Photo by Dan Bagan

Photo by Dan Bagan
Coming up...Monday, October 16th 7-9pm Songwriter's Night at Corner Bar, St. Augustine, FL...Tuesday, October 17th 3-6pm Chianti Room, St. Augustine, FL...Thursday, October 19th 7-10pm JJ's Eatery, Glenville, NC...Friday, October 20th 7-10pm Mica's, Cashiers, NC.............see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

September 27th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - I had a nice evening out on the sidewalk. It was nice to hang out with Brian fromAunt Kate's. This is a nice place to play, good people to work for. Thanks Abe, JJ and staff.

September 28th, DAVE at Corner Bar - It was the trio of Brady and Frankie and I tonight. There's never a dull moment with these two. It's so good to get done with a night of playing and feel like you've given all you can and everyone playing with you feels the same. Steve Beck was in the house, always good to see him ride in.

September 29th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - This is the first of 3 nights. The weather is going to be real crazy I hope I can get all the gigs in. So far so good!

September 30th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - I was not so lucky this afternoon. The weather was nasty so we decided to cancel. Theresa and I drove down to the Lohman Auditorium. We were guest of Bob Paterson to see the Gove Scrivnor show. Mike Lagasse and Todd Jones opened. It was a good set. I had to a chance to say hey to Gove. He is going to help me get into the Frank Brown Festival. Gove sounded great. It was good to see Jim Carick and Paul Linser. The weather was awful so we cut out quick. Thanks Bob, see you for our next songwriters night on October 16th.

October 1st, Aunt Kate's - The weather is still bad. I was able to get most of a gig in. I had the chance to meet a nice player from Key Largo, Kenny Channels. He got up and played a few tunes. He sounded real nice.

October 3rd, DAVE at Chianti Room - My friend Cecil is in town. My brother Will and his friend Frank showed up to see him and hang out. Michael  Howard sat in for a couple tunes "I Want To Stay Here"one we co-wrote with Hank Morris and Chris McVey, and my song Fernando. Also Bryan and Darlene from The Big Deck Bar in Cedar Key surprised me with a visit. It was good to see my brother and friends. It was a wonderful afternoon on the porch!

October 4th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - A nice evening on the sidewalk, nice breeze, nice folks, good time. A little tired, I was happy to see 9 p.m. I'll be gone for a couple weeks, see you October 25th. Thanks Abe, JJ and staff!

October 5th, DAVE at Corner Bar - Brady was a little under the weather so it was Frankie and I that took the reigns. What a great time we had, what a great night we had.  Thanks Pat and staff you guys are the best!

October 6th, 7th and 8th, DAVE at The Big Deck - Hurricane Nate was threatening so the place wasn't as packed as usual. Still had a blast! I got to see my friends Pete and Pat. Also hung out with Zen, Ted, Ivan the wonderful Liam, Mattie and Bryan at the house. We missed Darlene. She was in St. Augustine but did make a cameo appearance at The Big Deck before we left Sunday. Check this place out sometime!

It's been a busy week! Things are starting to get back on track after the hurricanes. 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 music on Spotify! Check out my video's on YouTube! Keep'in It Real! -David

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

Thursday, September 28, 2017

September 6th, OFF - Everyone's preparing for Hurricane Irma.

September 7th, Corner Bar - Brady was looking for somewhere to run from Hurricane Irma and Frankie could not find a gas station with any gas. I played the gig by myself. I had a great time!

September 8th, 9th and 10th, DAVE at the Big Deck Bar - Darlene called Friday morning and said it might be a good idea if we stayed put in St. Augustine. I love playing this gig but I did agree it might be to dangerous. See you October 6th, 7th and 8th.

September 11th thru 17th - All performances canceled due to Hurricane Irma.

September 18th, Songwriter's Night at the Corner Bar - What a great night! We missed Levi and Fester. They called and  and want to book a make-up day in the near future. Katherine Archer and Doug Spears were able to make it. We had a packed night and both of our writers were great! I enjoyed getting a chance to shoot the shit with both of these great artists. Bob you are always special!

September 19th, OFF - Chianti Room was closed for repairs see you October 3rd!

September 20th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - I had the great Laurence Stevenson with me tonight.  Unfortunately they had some hurricane damage at their place, not as bad as Matthew but bad enough. It was great to play with my friend though and good to see Barbara!

September 21st, DAVE at the Corner Bar - What a night! It was Laurence, Brady and Frankie with me tonight. I am so proud to play with these great players! Laurence and I discussed my next trip to Canada. I will keep you posted.

September 22nd, DAVE at Conch House - A little slow and a little rain.

September 23rd, DAVE at Zaharia's - Now that's what I'm talking about. The place was packed! I had such a great time! Thanks Angelika and staff you guys are the best!

September 24th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - I had a nice Sunday evening out on the porch! Thanks Brian and staff!

It's been a crazy month and it's almost over. Hurricane Irma made quite the punch. We were very lucky. We lost power for several days, a few large trees came down and lots and lots of clean up. My heart goes out for the folks that suffered much more than we did. Theresa and I would like to thank Julie, the Bagan's and our neighbor Jen for everything you did to make life a little better. Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it might brighten someone's day, even your own! Early detection can save your life! Keep'in It Real! -David

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

August 28th  - OFF

August 29th, DAVE at the Chianti Room - It was a nice afternoon out on the porch. I had a little trouble with my guitar pickups. I did a quick fix that actually worked. That rarely happens with me and my fix-its. I took it to Scott Sweet the next day and he said it was fine. Every dog has his day, I guess that repair was my lucky day, Ruff! Ruff!

August 30th, Travel Day - We were on the road by 1pm, right on time with everything going smoothly so far. It was a nice trip to Virginia. We made it in about 11 1/2 hours. I got a little tired after getting off 295 in Virginia, but recovered in about 20 minutes. I drove the whole way. I suffered a little the next day but at least Theresa could rest a little. She still had to drive to see her family on Friday.

August 31st - September 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th - My weekend to play the Coles Point Tavern is always a good time. There are some great people that hang there. I really enjoy their company. I saw my first coyote and a grey fox on one of my morning walks, also several eagles. The five gigs I played went great. I can't wait to get back in October. I would like to thank Matt, Randy, Mike and Sandra and Steve and Selisa (or breakfast), my Dad, Cecil, Ed, Uncle Charley and Debbie, Creeky, Richard and Barb, Joel and Cindy, and most of all Chris and Ann. Thanks for letting me play and thanks for taking such good care of us. I enjoyed hanging out for a little bit after the weekend. I look forward to our next trip your way. God Bless the Tavern Nation!

September 5th, Travel Day - We started home around 3am. We arrived home about 2:30 pm. It was a  pleasant trip after we getting a little turned around in Montrose but that always happens at three in the morning. It's good to be home!

