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!!!!!!!

Monday, July 2, 2018

June 27th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - It was a nice evening out on the sidewalk. It sure is good to be back! Thanks Abe, JJ and staff. See you on the 4th of July!

June 28th, IAUGI Studios - I worked with Dan on "So Long Boys". It's almost done.

June 28th,  DAVE at Corner Bar - I was all by my lonesome on my birthday! Rick Levy and Rick Kuncicky stopped by. Rick Levy played a couple of  tunes. Thanks my friend! See you next week, you never know who will show up!

June 29th, DAVE at the Milltop - The place looks great, but it's just not the same. Nothing really stays the same anyway. The  Colonial Quarter has bands on weekends that start at 7 pm right in the middle of the 5pm to 8:30pm set. It's a train wreck. The food was good, everyone was nice. If I ever play there again it will be the early shift.

June 30th, DAVE at Tides and Oyster Co. - I like this gig. There's a lot of folks I know that hang out here. Felicia and staff are great! Hope to play there again soon!

July 1st - Theresa and I went out for sushi at our favorite place "Corner Sushi". I dropped her off at the Amphitheater to see Donny and Marie Osmound. I went by Tides Oyster Co. for their two year anniversary and stopped by Zaharia's and saw Angelika.

I had a great week back in town. Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it could brighten someones day, even you own! Early detection can save your life! Thanks for voting me into the top 5 performers in St. Augustine! Don't forget to vote for a winner! Keepin' It Real! -david

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

Saturday, June 30, 2018

June 19th, DAVE at the Chianti Room - Another nice afternoon out on the porch. It seems like parking is getting harder each day downtown. At least I only play there a couple times a month. See you July 3rd!

June 20th, Travel Day - Theresa and I are headed up to George and Deborah's to relax and play a little music. The trip up was okay until we went off the road a bit to try out the new IHOB Burgers. The burgers weren't bad but the time we took getting to the place put us in a bad traffic jam on I26 when we got back on the interstate. With a quick call to George and a move to I20, that added a couple hours onto the trip, including the burger stop, we finally pulled into to George and Deborahs about 11pm (almost 12 hours).

June 21st, DAVE and George at Cork and Barrel - After a good night sleep and a good breakfast,  George and I went into the studio to work on a couple songs of ours, old and new. We ran through "Sweet Rose Of Mine", "The Ink Has Dried" and a new song I started to write with Chuck Caudill "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind". Also a melody George had in his head (yet un-named).  Then after a great lunch and nap we headed down to Cashiers to the Cork and Barrel for their 7th Anniversary Party. We had a blast! Thanks Dick and staff, see you in October!

June 22nd, DAVE and George at The Lazy Hiker - Early in the day, George and I got together and added a new intro to "The Ink Has Dried" and I taped a lead part George is going to work out a harmony to. I also had an idea on some lyrics for George's new tune (yet un-named), I think he liked the ideas, we will see. We also worked out a lead section on our song with Chuck "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind". A new place for us in Franklin, The Lazy Hiker! Everyone was real nice. Kim and Patrick treated us real good. We met some of the local songwriters and a lot of locals. Also we were visited by Dennis Hammond and Debi James. I'm looking forward to playing this venue again.

June 23rd, Songwriters at JJ's - After coffee and our morning chat. George and I headed up to the studio to continue working on our music, Then headed down the Mountain to Glenville and one of my favorite places JJ's. We had Isaiah Breedlove and Dave Stewart with us tonight for our writers event. We had a decent crowd but more than that we had the chance to sit with two very good songwriters. Dave played some nice guitar and has writen some real good music. He runs a writers night in Franklin, maybe George and I can do sometime. Isaiah Breedlove was somewhat younger than the rest of us but had some very special songs. I was really impressed. I am so lucky to be able to share the stage with so many songwriters around this country. George did a great job as always and it was fun to play our new tune "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind", Besley/Caudill/Reeves. It was good to see our Cedar Key friends from Sylva by way of Gainesville, FL. Thanks Joel and staff hope to see you in October!

June 24th, We had a pretty uneventful and safe trip back. I unloaded the car, draged the luggage in and repacked the truck. Man, it's good to be back home, made it in 9 hours with a stop.

We had a great road trip! It's always good to hang out with our friends Deborah and George. It's also nice to play some music for these great folks in this part of the country. We always seem to get some new music out of these trips. I look forward to that. I have a pretty easy week playing wise in St. Augustine this week. Look forward to catching up with everyone. 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, June 20, 2018

June 4th, DAVE at JT's Seafood Shack - The weather looked bad but held. I had a nice gig, this is a good place to play. Thanks everyone who showed up, see you July 2nd.

June 5th, DAVE at the Chianti Room - A nice afternoon on the porch. A nice layed back afternoon playing for folks coming to the best happy hour in town!

June 6th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - The weather looked a little shaky but Abe said to go on and set up outside. He was right, turned out to be a great evening. Thanks Abe, JJ and staff!

June 7th, DAVE at Corner Bar - We were ready to start at 6pm and there were just a few people there. By 6:15 the place was packed! It was good to see my Father and Margie in the audience. Thanks Brady and Frankie for an enjoyable evening.

June 8th, 9th and 10th, DAVE at The Big Deck - I love Cedar Key and I love playing at The Big Deck for Darlene and Brian. Kerry Gordon stopped by and TJ Brown sat in on Sunday. As always it's good to see Pete Frizell and Pat. See you guys On July 13th, 14th and 15th. I can't wait!

