Photo by Dan Bagan

Photo by Dan Bagan
Wednesday, Feb 21st 6-9pm Hurricane Grill and Wings, St. Augustine, FL...Thursday, Feb 22nd 6-9pm Corner Bar, St. Augustine, FL...Sunday, February 25th 3-6pm Aunt Kate's, St. Augustine, FL......see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

January 24th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - It's still a little chilly out so I set up under the tent. Laurence was with me tonight. We had a nice crowd, played good. See you next week!

January 25th, DAVE at Corner Bar - I had George, Laurence and Frankie tonight. What a mad house, the place was packed! Brady will be back next week. See you then!

January 28th, DAVE at Creekside - Laurence and I got set up just before the rain. Pretty nasty night still a few folks showed up to hear us play. It was good to see Judy, she's one of the owners.

January 30th, Cave Canem Studios - I replaced a guitar track on "Ain't Life Grand". It made a big difference. I'll be back in the studio February 12th, can't wait.

January 31st, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - It was another cold night with Laurence Stevenson. We had fun though. See you guys next week!

February 1st, IAUGIE Studios - Dan and I worked on three new tunes for my new video CD, "Goodbye Goodbye" "Ain't Life A Mess" and "Some Can Never Say Goodbye". I'm excited to be back to work again with Dan. We are going to be back in the studio on February 5th with Laurence Stevenson doing "Midnight Blue".

February 1st, DAVE at Corner Bar - I had George, Laurence and Brady with me tonight. Frankie hurt his hand but said he should return next week. We had a fantastic crowd. I'm glad so many people have had a chance to hear these great players I share the stage with each week!

February 2nd, 3rd and 4th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - I was inside all weekend, but had a great time. Jake sat in and played for a while. He's getting better and better. This is a great place to come and eat and listen to music especially if it's a nice day. See you back here February 25th 2pm to 5pm.

February 5th, IAUGI Studios - Dan Bagan, Laurence Stevenson and I got together to record "Midnight Blue". Song I first wrote and recorded in the 80's with The Seiners. I like how Laurence's violin sounds on the tune and decided to see if it will work on my next effort (yet unnamed) at IAUGI Studios. I am lucky to be hanging with such talented friends and can't wait to see what we come up with.

It's been a great week! Looking forwards to being back at IAUGI Studios with Dan on Thursday, February 8th. We are going to get a storyline for "Some Can Never Say Goodbye". I will be in Cave Canem Studios with Barry at the beginning of next week, February 12th working on our new effort "Don't stare At The Sun". Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Early detection could save your life! Don't Liter! Keepin! It Real!! -David

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

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

January 15th, Cave Canem Studio - I tried to sing a track "A Better Place" but there were some technical problems. Barry called me later and said he had fixed the problem so we will try again on Wednesday. I'm really excited to be back working on solo CD #4.

January 15th, Songwriters @ Corner Bar - Maybe the best crowd ever except for Bob's birthday party a couple years ago. I can't tell you how it warms my heart to see the support you all are giving our once a month night of original music. Jamie, Bob, Cindy and Robert you all sounded great. As I have said many times before, it's an honor to share the stage each month with these great writers. See you February 19th!

January 16th, DAVE - Chianti Room - I had a great time out on the porch. It started to cool off a little near the end of the show. It was great to see Doug Hyde and my bandmate Brady Green, the Duvals, John, Brittany and Jude, and everyone else that stopped by!

January 17th, Cave Canem Studios - We pretty much just hung out. We made plans for the next session on the 28th.  We will be working on "A Better Place", "Ain't Life Grand" and "Took Off Like A Rockett". These are the next songs in our sights.

January 17th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Cancelled Due To Weather (it's cold).

January 18th, DAVE at Corner Bar - I had some power issues. They had to reset the breakers a couple of times, it was a pain in the ass, but we made it through. It was Laurence's first night back. He has been sick. Also had Frankie and George with me. We had a nice crowd it was a good night. It was Sheryl's birthday and that means rum cake for all.

January 20th - Zaharias - Cancelled Due To Weather

January 21st, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - What a difference a day makes. I played outside on the deck and it was beautiful out. There was a nice crowd, had a nice time. See you at the beginning of February (2nd, 3rd and 4th).

