Photo by Dan Bagan

Photo by Dan Bagan
Wednesday January 10th 6-9pm at Hurricane Grill and Wings, St. Augustine, FL...Thursday January 11th Corner Bar, St. Augustine, FL...January 12th - January 14th Big Deck Raw Bar, Cedar Key, FL.......see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

December 18th, Songwriters Night - Charley Simmons was having some health issues and was unable to make the Songwriters Night. We hope he is going to be alright. George Reeves was able to come down and be a part of our night. We also had Bob Semanchik from Connecticut with us. Bob is a very talented songwriter. It was nice to hear his music. We all love George. Bob and I enjoyed another wonderful night of original music. Thank you for your support!

December 19th, DAVE at Chianti Room - I had a nice evening out on the porch. It was actually pretty hot out when I started. That's December in Florida.

December 20th, Travel Day - We were off to Anna Marie Island and to Duffy's for a burger and a few beers and to see my friend Chuck. We had a nice lunch then headed to the beach to look for shells and sit by the pool to read. We went to Slim's for dinner and call it night.

December 21st, Relax - We had nothing to do today but relax and enjoy the beautiful beach. Chuck and I rehearsed a couple tunes he was going to do at the benefit the next day. We are going down to Marina Jacks tonight to see John Prestia play with Kettle Of Fish. Chuck, Dara, Theresa and I met Bill and Barb Bartow. It was great to see John and Bob Dielman, with Kettle Of Fish. They'll also be playing with us tomorrow at the Toys for Tots benefit at Duffy's. We heard Chris Anderson (I thing Woody Pernell played with him.) He is now in the Outlaws. He stopped by and sat in. A nice evening of music!

December 22nd, Duffy's Toys For Tots  Benefit - The place was packed and we had a great time. Bill and Barb Bartow, Joanne and Susan Collier. They are friends from my high school days in Virginia. A lot of money was raised, along with a big room full of toys. Man, it was fun. I was not in good voice but Chuck, John and Bob killed it! I am very proud to be a part of this event and I'm looking forward to next year. I can't say enough about the guys I played with except it was a real pleasure. Thanks Duffy's. If you'r eon Anna Marie Island stop in grab a bite and a beer!

December 23rd, Travel Day - A nice safe ride home. Sleeping in our bed tonight!

December 24th - OFF

December 25th - Merry Christmas!

December 26th - OFF

December 27th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - George Reeves with me tonight. We were in the tent and had a nice crowd come out and see us. Thanks Abe, JJ, the staff and everyone that came out!

December 28th, DAVE at Corner Bar - Brady, George and Frankie were with me tonight. Great crowd had a lot of fun playing as usual. Bob Semanchik sat in and sounded great. Brady will be taking the month of January off to work on a project. Thanks for your support!

December 29th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - It was a cold night so I set up inside. Turned out to be a great night! Thanks Brian, Candy, Dave and staff!

December 30th, Bluffton, SC - Visited my Dad and Margie - They took us to dinner at Olive Garden. We stayed the for the night.

December 31st, NorthStar , Wee Pub Jekyll Island - It was NewYears Eve. It was fun to hang out with brother Ed and Kristen. A good way to start the new year out. Hopefully we will be able to get together and in more in the upcoming year.

There's a lot of things I want to do in the new year. I'm going to record  a lot of new music. Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it could brighten up someones day, even your own! Early detection can save your life! Listen to my music on Spotify! Watch my video's on YouTube! Check out the movie "Wake The Dead"! Keepin' It Real!!!!!   -David

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

Saturday, December 30, 2017

December 9th, Sheryl and Jim's Christmas Party - Theresa, Julie, Jack and I went to the party together. What a spread. Everything was wonderful. Thanks Sheryl and Jim for the bottle of Grand Maenier which Brady and I enjoyed a couple shots. I look forward to next year. I'm so glad Jim is okay. We dropped Julie and Jack back at the Oasis where we picked them up. Wes Talton was playing. It was good to hear my old friend. I still can't stand that they start pilling condiments up in front of the artist and sweeping the place up and resetting for breakfast before the artist's finish playing. I will address that again if I ever return to this venue. Fun night!

