, Corner Sushi - Theresa took me, Brianna and Braylen for birthday sushi is was good.

June 29th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue and Tony Hurricane Grill and Wings - Not quite as hot, the 3 umbrella configuration makes a big difference.

June 30th, Bagan and Company - We got "Too Tore Up" posted. A Gregg Chirico original song performed by The Big Lonesome. We are getting closer and closer to the finish line. 

June 30th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Frankie and Tony Pelican Landing - We had a great night! It was a little slow but a great crowd. Tony's friend Mir Ali got up and played a couple tunes with Sue at the end of the evening.

July 1st, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - Cancelled due to weather!

July 2nd, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Tony and Frankie at San Sebastian Winery - The weather kept us inside. Everyone pulled together to get through the night. Thanks Kyle and staff you guys are the best! See you next month!

July 3rd, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - The rain came about half way through.

July 4th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - It didn't rain on my Independence Day gig on the porch by the water! Happy 4th everyone and God Bless the USA!

Looking forward to the studio (Retrophonics) with Jim DeVito and Sue Westcott. Continuing to work on my new solo cd Poor-Dum. I can't wait to hear what Sue comes up with. I have a new song "My Story". I might try to cut if Sue gets done early. 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 


Monday, July 11, 2022

June 13th, Retrophonics Studios - Jim and I worked out a bass part for "Shines A Light" that will appear on my 5th solo CD called Poor-Dum. We also worked on a mix "Too Tore Up" a Gregg Chirico song that will appear on The Big Lonesome Rides Again CD.

June 13th, JT's Seadfood Shack - It was a nice hot gig, at least the rain held off. See you the second Monday in July and with the Carpetbaggers on July 30th.

June 15th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Tony and Frankie at Hurricane Grill and Wings - It was HOT!!! Besides the heat it was a blast! We missed you Sue.

June 16th, Bagan and Company - I ordered more "LIVE And A Little Touched" thumb drives. Worked on some ideas for the Big Lonesome's new release "Too Tore Up".


June 16th, Carpetbaggers at Pelican Landing - We had a great night! Rusty Springfield did a great job on bass. Sue will be back next week!

June 17th, Carpetbaggers DAVE and Tony at Tides Oyster Co and Grill - We had a nice night! Tony did a great job!

June 18th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Tony, Frankie and Rusty at Borrillo's  - The rain forecast went away and we had a great show. It was hot as hell but the show must go on and it did. Thanks Gerry and Delia and staff you guys are the best! See you next month.

June 19, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - I had a wonderful HOT afternoon out on the porch by the water.

Really enjoyed playing with Rust Springfield the last couple days. We missed the Queen bee though. The Songwriter's Night was special. Gail and Lee were great! Looking forward to working with Jim DeVito on my new project "Poor-Dum" and getting together with Dan Bagan and working on "Too Tore Up" a Big Lonesome tune. 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 

Friday, June 24, 2022

June 6th, I was off today, no gig.  I had work to do around the yard. 

June 7th, Bagan and Company "LIVE" -  We had a great show! We missed Amy Hendrickson but she said she will join our September "LIVE" Show. Great job Dan, Clay, Amanda, Theresa and Wayne. We couldn't do it without you guys!

June 8th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue and Tony at Hurricane Grill and Wings - It was threatening rain for most of the evening but held off. We missed Frankie!  The crowd was great, Tony, Sue and I had a blast!

June 9th, Bagan and Company - We finished "40 Years" a Chris Berardo song I found an old track of. Dan did a wonderful job putting together the ideas he and I had. This video makes me happy and sad at the same time. Thanks to Jim DeVito for mastering the track.

June 9th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Tony and Frankie at Pelican Landing - This was the last gig for the week for us as a band.  We had a great time! I'm heading to the gulf coast for a few days playing my solo gig at the Big Deck over in Cedar Key, FL.

June 10th, 11th and 12th, DAVE at The Big Deck - We miss Darlene but still had a great time at The Big Deck. Bryan made his wonderful clam chowder. I saw both Pat and Pete and some tennis friends from Flager College, Powell, Wayne , Leo and wives.

I hope to put in some more work on "Too Tore Up" from The Big Lonesome Rides Again and "Shines A Light" for Poor-Dum my next solo project. Dan did a wonderful job on "40 Years" a Chris Berardo song. Check it out on Facebook or YouTube. 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

  

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

June 1st, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue and Tony at Hurricane Grill and Wings - It was great to get back with the band. We missed Frankie but we'll see him tomorrow.

June 2nd, Bagan and Company - Dan and I worked on "40 Years" a Chris Berardo song I recorded many years ago. We should be able to release it next week. I hope you enjoy it. 

June 2nd, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Frankie and Tony Pelican Landing - It's always fun to play with these talents. I am proud to be a Carpetbagger! Craig Hand stopped by.

June 3rd, DAVE Aunt Kate's - A hot but fun show on the porch by the water!

June 4th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Tony and Frankie at San Sebastian Winery - We were rained on right at the start but it was short and sweet we were able to start pretty much on time. Had a blast!

June 5th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - Great, but hot afternoon on the porch by the water!

It' been a fun week looking forward to our "LIVE" show on Tuesday. Also looking forward to getting with Dan to finish up "40 Years".  Top Gun Maverick was great! Happy 23rd TT! 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