It was a busy week. I am just starting to feel normal since Thanksgiving. It seems like it's been one thing after another. Great to get back in the studio. I am inspired now! I'm going to be at IAUGIE Studios this week to cut a few tunes for my video project. I will be back in Cave Canem Studios on the 28th. 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! Listen to my music on Spotify! Check out the movie "Wake The Dead" it has some of my music in it! Check out my videos on YouTube "Change The World"and "Living in My Head". Keepin' It Real! -David

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

Sunday, January 28, 2018

January 2nd, DAVE at the Chianti Room - It was cold,cold, cold! One of the coldest gigs I've played. There were a hand full of folks that toughed it out, so I did also. Glad this one is over.

January 3rd, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Cancelled due to weather

January 4th, DAVE at the Corner Bar - Everyone was out of town or trying to get to town so I figured I was going to be on my own tonight. Bob Semanchik who had played at our Songwriters Night in December was still in town. Bob set up and played with me and it was a blast! Enjoyed hang'in and playing with my new friend from Connecticut! See you next week!

January 5th, 6th and 7th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - I had a wonderful three days inside. The weather is still to cold to get out on the deck by the water. Lamar Braxton stopped by, ,he played drums with Gram Parsons a real nice guy. Also Jake Usina sat in and did a great job on Friday. All in all a good weekend except the weather. See you back here on January 21st.

January 9th, DAVE at Cave Canem Studios - Barry and I worked on "Ain't Life Grand" a song that has Kurt Johnston on keys, me on Guitar and Barry on bass. I really like the mix we are coming up with. I can't wait for everyone to hear it. I hope to put the final vocal track on it on Thursday. I had a good time! Remember "Don't Stare At The Sun".

January 10th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - George Reeves was with me tonight. It's always a blast to share the night with this great player. We tried three new songs "Do I Even Cross Your Mind" (Besley/ Caudill), "The Ink Has Dried" (Besley/Reeves) and one I wrote "But We Won't".

January 11th, DAVE at Corner Bar - George and Frankie were with me tonight. We had a nice crowd and a lot of fun playing. Next week Jim is bringing Rum cake for Sheryl's birthday. You don't want to miss that.

January 12th, 13th and 14th, DAVE at The Big Deck - It is always a blast! It was a cold weekend but there was still some folks around. Pat even made a showing, he doesn't do cold that well. Thanks Bryan, Darlene and staff you guys are always the best! See you February 9th, 10th and 11th. Lets do it again minus the cold weather!

We're getting started again at Cave Canem Studios. Barry's busy schedule is lightening up a bit.  Next, I have to get back together with Dan at IAUGI Studios and continue on with our new project.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 my music out on Spotify! Watch "Wake The Dead" on Amazon Prime! Listen to my two video's on YouTube "Change The World" and "Living In My Head"! Keepin' It Real!!!!!  -David

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

Saturday, January 20, 2018

December 18th, Songwriters Night - Charley Simmons was having some health issues and was unable to make the Songwriters Night. We hope he is going to be alright. George Reeves was able to come down and be a part of our night. We also had Bob Semanchik from Connecticut with us. Bob is a very talented songwriter. It was nice to hear his music. We all love George. Bob and I enjoyed another wonderful night of original music. Thank you for your support!

December 19th, DAVE at Chianti Room - I had a nice evening out on the porch. It was actually pretty hot out when I started. That's December in Florida.

December 20th, Travel Day - We were off to Anna Marie Island and to Duffy's for a burger and a few beers and to see my friend Chuck. We had a nice lunch then headed to the beach to look for shells and sit by the pool to read. We went to Slim's for dinner and call it night.

December 21st, Relax - We had nothing to do today but relax and enjoy the beautiful beach. Chuck and I rehearsed a couple tunes he was going to do at the benefit the next day. We are going down to Marina Jacks tonight to see John Prestia play with Kettle Of Fish. Chuck, Dara, Theresa and I met Bill and Barb Bartow. It was great to see John and Bob Dielman, with Kettle Of Fish. They'll also be playing with us tomorrow at the Toys for Tots benefit at Duffy's. We heard Chris Anderson (I thing Woody Pernell played with him.) He is now in the Outlaws. He stopped by and sat in. A nice evening of music!

December 22nd, Duffy's Toys For Tots  Benefit - The place was packed and we had a great time. Bill and Barb Bartow, Joanne and Susan Collier. They are friends from my high school days in Virginia. A lot of money was raised, along with a big room full of toys. Man, it was fun. I was not in good voice but Chuck, John and Bob killed it! I am very proud to be a part of this event and I'm looking forward to next year. I can't say enough about the guys I played with except it was a real pleasure. Thanks Duffy's. If you'r eon Anna Marie Island stop in grab a bite and a beer!