December 10th, DAVE at Creekside - George was with me tonight. It was real cold out so we set up inside. We had a nice crowd. Bob Semanchik sat in with George. He is going to be playing our Songwriters night on December 18th.

December 12th, Private Party - Tonight Brady, Frankie and I played at the BBC (outside). It was cold as hell, but a bunch of great folks hung out with us. Bobby was a great host and everyone was real nice. Hopefully we will get a chance to play another one of these events.

December 13th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - A little chilly so I set up in the tent. We had a nice crowd. I enjoyed it. Thanks Abe, JJ and staff!

December 14th, DAVE at Corner Bar - I was all by my lonesome, everyone was out of town or others occupied. I had fun but miss the great players I share the stage with on this gig. George Reeves will be covering me for the next Thursday. I will be on Anna Maria Island doing a benefit for Toys for Tots at Duffy's with Chuck Caudill, John Prestia and a host of others.

December 15th, The Free Range Chickens - Creekside - My first time sitting in with The Chickens! Derek Hess, Brady Green, John Winters and I hit the stage about 6pm. I had a blast. I hope I didn't mess these great players up to bad. I have know John Winters for over 20 years and this was our first gig together. I have always been a big fan of John's music. It was an honor to share the stage with him. Derek Hess is a great drummer and fun guy to play with. Really enjoyed doing "The Shape I'm In" with Derek singing. Brady was a great help and sounded great as always. Good job on the cow bell Barb!

December 16th, DAVE at Zaharia's - It was cold but we decided to set up and play anyway. It was a good idea. I had a great crowd.

December 17th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - A nice sunny afternoon out on the porch. What a difference a day makes. Bob and Carol Semanchik stopped by. I'm looking forward to playing with him, Bob and Charley tomorrow at the Corner Bar for our Songwriters Night. Thanks Brian, Candy, Dave and staff!

It's been a long week or so feeling a little under the weather. Starting to come out of it I think. I talked to Barry (Cave Canem Studios) and Dan (IAUGI Studios), we are getting ready to re-start our projects. I'm excited! Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it could brighten someone's day, even your own! Listen to my music on Spotify! Check out the movie "Wake The Dead" it has my music on the sound track. Also check out my two new videos on YouTube "Change The World" and "Living In My Head". Keepin' It Real!!!-David

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

November 29th, Songwriting at Don Oja Dunaway's - We've got an arrangement to "Confederate Lament" now we just have to go through a ton of lyrics and put it together. This has been a fun co-write. I really enjoy working with Don and George. I can't wait to finish this up and record it at Barry's!

November 29th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - I had Laurence Stevenson with me tonight. I've been under the weather the last couple weeks and have really leaned on my playing partners and they have really come through. It's nice to have friends that have your back, and I am with a group of the best. Laurence and Barbara will be heading home for the month of December. We'll miss them. I'm looking forward to their return in January. We had another nice evening on the sidewalk. Thanks Abe, JJ and staff, you guys are the best!

November 30th, DAVE at Corner Bar - I'm still a little under the weather but playing with these great players will make you forget your aches and pains a little. Great crowd, Great time! We will be losing Laurence for a month and George for a couple weeks. What ever happens we will bring you the best music we can every night at the Corner Bar!

December 1st, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - Ii had a great evening by the water. Jake sat in. He is sounding better and better. See you Sunday from 3 to 6 pm. Thanks Brian, Candy, Dave and staff, you guys are the best!

December 2nd, NORTHSTAR Private Party - What a beautiful place the Bairds (Rick and Deb, Rob and Kim) have. The first Saturday in December is an annual event Eddie and I do every year. Great food, great People, Captain Stan what else do you need! See you next year!

December 3rd, DAVE atAunt Kate's - A little overcast but a nice afternoon on the porch. It's been a long week ready for my day off! Thanks Brian, Candy, Dave and staff!

December 5th, DAVE at the Chianti Room - It was a nice afternoon out on the porch. December and still in the high 70's. It dosen't get much better than this.

