Photo by Dan Bagan

Photo by Dan Bagan
Coming up...Tuesday, July 18th 4-7pm Chianti Room, St. Augustine, FL...Wednesday, July 19th 6-9pm Hurricane Grill and Wings, St. Augustine, FL...Thursday, July 20th 6-9pm Corner Bar, St. Augustine, FL.........see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

June 20th, DAVE at the Chianti Room - It was a nice hot afternoon out on the porch. You should come by to check out the best happy hour in town!

June 21st, Travel Day - We left about 12 pm. Our first stop was Sun City SC to have an early dinner with Margie. After a wonderful lunch and some laughs, we got back on the road. This trip we let our GPS guide us and actually made real good time. We arrived at The Reeves' at about 11pm. We unpacked the car and headed to bed. We will see George and Deborah for morning coffee.

June 22nd, DAVE and George at JJ's Canteen and Eatery - What a special place.  You don't find many places around like it.  It's a gas station, a convenience store, a restaurant and music venue, all in one, on the side on a mountain. George and I had a nice crowd and we had a good time. I met Randy Lanier who sat in with us on percussion. We are looking forward to the Songwriters Night on Saturday at this same venue. We also had a visit from Debbie James. That was a surprise! Thanks Joel and staff! Earlier in the day, George and I met in his studio before we had lunch. I showed him a tune I was working on. We threw a couple of ideas around and left it at that.

June 23rd, DAVE and George at Mica's - This was my first time here. An outdoor restaurant, bar and music venue. They do it all around here! We had a great night until the rain came. We tried to move our stuff forward to keep playing but the rain started blowing in sideways. George and I met in his studio in the afternoon continued on with our ideas got a verse or two, an idea for a chorus and maybe a bridge. I don't know if it's going to be a song before Theresa and I head home, but it's a good start.

June 24th, Songwriters Night at JJ's Canteen and Eatery - I met with George in the afternoon, we got the arrangement together I think we have all the lyrics for the verses and chorus. I think we did it again. "The Ink Has Dried" is born. We were to tiered to go any further had to rest for the gig tonight. If we have enough energy we will lay a ruff track of the song down tonight when we get back. We got back and recorded the song thanks George another on bites the dust!This was the first time they ever had an event like this at JJ's. It went great.  We had a nice crowd. Tina Eno and Jon Zachary joined George and I.  We played our music for the folks for two hours. It was a great success. We talked with Joel about doing the same thing again in October. Thanks again Joel and staff!


June 25th, Travel Day - We left about 6:30 am like thieves in the night. As soon as we got off the mountain we put in a CD and listened to the new Besley/Reeves song "The Ink Has Dried". The trip back was uneventful and drove straight thru. We arrived home at about 3:30 pm. We had a great time, but it's good to be home.

It was a wonderful trip, good music, great food, good friends, mew song, talks about life and rain, it was a good time had by all. George and Deborah were great hosts as always. Deborah fed us, as  always, some of the best food you'll ever eat. We return sometime in October.  I will be counting the days for this trip. 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! Listen to my two new videos "Change The World" and "Living In My Head" on YouTube and also check out my music on Spotify! Keepin' It Real! -David

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

Saturday, July 1, 2017

June 12th, NORTHSTAR at Creekside - I talked to Judy earlier in the day and we decided to make NorthStar a go. It was raining like crazy so we set up inside. It was a pretty light evening as far as and audience goes but we still had a good time. I think the folks that showed up saw a good show. Brady, Eddie and Frankie played their butts off. As much of a pain as it was to get the gig going it was all worth it to play with this bunch!

June 13th, DAVE at Oasis - I had a nice night in the land of the 44 TVs! Nasty weather but didn't stop folks from coming out. It was good to catch up with the current events of my friend Jay Mayville.

June 14th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Another rainy evening, what's new? Decided to set up even though it looked like it was going to rain buckets. Turned out to be a pretty good night the rain held off for the most part. Thanks Abe, JJ and staff you guys are the best!

