Wednesday, May 8, 2019

April 22nd, Retrophonics Studio - We got a couple of rough mixes for Sue to listen to "Sweet Rose Of Mine" and "The Ink Has Dried".  We also took a stab at the vocal track on "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind".

April 23rd -  Theresa and I  went out to dinner with Gary and Debbie Carroll. I played with Gary in the band "Saucer" back in the 70's. Michael and Joyce Howard joined us. I've played music with Mike and have known him since the late 60's. I was a fun evening with friends. Dinner was great, had a few laughs. It's good to have friends from the past show up. Except for a few bad apples, I've been very lucky in the friend department. Lets keep in touch!!!

April 24th - DAVE at Hurricane Grill & Wings - I had George and Laurence with me tonight. What a blast! Great crowd! We were visited by two of the best performers in town, John Winters and Dewey Via.  See you next week! Happy birthday Tara!

April 25th, Carpetbaggers at the Corner Bar - Tonight I shared the stage with Tony, Frankie, George and Laurence. It was Laurences birthday and his last night playing at the Corner Bar before he heads back to Canada. There was rum cake for all! Thanks Jim! I will join Laurence in Canada for a short tour in July. We have been recording for the last several weeks, when Laurence gets home he will listen through and send me some files to get to Jim DeVito at Retrophonics to mix. This will be our first of many Carpetbaggers releases, hopefully. Brady Green stopped by with Harry Heisler  from the Four Aces. See you guys next week!

April 26th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - A beautiful night out on the deck by the water. On a nice day it doesn't get much better than this!

April 27th, Carpetbaggers at Creekside - Tonight the Carpetbaggers were George, Sue Westcott, Laurence, Frankie and yours truely. We had a great crowd and also recorded this show. Brady Green and Harry Heilser stopped by, also Rick Levy from the (Boxtops and Falling Bones) got up and played and sang "The Letter" Thanks for supporting The Carpetbaggers!

April 28th, DAVE at Creekside - I was joined by Sue Westcott tonight. It looked like it was going to be a real layed back night, turned out to be a great night! Brian and Darlene from Cedar Key (they own The Big Deck Bar where I play) were in town for a few days and stopped in to have a listen and say hi. Theresa and I are having lunch with them on Tuesday. Thanks Creekside and thanks Sue, I will see you at the studio on Monday.

April 29th, Retrophonics Studio - George, Sue and I layed down  "Al and Francine" a new tune George and I wrote for our new CD  "Don't Stare At The Sun". Sue also put some violin tracks on "Sweet Rose Of Mine" and "The Ink Has Dried"

April 29th, Green Papaya - Theresa and I met Deborah, George, Lydia and Barry for a late lunch. It was great to hang out with our friends. I talked a little with Barry about getting back to work on my CD, I can't wait.

It's been a busy but fun week! Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it could brighten someone day, even your own! Early detection can save you life! Keepin' It Real! -David

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Friday, April 26, 2019

March 25th, Retrophonics Studio - Frankie finished his drum tracks, he did a great job! Jim and JJ did a great job on "This Prison".  Looking forward to the next steps, Georges guitars, re-singing some tracks and back ground vocals.

March 26th - OFF

March 27th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Laurence and George were with me tonight. We were under the tent, the weather was bad, but we had a nice crowd. See you next week!

March 28th,  Carpetbaggers at the Corner Bar - What a night! It was Bill Mullen's last gig with us for a while. Bill and Alice are great folks and we look forward to your return. Thanks for the great licks Bill!

March 29th, 30th and 31st, Holmes Beach, FL -  Theresa and I spent a few days with our friends Chuck and Dara Caudill. We had a great time as always.

April 1st,  DAVE at JT's Seafood Shack  - Cancelled due to the weather!

April 2nd, Retrophonics Studio - Laurence put a couple violin parts on "Home" and Jim and I made a quick mix of "Change The World" for Barry. He is going to put a bass part on our song. Hope to do some vocal tracks or guitar tracks next week depending on how George is feeling.

April 3rd, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Laurence was with me tonight. It was a little cold out but had a nice crowd. We missed George!

April 4th, IAUGI Studios - Dan and I started more work on "Midnight Blue" our next song for "Live and a little Touched".

April 4th, Carpetbaggers at the Corner Bar - This week it was Tony Scozzaro, Frankie, Laurence Stevenson and me. We had a guest singer Bernadette for a tune, she did great! Same line-up next week. Hopefully George will be with us.

April 5th, 6th and 7th , DAVE at Aunt Kate's - What a great weekend! There is no better place to be on a nice afternoon or evening than out on the deck by the river. Jake did a nice set. He'll be back on May 3rd for a set, come check him out. The rest of the weekend was great, met a lot of good people. Thanks Brian, Dave, Tina and staff! You guys are the best! I will be back April 21st 2-5 pm.

April 6th, Pontre Vidra Music Hall - Theresa and I met Wayne and Sue and saw a great show "The Earls Of Leicester".

April 8th, Retrophonics Studio - George played some guitar tracks on "This Prison We Once Called Home" and "Sweet Rose Of Mine".

April 9th - OFF

I hope to get some more guitar tracks from George on Tuesday.  Thanks Sue and Wayne for getting us tickets to a great show! Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it could brighten everyones day, even your own! Early detection can save your life! Keepin' It Real!- David

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

March 18th, Retrophonics Studio - Frankie Urzetta is doing drum tracks today. He did a great job, I think he will finish up next week.