A great trip to Virginia as always.  We are worried about Hurricane Irma. Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Early detection can save your life! Smile it could brighten someone's day, even your own! Check out my video's on YouTube and listen to my music on Spotify! Keepin' It Real! -David

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

Saturday, September 9, 2017

August 21st, Songwriters Night at the Corner Bar - What a night! Lee Michael Howard, Lou Rubino and Randy Brantley really put on a show. Bob would have been proud. I feel so honored to share the stage with these great writers every month. Thank you for supporting original music in St. Augustine. See you next month, September 18th!

August 22nd - OFF

August 23rd, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - It was pretty darn hot but the show went on. I had a chance to hang with my friend Brian (Aunt Kate's). A little breeze came through that made the evening a lot nicer. Lucas Ryan sat in and did a few songs. He's a very talented young man from Texas. I hope he does well in the business. It looks like he's got good folks around him. Thanks Abe, JJ and staff, you guys are the best. See you in two weeks!

August 24th,  DAVE at the Corner Bar - Frankie Urzetta shared the stage with me tonight. There's never a dull moment with this great musician. See you guys in a couple of weeks! Thanks Pat, Jen and staff!

August 25th and 26th - OFF

August 27th, DAVE at Creekside - Frankie Urzetta joined me again tonight. The weather was threatening so we set up inside. We got rained in. Playing inside the bar area can be real fun sometimes and tonight was one of those nights. Thanks to Judy, Terry and the wonderful staff.  See you guys September 11th with NorthStar.

I had a few days off! It felt pretty good. I had the chance to see the Free Range Chickens at Creekside. I got some mowing done. I started on another song idea, and finished a couple books. It's been a good week. 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 check out my music on Spotify. Keepin' It Real! -David

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

Friday, September 8, 2017

August 14th, NORTHSTAR at Creekside - We decided to set up inside because the weather looked threatening. It never rained, go figure. We still had a nice crowd. Frankie was still a little under the weather so he was unable to make the gig. We missed him! Eddie, Brady and myself carried the torch. We also had a little help from Dr. Bill on Mandolin. He sounded great. Thanks for supporting NorthStar's music! We also had a visit from Steve Beck!

August 15th, DAVE at Chianti Room - Hot! Hot! Hot! I survived and actually met some nice folks. Come check out the best happy hour in town!

August 16th, DAVE at Cave Canem Studios - I met with Barry.  He has been real busy with .38 Special so we haven't had a chance to get together. It was nice to catch up on current events and work a little on "Poor-Dum". Due to Barry's schedule we will probably really buckle down in November and December. I'm sure there will be a few dates in between.

August 16th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - A nice evening out on the porch. There wasn't any rain for a change.  Thanks Abe, JJ and staff, you guys are the best.

August 17th, DAVE at Corner Bar - The Trio of Besley, Green and Urzetta was back together this evening. I am really stating to like the sound we are getting. I am very lucky to share the stage with these two!

August 18th, DAVE at Conch House - It wasn't as hot as last month, actually, it was a pretty nice evening. I saw my friend Woody Pernell for a second. He was playing out on the pier. I am cutting back on the number of times I am playing the Conch House. It's not because I don't like it, I just have to many other commitments. See you September 22nd!

August 19th, DAVE at Zaharia's - It was a wonderful evening. It was good to see Greg and Lisa and all my other friends that showed up. Angelika and staff are the best. We stopped by Julie's on the way home for a couple of beers and a jump in the pool. We never got in the pool. Theresa and I hung around a bit to talk with with Jack and Julie for a while and then headed home.

August 20th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - It was a nice afternoon on the porch. I had a nice crowd and a special person in the crowd, Tony Scozzaro. What a nice guy. He's a great player too. Also had the chance to hang out a bit with Chip  Kirk and Tom Burns. They played the early shift.

I had a wonderful week. It was hot though! It was fun un to hang out with Barry. I'm looking forward to getting together with Dan Bagan at IAUGI Studios to work on the next video. Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't litter! Early detection can save your life! Smile it could brighten someones day, even your own! Don't forget to check out my videos on YouTube "Change The World" and "Living In My Head". Check out my music on Spotify. Keepin' It Real!
-David

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

Monday, August 21, 2017

August 1st, DAVE at the Chianti Room - A good start to the week. My Dad and Margie stopped by. They are leaving tomorrow. I  played my Dad's three favorite songs Merle Haggard's "Are The Good Times Really Over", one I wrote called "Mr. Song" and Change The World that George Reeves, Kat Korac and I wrote. It was a hot enjoyable experience out on the porch.

August 2nd, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - The rain was coming so I set up outside under cover. It rained hard for a little bit and kind of misted on and off for the evening. It was a good call to set up under cover.

August 3rd, DAVE at the Corner Bar - It was Brady Green and I tonight. Frankie is still recovering from his surgery that went well. He says he will be back next week. The place was packed. I really enjoyed the evening. John Shubert was in the house from Subert and Green, Z Band.  It was nice to hang out with my old friend for a while.

August 4th,5th and 6th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - Friday everything went well, nice crowd until 8:30 and then a hell of a storm blew in. Luckily a customer brought the approaching storm to my attention and I had the chance to get everything moved inside before it hit. I saw some of the most intense lighting on the drive home. Saturday afternoon went good out on the deck by the water. Sunday evening was a lot of fun. I met Uncle Charley, he's a harmonica player. Thanks Brian, Candy, Dave and staff, you guys are the best!

August 7th, DAVE at JT's Seafood - This is my last gig until the first Monday in February. The rain held off so I was able to get the gig in. I would like to thank everyone at JT's you guys are the best! Looking forward to seeing you next year!

August 8th, DAVE at Oasis - It was a nice time in the land of the 44 TV's! Jack and Amy Sizemore along with their son Jackson stopped by. See you next month!

August 9th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - It was a pretty nasty evening. The weather canceled me out of half the gig. See you guys next week!

August 10th, DAVE at Corner Bar - Frankie is still recovering from his surgery. He plans to be at Creekside on Monday with NorthStar. Tonight it was Brady and I. We had a good time.  It was a little slow but we gave the audience a good show. Thanks everyone for supporting our music. See you next Thursday!

August 11th, 12th and 13th, DAVE at The Big Deck - Another great weekend! Bryan was out of town. We missed him, the christmas shot was just not the same without you. Darlene was in town this month. It was good to play some of my songs for her. We saw Pete just for a few minutes. He wasn't feeling well. I played all of Pat's favorites. I would also like to thank Paulie for sitting in with me singing "Knocking on Heaven's Door". Paulie said he remembers when Chris and I were writing "Dance With Me. He was singing back-up. He said he'll never forget that night. I played the song for him. See you guys in September!