December 6th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Laurence is back home in Canada for the month, but will return in January. It turned out to be a nice night until the cold north winds blew in around 8pm. It seemed a good time to call the night. Thanks Abe, JJ and staff you guys are the best!

I had a pretty relaxed week. I keep wanting to try to book it up but keep stopping myself. Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it could brighten someones day, even your own! Check out "Wake The Dead" out on Amazon Prime some of my music is in the movie and it's a good movie too! Check my music out on Spotify! Also check my video's out on YouTube "Change The World" and "Living In My Head". Keepin' It Real!!!!-David

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

Friday, December 8, 2017

November 20th, Songwriter's Night at the Corner Bar - This week we featured George Reeves, Jack and Amy Sizemore along with Bob and I. What a great night! Jack and Amy kicked butt with their music. I have always been a fan of Jack's for many years and now I'll add Amy to the list. They have moved back to Florida from Nashville and we are sure glad they did. Hope we can get them to join us again in the future. George you kicked butt too! Next month we will be joined by Bob Semanchik from Connecticut and Charley Simmons. Come check it out on December 18th at the Corner Bar.

November 21st, DAVE at the Chianti Room - It was a nice afternoon on the porch. I stopped by the Bunnery as I have since to big protest (ridiculous Flagler) . I never even knew it was there and will support them from here out.

November 22nd, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Laurence joined me this evening. We played to a nice crowd from the sidewalk. This is a fun place to play especially with Laurence in town. Thanks Abe, JJ and staff!

November 23rd - Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24th, NorthStar at  Merry ShrimpMas Festival, Jekyll Island, Ga. - We did a one hour and forty minute show to a large crowd. Ed joined us for a few tunes. I was a little under the weather but George and Laurence were there to carry me through. I had a great time,  thanks everyone.

November 25th, DAVE at Merry ShrimMmas Festival, Jekyll Island, Ga. - Another nice evening, still under the weather, barely made it through. Still as bad as I felt, it was a good time. Thanks Jekyll Island and my brother Ed Pickett for having NorthStar and me at your event. See you next year!

November 26th, DAVE at  Creekside - I had gentleman George with me tonight. Dan and Susy were having a house party so I figured we weren't  going to have many of our regulars in the crowd. Still it was a real good turn out. I heard the house party was as well. I always enjoy playing with George. I was still under the weather so George jumped in and did some of his music. He sounded great! I'm very thankful to have the next two days off . Thanks Creekside!

It's been a long fun week. Looking forward to a couple days rest. 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 music on Spotify and YouTube. Watch the movie "Wake The Dead" on Amazon Prime. Keepin' It Real! -David

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


Friday, December 1, 2017


November 15th, Don's House - George Reeves and I met at Don Oja Dunaway's house to continue working on "Confederate Lament". It's been a real honor to spend time with these two great guys!

November 15th, DAVEn at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Laurence Stevenson joined me tonight. We were in the tent, it was a little chilly outside. Laurence even wore jeans. A lot of our old friends are back in town. Kevin and Jessica Finch stopped by. It's always good seeing old friends. We are also going to be playing for them hopefully the 4th weekend in March. I will keep you posted. They have a great place in Welaka. It will be a blast!

November 16th, DAVE at Corner Bar - The whole gang was here and we started recording for our new live CD. Frankie had a doctors appointment and was running a little late. We had a great night, great crowd. We also had some of Jim's great rum cake. You couldn't  ask for a better evening. See you in two weeks. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

November 17th, 18th and 19th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - It never a moment at this great venue! A wonderful weekend out by the water. I stopped by and chatted with Barry and Lydia. Laurence sat in on Sunday. Thanks Brian, Dave, Candy and staff you guys are the best.

It's been real busy lately, a lot of recording is and will be happening now and in the near future. There are three projects going on right now The first is live recording of the gang at the Corner Bar. This will be going on for the next 3 or 4 weeks. Second is my new CD "Don't Stare At The Sun" is ready to start rolling again. Barry is of the road with .38 Special for the holidays The third is with Dan Bagan with IAUGI Studios and I are working on a 8 to 10 song video release.

