Photo by Dan Bagan

Photo by Dan Bagan
Sunday, December 10th 5-9pm Creekside, St. Augustine, FL...Wednesday, December 13th 6-9pm Hurricane Grill and Wings, St. Augustine, FL...Thursday, December 14th 6-9pm Corner Bar, St. Augustine, FL.......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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Friday, December 1, 2017


November 15th, Don's House - George Reeves and I met at Don Oja Dunaway's house to continue working on "Confederate Lament". It's been a real honor to spend time with these two great guys!

November 15th, DAVEn at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Laurence Stevenson joined me tonight. We were in the tent, it was a little chilly outside. Laurence even wore jeans. A lot of our old friends are back in town. Kevin and Jessica Finch stopped by. It's always good seeing old friends. We are also going to be playing for them hopefully the 4th weekend in March. I will keep you posted. They have a great place in Welaka. It will be a blast!

November 16th, DAVE at Corner Bar - The whole gang was here and we started recording for our new live CD. Frankie had a doctors appointment and was running a little late. We had a great night, great crowd. We also had some of Jim's great rum cake. You couldn't  ask for a better evening. See you in two weeks. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

November 17th, 18th and 19th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - It never a moment at this great venue! A wonderful weekend out by the water. I stopped by and chatted with Barry and Lydia. Laurence sat in on Sunday. Thanks Brian, Dave, Candy and staff you guys are the best.

It's been real busy lately, a lot of recording is and will be happening now and in the near future. There are three projects going on right now The first is live recording of the gang at the Corner Bar. This will be going on for the next 3 or 4 weeks. Second is my new CD "Don't Stare At The Sun" is ready to start rolling again. Barry is of the road with .38 Special for the holidays The third is with Dan Bagan with IAUGI Studios and I are working on a 8 to 10 song video release.

Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it could brighten someone's day, even your own! Early detection will save your life! Make sure and listen to my music on Spotify, watch my videos on YouTube and watch "Wake The Dead" on Amazon Prime. It has five of my songs in it. Keepin' It Real!!-David

see you down the road!!!!!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

November 7th, DAVE at the Chianti Room - It was a nice afternoon out on the porch. I met Micah from the WillowWacks as he was headed into his gig at the Prohibition Kitchen. We have to get them to one of our songwriter's night. I will talk to Bob about it. I stopped by the Bunnery Bakery and Cafe before the gig. I never knew the place was there until the college kids made a big deal about someone's Halloween costume. I disagree with what they did and will patronize this place because of it. Everyone seemed real nice and the food was great!

November 8th, Songwriting - George and I met at Don Oja Dunaway's house to work on a Civil War song we are writing.  There's no one better to write with on this subject. We will call it "Confederate Lament" for right now. Mostly George and I listen to Don tell stories about different battles. It was a magic time. Thanks Don see you next Wednesday!

November 8th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Laurence joined me tonight.  Yes, he's back and I'm glad. We had a nice evening  playing on the sidewalk. Our friend and bandmate Gorge Reeves stopped by with Deborah and helped us tune in our system. I'm looking forward to tomorrow night at Corner Bar.

November 9th, DAVE at Corner Bar - The whole gang tonight; Laurence, Brady, George and Frankie. shared the stage with me. This night had some real moments. I enjoyed every minute of it!

November 10th, 11th and 12th, DAVE at the Big Deck Bar - I've never a bad time at this great venue! It was a wonderful weekend. I saw friends Pat, Pete and Kerry. I played 'Tin Roof Shanties" written by my friend Shelton Irwin. If your looking for a place to get away to check out Cedar Key and then head to the Big Deck Bar and Grill! Thanks Darlene and Bryan you guys are the best!!!!

Looking forward to a busy week. I hope to touch base with Barry, Dan and Don. Thanks for letting me live my dream. Stop texting, start talking! Smile it could brighten someones day, even your own! Early detection can save your life! Don't liter! Check my videos out on YouTube "Change The World" and "Living In My Head). Listen to my music on Spotify! Keep'in it Real! -David

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

Monday, November 13, 2017

October 31st, DAVE at Chianti Room - It's a nice time to be playing in Florida weather wise. I was out on the porch and had a nice bunch of folks to play for. It was good to see my friend Jack Sizemore who stopped by for a couple beers and to shoot the shit. Jack and his wife Amy will be a part of our Songwriter's night at The Corner Bar on November 20th along with Bob Patterson and George Reeves.