It's been a great couple of weeks. Looking forward to getting together with Barry at Cave Canem Studio to and get back to work on my next CD "Don't Stare At The Sun". I hope to get together with Dan at IAUGI Studios to work on my new video "Goodbye Goodbye". 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! Keepin' It Real!!!- David

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

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

July 25th, Travel Day - Since the first time I played my Dads Hagstrom guitar when I was about 12 or 13 years old, I started to write music. It wasn't the "in" thing to do.  The rest of the guys wanted to learn the songs we were listening to on the radio. I was always drawn to writing my own. I'd sit alone or in the corner of a house party and play my songs. Fifty years later, I'm headed to Canada for the same reason. I want folks to hear my music. I partnered up with my friend Laurence Stevenson. We visited and played some of the most respected original venues in Toronto. We played three gigs in Toronto, one in Cobourg and one in Brighton. There could have been more people, we could have done things different, but that's for the next tour. To the people that were there to heard us, I hope you were entertained. I can't tell you how much I appreciated you all being there. It was nice to hang out with Shawna Caspi for a few days. She is a real talent, and a nice person to boot. That's a good combo, I'm sure she will reach whatever goal she sets! Laurence and Barbara, you were great hosts, you are two of the nicest folks I have ever had the pleasure to know.

July 26th, Dora's - What a great place. It was even better when we worked out the sound system they had. Mostly Laurence's friends and family plus the agent that booked us, Andrei Talbot. Everyone was real nice.  There was not a large crowd, but you have to expect that when nobody knows you. Some folks that came down: Kevin Marsh (radio guy) - Jim Rootham (knew the words to all the Gamble Rogers tunes) and Sandra Spencer (played a Hurdy-Gurdy). Also in the audience was Laurence and Barbara's daughter Moira and son-in-law Steve.  With the first night under our belts, we looked forward to the rest of the tour!

July 27th, C'est What - It was a nice place.  Laurence and I were walking around in circles trying to find the stage. One of the owners Brenda Atkinson was sitting at the bar. She noticed our plight and was nice enough to lead us there. We met Miles Lacroix (his DJ name Miles The Man).
He would also be the guy who booked us and was the sound man. He did a great job! Other notables were Jim Bailey, Richard Begley and Michael Fich. We took some great pictures before the gig. Thanks for showing us around Laurence.

July 28th, The Loft - We left Toronto for the first time since we arrived in Canada to head to Brighton today.  We stopped at Tim Horton's (Timmy's) to get a couple double doubles and a box of tim bits for the drive. This is a "must" when in Canada. We also made a pit stop at the Big Apple.
 It's on our turn off to Laurence and Barbara's. It's a pretty nifty place.  We decided we would try to get back and try their apple sausage the next day. We met Lucy the Lama. We hung at Laurence and Barbara's for the afternoon, then headed to the gig. Laurence wanted us to try Sakura Sushi, place in Cobourg that turned out to be great! We were joined by Shawna Caspi who would be playing with us for the next three days. The gig at The Loft was great. There were a few folks that showed up that had seen me in the states. Ken Drue, as always, was a great host.  John Tapscott did a great job with the sound.  We missed Steafan Hannigan.  He was in Europe touring himself. Also Perry Lictenberger and Paul Devlin were in the house. We missed Joyce.

July  29th, 78 On Main - This is one of my favorite places. Lori Dunn was nice enough to book us back. Shawna Caspi did a short set. We wanted Lori to hear her perform. It was a nice afternoon and we met a lot of nice folks. We also had a nice dinner. We headed back to Laurence and Barbara's for the rest of the evening  to sit by Lake Ontario with a bonfire. It was a special night, with some special people, Barbara, Laurence, Shawna and Theresa.

July 30th, The Free Times Cafe - We hung around Laurence and Barbara's for the afternoon. Barbara, Theresa, Shawna and I, all went for a swim in Lake Ontario at different times. Man, it was cold.
We packed then headed to Toronto to return the rental car and check into our room at the Crown Plaza. Laurence and Barbara picked us up and we headed for the show. A well known venue for the Canadian folk circuit. All the best known performers have spent time on this stage. Shawna and I shared the stage for this night trading songs. It was a blast. Just a few people but still had fun.

July 31st, Home Sweet Home - We cleared customs, then had a direct flight home on Air Canada. We were home by 3:30pm and decided to meet my Dad and Margie for dinner at Ned's. It was a great way to end our trip.  It's good to be home.

I had a great time in the North Country. Laurence and Barbara were great hosts. It was nice to hang with Shawna. She's very talented. I think next time I would like to spend more time in Laurence's neck of the woods. Toronto is cool, but I really enjoyed playing for the folks outside the city. I guess I'm not such a big city guy. Thanks Canada and everyone I met along the way (EXCEPT FOR EZ RENT-A- CAR, don't use them). I hope you enjoyed by music. See you next year!

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, July 24, 2017

July 10th, NORTHSTAR AT Creekside - We took a chance, it didn't pay off, this time. The rain came in after about and hour and a half. It's always great to play with Eddie, Brady and Frankie. I just wish the rain had held off,we were having a good time. See you next month rain or shine on August 14th please come by and support our music!

July 11th, DAVE at Oasis - Everything was fine in the land of the 44 TVs! I miss Greg and Splash!

July 12th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - I had a nice evening out on the sidewalk. I had a chance to hang with my friend Brian, it's always good to catch up on things. Thanks Abe, JJ and staff, you guys are the best!

July 13th, DAVE at Corner Bar - Brady and Frankie were with me tonight. Frankie missed the first half hour but set up real quick and kicked some butt. Next week it will be Frankie and I. Brady will be playing with George in NC.

July 14th, DAVE at Conch House - One of the hottest gigs yet (temperature). After about one and half hours I almost went to Julie to cry uncle but I endured and ended up having a great evening.

July 15th, DAVE at Zaharias - There was a nice crowd. I love playing at this place. Angelika has a new sign. Harry really liked my singing. Angelika said he has never said that about anyone before. Thanks Harry!

July 16th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - It looked like rain for sure, but decided to go for it anyway. It turned out to be a blast. I had a great crowd to play to by the water. Thanks Brian, Candy, Dave and staff you guys are the best!

July 17th, Songwriters Night at Corner Bar - What a great evening Colten sounded great. He reminded me a little of my friend Chuck Nash. I was really impressed with Dave Dowling. He has written some nice tunes. Bob was great as usual, but will not be here for our next writers night on August 21st. He will be up north. Thanks for supporting original music in St. Augustine.

July 18th, DAVE at Chianti Room - I had a nice afternoon out on the porch. It started out with two people, ended up with a full house. That's the way it ought be.

July 19th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - It was a nice evening out on the sidewalk. I won't be here next week Wednesday, July 26th, but will be back Wednesday, August 2nd.

July 20th, DAVE at Corner Bar - It was just me and Frankie. Brady was playing with George in Cashiers NC. We had a good night. It's always fun playing with Frankie. We will be together again Sunday at Creekside. It was my last gig in town before heading to Canada to visit Laurence and Barbara.

July 21st - OFF

July 22nd - We had a nice dinner at Julie's place. I enjoyed hanging out with everyone. Thanks!