June 15th, DAVE at Corner Bar - Brady and Frankie shared the stage with me tonight. It's always a blast to play with these two. I will be out of town next week. I'm heading up to North Carolina to play and hang with the Reeves', can't wait. See you guys at the Corner Bar in two weeks!

June 16th DAVE at  - Conch House - The rain held off, I had a nice time out on the deck. I saw a bunch of friends I haven't seen for a while. I had a chance to chat with Don Oja-Dunaway and talked to Woody Pernell for a few minutes. He was playing with his band out at the pier bar. See you guys next month. Thanks Julie!

June 17th, DAVE at Zaharias - This gig is always a good time. Angelika and staff are the best! Come check it out. I will be back July 15th.

June 18th, Aunt Kate's - I had a nice afternoon out on the porch. Brian, Dave and staff are the best! I heard Candy is doing good and will be back to work soon. That is good news!

June 19th, Corner Bar - I had a great writers night! Ellen and Michelle sounded wonderful. I am always so proud to be a part of the so many special writers nights we've had over the last two years. It never gets old. There's always something new. Thanks Bob for being there by my side these past two years. We had some other artists show up Cindy Bear and Uncle Eddie and Robin.

It's been another busy but enjoyable week. I'm looking forward to Cashies N.C. Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it could brighten up someone's day, even your own! Early detection can save your life! Check out my videos on YouTube "Change The World" and "Living In My Head". Also listen to my music on Spotify. Keepin' It Real!!!! -David

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

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

May 31st, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - It's good to be back home. Still a little under the weather but had a great night. Thanks Abe, JJ and staff, you guys are the best!

June 1st, DAVE at Corner Bar - I had Frankie and Brady with me tonight. I am really enjoying this line-up. It's really special to be surrounded with this much talent. It was a nasty night but a pretty good showing. I'm looking forward to next week!

June 2nd, 3rd and 4th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - It's always a blast to work for these great people. I had two nice days of weather playing on the water and one night inside. I'm looking forward to being back Sunday, June 18th. You should really top by and check out this great place. Thanks Brian, Dave and staff.

June 5th, DAVE at JT's Seafood - Another rain out. I can't wait to get to play a couple of gigs in a row here.  Johnny sent me home with some of their great food. See you July 3rd!

June 6th, DAVE at Chianti Room - The summer hours have started.  I play 4-7 pm until notified otherwise. It was a nasty rainy day but the place was packed. I had a great time! See you in two weeks. Stop by and check out the best happy hour in town!

June 7th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - It was JJ's call, the weather looked like it was going to be terrible. He decided to set me up in the tent area and it was a great idea. I had a nice crowd and it didn't rain until I was ready to load out, figures.

June 8th, DAVE at Corner Bar - It was just and Brady and I. Frankie was out of town. He will be back next week. We tried a couple of new tunes, "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", "Rainy Night In Georgia", "These Days" and "Eyes Of the World". It was a fun night.

June 9th, 10th and 11th, DAVE at The Big Deck - It was another great weekend. I saw Pete and Pat. I even think I saw Bob Cooper drive by! We missed Darlene is was in Nola. Thanks Bryan and staff you guys make it great! See you next month.

It's been a great couple of weeks. I'm looking forward to a little time at home. I have a long honey do list! Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Early detection can save your life! Smile it could brighten someones day, even your own! Check out my videos on YouTube "Change The World" and "Living In My Head. Also listen to my music on Spotify. Keepin' It Real!  -David

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

Monday, June 12, 2017

May 22nd and 23rd - OFF

May 24th - Travel Day to the Northern Neck of Virginia for Memorial Day Weekend. It was a long nasty trip. It rained most of the way. I drove almost the entire trip. Theresa took over at  exit 9 on 295 in Virginia. She took us in and did a great job driving in the rain on those country roads. We left home about 11 am, had a stop in Orange Park (nightmare in the rain), then  arrived in the NN at 1:30am. We were glad to get out of that car and call an end to that drive. It was good to be in the Northern Neck though!

