Monday, September 17, 2018

August 29th, Virginia Trip - As was the plan, we spent the night in Fayetteville NC. After many years of driving straight through to this gig, we enjoy breaking the drive up. We had a nice dinner next door and a good nights sleep.

August 30th, Coles Point Tavern / Day 1- After a 6am breakfast we hit the road again. We stopped at the Food Lion in Warsaw for a couple of provisions on the way in. We arrived at the Tavern about 11:30am and started the load in. Randy showed up with the mains and we did a sound check and were done by 12:30. Theresa had headed farther north to see her sister and mom up in NoVa. Randy will be my ride until Theresa gets back up here. I'll be staying at  Chris and Ann's for the long weekend. I had one of the best grilled chicken salads ever for dinner, and the night turned out great, one of the best Thursday's yet for me.  It dosen't get much better than this! My friends Cecil and Richard showed up.

August 31st, Coles Point Tavern / Day 2 - I finished my book today. I'm glad I brought three.  I'll have a bunch to give Marcia when I get back. The gig was good, all the usual suspects are showing up now. I had a nice time. I played "To Love Somebody" for Creeky out on the deck on my way back to Chris and Ann's. Cecil and Richard showed up again.

September 1st, Coles Point Tavern / Day 3 - Another relaxing day on The Rivah. Second day, second morning walk. Napped and read the day away.  Randy picked me up about 5:30 to head over to the gig. This night I had a nice Steak and Cheese salad and another nice gig. Donna Britten showed up and sang a song with me "I Can't Help Falling In Love With You". She sounded wonderful. She and I also sang 'To Love Somebody" for Creeky at the end of the gig out on the deck. Donna will be playing in Pensacola for a songwriters festival in October.  She'll be doing a special tribute to our friend CJ Watson, a great songwriter friend who recently passed away. I had a couple beers with Chris and Josh at the house after the gig. Cecil, Richard and Bruce showed up!

September 2nd, Coles Point Tavern / Day 4 - Another relaxing day on The Rivah. The weather has been hot and clear perfect for being on the water. I took my morning walk then met Randy and we had breakfast with the Rowsee clan at Salisa and Steve's. It was great. Read and relaxed after that great meal. Randy picked me up again and we headed to the tavern for one of Chris's famous crabcake sanwiches,  all crabmeat! I had another great night! Cecil was is the house again! I'm glad Theresa is back! Soon after she arrived Richard knocked on the door with some crabs for her.

September 3rd, Coles Point Tavern / Day 5  - I've had a great time this week but I'm ready to play this last gig and get on the road and home for a few days before we go over to Cedar Key. My dad and Margie showed up on this last day. I had a nice crowd and a fun afternoon. I packed up the gear, and we said our goodbyes and hit the road. We made Fayetteville NC about 9pm. Time for some sleep.

September 4th, Travel Day - Up at 6am for the breakfast buffet and back on our way. We made it home about 1:30pm. Man, it's good to be back home. I unloaded the car and repacked the truck then called it a day.

This is a week I always look forward to, I get to play music for my friends. I get a chance to relax and read. Theresa gets a chance to visit her family in Northern Virginia. I get the chance to see my Dad, Margie and Cecil. I missed Ed. We were so sorry to hear about the tragic event that took place in his familly and the loss of my Uncle Bob. My Uncle Bob was a great man, I admired him a lot. Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it might brighten someones day, even your own! Early detection can save your life! Keepin' It Real! David

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August 20th, Songwriter's Night at Corner Bar - We missed Bob Patterson, he was with Carol in Maine. We had quite the line-up. Michael Howard, Dewey Via and Rob Peck joined me for a great night of original music. We had a great crowd. And, as always, it was an honor to share the stage with theses great writers. Thanks for supporting original music in St. Augustine! Also players of note that were in the house, Brady Green, Dr. Bill and Gary.  Thanks you guys!

August 21st, DAVE at Chianti Room - A nice hot day, but had some fun! See you in a  couple of weeks!

August 22nd, DAE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - A nice evening out on the sidewalk. Rob Peck stopped by. Missed JJ but great to see everyome else!

August 23rd, IAUGI Studios - Hung with Dan and worked on "LOVE" for my new CD "Live and a Little Touched".