July 23rd, DAVE at Creekside - I set up out on the deck and then it started to sprinkle. Man, I was bummed, but within the hour it had cleared up.  It turned out to be a packed evening. Frankie sounded great! Thanks Judy, Sloan, Terry and staff see you August 14th with NorthStar!

This has been an exciting 2 weeks! I talked to Dan Bagan from IAUGI Studios. We are working on a new idea. After getting back from Canada, I should be getting back together with Barry Dunaway at Cave Canem Studios to continue work on my 4th solo CD "Don't Stare At The Sun".

Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Smile it could brighten someones day, even your own! Don't liter! 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, July 21, 2017

June 26th and 27th -  OFF

June 28th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - I had a nice evening out on the sidewalk. It was my birthday and a few folks showed up. I would like to thank Barry and Lydia for the .38 Special t-shirt. Thanks everyone for coming out. I had a blast! Tonight was the first time I played the new tune "The Ink Has Dried" that George Reeves and I wrote.

June 29th, DAVE at Corner Bar - Brady Green with me tonight, Frankie had a church rehearsal, but he will return next week. We had a great crowd and would like to thank Uncle Eddie and Robin for sitting in.

June 30th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - It looked like rain the whole gig but didn't come until 8 p.m. It was a nice time out on the porch. Happy Birthday Sarah!

July 1st , DAVE at Aunt Kate's - It's always nice to spend the afternoon playing out by the water. Come check it out!

July 2nd, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - Sunday evening and all is well. I was set up a little early so Tina let me start early. Can't get any closer to the water unless you're on a boat!

July 3rd, DAVE at JT's Seafood - I don't get many of these gigs in because of rain. This day looked like rain but it held off. I had a great time playing. Great place, great food, thanks for letting me be a part of you evening! See you August 7th!

July 4th - OFF

July 5th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - DAVE
I had some time to hang out with my friend Brian from Aunt Kate's before the gig. It was a hot, but a fun gig! Thanks Abe, JJ and staff!

July 6th, DAVE at Corner Bar - It was the trio of Besley, Green and Urzetta Brady tonight. Frankie was feeling under the weather, but hung in there real good. Brady, as always, was amazing. Good times!

July 7th, 8th and 9th, DAVE at the Big Deck - It was a blast all weekend. It's always fun coming to play this great venue. The weather was rather warm, but the rain stayed away for the most part. As always great seeing Pat, Pete and Kerry. See you all again next month to do it all over again.

It's been a great couple weeks! 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! If you get a chance 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

April 24th - OFF

April 25th, DAVE at Wee Pub - It was going to be my second day off in a row but brother Ed asked me to cover him at the Wee Pub on Jekyll Island. I wanted to get by and see the new Zackery's and talk to DJ so I got in the truck and drove to Georgia. I had a good night. I talked with Rhett for and saw some old friends. I got in my truck and drove home. A short, but fun time on Jekyll.

April 26th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Laurence Stevenson joined me tonight. It's always a pleasure to share the stage with this great players and friend. Thanks Abe, JJ and staff you guys are the best! May 3rd will be Laurence's last night at Hurricane Grill and Wings until his triumphant return to the states.

April 27th, DAVE at the Corner Bar - It was the trio of Brady Green and Laurence Stevenson and I tonight.  What a night it was! I always enjoy playing with these guys. This next gig May 4th at the Corner Bar will be Laurence's last night until his return from Canada. Frankie Urzetta is going to join Brady and I for the May 11th show at the Corner Bar.

April 28th - OFF

April 29th, NorthStar at Captain Stan's Smoke House - We had a great afternoon behind the Magic Fence. Ed, Brady, Laurence and I with an occasional appearance by Scott (Yoko Says No) played the afternoon. Laurence and I headed home but I heard Ed and Brady played some music with Yoko Says No (Scott, Rick, Chris and Perry) later into the night. It was great seeing the Captain and all our Georgia friends. I hope to see you all next year.

April 30th, DAVE at Creekside - Frankie Urzetta and Laurence Stevenson were with me tonight. It was a great time as always at this great venue. See you May 8th with NorthStar at the Creekside Dinery.

I've had a blast this week playing with everyone. Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it could brighten someones day, even yours! Early detection can save your life! Check ou my music on Spotify! Check out my Video's on youtube, "Change The World" and "Living in My Head".  Keepin' It Real! -David

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


Monday, May 1, 2017

April 17th, Songwriters Night at the Corner Bar - Another great evening. Clyde Walker and The Skinny (Taylor and Pamela Fausset) sounded wonderful. Bob once again surprised me with a tune I haven't heard before. I am so proud to share the stage with these great writers each month. I'm looking forward to next month which will be held on May 15th.

April 18th - Off

April 19th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Laurence was under the weather so George stepped in. It was George's last night in town for a while I look forward to seeing George in his neck of the woods at the end of June in Cashiers. I have always enjoyed sharing the stage with George.  He's one hell of performer and I can't wait for his return in October. Ron Norris stopped by and played a few of his tunes with George. Thanks Abe, JJ and staff, you guys are the best!

April 20th, DAVE at the Corner Bar - Brady was out of town, George has left town, which left me and Laurence. We had a nice night, enjoyed it. The Bunnyman was in the house!

April 21st , DAVE at Conch House - One of my best nights yet at this venue. Nice weather, nice folks, nice time!

April 22nd, DAVE at Zaharias - Laurence Stevenson was with me tonight, the place was packed! There's always a good time to be had at Zaharias! Thanks Angelika and staff, you guys are the best!

April 23rd, DAVE at Creekside - I had Brady Green and Laurence Stevenson with me tonight. I'm a lucky guy to share the stage with these two great players. I can't say it enough. Chris and Duffy from the Duffy Bishop Band got up and played one of their tunes "Good Stuff". I would also like to thank Katherine Archer, John Winters and Elizabeth Roth for hanging out, a lot of talent in one place tonight.

I have a day off tomorrow. I am really looking forward to 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 you life! Check out my songs 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, April 24, 2017

April 10th, NORTHSTAR at Creekside - It was the whole gang tonight, Brother Ed, Brady, George, Frankie, Laurence and I. It's a pain in the ass for me to set up sound for this many players.  Even with all the headaches, it's more than worth it. This is a chance each month to hang out and play with some of my favorite players. George and Laurence will be headed back to their homes.  As I'm typing, I realize it will be their last NorthStar gig for a while.  You both will  be missed. Brady, Eddie, Frankie and I will hold down the fort until you return. Thanks Creekside for allowing us to get together each month!

April 11th, DAVE at Oasis - All is well in the land of the 44 TVs. I miss Greg and Splash though.

April 12th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Laurence Stevenson joined in with me tonight. We had a nice crowd. Beautiful evening on the sidewalk. Thanks Abe, JJ and staff, see you next week!