March 18th, Songwriters Night at Corner Bar - We had a great crowd that heard some great original music from Jamie DeFrates, the Willowwacks; Lauren and Mika, Birthday Boy Bob Paterson and I sang some of mine too.

March 20th, Carpetbaggers at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Another great evening with George Reeves and Sue Westcott. Thanks for supporting Carpetbaggers music!

March 21st, IAUGI Studios -  I worked with Dan on our new Carpetbaggers' Band banner.

March 21st, Carpetbaggers at the Corner Bar - We had a great night! Tony, Sue, Bill, George, Frankie and I played some music tonight! I'm a lucky guy, thanks for supporting Carpetbagger music.

March 22nd, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - I had a nice evening out on the deck by the water! Bill Mullen stopped by before going to see another Bill Mullen play. He'll explain when you see him. Thanks Brian, Dave, Tina and staff, you guys are the best! I stopped by and saw my friend Barry, he was working with George on his new CD, on my way home. It's always good to see my friend.

March 23rd, Carpetbaggers at Creekside - Tonight it was George, Sue, Bill, Frankie and I. Never a bad time with these great players! What a night!

March 24th, DAVE at Creekside - Sue Westcott shared the stage with me tonight. A Nice evening shared with one fine player. A good way to end the week.

Looking forward to getting back in the studio at Retrophonics. Frankie will be finishing drum tracks. I'm also looking forward to hearing what Jim Devito and JJ Murphy did on "This Prison We Once Called Home". 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! Get outside! Do something! Keepin' It Real! -David

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Sunday, March 24, 2019

March 11th, Retrophonics Studio - George worked on guitar parts. I hope to be in the studio with Frankie next week to add drums tracks.

March 12th, Green Papaya - Theresa and I took Janice Brown out for a belated birthday dinner. Bill and Cecil were along for the party also. Great food! I enjoyed hangin' with Janice for her birthday!

March 13th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - We are the Carpetbaggers trio tonight, me, George Reeves and Sue Westcott. Nice crowd, played some good music. Walt stopped by and gave Cecil an award recognition from the St. Augustine Music Hall Of Fame for my work with the band "Those Guys". "Those Guys" were inducted in 2018.   Thanks Abe, Daniel and staff, you guys are the best. See you next week (same lineup).

March 14th, IAUGI Studios - We finished "Some Can Never Say Goodbye" We have three more to go to complete the project. Great job Dan Bagan!

March 14th, Carpetbaggers at the Corner Bar - It was me, Frankie Urzetta, George Reeves Sue Westcott and Tony Scozzaro tonight.  What a blast it is to play with these great musicians each week. Thanks for supporting Carpetbaggers'Music!

March 15th, Carpetbaggers at Tides and Oyster Co. - It was the duo of Dave and Sue on this night. This is a nice gig. Enjoyed the evening playing songs with Sue. See you guys next month April 19th!

March 16th, Carpetbaggers at Zaharias - George and Sue joined me on this gig. We had a nice crowd and were surprised by a visit from JJ Murphy! Really enjoyed seeing my old friend, he is doing well in NY city!

March 17th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - A nice relaxing late afternoon gig at a wonderful place. I wish the weather had been better but never a bad time at this venue. Thanks Brian, Dave, Tina and staff, you guys are the best!

I'm looking forward to being in Retrophonics Studio with Jim Divito, Frankie and George. Also will be working with Dan at IAUGI Studios on our new Carpetbaggers banner. 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, 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 18th, Retrophonics Studio - Sue cut multiple tracks on "Change The World" and "Don't Stare At The Sun", great job! Jim, George, Brady and I were there listening. I will be cutting bass tracks on "Secondary Dominance", "This Prison We Once Called Home" and "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind".

February 18th, Songwriters Night at the Corner Bar - What a great night! I had some trouble with my guitar but everyone just kept the party going. Mark and David are a couple special and talented dudes! As always my friend Bob did a great job! Don Oja Dunaway was in the audience along with Laurence Stevenson, Bill Mullen, Uncle Ed, Robin and Dr. Bill. Thanks everyone for supporting our original music each month!

February 19th - We met George and Deborah at O'Steen's for a late lunch.

February 20th, DAVED at Hurricane Grill and Wings - It was me, George and Laurence again on this night. There was a threat of rain so we set up in the tent area. We had a nice crowd. We played our new song "Al and Francine".

February 21st, IAUGI Studios - Dan  and I worked to figure out the video we are making for a Songwriters gig in Georgia. Later we tried the shoot at The Corner Bar with little sucess on the audio, the video was fine. We will try again on Saturday with a new idea.

February 21st, Carpetbaggers at the Corner Bar - Laurence, Brady, George, Bill, Frankie  and I on the stage tonight! What a crowd and what a band! I'm a lucky guy!

February 22nd, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - I had a nice afternoon out on the deck by the water. Doesn't get much better that this.

February 23rd, Carpetbaggers at Creekside - I showed up at 12 pm to set up the gear for the night. George showed up with his recorder and Dan from IAUGI Studios with his video equipment. After Sue arrived and everyone got set up we made a sucessful video to send to the event for reveiw. The night went great, how can it not go good with these great players. Thanks Creekside!

Looking forward to another great week of music and studio this week. It's nice to have a couple days off but I'm sure I will be ready to roll after the short break is over. 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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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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!