August 23rd, DAVE at Corner Bar - Woody and Brady were with me tonight! Frankie had a problem with Argus. I hope everything is gonna be all right! We had a great night, thanks Woody!

August 24th, 25th - OFF

August 26th, DAVE at Creekside - It looked like rain but I set up outside anyway. Judy thought it would be slow so I was by myself tonight. Turned out great no rain, a lot of people. Thanks everyone for coming out!

Looking forward to my trip to Virginia. It will be good to see my Tavern Nation friends. 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

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

Monday, September 10, 2018

August 13th, NORTHSTAR at Creekside - What a great night! The weather didn't cooperate but it didn't slow down the crowd. They were eating dinner outside with their unbrella's out. Eddie was in Pennsylvainia so Rob Peck took his place for the evening. He did a great job, along with Brady Frankie and I. We were joined through the night by Uncle Charles and Dewey Via. It doesn't get any better than this. I really enjoyed the evening and am looking forward to playing with Dewey and Rob along with Mike Howard at our Songwriters Night on August 17th at the Corner Bar. Also Dr. Bill, Gary and Steve Beck were in the house. Thnaks Creekside, see you October 15th!

August 14th - We had dinner with Mike Howard and his lovely wife Joyce at The Back 40. Great dinner and great time! We will do this again in September. Check the place out!

August 15th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Another hot day out on the sidewalk. When I started nobody was there, figured I'd just start playing and maybe make an early night of it. The place was full when I finished. I can never figure it out. I was sorry to hear JJ was leaving. He will be missed. I'm sure he will do good wherever he goes, good luck my friend.

August 16th, IAUGI Studios - We worked on "LOVE" and it is going to be great! Can't wait to get back in and work more on it next week.

August 16th, DAVE at the Corner Bar - It was just me and Brady, Frankie had a church practice. We had a wonderful night. The St. Augustine Sunrise Rotary Club showed up. Along with the rest of our friends and a few new faces, it was a crowded evening.

August 17th, DAVE at Chianti Room - A hot but fun day on the porch. I covered for my friend Mike Howard who was taking a week off.

August 18th, Retrofonics Studio - I saw an old friend Jim Devito today. I have some 2" tape from The North Star Band I wanted him to copy onto Pro Tools along with 4 other 1/4' reels. I am very excited to hear these tapes. It's been years since I have seen my friend Jim. It was great to sit in the studio and talk for awhile. It brought back some old memories.

August 18th, DAVE at Zaharias - Brady joined me tonight. We had a nice crowd and a good time playing. Thanks Angelika and staff!

August 19th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - A nice afternoon out by the water. What a beautiful place!

Looking forward to our Songwriters Night this week, we miss Bob Paterson, he's up north. Also to getting back in the studio with Dan at IAUGI Studios. Can't wait to hear from Jim at Retrophonics, hope to hear from Barry from Cave Canem Studios and Laurence "Live At The Corner Bar" CD he's been working on. 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

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

Sunday, August 26, 2018

July 31st, DAVE at Chianti Room - Another hot day on the porch. We are in summer now folks. Michael and Joyce Howard showed up. We made a dinner date, can't wait!

August 1st, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - DAVE
A nice afternoon out on the sidewalk. The rain stopped me at about 8pm though.

August 2nd, DAVE at Corner Bar - Brady was with me tonight, Frankie was having car trouble. Enjoyed the evening, we had a nice crowd.

August 3rd, 4th and 5th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - It was a nice hot weekend out on the deck. The weather held for the whole weekend. Jake sat in on Friday, he's sounding better and better. I really like his Sinatra songs. The rest of the weekend was great, the unbrella made a big difference. Thanks Brian, Tina, Dave, the Staff and Randy and the folks at the fish shop, you guys are the best!

August 6th, DAVE at JT's Seafood Shack - A nice crowded Monday in the Hammock. This will be my last gig here until February. Thanks Johnny, Brandy and staff you guys are the best! See you in February!

August 7th, DAVE at Chianti Room - A nice hot afternoon on the porch. Nothing really memorable except the heat!

August 8th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings _ A nice evening out on the sidewalk. I had a good crowd and it was fun! Thanks Abe, JJ and staff, I enjoyed it!

August 9th, DAVE at Corner Bar - I had both Brady and Frankie with me tonight. As always a real pleasure playing with these two guys. There was a nice crowd, had a nice dinner, played some music and got to hang out with some great folks! Dosen't get much better than that.