April 13th, DAVE at Corner Bar - It was a trio tonight,  George Reeves and Laurence Stevenson and I. Brady was out of town. We had a great crowd and were visited by Duffy and ? from the Duffy Bishop Band. This was George's last Thursday night for a while. If you missed him he will be playing a set with Laurence and I on Wednesday at Hurricane Grill and Wings. Lets give him a good send off!

April 14th , 15th  and 16th, DAVE at the Big Deck Raw Bar - It's always a great time at this special venue. This is a gig I always look forward to. Bryan and Darlene and Darlene's Mother made us a great Shepard's Pie before leaving for the gig. I had nice crowds each day. It's good to see my friends Pete and Pat on a monthly basis. It was good to see my friends from "Museum of Oddities" (Bruce and John). I'm looking forward to next month already.

I hope to get some movement on my new Video and CD. I've been very bust this month.  I'm over halfway through a 23 day run and feeling good. 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! Try to enjoy each day, your not guaranteed  tomorrow! Be positive, do things that are positive! Check out my videos on YouTube and listen to my music on Spotify. Keeping' It Real! -David

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

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

April 3rd, DAVE at JT's Seafood Shack - What a great evening until the rain came. It was one hell of a ride home. Thanks everyone at JT's you are the best. See you next month on May 1st.

April 4th, DAVE at Chianti Room - It was a nasty looking day, cloudy and rain. I looked towards downtown on my way to the gig and the sky was as blue as can be. I had a wonderful afternoon out on the porch.

April 5th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Laurence and his fiddle showed up to play with me this evening on the sidewalk. I always look forward to my Wednesdays. Great job as always Laurence!

April 6th, DAVE at Corner Bar - George Reeves, Brady Green and Laurence Stevenson all shared the stage with me tonight. It's always a pleasure to play with these guys.  I am sure going to miss George and Laurence when they head back home. I along with Brady will try to keep the fires burning until they return.

April 7th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - It is the first of three gigs in a row. It was windy and chilly but I set up outside anyway.  I figured if the folks were out there eating I sure could be playing. I'm glad I did. It got a little cold near the end but was a wonderful evening overall.

April 8th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - Laurence Stevenson was with me this afternoon out on the porch. A beautiful afternoon!

April 9th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - A nice breeze, a deck full of people, some great food, a beer or three makes for yet another great gig! Thanks for sitting in Lindsey Lynink you have a wonderful voice! Thanks Brian, Candy, Dave and staff, you guys are the best!

We've been doing a lot of work around the house. Theresa says she's happy, that makes me happy. It's been a great week, 14 more gigs to go before a break, and I feel fine. Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it could brighten someones day, even your own! Don't waste your time on negative people, in time they will figure it out! Check out my videos on YouTube! Listen to my music on Spotify! Keepin' It Real! -David

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

Thursday, April 6, 2017

March 20th, Songwriters Night at Corner Bar - We had a special guest Shawna Caspi from Canada. A real pleasure listening to her performance. Hopefully we will be getting together in her country when I'm up her way in July. Amy Hendrickson was under the weather so George Reeves stepped in and did a fine job. Amy we hope you feel better! Bob sounded great as always! I can't wait until next month, April 17th.

March 21st, Travel Day - Theresa and I  started out about 4 am Tuesday morning. We are headed for the Astor Crown Plaza in New Orleans. Barry, Darlene and Eddie have all given us tips on where to eat. We didn't get to all of them. The drive was uneventful. We arrived in New Orleans about 2 pm. I was surprised the city is very easy to get in and out of. After check in, our first stop was Acme Oyster House for oysters and beer. Then we took a walk up Bourbon Street. I wanted to show Theresa all the places I've played and hung out in over the years (Tropical Isle, Toulouse Cabaret). After stopping in Absinthe for a beer we decided to head back to the room, end of day one in Nola.

March 22nd, Travel Day - The next morning started with beignets and coffee at Cafe du Monde. Then more site seeing around the town.
We checked out of the hotel about 11am and I stopped at Central Grocery for Muffalettas while Theresa walked around the French Market. Now we're off to Houston, Texas. The drive went fine until we were about 30 miles out. One wrong turn in the middle of rush hour and all hell broke loose! Adam and Katie had cooked dinner for us and I was starting to think we might need to stop at the nearest bar and wait for the rush hour to end. Thank God my co-pilot kept us going. We made it about 7pm. We had a wonderful Mexican style dinner, a few drinks, then off to bed.

March 23rd, DAVE at Locatelli's/Magnolia - My first night playing, there was a nice crowd. Adam and Katie had us try some of amazing food from their menu. The room was pretty full and a nice couple sat down next to Adam and Katie. He looked like a player about my age. I pretty much did the same show I do every night in St. Augustine, just played to a bunch of folks that have never heard me. The couple asked if I did any originals and I said the last few were mine. He said "sounds a lot like Cat Stevens". I said I was a big fan of his. He said he was a bass player. I said I was to. He said he had a precision bass. I said I had one also. He asked if I knew any Spirit songs. I said I've played a few over the years, but did not know any at the moment. I then introduced him to Adam and Katie, and said "if you ever need a gig just talk to them, they are the owners". He said he pretty much was a studio player now. At that point I started feeling like he was having some fun with me. When he left he introduced himself and said he would like to keep in touch. Mark Andes was his name. Look him upon wikipedia.  This player has done it all, and is one of Barry's all time favorites. Barry is one of my all time favorites. I was stunned and still am. It was a great start for the weekend.



March 24th, DAVE at Locatelli's/Cypress - This was one of their newest restaurants, the place was packed. I met some great folks, and once again we had some great food. Day two was under our belts and a lot of fun!

March 25th, DAVE at Locatelli's/Cypress - After a walk and a few minutes by the pool we headed down the street to day 3's gig.  This is the original Locatelli's. I played here about 11 years ago for their 3rd anniversary party. I remember this one and had some friends from my old days in Virginia show up. A great crowd and once again some great food. Adam and Katie could not have been better hosts. I'm so happy we had a chance to hang with them and see how their hard work has payed off.

March 26th, DAVE at Locatelli's/Tombell - The last gig was an afternoon performance. I had a nice bunch of folks show up. Another nice meal. Theresa and I are going on a diet when we get home. Adam and Katie wanted to take us out to one of their favorite places in Houston for dinner, Cyclone Anaya's.  Also a place Billy Gibbons likes a lot. This was a great way to end a great long weekend! It's time to get back to the house and get some rest for the ride home tomorrow.


March 27th - After talking with Adam and Katie, we decided we would drive to Destin and stay the night. They also suggested The Harbor Dock as the place to eat. The drive was a little longer than we counted on but uneventful. The restaurant was great, we had sushi and shared grouper sandwich. I have learned something about eating on this trip.  It's kind of fun to share. After a late lunch we rode down to the beach. They are beautiful. We weren't really tired and the GPS said 5 1/2 hours to home, but it was more like 8 1/2. So we decided it would be nice to sleep in our own bed tonight. We made it back home about midnight. Hauled our luggage in the house and went to bed. What a great road trip can't wait to get back to Houston in September.

