Friday, July 19, 2019

June 19th, Travel Day - We were ready to go as soon as Theresa got off work, the car was loaded and we headed for Yellow Mountain. It was a nice problem free trip. We chatted with George and Deborah for a bit then hit the sack. It's nice to be in NC!

June 20th - Normaly we would have been playing somewhere, but it didn't work out which was fine by me. We had a nice relaxing day and had a chance to do some writing with George. We pretty much finished "Dust Them Blinds" an instumental and started on another idea I had. Some reading, great food, listening to the wind and rain, it doesn't get much better than this!

June 21st, Lazy Hiker - We worked on our two new tunes, and sent Sue Westcott a video of our new instumental "Dust Them Blinds". I can't wait to record this one. Later on we headed down the mountain to Franklin for the gig at Lazy Hiker. It was a great time, we met some great folks.

June 22nd - Whitetside Brewing Company - We worked on aother new tune "Save My Soul". It dosen't look like we're going to get it done before I leave. This has been a great trip for writing, I wish we had more time. The rain held off and we had a great night! This is a real nice place to play and the owners want to have a real writers night when I get back in October.

June 23rd, Travel Day - We were up to leave about 7am, Deborah and George weren't moving about so we just took off. It was a nice ride home, we ajusted our route so we might intersect my Dad and Uncle Charley who were coming up the road from Florida. We missed them and got a little lost that added about an hour and a half to our trip. It was a good trip.

June 24th, OFF - We went to Mayo Clinic for my 6 month check up, everything was good! On our way back to St. Augustine we met Barry and Lydia for a spur of the moment late lunch. It was really nice to cath up with our friends.

June 25th, IAUGI Studios - Dan and I worked on an idea for the cover for George and my new CD. We tried to find what tracks are on the North Star Band, soon to be CD, but were unsuccessful. Also worked on "Midnight Blue" our next video.

June 26th, Retrophonics Studio - We worked on mixes "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind", "Change The World", "Sweet Rose Of Mine" and "2nd Dairy Domenince". We're getting closer!

June 26th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Sue Westcott shared the stage with me tonight. I had a blast as usual. Really enjoy playing with this talented player. See you next week!

June 27th, Carpetbaggers at Corner Bar - What a great night! Tony, Sue, Frankie and I played. We had a blast! Thanks for the rum cakes Jim! I sang "When I'm 64" for the last time being 64! We'll be off next week, 4th of July! See you on the 11th.

June 28th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - I had a nice birthday evening playing on the porch by the water. Theresa, Brianna and Braylen stopped by on there way up to  Virginia.

June 29th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - It looked like rain all day, I played most of the gig before it came down. It was fun while it lasted! Packed up and headed to Creekside where I will be playing with the Carpetbaggers. I had a great night! Brady, Sue and Frankie kicked butt as always! Sue and I will take the stage at Creekside tommorow at 5pm.

June 30th, DAVE at Creekside - Sue and I had a great night, but we weren't as lucky as last night. It started to rain about half way thrugh the night. That was all she wrote. We waded through the water to load our gear up and called it a night. We were lucky the rain came straight down.

July 1st, Retrophonics Studios - Jim and I worked on the mix for Al and Francine and made plans for the songs I will re-sing. I think there are 3 to do.

July 1st, DAVE at JT's Seafood Shack - It was a nice evening down in the Hammock. It's always fun to play at this great place. See you August 5th!

July 2nd, OFF - Brady Green took me out to lunch for my birthday at Green Papaya. Richard met us there. It was great fun, thanks Brady!

July 3rd, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - It was Dave and Sue. We had a little rain but that didn't dampen our evening. I had a great time playing with a great player! See you next Wednesday!

July 4th - My sisters birthday,  I miss you. Joe and Elaine invited me over to their place. What a house. The 4th floor is unbelievable! We talked about playing on the roof top. I hope to do it when George, Laurence and Bill get back in town. There's plenty of room that's for sure! I wrote a new tune, me and an unknown author called "Let Me Go".

July 5th, DAVE at Aunt Kates and Creekside - It went well untill about 2:30 then the weather that was threatening finally moved in. I will be playing an extra hour or so tommorow. After stowing my gear I headed for Creekside where I unloaded in the rain got set up, changed clothes, had a bowl of soup and an order of coleslaw, then it was time to play. I had Brady, Sue, and Woody Pernell with me tonight. It was inside becuase the weather was a nasty.  The crowd was small but mighty. I am a lucky dude to be playing with these great musicians every week. Thanks Creekside!!!