August 10th, 11th and 12th, DAVE at The Big Deck Bar - Always a great time at this venue. I love coming over to Cedar Key. Darlene, Brian and their staff are always the best! I played "Tin Roof Shanties". I can't wait to record it, hope I do Shelton, John and Bob proud. It's always good to see Pete and Pat, John and Tammy! See you September 7th, 8th and 9th, can't wait!

It's been a great week! Looking forward to getting back in the studio with Dan working on our new project "Live And A little Touched".  Also we are getting close to our "Live At The Corner Bar" release. Barry's schedule with .38 Special should be relaxing a bit so we can get back to work on "Don't Stare At The Sun". I talked to him the other day, it was good to catch up with my friend. 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

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

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

July 25th, Canada - Theresa and I had a nice trip up to the Great White North! A direct flight is the way to go! Air Canada, but not the window seat. We had a quick bite at Chili's at the airport after we made it to our gate. We arrived at the Pearson Airport about 4pm and we were in our room by 5pm. We had a nice dinner at the restaurant in the hotel. We tried an Indian dish for the first time called Butter Chicken.  It was not at all what we expected but good, we'd get it again.

July 26th, The Stevenson's - After a nice relaxing evening at our hotel and breakfast the next morning,  Laurance picked us up and took us back to his place in Brighton. It was good to see Barbara, Alice and Bill.  Bill Mullen also joined us for this mini road trip. They came from Massachusetts, and had just arrived when we did.  Our first gig was at the Church-Key Pub and Grindhouse, a small bar in Campbellford, it was a good warm up gig. Laurence and Bill sounded great!

July 27th, DAVE at Arthur's Pub in  Cobourg -  I had a nice breakfast and a morning walk on the shore of Lake Ontario.  For lunch we went to The Harbor Veiw Resturant. This was where we had our first Canadian gig for 4 years ago. That was the year George and Deborah made the trip with us and it was George, Laurence and I. We usually have a meal there very time we make it back. The gig that night at Arthur's turned out great! We had some friends, Perry and Joyce (Urban Angel), Adam and Chris (Mad Man's Window) and Jan a radio DJ were among the many in the crowd.

July 28th, DAVE at Victoria Park Bandshell - Cobourg - The weather did not agree with the event. Should have been a better crowd but still enjoyed playing for Beyond the Box Benefit. We had some time to see Joyce and Perry perform at Kelly's Homelike Inn and also to check out a little of the town of Cobourg. I also got to see Mad Man's Window, I wish the sound was better. Turned out to be a nice day.

July 29th, The Big Apple - Bill and Alice took us to breakfest at one of our favorite places. I had chicken and ribs though. We saw Lucy the Lama and had a nice time talking over the events of the days we'd all spent together. We said our goodbyes to Bill and Alice and then Barbara when Laurence shuttled us back to Toronto. We had dinner at a restaurant across the parkiing lot of the hotel. It was a wonderful buffet place. Theresa normally dosen't like these kind of places, I think she liked this one. We've had a great time.

July 30th, Homeward bound - This trip and our first trip with George and Deborah were two of the best. I can't wait to see what next year brings!

It's hard to remember all the great things that happened on our trip north. Laurence and Barbara were great hosts as always. Bill and Alice were two wondeful people. Looking forward to seeing everyone in St. Augustine. This year is going to be a hoot with everyone. All the folks in Canada were wonderful. Thanks again to Bill Mullen and Laurence Stevenson you guys are the best!!!! Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Smile it could brighten someone's day, even your own! Don't liter! Early detection can save your life! Keepin' It Real! -David

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




 

Friday, August 3, 2018

July 9th, NORTHSTAR at Creekside - Finally, I had a great evening to play. Frankie was unable to make it but we still had a great time. Hopefully, we will not get rained on again this year. Thanks Ed and Brady it was fun hanging out! Steve Beck stopped by. Thanks Creekside and everyone else who showed up!

July 10th - OFF

July 11th, DAVE at St. Augustine Sunrise Rotory Club- It was an early gig. Dan and I were setting up while it was still dark outside. I had a good time and met some nice folks (some I knew). The River House is a beautiful place. Thanks Dan (IAUGI Studios) your system sounded great!