December 23rd, Travel Day - A nice safe ride home. Sleeping in our bed tonight!

December 24th - OFF

December 25th - Merry Christmas!

December 26th - OFF

December 27th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - George Reeves with me tonight. We were in the tent and had a nice crowd come out and see us. Thanks Abe, JJ, the staff and everyone that came out!

December 28th, DAVE at Corner Bar - Brady, George and Frankie were with me tonight. Great crowd had a lot of fun playing as usual. Bob Semanchik sat in and sounded great. Brady will be taking the month of January off to work on a project. Thanks for your support!

December 29th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - It was a cold night so I set up inside. Turned out to be a great night! Thanks Brian, Candy, Dave and staff!

December 30th, Bluffton, SC - Visited my Dad and Margie - They took us to dinner at Olive Garden. We stayed the for the night.

December 31st, NorthStar , Wee Pub Jekyll Island - It was NewYears Eve. It was fun to hang out with brother Ed and Kristen. A good way to start the new year out. Hopefully we will be able to get together and in more in the upcoming year.

There's a lot of things I want to do in the new year. I'm going to record  a lot of new music. Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it could brighten up someones day, even your own! Early detection can save your life! Listen to my music on Spotify! Watch my video's on YouTube! Check out the movie "Wake The Dead"! Keepin' It Real!!!!!   -David

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

Saturday, December 30, 2017

December 9th, Sheryl and Jim's Christmas Party - Theresa, Julie, Jack and I went to the party together. What a spread. Everything was wonderful. Thanks Sheryl and Jim for the bottle of Grand Maenier which Brady and I enjoyed a couple shots. I look forward to next year. I'm so glad Jim is okay. We dropped Julie and Jack back at the Oasis where we picked them up. Wes Talton was playing. It was good to hear my old friend. I still can't stand that they start pilling condiments up in front of the artist and sweeping the place up and resetting for breakfast before the artist's finish playing. I will address that again if I ever return to this venue. Fun night!

December 10th, DAVE at Creekside - George was with me tonight. It was real cold out so we set up inside. We had a nice crowd. Bob Semanchik sat in with George. He is going to be playing our Songwriters night on December 18th.

December 12th, Private Party - Tonight Brady, Frankie and I played at the BBC (outside). It was cold as hell, but a bunch of great folks hung out with us. Bobby was a great host and everyone was real nice. Hopefully we will get a chance to play another one of these events.

December 13th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - A little chilly so I set up in the tent. We had a nice crowd. I enjoyed it. Thanks Abe, JJ and staff!

December 14th, DAVE at Corner Bar - I was all by my lonesome, everyone was out of town or others occupied. I had fun but miss the great players I share the stage with on this gig. George Reeves will be covering me for the next Thursday. I will be on Anna Maria Island doing a benefit for Toys for Tots at Duffy's with Chuck Caudill, John Prestia and a host of others.

December 15th, The Free Range Chickens - Creekside - My first time sitting in with The Chickens! Derek Hess, Brady Green, John Winters and I hit the stage about 6pm. I had a blast. I hope I didn't mess these great players up to bad. I have know John Winters for over 20 years and this was our first gig together. I have always been a big fan of John's music. It was an honor to share the stage with him. Derek Hess is a great drummer and fun guy to play with. Really enjoyed doing "The Shape I'm In" with Derek singing. Brady was a great help and sounded great as always. Good job on the cow bell Barb!

December 16th, DAVE at Zaharia's - It was cold but we decided to set up and play anyway. It was a good idea. I had a great crowd.

December 17th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - A nice sunny afternoon out on the porch. What a difference a day makes. Bob and Carol Semanchik stopped by. I'm looking forward to playing with him, Bob and Charley tomorrow at the Corner Bar for our Songwriters Night. Thanks Brian, Candy, Dave and staff!