July 6th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - I played a four hour gig to make up for the two short days. Brian said I didn't have to but they treat me so good there I felt like I needed to. I had a great long afternoon on the porch by the water. I stopped down at Mike's Place in back and had some great ribs and stuffed banana pepers wrapped in bacon.

It's been another long but great week. I'm looking forward to being in the studio at Retrophonics on Monday. I talked to Barry from Cave Canem Studios and we are going to try to get together soon. Until then, he's going to locate the tracks from the Big Lonesome sessions. I have in mind to finish that next. That is, after Jim and I finish the CD George and I have been working on. Also I've been writing some new songs with George and a couple of my own that I would like to get started on. I will be at IAUGI Studios working on our new project "Live and a Little Touched". 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Monday, July 8, 2019

June 12th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Winigs - It was me and Sue Westcott tonight! We had a nice crowd and the rain decided to cut our show a little short (not much though). I will be out of town next week, so see you back here at Hurricane Grill and Wings on June 26th!

June 13th,  IAUGI Studios - I worked on "Midnight Blue". We are closing in on it. I had some good ideas today.

June 13th, Carpetbaggers at Corner Bar - It was a nice evening, big crowd. Once again, it's such a pleasure to play with these great players every week. I will be out of town next week. Tony, Frankie, Sue and JR Roberts are going to be here. Come check it out!

June 14th - Tides Oyster Bar and Grill, Canceled Sue and I - Well, I made a mistake, I didn't count my Fridays right. Felicia called me right after Theresa posted the gig. Sorry everybody! We all went out to dinner instead Theresa, Sue, Wayne, Susie, Dan and I met at the Mellow Mushroom and had some drinks and pizza while listening to Brother Ed. A very enjoyable evening!

June 15th, DAVE at  Zaharias - Tonight it was Frankie, Brady Green and I. It was nice to play some music with these two. It's been a while since I shared the stage with Brady. He didn't miss a beat! Fun night!

June 16th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's -A nice late afternoon gig on the porch by the water.

June 17th, Retrophonics Studio -  We worked on rough mixes for "The Ink Has Dried", "Don't Stare At The Sun" and "Change The World". Jim brought a copy of the rough mixes to the Songwriter's Night. I will carry that with me up to Cashiers so George and I can have a listen. We are closing in on this release!

June 17th, Songwriters Night at the Corner Bar - We had Marian Lerbs, Sterz and Jim Divito (Gunga Din) along with Bob and I. What a great show! Thanks for sharing your music, you guys, and thanks for supporting our writers night everyone!

We will be heading up to North Carolina to see George and Deborah, and to do some writing, and play a little music. Looking forward to the mountains and all the other things that go with it! 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Thursday, June 13, 2019

June 3rd, DAVE at JT's Seafood Shack - I had a great time, it's a great place! Theres's always a nice crowd, not always nice weather but we got lucky this time. See you guys July1st!

June 4th, Tomorrow is our 20 year anniversary and I was off today, working tomrrow so, Theresa and I made a day of it after she got home from work.  We went to (1) price a tow package at B and B Welding, (2) we went to talk with Rusty Menshouse to look at some pop-up campers at Ocean Grove RV, (3) we went to looked at some pre-manufactured homes. We are thinking about putting a house on our property, and (4) we ended up at Longhorns for a late lunch. It was all fun!

June 5th - Happy 20th Anniversary Theresa!

June 5th, Retrophonics Studios - I laid a guitar part down on "Al and Francine".  Jim and I did some mixing on "Sweet Rose Of Mine" and "The Ink Has Dried". Two more songs to mix (roughs) "Change The World" mix and put in Barry Dunaways bass track and "Don't Stare At The Sun". I will be bringing the rough mixes up to North Carolina in two weeks for George to hear. When I get back Frankie and I will finish the background vocals with Sue's help. We are getting real close!!!!!

June 5th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Sue Westcott was with me tonight. We had a blast! It was real muggy though. See you guys next week! Thanks for coming out Tammy (Sue's sister).

June 6th, IAUGI Studios -  We're working on "Midnight Blue".

June 6th, Carpetbaggers at Corner Bar - It was Sue, Frankie and Tony with me tonight. There's never a dull moment with this group of great players!

