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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, November 29, 2018

November 12th, Retrophonics Studio - I met with Jim Devito about a project George and I have been talking about. We worked out a deal and will be beginning the project on Monday November 19th. I can't wait!

November 14th, DAVE at Hurrican Grill and Wings - Laurence with is back and joined me tonight. The weather was bad so we were under cover but not inside. There was a nice group of folks that came out. The ride home was interesting, I went through one of the hardest rains I've been through in awhile, going over the 312 Bridge.

November 15th, DAVE at Corner Bar - It was packed! The whole gand was here; George, Laurence, Brady and Frankie. We played some good music, it's nice to hang with these guys. We also had a surprise visit from Tony Scozzaro who played a couple tunes with us. This is going to be a fun winter. See you in two weeks!

November 16th, I was off today, not playing anywayt so Theresa and I had lunch at Brisky's and we dropped off a turkey for Joey's Charity run. You should check this place out! Later we ran by Mellow Mushroom and saw Brother Ed!

November 17th, DAVE at Zaharias - It was George Reeves and I this night. The weather was just a little chilly but we had a nice crowd. I'd like to thank Vinny Jacobs, Rick Levy and Rick Kuncicky. It's nice to get a chance to play your music for some of the finest players in town. Thanks Angelika and staff you guys are the best!

November 18th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's -  It was a nice afternoon out on the deck! Chris and Dianna stopped by. This is a nice place, you should check it out if you haven't been by here yet. I'll be back November 30th and December1st and 2nd.

I'm excited about our new project at Retrophonics Studio. We'll be starting November 19th (George and I). I had a good session at IAUGI Studios, Dan and I worked on the lay out for our new live CD, (DAVE and friends) and also moved my new video "Goodbye Goodbye" a little further along. Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it might brighten someones day, even your own! Keepin' It Real! -David

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

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

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

November 6th, DAVE at Chianti Room - I had a nice afternoon out on the porch. Michael Howard and Jazzy Blue stopped by. Come check out the best happy hour in town!

November 7th, Laurence's House - I stopped by on my way to set up and take a look at a couple of tunes that needed some work. We ar getting close to our new live CD "Live at the Corner Bar", maybe out by Christmas.

November 7th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Laurence is back! We had a good night! Laurence did a great job and I believe he will be joining me tomorrow at the Corner Bar.

November 8th, DAVE at  Corner Bar - I was right, Laurence was there, he was the only one that showed up. Frankie had rehearsal, Brady still was under the weather. I had fun playing with my Canadian friend! The house was full of Jim's rum Cake. Marcia's birthday and Laurence and Barbara's return.

November 9th, 10th and 11th - The Big Deck Raw Bar and Grill - It's always a blast to hang out with my friends in Cedar Key! Great to see Pete and Pat, Bryan and Darlene as always were great hosts. Looking forward to my return on January 11th, 12th and 13th. Also it's nice to see our friends Jody and March from St. Augustine in their new place, Cedar Key.

November 12th, DAVE at Retrophonics Studio - I went by Retrophonics with George to meet with Jim on a project we have been talking about. Looks like it will start on Monday November 19th.

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! Keepin' It Real! -David

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

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

October 30th, DAVE at Chianti Room - It was a nice afternoon on the porch. The sun was beating on me for the first hour or so which made it a little uncomfortable. I had a nice crowd though I guess thats what it's all about. I talked to Barry and Lydia today they are on their way to the Keys, it was good to catch up with my friends. Thanks everyone for showing up today!

October 31st, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Happy Holloween! Didn't think anyone would be out tonight, just had that feeling. I was wrong, turned out to be a nice evening. I talked to Laurence today, he will be getting in town late Saturday night so he will be with me Wednesday at Hurricane Grill and Wings, come out and welcome him back!

November 1st, DAVE at  IAUGI Studios - We were able to get a lot of  work done on "Goodbye Goodbye". Can't wait for everyone to see themselves!

November 1st, DAVE at Corner Bar - Brady wasn't feeling well so it was Frankie and I. We had a nice crowd had some fun, that's what it's all about!

November 2nd, Retrophonic's Studio - I stopped by and listened to a new tape Jim DeVito made for me from the old North Star Band. It's been nice hang'in out with my old friend.

November 2nd, 3rd and 4th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - I had a nice evening inside. The weather really took a turn for the worse. Jake Usina sat in for a short set. Jeremy Austin stopped by. Saturday was nice out on the deck. The weather was good nice there was a nice breeze. Sunday was a rain out I will make the day up on November 18th. Thanks Brian, Dave, Tina and staff, you guys are the best!

November 3rd, Creekside - Frankie and the Dreamers - Tonight was a first, it was Rob Peck, Frankie Urzetta and Me, thus Frankie and the Dreamers. Brady was still under the weather, but he did help bring the equipment over and put it in place, that was a big help since I was doing a double (played earlier at Aunt Kate's). Thanks Brady! We had a fun night playing, Rob is a real talent and Frankie and I would love to do this again. Thanks Creekside, I will see you on November 25th!

