Tuesday, March 19, 2019

March 4th, DAVE at JT's Seafood Shack - It was a beautiful day until I got set up, then it started getting cold. It turned out to be a nice night though  and had some great people listining. See you on the first Monday, April 1st.

March 5th, Retrophonics Studio - George, Jim and I got rough mixes on the nine songs we are working on. Time to get a copy for Frankie, we hope to get him in the studio in a couple of weeks. George will be in next week cutting guitar tracks.

March 6th, DAVE - Hurricane Grill and Wings - George and Laurence joined in with me tonight. It was a little chilly out but with the new heating unit Abe put in, it stayed real nice in the tent area. Laurence is headed home for a couple of weeks and will miss the next two Wednesdays and Thursdays, Sue Westcott will be joining George and I in his place.

March 7th, IAUGI Studios - We finished up "Some Can Never Say Goodbye". I'm ooking forward to cutting "Tin Roof Shanties", "Love's Strange" and "Magic"

March 7th, Carpetbaggers at Corner Bar - Laurence, George and Bill were with me tonight. The place was packed. Tony Scozzaro sat in on a couple, what a nice player. Again, Laurence will be out of town for the next two weeks so Sue Westcott will be joining us. Also Tony Scozzaro said he was going to stop by Thursday.  Should be a fun night!

March 8th, 9th and 10th, DAVE at The Big Deck - I had great weekend in Cedar Key. I had the chance to see my friends Pete and Pat. The weather was great. Theresa and Darlene went to 83 West to have "Desert with Frank".  Darlene took her out for a belated birthday dinner. I will be back at this great venue on April 12th, 13th and 14th. Nice weekend getaway! Thanks Bryan, Darlene and staff, you guys are the best!

I hope to have my new video out "Some Can Never Say goodbye" produced by Dan Bagan at IAUGI Studios. Also George will be working on guitar parts on our new CD at Retrophonics with Jim Devito. 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

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

February 24th, Theresa's Birthday Dinner - We went to our favorite sushi place, Corner Sushi with Brianna and Braylen for the birthday dinner.

February 25th, Retrophopnics Studio - I was on my own today, George was out of town. Jim and I worked on bass parts for "This Prison We Once Called Home", "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind" and "Secondary Dominance". We had a good time and completed what we planned on recording. I can't wait until next week, we are going to put together a rough mix and see where we stand. Later I went out with the family to the Metro Diner or dinner.

February 26th - Theresa and I went out to dinner again, 3 days in a row.  We never eat out this much and three days in a row, it's a first unless we are on the road. We had plans with Mike and Joyce Howard for dinner at The Back 40, it's getting to be nice habit.

February 27th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - It rained a bit but what a great evening! A nice crowd and it wasn't to cold.  We performed the a new tune George and I wrote "Al and Francine". Looking forward to next week, stop on by!

February 28th, IAUGI Studios - Dan and I worked on the videos of two songs "Don't Stare At The Sun" and "Change The World". We recorded them at Creekside last week for promotional material for a songwriters event in Dalton, Ga. this summer. Also getting some work done on "Some Can Never Say Goodbye", my new video.

February 28th, Carpetbaggers at the Corner Bar - We will start tapeing for our new "Live Carpetbaggers" CD. I had Laurence, Frankie, George and Bill with me tonight. Brady is taking a break for a bit, I hope, we missed him. Thanks everyone for supporting The Carpetbaggers music!

March 1st, 2nd and 3rd, DAVE at unt Kate's - Friday I was inside because of the weather.  I had a nice crowd anyway. Saturday there was a fishing tournament, the 5th Annual Bob Conroy Charity Tournament. I was able to get in the gig though it sprikled off and on. Sunday turned out to be a nice day, I had Bill Mullen sit in with me, he sounded great as always. Thanks for a great weekend Aunt Kate's! See you March 17th!

I'm looking forward to being at Retrophonics studio working with George and Jim on our new project "Don't Stare At the Sun" or "Change The World". I hope to be with Dan Bagan also working on our "Live and A Little Touched" project. I think we are finishing up "Some Can Never Say 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

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Saturday, March 2, 2019

February 11th, DAVE and George at Retrophonics Studios - We had Brady Green in today cutting bass tracks on "Sweet Rose Of Mine", "The Ink Has Dried", "Don't Stare At The Sun" and "So Long Boys". He did a great job.

February 12th, Chili's - I had the night off and took the family to dinner.  We saw Corttney.

February 13th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - George and Laurence were with me tonight. The new heating unit Abe had installed held up good. See you guys next Wednesday! Also I stopped and saw Woody Pernell today at the hospital he looks great! George went to work on a song idea I had. He did a great job I will look at it again tommorow and then we will get together and finish it up. Both of us are happy to be writing again and hopefully a version of this new song will make it on our CD.