March 28th - Day Off

March 29th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - It's great to be back home! I did this one solo. Laurence and George were out of town. It was good to see everyone and looking forward to a busy month around town.

March 30th, DAVE at Corner Bar - The whole gang was here. I missed playing with my friends. The place was packed had a blast! Now 2 days off and then 22 in a row. See you out there somewhere!

March 31st and April 1st -  Off

April 2nd , DAVE at Aunt Kate's - It was a beautiful day. I made it to the gig with a chance to hang with my friend Michael Howard.  He was playing the early shift and sounded great. I had a great afternoon on the porch by the water. It was really good to see Dan and Mary Kane!


I met some great people on this trip. Adam and Katie were great hosts and couldn't of been any nicer. I can't wait to get back and see them in September. 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 check out my music on Spotify. Keepin' It Real!!!-David

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

Monday, March 20, 2017

March 13th, NORTHSTAR AT Creekside - We had to cancel our performance due to the weather. See you April 10th back at Creekside weather permitting.

March 14th, DAVE at Oasis - It was a blast in the land of the 44 TVs!

March 15th, Cave Canem Studios - We didn't get a lot done but sure enjoyed hanging out with Barry, Lydia, Nogin, Abby and Duke!

March 15th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Laurence Stevenson was back from Canada and joined me tonight. We had  a blast! Cory and Dave from the group Thunder Struck stopped by and sang a couple tunes. Nice guys!

March 16th, DAVE at Corner Bar - It was a trio tonight. George and Laurence shared the stage with me. Brady was a little under the weather. It was another nice Thursday playing with my friends. Thanks for the support you guys!

March 17th, DAVE at Conch House - A little cold so I set up inside. It was a blast. It was one of my best gigs yet at this venue. See you on the 21st of April!

March 18th, DAVE at Zaharias - George played with me tonight, and what a night it was!  Great crowd, great food, great place, great time! Thanks Angelika and staff you guys are the best. See you next month, April 22nd.

March 19th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - A nice night out on the porch. Sam Brown stopped by. It's always good to hang with him.

What a week! It dosen't get much better than this! Check out my videos on YouTube "Change The World" and "Living In My Head". Check out my music on Spotify!  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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017


March 6th, DAVE at JT's Seafood Shack - The first time in a long time for me at this great place. They've really made some changes. The food was always great, still is. I had a great time. I talked to Johnny about moving the singles a little closer to the bar. What ever he decides, I am glad to be playing at this venue. I'll see you April 3rd, same time, same station.

March 7th, George's House - We threw around a couple of ideas on our new Cival War song.

March 7th, DAVE at Chianti Room - A nice afternoon out on the porch. There was a full house. I wasn't feeling very well but the crowd brought me out of it. Happy Birthday Dede! A big thanks to the wonderful people and staff here at the Chianti Room. See you in a few weeks.

March 8th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - George showed up to play with me tonight. Laurence was back home in Canada for a week. We had a blast, as always, and did all the songs we have written together except "Secondary Dominance". What fun!!!

March 9th, DAVE at Corner Bar - It was George and I tonight. Laurence is still in Canada and Brady stayed home sick. Between the two of us we got'er done. Enjoyed the evening!

March 10th, 11th and 12th, DAVE ar The Big Deck Raw Bar - It's always a great feeling headed for the Gulf Coast. We stopped to pick up some fresh eggs and grabbed some lunch and in about three hours we made it. The weather was great the whole weekend. Visited with Pat, Pete, Missy and her sisters, Trainwreck John and Rick McMurray from "Yoko Says No". What a great mix of folks to hang out with. As always Darlene, Bryan and staff were the best! We are looking forward to our trip back in April 14th, 15th and 16th. Come check out this great venue and pretty little town out. It's a nice time.

Rick, John, Darlene and David Watt Besley
I'm looking forward to getting together with Barry on Wednesday at Cave Canem Studios and doing some writing with George and who ever shows upon our Tuesday Writing Day! 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 "Change The World" and "Living in My Head" on YouTube. Also listen to my music on Spotify. I was sorry to hear that we lost Evan Johns. I did not know him well but saw him perform at Desperado's a few times. He was a real showman and talent. Keepin' It Real! -David

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

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

March 1st, Cave Canem Studios - Laurence was in cutting tracks on "Poor-dum" and "A Better place". It's lots of fun recording and hanging with Barry and Laurence.

March 1st, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - The "fiddler" was out on the sidewalk with me tonight. Great crowd! Great time! Thanks Abe, JJ and staff!

March 2nd, DAVE at Corner Bar - The whole crew was here with me tonight, Brady, George and Laurence. I'm a lucky guy to be able to share the stage with these three guys.

March 3rd, 4th and 5th - Aunt Kate's - I had a great weekend on the porch by the water. Friday night I played for a private event. It was a wedding rehearsal, pretty uneventful but I think they had a good time. Saturday was the 13th Annual Bob Conroy Charity Tournament. I have been lucky to book myself the same time as this event for the last couple years. Sunday just a fun day!

I'm going to put a call into Barry to see if he's in town this week to get into Cave Canem Studios. I know Dan's been busy, but we hope to get moving on "Goodbye Goodbye", our next video at IAUGI Studios. I'm also going to stop by George's to see if we can move farther along on our new Civil War tune as yet, un-named. 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! Keepin' It Real! -David

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

Monday, February 27, 2017

February 20th, Songwriters Night at Corner Bar - What an evening! Bob and I had Chuck Nash and Michael Jordan with us and those guys were on fire! I am a big fans of both of these players and was proud to share the stage with them. Bob was at his best also. In the audience we had Brady Green and Laurence Stevenson. I am lucky to know and play with these two great players. Thanks for your support guys! See you next month, March 20th, with Amy Hendrickson and Shawna Caspi from Canada.

February 21st, DAVE at Chianti Room - It dosen't get any better than this, a great crowd and great weather. You should really come to check out the best happy hour in town! See you in two weeks.

February 22nd, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - It was "Laurence Stevenson" with me tonight. The weather was bad. It was raining hard so we set up in the covered area outside. The place was packed and we had a blast. My Dad and Margie were in town, it's always good to hang out with them. See you next week. Thanks Abe, JJ and staff.

February 23rd, DAVE at Corner Bar - The whole gang was here George, Brady, Laurence and I played to a packed house. Everyone played great. The audience was great as well. I cant say it enough, it doesn't get any better than this. Duffy and Chris got up and played from the Duffy Bishop Band. They sounded great. See you next Thursday. Dan Bagan from IAUGI Studios was in the house.

February 24th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - It was a beautiful evening on the back porch.