November 1st, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - A nice evening out on the sidewalk. Abe had new floors put in the place, looks great! It was good to see my regular friends, you know who you are. Thanks!

November 2nd, DAVE at Corner Bar - Brady was back with me tonight. He's pretty much healed up. Frankie was not feeling well so he didn't make it. We had a great crowd. I knew almost everyone, I'm a lucky guy. I had a great time playing with Brady, we tried a couple new tunes, "Penny Lane" and "Midnight Blue". I enjoyed the evening.

November 3rd, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - Great weather, nice view, big crowd, just a great night out on the porch!

November 4th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - Nice afternoon, dosen't get much better than this!

November 5th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - They were calling for a shower, though it looked like it, the rain never came. Great night! Great weekend! Thanks Brian, Candy and staff, you guys are the best! Also, thanks Jake for sitting in!

I pretty much stop at Walmart everyday to pick up something or other. It's on my way home from the beach in the early morning. I will not be doing that anymore because of the never ending search to make a bigger profit. 1-You can't find a shopping cart that doesn't steer itself. 2-They rearranged the store so you can find anything. 3-The self checkouts (which I don't use) have taken over the store and they are punishing you for not using them by opening one or two registers with live cashiers. Now you stand in long lines to pay for a couple items. I'm a people kind of person and I am now in search of a better place to shop. Winn Dixie and Target are going to be my new go tos. Goodbye Walmart! 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 videos out on YouTube "Change The World" and "Living In My Head". Also listen to my music on Spotify and check out a movie my music is in Wake The Dead. Keep'in It Real!! -David

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

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

October 24th, Wet Music Benefit - I played a half hour of my music to help raise money for some musician friends that flooded during Hurricane Irma. It was a nice event. I had a good time.

October 25th, Hurricane Grill and Wings - They were closed for renovations.  See you next week.

October 26th, DAVE at Corner Bar - Frankie joined me tonight. Brady was still under the weather.  I had a nice crowd. My Dad was in the audience. Hopefully it will be the three of us next week. I think it's about time for George and Laurence to show up too. This is going to be an exciting winter for music. I can't wait!

October 27th, DAVE at Zaharia's - It was a blast! It's always fun to play this venue. Angelika and staff are the best.

October 28th - OFF

October 29th, DAVE atCreekside - Frankie joined me again this evening. We set up inside. It was windy and cold outside. We had a nice crowd and played some good music. I saw an old friend and a great musician Steve Shanholtzer, he was having dinner.

It's been a pretty relaxing week. I made some music with my friend Frankie. I missed Brady. I did a lot of yard work. I figured out my new sound board and watched the movie "Wake The Dead". It had a few of my songs in it. Good job Michael Luceri! 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 my videos on YouTube! Keepin' It real! -David

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

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

October 16th, Songwriter's Night at The Corner Bar - I was able to get a little rest after the Virginia trip before I  repacked the truck and headed for the monthly Songwriter's Night at the Corner Bar. This month we were lucky enough to have Michael Lagasse and Todd Jones. Both of these guys are great talents and good guys. The work they do together is defiantly worth giving a listen. It's always good to see and play with my old friend Bob. I am so lucky to be a part of this event every month. We will be posting our next artists for November 20th soon.

October 17th, DAVE at Chianti Room - I spent a nice evening on the porch. There was a nice breeze, no rain and some great folks that came out. It dosen't get much better than this.

October 18th, Travel Day - On the road again, we are headed up to see our friends George and Deborah Reeves and to play a little music and maybe write some. We left about 11:30 am and  arrived about 8:30 pm. We made good time. It's time to hit the sack!

October 19th, DAVE and George at JJ's Canteen and Eatery - There was nobody in there until just before starting time. We were a little nervous.  Like it does so many other times, it turned out great! This is one of the coolest places.  If you're ever in Glenville NC, you must check it out. We had a nice meal and a nice time playing. Thanks Joel, and staff you guys are the bomb! We also started on a new tune earlier today (no title yet). Also would like to recognize Jon Zachary a local singer-songwriter, thanks for stopping by.

