Wednesday, January 16, 2019

January 2nd, Retrophonics Studio - It wa Georges turn. He laid down guitar tracks on three tunes. We will be back in the studio Monday, can't wait!

January 2nd, DAVE at Hurrican Grill and Wings - I had Gentleman George with me tonight. What a blast! Bill Mullen is back in town. He blew a little sax with us. Also Steve Beck stopped by.

January 3rd, IAUGI Studios - I worked with Dan on "Some Can Never Say Goodbye" the next video. We have some real good ideas, I can't wait to see Dan do his magic on this one!

January 3rd, DAVE at the Corner Bar - It was Brady, George, Frankie, Bob Semancik, Sue Seymor Westcott and Bill Mullen with me tonight. What a show, what talent! I'm a lucky guy to have these great musicians and friends around me. That's what it's all about! Thanks everyone for supporting our music! See you next Thursday I can't wait!

January 4th, 5th and 6th, Aunt Kate's - It was a great weekend, two of the gigs wer in inside sue to weather. Jake did a set and is sounding better and better. I have added a few more dates in 2019 at this great place. Thanks Brian, Dave, Tina and staff you guys are the best. See you January 20th!

I had a great week! Things are going to start getting busy from here on out. Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it could brighten someones day, even your own! Early detection can save your life! Check out my videos on YouTube. Keepin' it Real!!- David

check out my upcoming performances here:
http://davidwattbesley.blogspot.com/p/schedule_31.html

see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

December 26th, DAVE at Hurricnae Grill and Wings - George was with me tonight. It was another nice evening out on the sidewalk. This place can be a lot of fun if the weather cooperates. Check it out on Wednesdays!

December 27th, DAVE at Corner Bar - It was Frankie, George and Brady with me tonight! There wasa nice crowd, we played some good music. Tony Scozzaro sat in, also Robert Semancik.

December 30th, Retrophonics Studio - Layed down final rythme tracks on 7 tunes. Didn't get "Change the World" or "The Ink Has Dried". I'm really enjoying working with Jim Devito.

December 30th, DAVE at Creekside - I had George with me tonight. It was a mad house. The place was packed. Hooray!!!

December 31st, NorthStar at Wee Pub - I had a nice evening bringing in the New Year with my brothe Ed. We had a blast! I forget how much fun and music we have made over the years. I hope we get a chance to play together more in 2019!

Great week! A lot of our snowbird friends are showing up. It's going to be a fun winter in St. Augustine! Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it could brighten someones day, even your own! Early detection can save your life! Keepin' It Real! -David

check out my upcoming performances here:
http://davidwattbesley.blogspot.com/p/schedule_31.html

see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, January 7, 2019

December 17th, Songwriter's Night - We had Robert Semanchik, George Reeves, Bob and I on stage tonight. I was a blast, everyone did their  part and did it well. I so look forward to spending my 3rd Mondays with Bob and all the other great writers we play with.

December 18th, Retrophonics Studio - Woody Pernell was with us in the stuido today. He added some percussion on five of our tunes. He did a great job, we knew he would. Next session, George and I will start putting the final rhythm tracks down. Can't say it enough, really enjoying working with Jim DeVito.

December 18th, DAVE at Chianti Room - It was a nice afternoon out on the porch. Come check out the best happy hour in town!

December 19th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - George Reeves was with me here, tonight. It's always a good time playing with George. We had a nice crowd and played all the songs from our upcoming CD "Don't Stare At The Sun".

December 20th, DAVE at Corner Bar - Brady, George and Frankie shared the stage with me tonight. Great crowd! Great time! Robert Semanchik sat in and did a couple tunes.

December 21st - I had a night off so Theresa and I stopped by the Mellow Mushroom to see Brother Ed and have our new favorite pizza there the Holy Shiitake.

December 22nd, DAVE at Zaharias - George Reeves joined me again tonight at Zaharias. It turned out to be a nice night, made some good music, had fun!

December 23rd, DAVE at Aunt Kate's I had a nice late afternoon gig on the deck by the water. It dosen't get much better than this!

