Tuesday, November 13, 2018

November 6th, DAVE at Chianti Room - I had a nice afternoon out on the porch. Michael Howard and Jazzy Blue stopped by. Come check out the best happy hour in town!

November 7th, Laurence's House - I stopped by on my way to set up and take a look at a couple of tunes that needed some work. We ar getting close to our new live CD "Live at the Corner Bar", maybe out by Christmas.

November 7th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Laurence is back! We had a good night! Laurence did a great job and I believe he will be joining me tomorrow at the Corner Bar.

November 8th, DAVE at  Corner Bar - I was right, Laurence was there, he was the only one that showed up. Frankie had rehearsal, Brady still was under the weather. I had fun playing with my Canadian friend! The house was full of Jim's rum Cake. Marcia's birthday and Laurence and Barbara's return.

November 9th, 10th and 11th - The Big Deck Raw Bar and Grill - It's always a blast to hang out with my friends in Cedar Key! Great to see Pete and Pat, Bryan and Darlene as always were great hosts. Looking forward to my return on January 11th, 12th and 13th. Also it's nice to see our friends Jody and March from St. Augustine in their new place, Cedar Key.

November 12th, DAVE at Retrophonics Studio - I went by Retrophonics with George to meet with Jim on a project we have been talking about. Looks like it will start on Monday November 19th.

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

October 30th, DAVE at Chianti Room - It was a nice afternoon on the porch. The sun was beating on me for the first hour or so which made it a little uncomfortable. I had a nice crowd though I guess thats what it's all about. I talked to Barry and Lydia today they are on their way to the Keys, it was good to catch up with my friends. Thanks everyone for showing up today!

October 31st, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Happy Holloween! Didn't think anyone would be out tonight, just had that feeling. I was wrong, turned out to be a nice evening. I talked to Laurence today, he will be getting in town late Saturday night so he will be with me Wednesday at Hurricane Grill and Wings, come out and welcome him back!

November 1st, DAVE at  IAUGI Studios - We were able to get a lot of  work done on "Goodbye Goodbye". Can't wait for everyone to see themselves!

November 1st, DAVE at Corner Bar - Brady wasn't feeling well so it was Frankie and I. We had a nice crowd had some fun, that's what it's all about!

November 2nd, Retrophonic's Studio - I stopped by and listened to a new tape Jim DeVito made for me from the old North Star Band. It's been nice hang'in out with my old friend.

November 2nd, 3rd and 4th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - I had a nice evening inside. The weather really took a turn for the worse. Jake Usina sat in for a short set. Jeremy Austin stopped by. Saturday was nice out on the deck. The weather was good nice there was a nice breeze. Sunday was a rain out I will make the day up on November 18th. Thanks Brian, Dave, Tina and staff, you guys are the best!

November 3rd, Creekside - Frankie and the Dreamers - Tonight was a first, it was Rob Peck, Frankie Urzetta and Me, thus Frankie and the Dreamers. Brady was still under the weather, but he did help bring the equipment over and put it in place, that was a big help since I was doing a double (played earlier at Aunt Kate's). Thanks Brady! We had a fun night playing, Rob is a real talent and Frankie and I would love to do this again. Thanks Creekside, I will see you on November 25th!

I had a nice get together with Jim DeVito. I had missed shoot'in' the shit with my old friend. Also enjoyed working with Dan Bagan this week on "Goodbye 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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see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Thursday, November 8, 2018

October 24th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - I had a nice night out on the sidewalk. It almost seemed like fall there was a nice breeze blowing. Maybe summer is really over. Johnny from the Red River Band stopped by. We had a chance to talk for a bit. I'm glad to be back in town, hopefully I will run into some of you somewhere this week. Thanks Abe, Daniel, Sherry and staff!

October 25th, IAUGI Studios - Dan and I are starting work on "Goodbye Goodbye" today.  I think Dan is going to release "LOVE" at some point today also. I can't wait for you all to hear it. This project has been a lot of work, but a lot of fun too. I can't wait for the whole DVD to be finished so we can share it with everyone. We also did a little work on our "Live @ The Corner Bar" CD, it should be released before the new year!

October 25th, DAVE at Corner Bar - Frankie and Brady joined me tonight. Never tire of playing with these two great players. We had a pretty good crowd. Thanks for supporting our music.

October 26th, Free Range Chickens at Creekside - John Winters had some personal affairs to take care of so Frankie called Tommy Gilstrap to sit in with us. We had a great night, Tommy is a real pleasure to be around and a great player (that dosen't always happen). Thanks Creekside we will see you next Saturday!

October 27th, DAVE at Zaharias - Frankie joined me tonight. I set up and brought along the things Frankie had left the night before. It was a beautiful night and we played some good music. Thanks Angelika and staff! You guys are the best!