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 will save your life! Make sure and listen to my music on Spotify, watch my videos on YouTube and watch "Wake The Dead" on Amazon Prime. It has five of my songs in it. Keepin' It Real!!-David

see you down the road!!!!!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

November 7th, DAVE at the Chianti Room - It was a nice afternoon out on the porch. I met Micah from the WillowWacks as he was headed into his gig at the Prohibition Kitchen. We have to get them to one of our songwriter's night. I will talk to Bob about it. I stopped by the Bunnery Bakery and Cafe before the gig. I never knew the place was there until the college kids made a big deal about someone's Halloween costume. I disagree with what they did and will patronize this place because of it. Everyone seemed real nice and the food was great!

November 8th, Songwriting - George and I met at Don Oja Dunaway's house to work on a Civil War song we are writing.  There's no one better to write with on this subject. We will call it "Confederate Lament" for right now. Mostly George and I listen to Don tell stories about different battles. It was a magic time. Thanks Don see you next Wednesday!

November 8th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Laurence joined me tonight.  Yes, he's back and I'm glad. We had a nice evening  playing on the sidewalk. Our friend and bandmate Gorge Reeves stopped by with Deborah and helped us tune in our system. I'm looking forward to tomorrow night at Corner Bar.

November 9th, DAVE at Corner Bar - The whole gang tonight; Laurence, Brady, George and Frankie. shared the stage with me. This night had some real moments. I enjoyed every minute of it!

November 10th, 11th and 12th, DAVE at the Big Deck Bar - I've never a bad time at this great venue! It was a wonderful weekend. I saw friends Pat, Pete and Kerry. I played 'Tin Roof Shanties" written by my friend Shelton Irwin. If your looking for a place to get away to check out Cedar Key and then head to the Big Deck Bar and Grill! Thanks Darlene and Bryan you guys are the best!!!!

Looking forward to a busy week. I hope to touch base with Barry, Dan and Don. Thanks for letting me live my dream. Stop texting, start talking! Smile it could brighten someones day, even your own! Early detection can save your life! Don't liter! Check my videos out on YouTube "Change The World" and "Living In My Head). Listen to my music on Spotify! Keep'in it Real! -David

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

Monday, November 13, 2017

October 31st, DAVE at Chianti Room - It's a nice time to be playing in Florida weather wise. I was out on the porch and had a nice bunch of folks to play for. It was good to see my friend Jack Sizemore who stopped by for a couple beers and to shoot the shit. Jack and his wife Amy will be a part of our Songwriter's night at The Corner Bar on November 20th along with Bob Patterson and George Reeves.

November 1st, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - A nice evening out on the sidewalk. Abe had new floors put in the place, looks great! It was good to see my regular friends, you know who you are. Thanks!

November 2nd, DAVE at Corner Bar - Brady was back with me tonight. He's pretty much healed up. Frankie was not feeling well so he didn't make it. We had a great crowd. I knew almost everyone, I'm a lucky guy. I had a great time playing with Brady, we tried a couple new tunes, "Penny Lane" and "Midnight Blue". I enjoyed the evening.

November 3rd, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - Great weather, nice view, big crowd, just a great night out on the porch!

November 4th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - Nice afternoon, dosen't get much better than this!

November 5th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - They were calling for a shower, though it looked like it, the rain never came. Great night! Great weekend! Thanks Brian, Candy and staff, you guys are the best! Also, thanks Jake for sitting in!

I pretty much stop at Walmart everyday to pick up something or other. It's on my way home from the beach in the early morning. I will not be doing that anymore because of the never ending search to make a bigger profit. 1-You can't find a shopping cart that doesn't steer itself. 2-They rearranged the store so you can find anything. 3-The self checkouts (which I don't use) have taken over the store and they are punishing you for not using them by opening one or two registers with live cashiers. Now you stand in long lines to pay for a couple items. I'm a people kind of person and I am now in search of a better place to shop. Winn Dixie and Target are going to be my new go tos. Goodbye Walmart! 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 my videos out on YouTube "Change The World" and "Living In My Head". Also listen to my music on Spotify and check out a movie my music is in Wake The Dead. Keep'in It Real!! -David

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