Sunday, October 2, 2022

September 12, Retrophonics Studios - I worked with Jim on a guitar part for "The Answer". I laid down a new tune "The Chase" and added a bass track to "Harpoon Sadie".

September 13th, Bagan and Company "LIVE" - It was a tough start but the great crew of Dan, Amanda and Clay kept focused and got'er done. Great job you guys. Mary was sick so Frankie had to pack up and leave the minute he was set up to play the show. Tammy and Yaron did a great job! Theresa and Wayne we're great also! Sue and Tony are real pro's, I am lucky to share the stage with them. We all hope Mary is okay.

September 14th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue and Tony at Hurricane Grill and Wings - It was calling for rain so we set up under cover. It didn't rain. We had a nice night even without the rain.

September 15th, Pelican Landing - The crowd was a little off but the band was on. We had a great time! See you next Thursday!

September 16th,  DAVE and Sue at Tides and Oyster - We had a great night! This is a special gig each month where just the two of us play together. 

September 17th - Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue and Frankie at Borrillo's - We had a great night! The rain stopped us at 9:15pm. Thanks for braving the chance of rain and eventually the rain.

September  18th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Tony and Frankie at the Colonial Oak for the Sing Out Loud Festival 2022 - It was a great show! Thanks John Smith and everyone else that was a part of the Sing Out Loud team. You guys did a great job!

Carpetbaggers performing at the Sing Out Loud Festival 2022

September 19th, Songwriters Night at Pelican Landing - If you weren't there you missed a good one! Sam and Lou brought it. Bob was the man as always. I am always inspired when I leave this show. See you next month, so far Dave Rudolf will be there with Bob and I, plus one more not named yet.

Songwriter's Night Dave, Bob, Sam and Lou

September 20th, Retrophonics Studios - Back in the studio, Jim and I worked on "The Answer".  I played a bass part on the track, actually two bass parts. We also listened to Jim's guitar work on "My Chevrolet" for the upcoming "The Big Lonesome Rides Again" release. Only two more songs to mix.

September 21st, Carpetbaggers DAVE and Sue at Hurricane Grill and Wings - It was just the two of us tonight. Tony and Frankie had another gig schedule for this night.

September 22nd, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Tony and Frankie Pelican Landing - What a great way to end the week. Really enjoyed the evening. 

Coming up I have a few days off. Theresa, Braylen and I are going camping for a few days, after that, I'm looking forward to getting into the studio with Jim and Frankie on Monday. 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 

Thursday, September 22, 2022

September 1st thru September 5th, DAVE at Coles Point Tavern -  I had a great trip and four days of playing for all my rivah friends. Thanks to Chris and Anne, Randy and Acie, Mike, Sandy, Stacey, Sherry. Selisa, Steve, Sue and all the wonderful staff at The Coles Point Tavern.  See you guys in the spring for Memorial Day weekend!

Dave at Coles Point Tavern

September 7th, Hurricane Grill and Wings - Closed for cleaning!

September 8th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Tony and Frankie at Pelican Landing - We had a great crowd! What a pleasure it is to play with this band!

September 9th, 10th and 11th, DAVE at the Big Deck - One of the best weekends for me yet and they are always great. Thanks to all the folks that helped make it special. See you in November 11th, 12th  and13th. Thanks Bryan, Darlene, Abby and staff you guys are the best!

I had a great week! Sunday was a sad day thinking about 9-11. Looking forward to getting back together with the band this week. Also looking forward to working with Jim DeVito at Retrophonics and Dan at Bagan and Company. Thanks for letting me live my dream! Keepin' It Real!! -David

see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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The North Star Band 


 

Monday, September 12, 2022

August 22nd, Retrophonics Studios - I laid down a new tune I wrote called "The Answer".  I put a bass track on "Faded Memories" and worked on a bass part for "Harpoon Sadie". It was a lot of fun working with Jim DeVito today.

August 24th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue and Tony at Hurricane Grill and Wings - They called for rain all day, whoever they are?? It turned out to be a wonderful hot evening. It was good to have the Queen Bee back in the hive.

August 25th, Bagan and Company - Dan and I worked on our sponsors ad for our Bagan and Company "LIVE" show on September 13th. 

August 25th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Tony and Frankie at Pelican Landing - It was nasty outside, pouring rain but we still had a room full of folks to play for. It was good to see "the one they call" Jim back at the head of the table.

August 26th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue and Frankie at JT's Seafood Shack - The weather looked a little sketchy but the night turned out okay. It was a good time!

August 27th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue and Frankie at  Borrillo's - We had a nice night! The weather was our friend. We missed Tony.

It was a great week! I'm getting ready to head to Virginia for a week or so. I can't wait to play for my friends on the rivah! 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, September 6, 2022

August 15th, Retrophonics Studios - We laid down a track, vocal, guitar and drums on "Harpoon Sadie", a new song I just finished writing. Also added Rusty Springfield's bass and bowed bass parts on "The Last Rhyme". He did a great job!

August 15th, Songwriter's Night at Pelican Landing - I had fun, Katherine and John were great! Bob as always never missed a beat. I tried my new song "Harpoon Sadie". See you guys next month September 19th. Thanks Jeff and the great folks at Pelican Landing for giving us a place to hold this event!

Dave, Bob, Katherine and John
photo by Charlotte Moore

August 17th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Tony and Frankie at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Sue was out of town so Frankie joined us this night. The rain stopped us at 7pm. Thanks to all the folks that braved the weather and stopped in to see us.!