October 28th, DAVE at Creekside - It was a great gig! While I was one of the many that were being inducted to the St. Augustine Music Hall Of Fame as a former member of the band Those Guys (18 years). It's an honor and would even seem more real if they sent me a piece of paper or something. Anyway the gig was great, I enjoyed playing my music, that's what I do. Brady stopped by and picked up his guitar and a cord box he left on Friday. Always good to see my friend and band mate. Thanks Creekside! See you next Saturday!

It's been a big week! I worked on my video project with Dan Bagan at IAUGI Studios and played music with my friends. And for being recognized for my work with "Those Guys". 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, October 29, 2018

October 11th,12th and 13th, Road Trip - I spent a few days playing with my friend George Reeves. we played at Whiteside Brewing Co, Lazy Hiker Brewing Co and JJ's Canteen and Eatery. It's always great hanging out with our friends on the Yellow Mountain. As always, Deborah took great care of us. George and I finished up a couple of tunes we have been working on "Do I Ever Cross You Mind" (Besley/C.Caudill/Reeves) and "The Ink Has Dried" (Besley/Reeves). It's always an inspiration to enter George's music room. We have made some good music in at room. All the gigs were great, Everyone was so nice, as always. It was great to hang out with Jay Drummonds and Tina Eno at our writers night in Glenville at JJ's.

October 15th, Songwriters Night at Corner Bar - What a lineup we had this month! I'm am so proud each month to share the stage with all of these writers. Sam Pacetti and Chuck Nash were a pleasure to listen to. It's always good to sit next to Bob Patterson, he is the reason I am in St. Augustine. Next month we will have Dave Rudolf and Mark Evans joining Bob and I. Thanks for supporting original music!

October 16th, DAVE at Chianti Room - A nice breezy afternoon on the porch. The time has moved up to 3pm to 6pm. Come check out the best happy hour in town!

October 18th, Travel Day - We picked Frankie up at the 210 exit on 95N. We stopped and stayed the night in Fayettville, NC. We had little Bojangle's Chicken and watched the ballgame (Boston wins!). We met for the breakfest buffet at 6am and were on our way by 6:30 am.We reached the Tavern at 11:30am and were set up and ready to go by noon.

October 19th, DAVE at  Coles Point Tavern - Frankie sat in with me. We had a great night on the Rivah! It's so good to be back working for Chris and Ann. Tavern Nation we are here!

October 20th, NorthStar at Creeky's Pig Roast/ Coles Point Marina - We have been doing this event for years. This year Ed, Frakie and I were on board. It seems like this event gets a little better every year. Creeky says there will be one more so I hope to be a part of this  next year. It was good to see my Dad and Margie.

October 21st, Bob Margolina atColes Point Tavern - This is an event I look forward to each year. NorthStar opened up and Frankie, Eddie and I backed up Bob for his show. It turns out to be a long day, but well worth it. Bob Margolin is a true blues legend. I had the pleasure of playing with him in the early 80's. He hasn't lost a step, he is a real pro and a great guy that puts on a great show. Thanks, Dave Smith, for doing sound and playing some guitar with us. Thanks to Chris, Ann, Mike, Stacey, Randy and AC for helping to make this a great event!

October 22nd, Travel Day - Joel met us at 6am to drop Frankie to us. The wind was really blowing, it had started last night and was still blowing like crazy when I was fueling up.  Joel is one of our good friends and does a lot of fishing with Frankie when we are in town. The trip home was long, but uneventful, thank goodness. It's good to be home!

It's been a great week, I was able to see a lot of my Virginia friends and play music with Eddie, Frankie and Bob Margolin! I will see everyone at the end of May. I hope you have a mild winter. 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! Keeepin' It Real!!-David

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



Monday, October 22, 2018

September 26th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - We had another nice evening playing on the sidewalk. I hung for a few minutes with my friend Brian from Aunt Kate's. See you all next week!

September 27th, IAUGI Studios - We worked on "LOVE" and the layout for the new "Live at The Corner Bar" CD.

September 27th, DAVE at the Corner Bar - Frankie Urzetta joined me on the stage tonight. It was a nice layed back night. I had a good time!

September 30th, DAVE at Creekside - I had a couple days off. Theresa and I went to see a little bit of brother Ed play at Mello Mushroom and the Free Range Chickens at Creekside on Friday.  We enjoyed both of their shows! Sunday was a solo for me, it was hot, but at least it didn't rain. Enjoyed the evening, I will be back October 28th!

October 2nd, DAVE at Chianti Room - Another steamer on the porch. Hot but fun. The new parking situation is acually a lot better so far. See you on the 16th!

October 3rd, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - I had a nice time out on the sidewalk. Good crowd, good times! See you on on the 24th of this month!

October 4th, DAVE at Corner Bar - Frankie and Brady were with me tonight. It's always fun playing with these two guys. We also had Steve Beck and Rob Somers sit in. They sounded great. Thanks! I will see you back at the Corner Bar on October 15th for the Songwriters Night. Bob and I will have Chuck Nash and Sam Pacetti join us. John, Woody and Brady will be covering for me and Frankie at the Corner Bar on October 11th and 18th. I will be back on October 25th.