June 7th, 8th and 9th, DAVE at The Big Deck - It was a  rainy weekend, we still had fun though. It's not hard to, at a great venue like this. Thanks Bryan, Darlene and staff, you guys are the best! See you July 12th, 13th and14th.

It was a great week. I got a lot done. I'm looking forward to much the same this week. 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

May 20th, Songwriters Night at the Corner Bar - Rachel Grubb and Tom Edwards joined Bob and I. It turned out to be a special evening. I will never get tiered of sharing the stage each month with Bob and all the writers we have.

May 21st, Travel day After Theresa came home form work we left for Virginia (1pm) and we spent the night in Fayettville.

May 22nd,  We met Matt and Randy for lunch at the Backdraft, then went to loead in at Coles Point Tavern. Later I had dinner at Tim's with Chris, Ann and Randy. Theresa went north to visit her family.

May 23rd, DAVE at Coles Point Tavern - It was a nice start for the weeken. I sang for Creeky, Richard and everyone else that started showing up at the rivah.

May 24th, DAVE at Coles Point Tavern - Another good night. Mike Rowsee and his troops were in force.

May 25th, DAVE at Coles Point Tavern - Mike Rowsee invited me to a cookoutfor dinner, what a spred. I saw Stacy and few other folks the didn't make it to the Tavern the night before. The gig went well. Theresa's is back in town!

May 26th, DAVE at Coles Point Tavern - I had a nice night. The weather has been great! What a treat it is to play on the rivah.

May 27th, DAVE at Coles Point Tavern and a Travel Day - I had breakfest with Selisa and Steve's, what a treat! This is a play and go gig. We will stay in Fayettville tonight if everything goes well.  I had a great time this weekend, looking forward to being back Labor Day weekend!

May 28th, Travel Day - We started ealry and made it home by 1. The trip went great, we had a lot of fun.

May 29th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Sue Westcott is with me on Wednesdays now for a while.  I'm glad to be back home!

May 30th, DAVE at  IAUGI Studios - Dan and I just did a lot of catching up and planning. We went to Dan's storage and got a couple speaker covers he had that I needed.

May 30th, The Carpetbaggers at the Corner Bar - Tonight I was joined by Frankie and Sue. What a great night! We missed Tony, he was in Buffalo.

May 31st, June 1st and 2nd, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - The weather was great except for Sunday. I was about half way through the gig when it started to rain. Other than that it was a great day out on the porch by the water. Thanks Brian, Dave, Tina and staff you guys are great! See you June 16th!

I hope to be at Retrophonics and IAUGI Studios this week. I was so sorry to hear of Carl and Marcia's daughter. 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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Sunday, June 2, 2019

May 7th - Theresa, Brianna, Braylan and I took Jay Mayville out to dinner, he's my partner and our friend. He is heading up to New Hampshire until September. We'll miss him, we hope he gets there safe.

May 8th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Sue Westcott was with me this evening. We had a nice crowd, we tried a couple new tunes. See you next Wednesday!

May 9th, Carpetbaggers at the Corner Bar - Thanks Sue, Tony and Frankie and everyone that came out. It was a wonderful evening, How can you not have a great time sharing the stage with these great players. I'm always looking forward to the next Thursday! Also JR Roberts got up and sang a couple tunes.

May 10th, 11th and 12th, DAVE at the Big Deck - It was a nice weekend as always hangin' out and playing in Cedar Key. As always Bryan and Darlene we great hosts. I know I say it every time but it's true.  It's alway good to see Pete, Pat, Bob, Spike and everyone. You guys are so lucky, thanks for letting me be a small part of a great place! I will be back June 7th, 8th and 9th, so come check out a great little town!

May 13th, Retrophonics Studio - We did some mixing on "Home", "Secondary Dominats " and "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind".

May 14th - Theresa and I met Mike and Joyce for dinner at the Back 40.

May 15th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - I was playing music with Sue tonight. It's always a pleasure to play music with this great person and player!

May 16th, Carpetbaggers at Corner Bar - Carpetbaggers tonight were Sue, Tony and Frankie and I. We miss George, Brady, Laurence and Bill. It is such a pleasure to be able to share the stage with all these great players.  Tony, JR Roberts and Frankie will hold down the fort next week when I'm out of town. If I wasn't out of town I would be there to see this show!

