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

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

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

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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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