October 5th, 6th and 7th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - The weather held out. It was dry and hot. I had a nice weekend though, hard not to, at such a great place. Thanks Dave, Tina and staff! Brian I hope you're having a good time in DC!

Looking forward to doing some playing in the Carolina's with my friend George Reeves 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

check out my upcoming performances here:
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see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, October 8, 2018

September 17th, Songwriters  Night at Corner Bar - What a great night! It was good to have Bob back. Lee Hunter and Rachel Grubbs did a great job! Thanks for supporting original music in St. Augustine!

September  18th, DAVE at Chianti Room - A nice hot afternoon on the porch. The rain cooled it off a bit.

September 19th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - What a great night! I had fun out on the sidewalk!

September 20th,  IAUGI Studios - We worked on "LOVE". Can't wait for everyone to hear and see it!

September 20th, DAVE at Corner Bar - I had Frankie and Brady with me tonight. What a blast! I am so lucky to be playing with two of St. Augustines best!

September 21st - We stopped by and saw brother Ed for a bit at Mellow Mushroom. Dick and Janet were there. Ed sounded good, looking forward to playing with him in October in Virginia as NorthStar with Bob Margolin.

September 21st, Retrophonics Studio - I dropped Jim Devito off a couple of 1/4 inch reels. The North Star Band pre 1982 - excited to see whats on them!

September 22nd, DAVE at Zaharias - Brady Green joined me tonight. We had a nice crowd, played some good music, good food and drink, dosen't get much better than this! Thanks Angelika and staff you guys are the best!

September 23rd, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - It was kind of a quiet afternoon. The rain came and Dave, the manager, ran out to warn me. I got my gear packed up and the rain stopped. Welcome to Florida. Anyway, I owe them an hour I will add 20 minutes to each of my shows October 5th, 6th and 7th. Brian said there was no need but this is such a great place I want to do this for them.

I'm looking forward to finishing the "LOVE" video up this week at IAUGI Studios. I'm getting a chance to hang out with Barry at Cave Canem Studios this week. Laurence is sending the finals for the "Live @ The Corner Bar " CD. It should be a busy week coming up. Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texing, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it coul 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




Saturday, September 22, 2018

September 5th , DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Not happening, they are closed for cleaning. Sorry I didn't let anyone know, I didn't know myself! I was off the week before.

September 6th, DAVE at the Corner Bar - What a great night! We had a wondeful crowd, what fun it was playing with Brady and Frankie! It's good to have at least one gig at home before I leave.

September 7th, 8th and 9th, DAVE at the Big Deck Raw Bar - We always look forward to this weekend. The weather was a little iffy but still had a great time playing for the folks that braved the elements. Always good to see my friends Pat and Pete! They might see Theresa and I back at the end of the month for a night out with Brian and Darlene! Thnaks Cedar Key I'll be back to play at the Big Deck on November 9th, 10th and 11th. Mark your calenders!

September 10th, NORTHSTAR AT Creekside - The weather looked threating so I guess it kept some folks home. Brady was in the house but not playing. He's just back from a dental procedure. A light crowd for probably our last monthly NorthStar gig. I had fun playing with Frakie and brother Ed.

September 11th, Retrophonics Studio - I worked with Jim Devito on some old 2" tape and 1/4 "tape recorded by "The North Star Band" (a band I played in from the late 70's - early 80's).  It is exciting to hear 40 year old songs, even an album we did not release. I've also enjoyed hanging out with my old friend Jim Devito. I hope to be doing more work with him in the future!

September 11th, Back 40 - Theresa and I had dinner with Michael and Joyce Howard. It's good to catch up with our friends at this nice place to eat. We're going to do it again in November.

September 12th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - It turned out to be a busy, fun night. I miss JJ.

September 13th, DAVE at Corner Bar -  Brady Green joined me tonight. We had a pretty nice crowd. I always enjoy playing with my friend Brady. Hopefully, Frankie will be back next week.

September 14th, 15th and 16th, Shrimp and Grits Festival, Jekyll Island - Friday night George and I played a show at the Skeet Stage. We had a lot of fun. It was good to be hangin' with George again. Saturday we were NorthStar and opened for Jimmy Hall & Art of Soul. Our show went well. We had Frankie, George, Eddie, Brady and I representing tonight. Jimmy Hall is a monster, really enjoyed listening to him, such a pro. It was also good to see Derek, Tommy, Phil and Barry they were Jimmy Halls back up band. They are all great players, it was enjoyable listening to their show. Sunday Eddie, George and I joined Jefferson Ross in a songwriters in the round. It was good to hang with my friend Jefferson, what a performer! Eddie played a new tune he's been working on, it sounded great. George did a great job also. The whole weekend was a blast! Thanks Eddie

I was sad to hear from Michael Howard about the passing of Randy Brantley. I was proud to share the stage with him at one of our songwriter nights. Also saw him at Mayo Clinic. We crossed paths on our visit there. He was a good man. 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!