February 25th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - The great weather carried on through Saturday afternoon. I had a great couple of days working for these great folks. See you next Saturday 1pm to 4pm and Sunday 4pm to 7pm.

February 25th - Julie's House - Julie had invited us over for a birthday dinner for Theresa and poker. The food was great! Theresa even won in poker. It was great to see Brady, Jack, Beth, Brad, and Bobby. Thanks Julie!

It's going to be nice to have a few days off. I'm in the studio with Barry at Cave Canem Studios. Laurence Stevenson is laying down some tracks on "Poor-Dum", "Better Day"s and "Ain't Life Grand". 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 two new videos on YouTube. Also listen to my music on Spotify. Keepin' It Real! -David

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

Thursday, February 23, 2017

February 13th, Cave Canem Studios - Barry and I worked mixing "Poor-Dum". We tossed around some ideas on "A Better Place" and "Ain't Life Grand". I've had a lot of fun recording my music with Barry. It's also great to just shoot the shit!

February 13th, NORTHSTAR at Creekside - The hole gang was out tonight, Brady, Eddie, George, Frankie, Laurence and I had a chance to play some music together. It's a blast to get together with these guys once a month. Thanks Creekside! I would also like to recognize some other folks that braved the weather. It was cold! Dan Bagan from IAUGI Studios and Sidney and Hunter, they are in the music biz.

February 14th, George's House - George and I hung out and talked through some lyric ideas for our new song, as yet, untitled. We also had a chance to talk through some current events.

February 14th, DAVE at Oasis - It was packed in the land of the 44 TVs. It made me miss Greg and Splash!

February 15th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Laurence Stevenson was out on the sidewalk with me tonight. It was windy and chilly but we had a nice crowd that hung in there. John Winters and George Reeves stopped by. Thanks Abe, JJ and staff!

February 16th, DAVE at Corner Bar - It was the trio of George Reeves, Brady Green and I. Laurence went to Richard Thompson's show. It was a great night, the place was packed! Dan Bagan was in the house (IAUGI Studios).

February 17th, DAVE at Conch House - It was to cold to play outside. Inside was a little slow but I was right next to the bar (that was good thing). I stopped by and talked with brother Ed for a bit at the Mellow Mushroom.

February 18th, DAVE at Zaharias - We worried about rain but it never came. George and I played to a full house. This is a great place to play and I'm always sad if weather doesn't permit me to play. It was good to see our friend Rick Levy from the Boxtops and also Falling Bones. He played a couple with George and sounded great! Thanks Angelika and staff. You guys are the best!

February 19th, DAVE at Creekside - I had the whole gang here George, Laurence and Brady. We what a blast! The place was packed we had Scott Walker and his daughter Jennie get up with Laurence and play "The Road To Lisdoonvarna","The Silver Spear" and finished with "Ashokan Farewell" on their violins. What a treat! Thank you Creekside for a wonderful evening.

I hope to continue work on my new CD "Don't Stare At The Sun"at Cave Canem Studios with Barry Dunaway and my new video "Goodbye Goodbye" at IAUGI Studios with Dan Bagan. Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it might brighten someone day, even your own! Early detection can save your life! Listen to my music on Spotify. DirecTV is over priced for what services it provides! Don't drink Goya coconut water! Keepin' It Real! -David

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

Thursday, February 16, 2017

February 7th, DAVE at the Chianti Room - It was a great day in St. Augustine today. It was 80 degrees. We had a tiny bit of rain, but we need more. Things are dry here. I had a great crowd of whom most were from Canada. Some of them said that they hoped to see me when I play this coming July in Canada. My friend Train Wreck stopped by. He'll be coming over to Cedar Key next month to hang out with the Cedar Key gang when I'm there. It was a great day over all. You should come check out the best happy hour in town. I will return to the Chianti Room on February 21st.

February 8th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Laurence was battling that flu that's going around so I went at it on my own. It was a great night out on the sidewalk, but I missed Laurence though. See you next week with the "fiddler". Thanks Abe, JJ and staff.

February 9th, DAVE at Cave Canem Studios - Barry and I are still working on "Poor-Dum". Also we did some work on "A Better Place". A song that's going on the new CD. We are making some progress on my new CD "Don't Stare At The Sun".

February 9th, DAVE at the Corner Bar - It was a trio tonight, Brady Green and Laurence Stevenson and I. There are a lot of new faces are showing up for this gig. I love it! It was especially nice to see Dan and Mary Kane. It was Dan's birthday. You guys have been missed!

February 10th, 11th and 12th, DAVE at The Big Deck Bar and Grill - I love this venue, always a fun time. We missed Darlene, she was in New Orleans, but Brian and staff were great hosts as always. It's always great to see my friends Pat, Pete and Raven. I'll see you guys next month. I'm looking forward to it and hopefully Train Wreck will be in town too!

As always, I hope to spend time with both Barry at Cave Canem Studios and Dan Bagan at IAUGI Studios working on my current projects. 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! DirecTV is over priced for the bad service they give you! Don't drink Goya canned coconut water! Thanks for letting me live my dream! Keepin' It Real! -David

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

Friday, February 10, 2017

January 31st, at George's House - It was another fun filled morning writing songs and shooting the shit. I look forward to this every week. Brady, George, Laurence and I are working on a Civil War tune right now. It's getting closer to completion. We worked out a great intro today.

January 31st, DAVE at the Chianti Room - It never fails, nice afternoon again, a nice crowd plus the best happy hour in town. Brady Green and Doug Hyde stopped int to give me a listen. It doesn't get much better than this.

February 1st, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - It was a crowded night at the restaurant. Laurence Stevenson and his fiddle were with me too. I had a great time playing with the Fiddler. Thanks Abe, JJ and staff, you're the best!

February 2nd, DAVE at the Corner Bar - By the time I finished setting up the place was packed. Laurence was sick so he stayed home. Brady was helping out a friend and was on call if more assistance was needed, so he was out for the evening also. George and I went at it as half the band we used to be. It was a blast! It was good to get a visit from Dan Bagan from IAUGI Studios and John Winters. John and I had a chance to talk a bit as I was loading out. John even helped. Thanks man!

February 3rd, DAVE at IAUGI Studios - Dan and I talked through some ideas for my new video "Goodbye Goodbye". This video is going to be a little different. I can't wait to get started!

February 3rd, DAVE at Cave Canem Studios - Barry and I spent a few hours working on the new CD "Don't Stare At The Sun". We did a vocal track on "Better Place" and fixed a couple parts on "Poor-Dum". It was good to get together to work and to catch up on lives crazy journey.

February 3rd, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - When I left Barry's, I headed straight to my gig. The weather held and it turned out to be a nice night. Barry and Lydia showed up it. It was nice to hang out and play for my friends. Rusty Menshouse also showed up with Faith. It's great to share some time and music with these two also.