May 25th, NorthStar at Coles Point Tavern - The rain held off for my morning walk. Theresa and I had some coffee with Chris and Ann, then headed down for the load in. What a great first night! Ed sounded great. We had a great crowd and the weather stayed nice. Great times with the Tavern Nation! I sang "To Love Somebody" for Creeky. Not Frankie, but it was the thought that counts. Thanks for the ride home Joel!

May 26th , DAVE at Coles Point Tavern - My father and Margie came out to see me.  Also Harold Wiggins, a friend I went to school with.  He was in chemistry class with me and Jim Miner at old Fairfax High School. There was a great crowd. Later Ed, Randy Scott and Rick of the group Ethyl played in the back room. They sounded great. Thanks for the ride home Joel!

May 27th, DAVE at Coles Point Tavern - It was a great Saturday playing to a full house. Beth Grant, a friend from Fairfax High School showed up to hear me play. I had a blast, day three went great! Thanks for the ride home George!

May 28th, Northstar at Coles Point Tavern - Thank God Theresa is back! I had a fun time playing with brother Ed as always. The cookout at the Rowzee's was awesome. It was good to see Donna and Bill. When I finally got to the gig, I was surprised to see Vickie and Tom Barringer. It was nice to get caught up on some of our old friends and hang out. Thanks for the ride home Theresa!

May 29th, DAVE at Coles Point Tavern - It was the last day and I'm good and sick. It still has been a blast.  I can't wait to get back in September. Fred Stapleton and Bruce Looney showed up.  It was good to see them. It turned out to be a great afternoon and I always look forward to hanging out a bit after loading the gear. We played a little Keno and chatted  with everyone that hung around!

May 30th, Travel Day - Theresa drove through one hell of a rain storm, but with Brianna and Braylen leading the way, we made it through. What a week, it was good to get home!

It's always nice to hang out with my friends in the Northern Neck. Thanks Chris, Ann, Mike and Sandy, Randy, Joel, Richard, Barb and all the other great folks to many to name. 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 video's on YouTube, "Change The World" and "Living In My Head". Also my music on Spotify! Keepin' it Real! -David

see you down the road!!!!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

May 15th, Songwriters Night at Corner Bar - What a great writers night! I was really entertained by Bert and Grant.  What great writers and entertainers. Bob and I would like to thanks the great players and writers that stopped by, Dave Dowling, Charley Simmons, Jamie and Susan DeFrates, The Skinny's, Pam and Taylor Faucette. Susan sounded great with Grant. Also, I would like to thank Darlene and Brian straight from the Big Deck Raw Bar in Cedar Key for catching the show.

May 16th, Cave Canem Studios - We worked on mixing "Poor-Dum". Listened to two new bass parts Barry played on "Ain't Life Grand" and "A Better Place". I was glad Barry had a little time so we could continue work on my new CD "Don't Stare At The Sun".

May 16th - DAVE at Chianti Room - I had a nice afternoon on the porch. Bryan and Darlene stopped by. They hail from the Big Deck Raw Bar and Grill in Cedar Key. It's always good to see my west coast friends.

May 17th, DAVE a t Hurricane Grill and Wings - I had fun out on the sidewalk.  I will be out of town next week so I will see you the following Wednesday, May 31st. Thanks Abe, JJ and staff!

May 18th, Cave Canem Studios - I have a rough mix on "Poor-Dum".  I will be posting it soon so everyone can hear what we have been working on. We made plans for Sunday, May 21st to re-cut vocals on "Ain't Life Grand" and "A Better Place". We might even add a little percussion if we have time.

May 18th, DAVE at the Corner Bar - It was Frankie and Brady with me tonight. It was only our second gig together at this venue, and there are some really neat ideas starting to come out. I am looking forward to these get togethers. We will not be at the Corner Bar next week, but will return June 1st.

May 19th, DAVE at Zaharias - What a great night! I've never a bad time at this great venue. Thanks Angelika and staff you guys are the best!

May 20th, House Party - Brady, Frankie and I played at the Bagan's House Party. It was great to hang out with all our friends, old and new. We now have some footage for our new video project "Goodbye, Goodbye". Thanks everybody that joined in, you guys were great! Thanks Dan and Suzy, what a great party!