August 18th, I finished up a new tune "The Answer". I can't wait to cut it next week at Retrophonics Studios with Jim DeVito.

August 18th, Carpetbaggers DAVE,Tony, Frankie and Rusty Springfield at Pelican Landing - We missed Sue but Rusty did a great job. We now refer to Rusty as the 5th Carpetbagger.

August 19th, Carpetbaggers DAVE at Tides Oyster Co - Sue was out of town. Frankie was suppose to be joining me on percussion but his car wouldn't start so I did my one man show. It was a blast!

August 20th, Theresa and I went to Bluffton S.C. to have lunch and visit with my Dad and Margie. It was a long but fun day. 

August 21st, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - I had a great afternoon! It rained but only hard enough to stop me for about 10 minutes. 

It's been a great week! We missed Sue! Looking forward to the studio this week! I have a new tune to record "The Answer"! 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 

 


 August 8th, Day off -  Theresa and I went with Wayne and Sue to see "Elvis".

August 9th, Day off - I had a scheduled zoom meeting with The North Star Band.  We're making plans...

August 10th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue and Tony at Hurricane Grill and Wings - We had a great evening out on the patio. There was a little breeze, thank the lord!

August 11th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue,Tony and Frankie at Pelican Landing - It's always a good time when the whole band can be together!

August 12th, 13th and 14th, DAVE at The Big Deck - I had a great weekend playing for my friends over on the gulf side of Florida in Cedar Key. I always look forward to this one. It was nice to see some familiar faces, though not so familiar lately. Brent and Liz, my cousins showed up, they are Florida new-bees. Also Julie December and family, my friends from St. Augustine that moved to Chrystal River. To top that off, our farmer friends from Cheifland. Thanks Bryan, Darlene and staff!

Dave with the The December's

Dave with Brent and Liz

I'm looking forward to continuing work on The Big Lonesome, The Best of Bagan and Company "LIVE"and maybe lay down a new track at Retrophopnics. 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 


Friday, August 26, 2022

August 1st, Retrophonics Studios - I laid down a bass part for "My Story". We started mixing "My Bird", from The Big Lonesome, still missing some tracks but we are going to go with what we got. We have guitar (Jim DeVito) on "My Chevrolet", then The Big Lonesome Rides Again will be complete as far as music. Dan Bagan and I will get to work on the packaging. Can't wait for everyone to hear and see it.

August 2nd, Bagan and Company "LIVE" - We had a good "LIVE" show, Bob Patterson kicked butt.

Sound check 

August 3rd, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Frankie and Tony at Hurricane Grill and Wings - It was hot out, even with the heat I had a great time. It was good to have Frankie with us.

August 4th, Bagan and Company - I saw Dan's new idea for tipping during our "LIVE" show. We also talked about what we were going to do with our last two The Big Lonesome releases.

August 4th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Frankie and Tony at Pelican Landing - Had a blast! Kind of a light crowd but we still brought it!

August 5th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - It was a hot but nice show on the porch by the water.

August 6th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Tony and Frankie at San Sebastian Winery - We had a nice long night. It was packed and hot! We were glad the grilled cheese and hot dogs were back on the menu. Thanks Kyle and staff you guys are the best!

August 7th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's -  I had a nice afternoon out on the porch by the water! Thanks Brian, Dave, Tina and staff you guys are the best!

I had a good week! I'm looking forward to continuing on with my projects with Jim Devito at Retrophonics Studios and with Dan Bagan at Bagan and Company. 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, August 17, 2022

July 25th, Retrophonics Studios - Jim and I loaded the files for "Life Goes On" a song I started at Cave Canem Studios with Barry Dunaway. Sue Westcott had added some violin parts to the 2 track now we can start mixing. Also laid down tracks to a new song I just finished called "Clouded Memories". Jim and I reviewed his guitar tracks on "My Chevrolet" for the upcoming Big Lonesome CD. And last of all we got the tracks ready to start mixing The Big Lonesomes version of "My Bird". It was a good day.

July 27th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue and Tony at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Yesterday morning I started a new tune "Harpoon Sadie", it has a "Not Fade Away" feel. At the gig, the weather report said it was going to rain the whole time we were playing, so we set up under cover. It spit a few drops while I was setting up but then didn't rain a drop all night. The place was packed, we had a blast! See you next Wednesday!

July 28th, Bagan and Company - Dan and I got some ideas for our "Best Of Bagan and Company LIVE"  featuring the Carpetbaggers. Also getting some ideas for the next two The Big Lonesome releases "My Bird" and "My Chevrolet".  

July 28th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Tony and Frankie at Pelican Landing - We had a great night! Tommy Gilstrap sat in - what a treat!

July 29th,  DAVE at Aunt Kate's - Hot! Hot! Hot! I got through it though. Thanks Brian, Dave, Tina and staff, you guys are the best!

July 30th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Tony and Frankie at JT's Seafood Shack - Another hot evening, but we had a good time. We missed Sue but would like to thanks all of our friends for showing up. We would also like to thank the new owner Wes and staff for talking good care of us. We will miss you Johnny and Brittany!

July 31st, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - I  had a great afternoon on the porch by the water!

I have some things to work on at Retrophonics. Starting to get some ideas about our "LIVE" Volume 1 at Bagan and Company with Dan. I'm also working on a new tune either Harpoon Sally or Harpoon Sadie, haven't decided yet. 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