I had a nice get together with Jim DeVito. I had missed shoot'in' the shit with my old friend. Also enjoyed working with Dan Bagan this week on "Goodbye Goodbye". 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Thursday, November 8, 2018

October 24th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - I had a nice night out on the sidewalk. It almost seemed like fall there was a nice breeze blowing. Maybe summer is really over. Johnny from the Red River Band stopped by. We had a chance to talk for a bit. I'm glad to be back in town, hopefully I will run into some of you somewhere this week. Thanks Abe, Daniel, Sherry and staff!

October 25th, IAUGI Studios - Dan and I are starting work on "Goodbye Goodbye" today.  I think Dan is going to release "LOVE" at some point today also. I can't wait for you all to hear it. This project has been a lot of work, but a lot of fun too. I can't wait for the whole DVD to be finished so we can share it with everyone. We also did a little work on our "Live @ The Corner Bar" CD, it should be released before the new year!

October 25th, DAVE at Corner Bar - Frankie and Brady joined me tonight. Never tire of playing with these two great players. We had a pretty good crowd. Thanks for supporting our music.

October 26th, Free Range Chickens at Creekside - John Winters had some personal affairs to take care of so Frankie called Tommy Gilstrap to sit in with us. We had a great night, Tommy is a real pleasure to be around and a great player (that dosen't always happen). Thanks Creekside we will see you next Saturday!

October 27th, DAVE at Zaharias - Frankie joined me tonight. I set up and brought along the things Frankie had left the night before. It was a beautiful night and we played some good music. Thanks Angelika and staff! You guys are the best!

October 28th, DAVE at Creekside - It was a great gig! While I was one of the many that were being inducted to the St. Augustine Music Hall Of Fame as a former member of the band Those Guys (18 years). It's an honor and would even seem more real if they sent me a piece of paper or something. Anyway the gig was great, I enjoyed playing my music, that's what I do. Brady stopped by and picked up his guitar and a cord box he left on Friday. Always good to see my friend and band mate. Thanks Creekside! See you next Saturday!

It's been a big week! I worked on my video project with Dan Bagan at IAUGI Studios and played music with my friends. And for being recognized for my work with "Those Guys". 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, October 29, 2018

October 11th,12th and 13th, Road Trip - I spent a few days playing with my friend George Reeves. we played at Whiteside Brewing Co, Lazy Hiker Brewing Co and JJ's Canteen and Eatery. It's always great hanging out with our friends on the Yellow Mountain. As always, Deborah took great care of us. George and I finished up a couple of tunes we have been working on "Do I Ever Cross You Mind" (Besley/C.Caudill/Reeves) and "The Ink Has Dried" (Besley/Reeves). It's always an inspiration to enter George's music room. We have made some good music in at room. All the gigs were great, Everyone was so nice, as always. It was great to hang out with Jay Drummonds and Tina Eno at our writers night in Glenville at JJ's.

October 15th, Songwriters Night at Corner Bar - What a lineup we had this month! I'm am so proud each month to share the stage with all of these writers. Sam Pacetti and Chuck Nash were a pleasure to listen to. It's always good to sit next to Bob Patterson, he is the reason I am in St. Augustine. Next month we will have Dave Rudolf and Mark Evans joining Bob and I. Thanks for supporting original music!

October 16th, DAVE at Chianti Room - A nice breezy afternoon on the porch. The time has moved up to 3pm to 6pm. Come check out the best happy hour in town!

October 18th, Travel Day - We picked Frankie up at the 210 exit on 95N. We stopped and stayed the night in Fayettville, NC. We had little Bojangle's Chicken and watched the ballgame (Boston wins!). We met for the breakfest buffet at 6am and were on our way by 6:30 am.We reached the Tavern at 11:30am and were set up and ready to go by noon.

October 19th, DAVE at  Coles Point Tavern - Frankie sat in with me. We had a great night on the Rivah! It's so good to be back working for Chris and Ann. Tavern Nation we are here!

October 20th, NorthStar at Creeky's Pig Roast/ Coles Point Marina - We have been doing this event for years. This year Ed, Frakie and I were on board. It seems like this event gets a little better every year. Creeky says there will be one more so I hope to be a part of this  next year. It was good to see my Dad and Margie.

October 21st, Bob Margolina atColes Point Tavern - This is an event I look forward to each year. NorthStar opened up and Frankie, Eddie and I backed up Bob for his show. It turns out to be a long day, but well worth it. Bob Margolin is a true blues legend. I had the pleasure of playing with him in the early 80's. He hasn't lost a step, he is a real pro and a great guy that puts on a great show. Thanks, Dave Smith, for doing sound and playing some guitar with us. Thanks to Chris, Ann, Mike, Stacey, Randy and AC for helping to make this a great event!

October 22nd, Travel Day - Joel met us at 6am to drop Frankie to us. The wind was really blowing, it had started last night and was still blowing like crazy when I was fueling up.  Joel is one of our good friends and does a lot of fishing with Frankie when we are in town. The trip home was long, but uneventful, thank goodness. It's good to be home!

It's been a great week, I was able to see a lot of my Virginia friends and play music with Eddie, Frankie and Bob Margolin! I will see everyone at the end of May. I hope you have a mild winter. 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! Keeepin' It Real!!-David

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

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