June 11th, NorthStar at Creekside - Terrible weather once again. I was rained on pretty good setting up outside. Then decided to play in the bar, so I set up again inside. I'm glad I did. We had a nice crowd come out to see us. My friend and ex-bandmate Gary Carroll sat in with us and sounded great! We also had Rick Kuncicky in the audience, one of the best guitar players in town. Thanks Ed, Brady and Frankie I really enjoyed the evening. See you July 9th, same time, same station!

June 12th - OFF

June 13th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - The weather held out until the end of the gig then it poured. It was the second time this week I got drenched! Other than that the gig was great! Thanks Abe, JJ and staff!

June 14th, DAVE at Corner Bar - It looked like rain again, but thankfullly the gig is inside.  I'm glad it didn't keep everybody at home. It turned out to be a nice evening with Frankie and Brady.

June 15th, I was off so I went by and picked up my Banner Thomas shirt from Dewey at the End Zone. It was good to see everybody!

June 16th, DAVE at Zaharias - I had Brady Green with me tonight. I also had rain again. That didn't stop everyone from coming out. Thanks for braving the weather. Thanks Angelika and staff.

June 17th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - I had a nice hot afternoon out on the porch. Tony Scozzaro stopped by with his family. Also Chip Kirk from The Innocent Bystanders stopped by. Thanks Brian, Dave, Tina and staff!

June 18th, Songwriter's Night at Corner Bar - What a great show! We had a wonderful audience and a great line-up. Lon Williamson and John Winters were at their best tonight. I am really enjoying these shows. Thanks Bob Patterson and all the staff at the Corner Bar. See you next month on July 16th.

It's been pretty busy lately, feels good. 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

May 17th, DAVE at the Corner Bar - Frankie and Brady joined me tonight.We all had a great time as usual.

May 18th - OFF
Stopped by The End Zone and dropped off money for a Banner Thomas T-shirt. I had a chance to chat with Dewey, Tara and the Moses Creek Band.

May 19th, DAVE at Zaharias - Brady Green joined me tonight. Zaharias was where they were having Fedex Jack's retirement party this night. It was good to see everyone. Congratulations Jack! Thanks Angelika and staff, I always enjoy working for you. See you June 16th!

May 20th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - Nasty day but played for a couple hours inside.

May 21st, Songwriters Night - We had The Skinny and Joe Mark with Bob and I. We had a nice crowd and heard some good music. Thanks for supporting original music in St. Augustine! Thanks for the pictures Dee Dee!

May 22nd - OFF

May 23rd, Travel Day - We left St. Augustine after Theresa got off of work. We made it to Roanoke Rapids where we spent the night. We had dinner at Logan's. So far the trip has gone well.

May 24th,  Travel Day, Coles Point Tavern - We left Roanoke Rapids about 7 am and arrived at Coles Point about 10 am.  We met Ann and Chris to set up for my evening gig.  It went well, Randy Watts let me use a couple of powered JBL Speakers, I brought the rest of the gear. After I had a sound check, Theresa headed on to Northrn Virginia to spend time with her family. I took a nap. I ate some of Chris's chilli and had a grilled cheese sandwich for dinner. The night was good, I had a  nice crowd.

May 25th, DAVE at Coles Point Tavern - I did my regular morning walk. I went to the gig about 6pm, the place was packed. I had one of Chris's crab cake sandwiches. It was the best. Cecil stopped by.

May 26th, DAVE at Cole Point Tavern - Another nice morning walk. Randy picked me up around 4pm and we went to the Rowsee's for a cook out. Man, the Chicken and Ribs were great! Also the stuffed peppers wrapped in bacon. The Tavern was packed, had a blast!

May 27th, DAVE at Coles Point Tavern - Again, another nice morning walk. I had breakfast with Randy at Tim's Rivershore. Theresa came back up in the afternoon. Richard rousted her some crabs. It was a nice evening, Cecil and Ed showed up, also Joel.

May 28th, DAVE at Coles Point Tavern (Last Day) - Morning walk was great. A lot of my family showed up today Dad and Margie, Rick and Sue, Polly and Bob and Joy. Also Cecil and Ed. I had a nice afternoon. Ann, Chris, Cecil, Ed, Theresa and I went over to Tim's after I packed out for a couple cocktails to end the  Memorial DAy weekend and the end of our short working vacation.

May 29th, Travel Day - We left for home about 4am arrived about 4pm. It was a long drive, but nice as it could be. It's good to be home!

May 30th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Cancelled due to rain! And it never rained go figure.

May 31st, DAVE at Corner Bar - Frankie was under the weather so Brady and I carried on without him. It was a little slow but still had a good time. See you next week hopefully with a full roster.

June 1st, 2nd and 3rd, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - Friday set up inside because it was calling for rain all night, never rained. Most folks were outside but I still had a few check the music out. Saturday afternoon was a lot of fun, playing out on the porch by the water.  It doesn't get much better. Later it rained like hell! Sunday turned out to be a nice gig, the weather held. It got a little hot though. Later it rained like hell! I missed Jake's set on Friday. I think he was down in the Keys.

What a wonderful couple weeks. I was feeling a little under the weather the whole time but seem to be on the mend. It was nice to be home for a while to get some things done around the house. I'm looking forward to working for my friends in Cedar Key this coming weekend. Hopefully I'll get some things done on some of my musical projects this coming 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

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