It's been a good week! I'm looking forward to visiting my Dad and Margie in South Carolina for Christmas. I hope everyone has a nice time on Christmas, be safe and see you next week! Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it could brighten someones day, even your own! Early detection can save your life! Keepin' It Real! -David

check out my upcoming performances here:
http://davidwattbesley.blogspot.com/p/schedule_31.html

see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

December 10th, Retrophonics Studios - We have 9 tracks cleaned up and ready to get to Woody. Next Tuesday he will put some percussion on our songs. I can't wait!

December 11th - We dropped the CD (the ruffs for our new project) off to Woody. He'll be in the studio on Tuesday laying down some tracks.

December 12th, Hurricane Grill and Wings - We cancelled, it was to cold. I talked to Barry Dunaway for a while hopefully we will get together after the new year and have some sushi.

December13th, IAUGI Studios - Dan and I started work on "Some Can Never Say Goodbye".

December 13th, DAVE at Corner Bar - Our new "Live At The Corner Bar" CD will be released today. Brady, Frankie and George were with me tonight. We had a nice crowd, sold some of our new CD "Live @ The Corner Bar". Also, we had a visit from Bob Semanchik. He'll be playing with us Monday at our Songwriters night.

December 14th, Travel Day, Theresa and I are heading to Anna Marie Island to play a benefit for Toy's For Tots at Duffy's with my friend Chuck.

December 15th, Toys For Tott's @ Duffy's - I enjoyed the evening and getting to play with Chuck, Mike, Mickey Caudill, Josh Montimy and Andy. I look forward to this time every year when I get to spend time with my old friends and bandmates. Let's do it again next year.

December 16th, Travel Day - Theresa and I had breakfest at the Gulf Drive Cafe on the beach and then headed for Cedar Key.  We were invited to Jody and March's holiday open house for some good food and drink. We also popped in on Darlene and Bryan at the grocery store and then Pete before we left the island. It was a long day of driving but worth it to see our friends. I'll start playing at the Big Deck the second week of January.

I really am enjoying working with Jim DeVito and George on this new project. I have changed the name of my CD that I am working on at Cave Canem Studios (no new name yet). We (George and I) are calling our new project "Don't Stare At The Sun". We will be back in the studio Wednesday 12/27 can't wait. Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter!  Smile it could brighten someones day, even your own! Early detection can save your life! Keepin' It Real! -David

check out my upcoming performances here:
http://davidwattbesley.blogspot.com/p/schedule_31.html

see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, December 17, 2018

December 3rd, DAVE and George at Retrophonics Studio - We cleaned up vocals on three songs and  one rhythm track. George layed guitar tracks on two songs. I really am liking whats happing here. Good job Jimmy!

December 4th, IAUGI Studios - I worked with Dan on the layout for our new live CD "Live @ The Corner Bar". Dan has done a great job on the layout! Can't wait for everyone to hear it.

December 4th, DAVEA at the Chianti room - A special night, the Caudill's, Peggy, Mike, Tommy and Chuck showed up. We played music together, Chuck, Mike and I. Tommy was a few years older and also played.  We all looked up to him. At one time Chuck, Mike, Peggy and I all lived in the Yellow House with a few others. Theresa came by to see everybody. I'll be playing a benefit for Toys for Tots with Chuck on December 15th at Duffy's on Anna Marie Island. We hope to visit Tommy in Reno, Nevada sometime. Mike and Peggy live in Jacksonville now, hopefully we will see them more in the future. We missed you Dara!

December 5th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Canceled due to the cold weather.

December 6th, IAUGI Studios - I stopped by Dan's and took a look at his layout for our new live CD "Live @ The Corner Bar". It looked good, we made a couple quick changes and its off to S and J to be packaged. I'm excited! We also talked about our next video, it is called "Some Can Never Say Goodbye". We will start Thursday!

December 7th, George's House - George and I are going to work on some parts for our session on Monday at Retrophonics Studio. We are really excited about this project and really enjoy hangin' out with Jim Devito.

December 8th, NorthStar at Creekside - Tonight we were NorhtStar without Eddie. Frankie was under the weather so Brady, George and I held down the fort. It urned out to ba a nice evening, we had some fun.

December 9th, DAVE at Creekside - George Reeves joined me tonight. It was pretty nasty out so we set up inside. We had a small but mighty crowd. We went through the nine songs we are working on for our new record.