May 21st, Cave Canem Studios - It was good to get together with Barry, but we had some technical difficulties which kept us from getting anything done. I heard the bass part Barry put on "A Better Place" it sounded great!

May 21st, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - I was feeling a little sick when I left the studio. The weather was bad and after talking with Brian decided to take the evening off. Went home and covered myself up in blankets. Theresa got to work on making me better. I'm a lucky guy!

I made a little progress on the video and CD front. 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 videos on YouTube "Change The World" and "Living In My Head". And listen to my music on Spotfy! Keepin' It Real! - David

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

Thursday, May 25, 2017

May 8th, NORTHSTAR at Creekside - It was a blast with Frankie, Brady and Brother Ed. We had a good crowd and great weather. It doesn't get any better than this. Thanks everybody, see you on June 12th here at Creekside.

May 9th, DAVE at Oasis - I had a nice time in the land of the 44 TVs. My friend Jay Mayville came up and bought me a shot. We hung out for a bit at the end of the night.

May 10th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - It was a nice evening out on the sidewalk. Thanks Abe, JJ and staff, you guys are the best!

May 11th, DAVE at  Corner Bar - It was the three of us on this night, Brady Green, Frankie Urzetta and I. We had a blast, looking forward to next week.

May 12th, 13th and 14th, DAVE at  The Big Deck Raw Bar - Darlene and Bryan were out of town (in Saint Augustine).  It was Darlene's Birthday. I missed them but had a blast playing music at their place. Tom (Bryan's dad) and staff took great care of us. It's always good to see Pat and Pete. It was nice to meet Brett Banks. He seemed like a great guy, wish we could have chatted some more.

I talked with Barry today, we are planning to get together on Wednesday to start back on our project "Don't Stare At The Sun". I was sorry to hear about Duke's passing. We will also be at The Bagan's House Party (Frankie, Brady and I). We will be shooting some footage for my new video "Goodbye, Goodbye". Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it could brighten someones's day, even your own! Early detection can save your life! Check out my videos on YouTube, "Change The World" and "Living In My Head". Also, check out my music on Spotify! Keepin' It Real!! -David

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

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

May 3rd - A Day OFF

May 2nd, DAVE at Chianti Room - A beautiful afternoon not to hot, nice breeze. It started out with one person and ended up with an almost full porch. My friend Michael Howard and his wife Joyce stopped by. Come check out the best happy hour in town! See you in two weeks!

May 3rd - DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Laurence Stevenson was with me on the sidewalk tonight. As always, a great time. It was Laurence's last gig at Hurricane Grill and Wings for a while. I will miss him. Thanks Abe, JJ and staff, you guys are the best!

May 4th, DAVE at Corner Bar - Brady Green and Laurence Stevenson joined me this evening. It was Laurence's last night.  He will be missed. I had a good time. I'm looking forward to working with Frankie Urzetta and Brady next week.

May 5th and 6th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - I played in the wind. I had to choose to set up inside or outside. There were a few people outside so I headed into the wind. I figured as long as the customers could eat and drink out there, I could surely perform. I'm surprised my speakers didn't blow down. I made it through somehow.

May 7th, DAVE at The Gamble Rodger's Music Festival - Brady, Laurence and I met a little early and headed for the festival grounds so that we had a chance to hang out a bit. We had a chance to catch up  with other musicians we haven't seen in a while, and also met some new ones. Our show was one of the best I've played yet. Great job Brady and Laurence (this is really Laurence's last gig in town, I swear). Thanks Bob Paterson and everyone else involved with this great event!

May 7th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - Back for my last evening this weekend. The weather couldn't have been better. There was a world of difference. Great crowd, great time! Thanks Brian, Dave and staff, you guys are the best!

I'm getting together with Dan Bagan at IAUGI Studios. We're going to get started on our next project, "Goodbye, Goodbye", a new video. 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! Check out my new videos on YouTube, "Change The World" and "Living In My Head". Also check out my music on Spotify. Keeping' It Real! -David

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