October 20th , Mica's - DAVE and George - After a nice quiet and peaceful day, a great breakfast and lunch (thanks Deborah). We worked on our new song a little. We mostly bullshitted about what's been going on with the both of us.  I think we came up with some chorus chords. We hopped in the van and headed for Mica's. This was an outside gig and there was a chill in the air. We offered up our heater that was offered to us to the audience keep warm. We thought we would soon be on fire.  We had a great time and finished the gig just before it got to cold. Then headed back up the mountain.

October 21st, JJ's Canteen and Eatery - Songwriter's Night - This is a new event for JJ's.  Normally, they are closed on Saturday. This will be our 2nd Songwriter's Night at this venue.  The first was great! George and I were going to be joined by Isaiah Breedlove and Goeff McBride. Isaiah called that afternoon and said he had some family issues and would not be able to make it. We were bummed but the show must go on. I hope everything turned out okay for Isaiah. Geoff arrived with family in tow and ready to go to work. We sound checked, had dinner, then it was show time. George was working triple duty backing both Geoff and I up and doing his own music. He did a great job on all fronts. Geoff McBride was a real treat (2nd season of The Voice). What a voice he had, wow. George and Deborah had been talking about him before I met him. What a nice guy and what a talent! It's really my favorite time in music when three guys can get together and make music on their own and together. We had some real moments during our two plus hour show. I was smiling from ear to ear. Thanks Geoff it was a pleasure and I hope we get a chance to write some and play together in the future. You are the real deal.

October 22nd, Travel Day - We left Yellow Mountain about 6:30 am. It was our regular ride home until we talked with the Dunaway's. Barry had played a show with .38 Special the night before in Richmond Hill. We knew they were headed for George and Deborah's for a couple days before Barry had to fly out and catch back up with his band. We decided to meet at Duke's Barbecue off exit 22 in SC and it turned out to be a good choice. It was fun to catch up with our friends and have a good lunch. We said our goodbyes and headed out in different directions. We arrived home by dinnertime.

A perfect weekend all good memories. Theresa was a little under the weather the whole time but was a real trooper. I couldn't have done it without her. 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 check out my videos on YouTube. Keep'in It Real! - David

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

Sunday, October 29, 2017

October 9th, NorthStar at Creekside was cancelled. Creekside closes on Mondays until February. Judy offered us another day of the week, but after talking to the band members, we decided to wait until Creekside re-opens on Mondays. Our next NorthStar date at Creekside will be February 12th.  If anything changes I will let you know. Thanks for your support and we look forward to seeing you next year at the wonderful and fabulous Creekside!

October 10th - OFF

October 11th, Travel Day - Theresa, Frankie and I headed north to Hague, VA and Cole Point Tavern. We arrived at about 2 am. The trip was uneventful trip, but long. We are ready to get some rest before the start of this long weekend.

October 12th, DAVE and Frankie at Coles Point Tavern - Our first night was a little slow but had a nice bunch of folks that stayed with us for the evening.

October 13th, NorthStar AT Coles Point Tavern - Eddie made it in about 15 minutes after we starteD. We had a spot ready for him and then the game was on. What a fantastic night! A big crowd, we played well. Everything was perfect!

October 14th, NorthStar at Coles Point Marina - We played Creeky's "One More Time" party. It's an annual event to raise money for the Fire Department. We are so proud to be a part of this event and hope to be there next for the next one!

October 14th, Bob Margolin and NorthStar at Coles Point Tavern - We opened up for the great Bob Margolin. It was a nice show. We had to work out a few bugs but made it through. Frankie and I backed up Bob Margolin.  Then after a few tunes Eddie joined us on guitar for the rest of the show. Bob is a true pro and one of the nicest guys you will meet in the business. I worked for him in the early 80's and am proud to call him my friend. It is a real honor to back-up this great entertainer! Man what a night!

October 15th, Travel Day - We made it home about 7 pm. It wasn't a bad trip back, but ran into some traffic in South Carolina and a little in Georgia but overall a pretty uneventful return drive.

It's good to be home, but what a great time I had. Thanks Chris and Ann, Matt, Randy, Mike and Sandra, Creeky and Joel. We could not make these trips without your help.  You guys are the best!  Also thanks to Eddie and Frankie I'm so proud to play with my NorthStar band mates! And I can't say enough about my friend Bob Margolin. What an honor. I hope we can do this again. Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it could brighten someone's day, even your own! Early detection can save your life! Check out my music on Spotify and my videos on YouTube! Keepin' It Real!! -David

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