February 14th, Carpetbaggers at the Corner Bar - Happy Valentine's Day! What a night! The Carpetbaggers were George, Brady, Frankie, Sue Westcott and Bill Mullen. Thanks for the rum cakes Jim and Sheryl. Thanks for stopping down after your Valentines dinner Laurence and Barbara,  thanks to Dr. Bill and Steve Beck for stopping by.  George and I are about to finish a new tune, it's good to be writing with my friend again. Hopefully this will make it on our new CD. See you next week!

February 15th, DAVE at Tides and Oyster Bar -  Sue Westcott and Bill Mullen joined in with me tonight. They sounded great, had a nice crowd, good times. See you on March 15th, same time same station!

February 16th, DAVE at Zaharias - What a great night! Sue Westcott and George Reeves were with me, it doesn't get any better than this. Thanks Angelika and all the wonderful staff for a great time! See you March 16th!

February 17th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - A nice day out on the deck by the water. Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

I will be at Retrophonics on Monday cutting tracks with Sue Seymor Westcott. 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Tuesday, February 26, 2019

January 29th, OFF - Theresa and I took Brianna and Braylen to Mellow Mushroom for pizza.

January 30th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Laurence Stevenson was with me tonight. It's still a little chilly but and nice crowd braved the weather.

January 31st, IAUGI Studios - Dan and I worked on "Some Can Never Say Goodbye", we're almost done. We also worked on logo ideas for The Carpetbaggers Band!

January 31st, Corner Bar, The Carpetbaggers Band - Tonight the band was Brady, George, Laurence, Bill Mullen and Woody Pernell. What a great night. Woody and Bill kicked butt. It's a pleasure to play with this band.

February 1st, 2nd and 3rd, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - It was a great weekend, the weather was not very friendly, I only was able to play out on the deck one day. Friday Jake Usina did a great set, even closing the night! He will be back March 1st. Also Brady, Jim, Richard and Jenny stopped by. Thanks Aunt Kate's see you on February 17th!

February 4th, DAVE amd George at Retrophonics Studios - We had Bill Mullen come in and cut a Sax track on "Change The World". George also put a bass track down on "Home". Brady and I will be in cutting bass tracks next week.

February 4th, DAVE at JT's Seafood Shack - My first, first Monday at JT''s. It was cold, not a lot of people but Johnny said lets do it. The night worked out nice for as cold as it was. I quit a little early, See you back at this venue on March 4th, come check it out!

February 5th, Cave Canem Studios - Sang on two tracks "Maha" and "The One" today. I hope my tracks make it on George's new CD, which sounds great, by the way. I am so proud to be a part of this project. Nice to work with Barry again. Good to see Lydia!

February 6th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill & Wings - It was Sue Westcott and George Reeves with me tonight. The weather held and we had a blast! Good to see Barry and Lydia, thanks Abe!

February 7th, IAUGI Studios - Dan and I worked on the new "Carpetbaggers Band" logo. We're getting real close to finishing "Some Can Never Say Goodbye" our new video.

February 7th, Carpetbaggers at the Corner Bar - We had a great crowd. We had some special guests sit in, Tony Scozzaro, Alley, Ian M. Kelly and Bill Mullen. Thanks for supporting Carpetbagger
music.

February 8th, 9th and 10th, DAVE at The Big Deck - Another wonderful weekend playing for and with my friends on the Gulf Coast. Pete Frizell sat in with me on Saturday.  It was a blast! Always good to see Pat and the gang! Thanks Darlene, Bryan  and staff for taking such good care of me, as always! See you back here on March 8th, 9th and 10th come check out Cedar Key!

I heard my friend and Woody Pernell is out of sugerery and is doing good. I will try to stop by and see him today. 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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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

January 21st, Retrophonics Studio - George and I worked on "The Ink has Dried" and "Home" with Jim today. Our CD is coming along great!

January 21st, Songwriter's Night at the Corner Bar - Songwriters Night - The place was packed!  Charley Simmons, Uncle Eddie and Robin  were our guests tonight. This is an event I look forward to each month. I'm a lucky guy! Thnks everyone for supporting our writers night, next month, February 18th, it will be Dave Rudolf and Mark Evans!

January 22nd, No gig tonight, I worked in the yard and tried to help Jay the best I could with some body work on the truck. I think I mostly got in the way. Later we met Sue and Wayne for Brady's birthday dinner at Corner Sushi. A good day off!

January 23rd, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - It was cold and windy but George, Laurence and I braved it. For the conditions we had a nice crowd.