It's been a long week or so feeling a little under the weather. Starting to come out of it I think. I talked to Barry (Cave Canem Studios) and Dan (IAUGI Studios), we are getting ready to re-start our projects. I'm excited! Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it could brighten someone's day, even your own! Listen to my music on Spotify! Check out the movie "Wake The Dead" it has my music on the sound track. Also check out my two new videos on YouTube "Change The World" and "Living In My Head". Keepin' It Real!!!-David

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

November 29th, Songwriting at Don Oja Dunaway's - We've got an arrangement to "Confederate Lament" now we just have to go through a ton of lyrics and put it together. This has been a fun co-write. I really enjoy working with Don and George. I can't wait to finish this up and record it at Barry's!

November 29th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - I had Laurence Stevenson with me tonight. I've been under the weather the last couple weeks and have really leaned on my playing partners and they have really come through. It's nice to have friends that have your back, and I am with a group of the best. Laurence and Barbara will be heading home for the month of December. We'll miss them. I'm looking forward to their return in January. We had another nice evening on the sidewalk. Thanks Abe, JJ and staff, you guys are the best!

November 30th, DAVE at Corner Bar - I'm still a little under the weather but playing with these great players will make you forget your aches and pains a little. Great crowd, Great time! We will be losing Laurence for a month and George for a couple weeks. What ever happens we will bring you the best music we can every night at the Corner Bar!

December 1st, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - I had a great evening by the water. Jake sat in. He is sounding better and better. See you Sunday from 3 to 6 pm. Thanks Brian, Candy, Dave and staff, you guys are the best!

December 2nd, NORTHSTAR Private Party - What a beautiful place the Bairds (Rick and Deb, Rob and Kim) have. The first Saturday in December is an annual event Eddie and I do every year. Great food, great People, Captain Stan what else do you need! See you next year!

December 3rd, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - A little overcast but a nice afternoon on the porch. It's been a long week ready for my day off! Thanks Brian, Candy, Dave and staff!

December 5th, DAVE at the Chianti Room - It was a nice afternoon out on the porch. December and still in the high 70's. It dosen't get much better than this.

December 6th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Laurence is back home in Canada for the month, but will return in January. It turned out to be a nice night until the cold north winds blew in around 8pm. It seemed a good time to call the night. Thanks Abe, JJ and staff you guys are the best!

I had a pretty relaxed week. I keep wanting to try to book it up but keep stopping myself. Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it could brighten someones day, even your own! Check out "Wake The Dead" out on Amazon Prime some of my music is in the movie and it's a good movie too! Check my music out on Spotify! Also check my video's out on YouTube "Change The World" and "Living In My Head". Keepin' It Real!!!!-David

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

Friday, December 8, 2017

November 20th, Songwriter's Night at the Corner Bar - This week we featured George Reeves, Jack and Amy Sizemore along with Bob and I. What a great night! Jack and Amy kicked butt with their music. I have always been a fan of Jack's for many years and now I'll add Amy to the list. They have moved back to Florida from Nashville and we are sure glad they did. Hope we can get them to join us again in the future. George you kicked butt too! Next month we will be joined by Bob Semanchik from Connecticut and Charley Simmons. Come check it out on December 18th at the Corner Bar.

November 21st, DAVE at the Chianti Room - It was a nice afternoon on the porch. I stopped by the Bunnery as I have since to big protest (ridiculous Flagler) . I never even knew it was there and will support them from here out.

November 22nd, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Laurence joined me this evening. We played to a nice crowd from the sidewalk. This is a fun place to play especially with Laurence in town. Thanks Abe, JJ and staff!

November 23rd - Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24th, NorthStar at  Merry ShrimpMas Festival, Jekyll Island, Ga. - We did a one hour and forty minute show to a large crowd. Ed joined us for a few tunes. I was a little under the weather but George and Laurence were there to carry me through. I had a great time,  thanks everyone.

November 25th, DAVE at Merry ShrimMmas Festival, Jekyll Island, Ga. - Another nice evening, still under the weather, barely made it through. Still as bad as I felt, it was a good time. Thanks Jekyll Island and my brother Ed Pickett for having NorthStar and me at your event. See you next year!

November 26th, DAVE at  Creekside - I had gentleman George with me tonight. Dan and Susy were having a house party so I figured we weren't  going to have many of our regulars in the crowd. Still it was a real good turn out. I heard the house party was as well. I always enjoy playing with George. I was still under the weather so George jumped in and did some of his music. He sounded great! I'm very thankful to have the next two days off . Thanks Creekside!

It's been a long fun week. Looking forward to a couple days rest. 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! Listen to my music on Spotify and YouTube. Watch the movie "Wake The Dead" on Amazon Prime. Keepin' It Real! -David

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