Tuesday, February 12, 2019

January 21st, Retrophonics Studio - George and I worked on "The Ink has Dried" and "Home" with Jim today. Our CD is coming along great!

January 21st, Songwriter's Night at the Corner Bar - Songwriters Night - The place was packed!  Charley Simmons, Uncle Eddie and Robin  were our guests tonight. This is an event I look forward to each month. I'm a lucky guy! Thnks everyone for supporting our writers night, next month, February 18th, it will be Dave Rudolf and Mark Evans!

January 22nd, No gig tonight, I worked in the yard and tried to help Jay the best I could with some body work on the truck. I think I mostly got in the way. Later we met Sue and Wayne for Brady's birthday dinner at Corner Sushi. A good day off!

January 23rd, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - It was cold and windy but George, Laurence and I braved it. For the conditions we had a nice crowd.

January 24th, IAUGI Studios - We worked some more on "Some Can Never Say Goodbye". It should be done soon. Can't wait!

January 24th, The Carpetbaggers at the Corner Bar - Great night! The place was packed! The Band was Brady,  Laurence, Frankie, Greorge and I. Special appearence by John Winters. One reason was it was Sheryls birthday party! Thanks everyone for supporting The Carpetbaggers music!

January 25th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - It was a nice relaxing evening. I was inside, I had a few old friends stop by, played some of my 90's tunes I don't play that often.

January 26th, The Carpetbaggers at Creekside - It was to cold to play outside so we set up inside. Tonight The Carpetbaggers were Brady, Frankie, George, Sue and I. It was a blast!

January 27th, DAVE at Creekside - Laurence Stevenson with me tonight. It was cold, rainy and windy, 3 reasons to not go out tonight. A few braved the weather, we played until they couldn't take it any longer.

Another great week! The rain has finally ended, it's just cold now. Oh well, looking forward to this week. I will be at IAUGI Studios with Dan Bagan, hopefully we will be putting the finishing touches on "Some Can Never Say Goodbye". No studio for George and I at Retrophonics we will be back next Monday. 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




Saturday, January 26, 2019

January 14th, Retrophonics Studio - George and I cut guitar tracks on "Change The World". Brady stopped by.

January 15th, DAVE at Chianti Room - A nice cold afternoon! Thanks for coming out the ones who braved the cold weather. This evening I played my last gig at the Chianti Room.  It's been fun. The gigs in downtown St. Augustine just aren't what they use to be.

January 16th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - A cold night but the show must go on. Abe had a crew in there installing a new heating unit but they ran out of time, it will be finished tomorrow. George and Laurence were with me and it was a blast! Great crowd! See you next week, we will be basking in the heat!

January 17th, IAUGI Studios - We did more work on "Some Can Never Say Goodbye". We are really on to something now. It should be close to completion by next week! Also threw around some ideas on "The Carpetbaggers Band"

January 17th, DAVE Corner Bar - After a late start with technical problems, we went on to have a great night! George, Laurence, Brady and I were the band tonight. Frankie was headed to Jupiter Fl. to sing at a funeral for one of our Virginia friend.

January 18th, George's House - I met with George and Brady to talk through our plans for future sessions at Retrophonics Studio where we are working on a new project.

January 18th, DAVE at Tides and Oyster Bar - Tonight I was joined by Sue Seymor Westcott. We had a great time, great crowd, it was a real pleasure. Gentleman George stopped by and played "The One" an original tune of his with Sue. The three of us finished the night with one of our tunes "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind". Thanks Felicia and all the staff see you next month!


January 19th, DAVE at Zaharias - Tonight it was George and I.  The weather held, we had a great crowd. Never a bad time playing with gentleman George!

January 20th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - Man, was it cold and windy. I saw my friend Paul Breitinger out on the beach early in the morning and it was beautiful out. I thought maybe the weather report was off but by the time I got to the gig at 12 p.m. it was nasty. I set up inside and had a nice afternoon.

I really had some great times this week. I'm looking forward to getting into the Retrophonics studio and IAUGI this 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
January 7th, Retrophonics Studio - Things are going great, I'm excited to get there with George and Jim and get to work. George cut tracks on four songs. Bob Semancik stopped by.

January 9th, Hurricane Grill and Wings - I had George and Sue Seymor Westcott with me tonight, both kicked ass! We had a great crowd! Great fun! Duffy and Chris sat in from the Duffy Bishop Band. Check them out if you haven't yet, they are worth the trip. Thanks Abe, Daniel and staff! You guys are the best! See you next week!

January 10th, IAUGI Studios - Dan and I worked on "Some Can Never Say Goodbye". This video is starting to shape up. I think we have a good idea to run with, can't wait to get back next week!

January 10th, DAVE at Corner Bar - Brady, George, Frankie and Laurence Stevenson (yes, he's back) and me was the band tonight. We also had Bob Semancik and Bill Mullen joined us. The place was off the charts! What a blast! Looking forward to next week! Great to have you back Laurence!

January 11th, 12th and 13th, DAVE at The Big Deck - Once again a wonderful weekend! It doesn't get much better than this. I saw Pete and Pat and met somne other great folks (to many to name). I am at this venue evey second weekend of the month if you have never been to Cedar Key come check it out! Also cross Dock Street, check out their new place "Liam and Madi's". See you next month!

I'm looking forward to getting into Retrophonics studio also working on my videos at IAUGI Studios. It a busy times right now, feels good! 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 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!