May 17th, DAVE at Tides and Oyster Co. - Tonight it was me and Sue, what a blast! We had a great time. Thanks for coming out to support our music!

May 18th, DAVE at Zaharias - A crowded night, the weather was right. It was me and Sue again tonight. It dosen't get much better than this.

May 19th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - Solo out on the porch by the water. A beautiful afternoon, enjoyed it!

I talked to Barry from Cave Canem Studios. We talked a little about getting re-started on our project. Looking forward to doing some more mixing at Retrophonics Studio with Jim Devito. Can't wait to get up to Virginia and play for my friends at The Coles Point Tavern! 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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Thursday, May 30, 2019

April 30th - Theresa and I met Bryan and Darlene (our friends from Cedar Key) for lunch at the Back 40. As busy as they are it's nice to spend a little time with them.

May 1st, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - I had George and Sue with me this evening. Never a bad evening spent with these two great players. It was also George's last gig on Wednesday for a while he heads back to NC soon. Theresa and I will be visiting June 19th -23rd when George and I have gigs booked in the area.

May 2nd, IAUGI Studios - I worked with Dan on "Midnight Blue". We are starting to get some ideas on where we are going to take this song.

May 2nd, Carpetbaggers at the Corner Bar - Tonight I was joined by George, Sue, Tony and Frankie. I had a great time, the crowd was great. This was George's last night with us for a while.

May 3rd, 4th and 5th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - I had a nice weekend at Aunt Kate's. I wish the weather had been a little better but still had a good time. Theresa and I ran up to Jax on Friday to see Goverment Mule. They were great!  It was good to get to chat with Matt for a bit. Also saw my brother Will. I will be back at Aunt Kate's on Sunday, May, 19th!

May 6th, Retrophonics Studios - Jim and I worked on "Home". We are now mixing, checking lead vocals and getting ready for background vocals by Frakie and myself. I can't wait for everyone to hear this release.

May 6th, DAVE at JT's Seafood Shack - Well, it didn't rain. The weather was beautiful! I had a nice crowd! Nothin' better than this! I will be back at this venue on June 3rd. Come check it out!

We lost our little cat Abby, one of the 3 feral cats we inherited from some of the ladies of Creekside. She pretty much stayed feral but lived in our house for 13 years. We loved her, she tolerated us sometimes. We will miss her.

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

April 10th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Laurence was with me tonight. Nice crowd, good time!

April 11th, Carpetbaggers at the Corner Bar - I had Tony, Frankie and Laurence with me tonight. We had a blast. Great crowd, we played some good music. We all missed George, he should be back next week.

April 12th,13th and 14th, DAVE at Big Deck Raw Bar - I had a great weekend. Jody and March were great hosts. As always it was good to see Pete, Pat, Colin, Nathin, bob and Robin. Thanks Darlene and Bryan for a great weekend. See you May 10th, 11th and 12th.

April 15th, Songwriters Night at Corner Bar - It was Bob, George Reeves and Jefferson Ross and I. A great crowd! It was Georges first night back since he's been sick. It was good to see him back on the stage. Jefferson sounded great. I wish I was able to spend more time with this great writer. We hope to have him back for our songwriters night in September.

April 16th, Retrophonics Studio - We had George in playing some more guitar parts.

April 17th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill & Wings - I had Laurence with me tonight. George was trying to finish mastering his solo CD and was unable to make it. It still turned out to be a great night! Laurence did a great job!

April 18th, IAUGI Studios - We're working on "Midnight Blue", our new video.

April 18th, Carpetbaggers at Corner Bar - Tonight The Carpetbaggers were Tony, George, Laurence, Frankie and I. Another great night! What a pleasure it is to share the stage with these great players each week.

April 19th, DAVE at Tides Oyster Co. -I had Sue Westcott with me tonight. It was a great time and  it was good to be back playing with Sue. Good to see Wayne and Tammy.

April 20th,  DAVE at Zaharias - It was Sue Westcott with me again tonight. We had a great crowd, lot's of family and friends. We even got a short visit from Jim Divito and Nancy. Fun night!

April 21st, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - When the weather is right, there is no better place to be. I sat out on the porch and made music. What a nice way to spend a Sunday. Afterwards, Theresa and I went to Sue and Wayne's place for an Easter dinner. The food and company were great, wish we could have stayed longer.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 andWings - 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

check out my upcoming performances here:
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