I had a great week hangin' out, playing and recording with my friends. I'm ooking forward to both studios this week (Retrophonics and IAUGIE). Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it could brighten someones day, even your own! Early detection can save your life! Keepin' It Real! -David

check out my upcoming performances here:
http://davidwattbesley.blogspot.com/p/schedule_31.html

see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

November 26th, George's House - We worked on arrangements for our next four songs "The Ink Has Dried", "Sweet Rose Of Mine, "Secondary Dominance", "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind".

November 27th, Retrophonics Studio - We laid down the tunes. Next week we will clean the vocals and the tracks George and I played. Then it's to Woody for some percussion. I'm getting excited!

November 28th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Laurence was with me tonight and what a cold night it was. We made it to 8:30 and that was it. This will be Laurence's last Wednesday until January. George Reeves will be joining me for the month.

November 29th, IAUGI Studios - I worked with Dan on our new layout. We're getting real close to completing the "Live @ the Corner Bar" CD.

November 29th, DAVE at the Corner Bar - The gang was all here! I had Brady, Laurence, Frankie and George with me and it was a blast! Tommy Gilstrap and Dr. Bill stopped by. The best Fernando dancers in a long time! Happy birthday Jim and Joe!

November 30th, Aunt Kate's - A slow but nice evening out on the deck! I'm looking forward to tomorrow afternoon, I hope it doesn't rain.

December 1st, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - It was nasty, so I set up inside. Bill Parker (Toes In The Sand Studios) stopped by, good to see my old friend.

December 2nd, DAVE at Aunt Kates - It started out looking pretty nasty outside but it wasn't calling for rain so I set up outside. Everything went real good until about 4pm then the rain came. I was able to get my gear under cover before the real downpour. That's it for today.

I'm looking forward to working with Dan Bagan, IAUGI Studios, on our live CD "Live @ The Corner Bar" and our Video/CD "Live and a Little Touched". Also George and I will be at Retrophonics Studio working on our new project (yet to be named). Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it could brighten someones day, even your own! Early detection can save your life! Check out my music on YouTube and Spotify! Keepin' It Real! -David

check out my upcoming performances here:
http://davidwattbesley.blogspot.com/p/schedule_31.html

see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

November 19th, DAVE and George at Retrophonics Studio - We got templates for 5 songs today and resang the vocals. The trip has begun, can't wait to see what we come up with. Worked on: Change The World - Don't Stare At The Sun - This Prison We once Called Home - Home - So Long Boys

November 19th, Songwriters Night at Corner Bar - What a crew, we had tonight Dave Rudolf, Mark Evans, Bob and I. Dave and Mark are special guys was proud to share the stage with them. Bob always brings his A game. I would have been a little happier if I could have remembered  the words to a couple of my songs (sorry George).

November 20th, IAUGI Studios - Dan and I worked on "Good-Bye Good-Bye" trying to finsh before Saturday. Also did a little bit of laying out for our new "LiVE @ Tha Corner Bar" CD that will soon be released.

November 20th, DAVE at Chianti Room - I had a nice afternoon out on the porch. Come check out the best happy hour in town!

November 21st, IAUGI Studios - More work on "Good-Bye Good-Bye" it's getting real close.

November 21st, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - I had Laurence with me tonight. We had a nice crowd, had a good time out on the sidewalk!

November 22nd, IAUGI Studios - We finished "Good-Bye Good-Bye" will be released Saturday November 24th!

November 22nd, Happy Thanksgiving! - Jay and I went out to The Corner Bar and had our Turkey Dinner (Theresa, Brianna and Braylen were in Virginia.). It was great!

November 24th - Private Party

November 25th, DAVE at Creekside - I had George and Laurence with me tonight. We were inside the weather was not looking so good (rain) and it was a bit chilly for everyone except Laurence. Thanks Creekside for a wondeful evening!

Looking forward to getting back to Retrophonics. We are going to get the templates for 4 more songs "Sweet Rose Of Mine", "Secondary Dominence", "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind" and "The Ink Has Dried". We also released our new video "Good-Bye Good-Bye" check it out! Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it could brighten someones day, even your own! Early detection can save your life! Keepin' It Real! -David

check out my upcoming performances here:
http://davidwattbesley.blogspot.com/p/schedule_31.html

see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!