January 24th, IAUGI Studios - We worked some more on "Some Can Never Say Goodbye". It should be done soon. Can't wait!

January 24th, The Carpetbaggers at the Corner Bar - Great night! The place was packed! The Band was Brady,  Laurence, Frankie, Greorge and I. Special appearence by John Winters. One reason was it was Sheryls birthday party! Thanks everyone for supporting The Carpetbaggers music!

January 25th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - It was a nice relaxing evening. I was inside, I had a few old friends stop by, played some of my 90's tunes I don't play that often.

January 26th, The Carpetbaggers at Creekside - It was to cold to play outside so we set up inside. Tonight The Carpetbaggers were Brady, Frankie, George, Sue and I. It was a blast!

January 27th, DAVE at Creekside - Laurence Stevenson with me tonight. It was cold, rainy and windy, 3 reasons to not go out tonight. A few braved the weather, we played until they couldn't take it any longer.

Another great week! The rain has finally ended, it's just cold now. Oh well, looking forward to this week. I will be at IAUGI Studios with Dan Bagan, hopefully we will be putting the finishing touches on "Some Can Never Say Goodbye". No studio for George and I at Retrophonics we will be back next Monday. 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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Saturday, January 26, 2019

January 14th, Retrophonics Studio - George and I cut guitar tracks on "Change The World". Brady stopped by.

January 15th, DAVE at Chianti Room - A nice cold afternoon! Thanks for coming out the ones who braved the cold weather. This evening I played my last gig at the Chianti Room.  It's been fun. The gigs in downtown St. Augustine just aren't what they use to be.

January 16th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - A cold night but the show must go on. Abe had a crew in there installing a new heating unit but they ran out of time, it will be finished tomorrow. George and Laurence were with me and it was a blast! Great crowd! See you next week, we will be basking in the heat!

January 17th, IAUGI Studios - We did more work on "Some Can Never Say Goodbye". We are really on to something now. It should be close to completion by next week! Also threw around some ideas on "The Carpetbaggers Band"

January 17th, DAVE Corner Bar - After a late start with technical problems, we went on to have a great night! George, Laurence, Brady and I were the band tonight. Frankie was headed to Jupiter Fl. to sing at a funeral for one of our Virginia friend.

January 18th, George's House - I met with George and Brady to talk through our plans for future sessions at Retrophonics Studio where we are working on a new project.

January 18th, DAVE at Tides and Oyster Bar - Tonight I was joined by Sue Seymor Westcott. We had a great time, great crowd, it was a real pleasure. Gentleman George stopped by and played "The One" an original tune of his with Sue. The three of us finished the night with one of our tunes "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind". Thanks Felicia and all the staff see you next month!


January 19th, DAVE at Zaharias - Tonight it was George and I.  The weather held, we had a great crowd. Never a bad time playing with gentleman George!

January 20th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - Man, was it cold and windy. I saw my friend Paul Breitinger out on the beach early in the morning and it was beautiful out. I thought maybe the weather report was off but by the time I got to the gig at 12 p.m. it was nasty. I set up inside and had a nice afternoon.

I really had some great times this week. I'm looking forward to getting into the Retrophonics studio and IAUGI this 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

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see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
January 7th, Retrophonics Studio - Things are going great, I'm excited to get there with George and Jim and get to work. George cut tracks on four songs. Bob Semancik stopped by.

January 9th, Hurricane Grill and Wings - I had George and Sue Seymor Westcott with me tonight, both kicked ass! We had a great crowd! Great fun! Duffy and Chris sat in from the Duffy Bishop Band. Check them out if you haven't yet, they are worth the trip. Thanks Abe, Daniel and staff! You guys are the best! See you next week!

January 10th, IAUGI Studios - Dan and I worked on "Some Can Never Say Goodbye". This video is starting to shape up. I think we have a good idea to run with, can't wait to get back next week!

January 10th, DAVE at Corner Bar - Brady, George, Frankie and Laurence Stevenson (yes, he's back) and me was the band tonight. We also had Bob Semancik and Bill Mullen joined us. The place was off the charts! What a blast! Looking forward to next week! Great to have you back Laurence!

January 11th, 12th and 13th, DAVE at The Big Deck - Once again a wonderful weekend! It doesn't get much better than this. I saw Pete and Pat and met somne other great folks (to many to name). I am at this venue evey second weekend of the month if you have never been to Cedar Key come check it out! Also cross Dock Street, check out their new place "Liam and Madi's". See you next month!

I'm looking forward to getting into Retrophonics studio also working on my videos at IAUGI Studios. It a busy times right now, feels good! 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!