July 11th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - I had a chance to talk with Barry (Cave Canem Studios) good to catch up with my busy friend. The gig was slammed! Hung out a little with Brian (Aunt Kate's)  before playing. One more Wednesday then I head to Canada. See you next week!

July 12, DAVE at Corner Bar - Brady Green was with me tonight. As always, there are a bunch of great people that come out and hear us and we are so lucky to have them (you know who you are). Ron Norris got up and played a few tunes. It was good seeing our musician friend and hearing him play his music (good job backing Ron up Brady).

July 13th, 14th and 15th, DAVE at The Big Deck - I am so lucky to have met Brian and Darlene, their venue is a great get away. As always Pat (who I found out is the reason the owners contacted me) was out a couple of times over the weekend. Pete Frizell and Mike Boulware also stopped by. Pete is going to help me film a project I have been working on. Mike Boulware is a music legend in Gainesville. It's always good to see him and hope to get him to play one of our songwriter nights in St. Augustine. Also Bob Cooper stopped by and sang a new verse to 'Tin Toof Shanties" I can't wait to start singing it. I'm a lucky guy! Thanks Cedar Key see you next month!

July 16th, Songwriter's Night at Corner Bar - As always, had my partner Bob Paterson with me (he will be on the road next month, I will miss him). This week we were joined by Amy Hendrickson and Liz Williamson, it was a night to remember. I will never tire of doing our monthly songwriters night. It is a real treat to hear all the great writers each month I am so lucky. Thanks to all you creators! Thanks for all the folks that support our night! See you August 20th!!!!!

July 17th, DAVE at Chianti Room - A little rain that kind of cooled things off. A nice crowd, met some nice folks.  See you back here on July 31st! Saw Woody Pernell and Michael Jordon.

July 18th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - A nice night out on the sidewalk. Wes Talton stopped by with Cindy, hadn't seen them for a while. Hopefully we will get Wes for one of our songwriter's nights. I will be playing at Hurricane Grill and Wings on Tuesday July 24th before I head to Canada. Thanks Abe, JJ, Cherry and staff!

July 19th, IAUGI Studios - Dan and I worked on "LOVE".

July 19th, DAVE at Corner Bar - Frankie and Brady joined me tonight. A nice crowd, played some different tunes. See you guys in two weeks!

July 20th - OFF

July 21st, DAVE at Zaharias - Brady Green with me tonight! The place was packed, had a blast! Thanks Angelika and staff, you guys are the best! See you August 18th, let's do it again!

July 22nd, DAVE at Creekside - The weather was nasty so Frakie decided to stay home. It was a small but mighty crowd, had a good time inspite of the weather.

July 23rd - OFF

July 24th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - It was a nice night out on the sidewalk! Brady Green was in the house. The weather was trying to get bad but never really did. Thanks Abe, JJ, Sherri and staff!

It's been a busy week. Canada here we come! 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

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

Thursday, July 19, 2018

July 2nd , DAVE at JT's Seafood Shack - It was hot a hell but turned out to be a nice gig. Always good to see Johnny and Britanny. See you guys August 6th!

July 3rd, DAVE at Chianti Room - This gig was cancelled! I'm glad Mike Howard got in touch with me before I drove downtown. I was on my way to my truck to leave when the message came in.

July 4th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Another hot one, I guess eveyone on the east coast is going through this heat wave. I had a nice crowd even with the heat. I had a good time. Thanks Abe, JJ and staff!

July 5th, IAUGI Studios- We worked on "So Long Boys" and some ideas for "LOVE". Talked to Pete Frizzell about taking some shots of Cedar Key because we are thinking about recording a Star/Irwin song "Tin Roof Shanties".

July 5th, DAVE at Corner Bar - I had Frankie and Brady with me tonight. It was good to have my friends back playing with me (last week I was by myself). By the way thanks Jim for the wonderful rum cake last week! See you next week!

July 6th, 7th and 8th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - Friday stayed nice, a big storm came right up to the intercoastal and stopped. Saturday the same thing happened. We did get lucky again on Sunday. It turned out to be an overcast but nice day. Had a great time this weekend see you August 3rd, 4th and 5th. Thanks Jake for sitting in. Thanks Brian, Dave, Tina and staff!

I had a great week! Looking forward to getting back togther with Dan Bagan (IAUGI Studios) and continuing our work on "Live and a Little Touched". 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

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