February 4th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - I set up inside because it was cold and windy. There were few people who stopped in. It was a quiet afternoon on the inside. Thanks Brian, Candy, Dave and staff, you guys are the best! I'll see you February 24th and 25th. Theresa and I stopped by Dan and Susie Bagans for dinner later that evening. The evening was just what we needed. We sat around and watched our new streaming toy that didn't work except for the 1st episode of "Man from Uncle". I was hoping for a better showing. Dan had better luck with his interesting and funny video's. Thanks for having us over. Next time it's pizza night on us.

It was nice to get started on a new video idea "Goodbye Goodbye" at IAUGI Studios. Also I enjoying working on my next CD "Don't Stare At The Sun" with Barry at Cave Canem Studios. I will be seeing both of them next week. Please share my two videos "Living In My Head" and "Change The World". I am also on Spotify. Doug Hyde says he listens to my music there. Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Smile it might brighten someones day, even your own! Early detection can save your life! Don't liter! I think from now on I'm going to keep my opinions to myself unless asked. This is in hopes friends will do the same. Keepin' It Real! -David

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

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

January 24th, George's House - We're still getting ideas together for a new song. It's nice hanging out and working on writing music together.

January 25th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - I had Laurence Stevenson with me out on the sidewalk. We had a great evening of music. Thanks for all that showed up, see you next week!

January 26th, DAVE at IAUGI Studios - I got together with Dan Bagan to talk through the final changes on our new video "Living In My Head".

January 26th, DAVE at the Corner Bar - Brady Green, George Reeves and Laurence Stevenson were on the stage with me tonight. What a blast! Harry Heisler from the Four Aces (Love is a Many Splendid Thing), a friend of Brady's was in the audience.

January 27th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - It was to cold to play outside so I set up inside. I had a nice bunch of folks hang out with me. Thanks Brian, Candy, Dave and staff you guys are the best!

January 28th, DAVE at Zaharia's - It was even colder tonight! Angelika and I decided to call the evening. I love playing here I will be back February 18th!

January 29th, DAVE at Creekside - George and Laurence were with me tonight. We set up inside. Always enjoy playing with these two. It was good to see Cathy Kale (Milltop).  I hope to play a shift when they reopen. Thanks Terry and staff. See you with NorthStar February 13th!

January 29th - My new video releases "Living In My Head"

January 30th - We had a nice late lunch with George and Deborah Reeves at Terra Acqua.

It's been a great week! I hope to get started on my next video with IAUGI Studios. I'm thinking it might be "Goodbye Goodbye". A new tune being considered for my next CD "Don't Stair At The Sun". Dan and I will review the session this Friday and decide. 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 your life! Check out my music on Spotify. Check out my videos "Change The World" and on " Living In My Head"on YouTube and share them with your friends. Keepin' It Real!! -David

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

Monday, January 23, 2017

January 16th, St. Augustine Songwriters at the Corner Bar - Liz and Lon Williamson were our guests tonight. What a treat, these two know how to put on a show. Bob, as always, had at least one tune I've not heard over the last couple years. I also tried to play two of my songs at the same time, doesn't work that well. Overall maybe one of the best writers nights yet, although, there has never been a bad one. Bob and I are looking forward to next month. We should have the artists posted soon. Thanks Jamie Defrates, Susan Brown, Slim, and Laurence Stevenson for supporting our special night!

January 17th,  George's - I did some writing with George and Laurence. We're throwing a lot of ideas around. Thats how it starts.

January 17th, DAVE at the Chianti Room - It was a wonderful afternoon on the porch. The weather was beautiful, nice crowd. Stop by and check out the best happy hour in town!

January 18th, DAVE at Cave Canem Studios - I spent some time with my friend Barry. We listened to his work on "Poor-dum". Things are starting to roll a little bit and thats exciting. I'm planning to have Laurence Stevenson in the studio with us next week working on "Ain't Life Grand" and "A Better Place". Other than spending time working on this project, I also enjoy just shooting the shit with Barry, Lydia and whoever else stops by.

January 18th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - It's always a great night out on the sidewalk and tonight  with my friend Laurence Stevenson was not exception. The place was packed, the weather was nice, the beer was flowing and we played a lot of original music. It doesn't get much better than this!

January 19th, DAVE at IAUGI Studios - We have almost completed my new video "Livin' In My Head". Dan has done a great job on it. I can't wait for everyone to see it!

January 19th, DAVE at the Corner Bar - Once again had my pals, George, Brady and Laurence share the stage with me. I had a blast. You should check it out sometime.

January 20th, DAVE at the Conch House - The night out on the deck was beautiful. I had a nice crowd and met some new folks. Thanks Julie see you next month! I made a stop on my way home at Mellow Mushroom to talk with brother Ed. It's always good to hang with family even if it's just for a short time.

I hope Dan at IAUGI Studios and I finish the video. I'm going to give Barry at Cave Canem Studios a call to see if we are on for this week. Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it might brighten someones day, even your own! Early detection can save your life! DirecTV sucks. Check out my music on Spotify! Check out my video "Change The World" on YouTube. God Bless America! Keepin' It Real! -David

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

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

January 10th, DAVE at George's Place - It was our first songwriting meeting this year George, Laurence and I.  I look forward to more of this. We started on "The Ballad Of A Broken Mind". I talked with Barry too. He's done some more work on "Poor-Dum". I can't wait to hear what he's done.

January 10th, DAVE at Oasis - Laurence Stevenson joined me tonight. It was kind of sad playing at this venue after all that's happened. It's not the same without Greg and Splash. It was good to see Hoover and Kevin though and it was nice to be back in the land of the 44 TVs.

January 11th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - It turned out to be a nice night out on the sidewalk. Gentleman George Reeves was with me tonight. Thanks Abe, JJ and staff, you guys are the best. See you next Wednesday!

January 12th, DAVE at Corner Bar - The whole gang with me tonight, Brady, George and Laurence. It's always a good time with this talented group.

January 13th, 14th and 15th, DAVE at the Big Deck Bar and Grill - Theresa and I showed up on Friday evening and had a great dinner at Bryan and Darlene's.  We tried white sweet potatoes! We all went by and saw the fabulous Kerry Gordon at the Carlin's and Johnny Lobo at the Big Deck Bar. It was fun. Both Saturday and Sunday were a blast as well. It's always a good time on Cedar Key, it give us a chance to see our friends Pete Frizzell, Pat and Raven. I will be back February 10th, 11th and 12th.

It was a good but sad week.  We said goodbye to our friend Splash who is in God's hands now. I couldn't be there but Brady said it was a fine send-off. Rest in peace my friend. I talked to Barry Dunaway at Cave Canem Studios on Monday and we are going to get together Wednesday. Looking forward to our Tuesday writing day at the Reeves'. I'm also getting together with Dan Bagan at IAUGI Studios on Thursday. 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 music out on Spotify. DirecTV sucks and so does Goya coconut water. Keepin' It Real! -David

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

Monday, January 9, 2017

January 3rd, DAVE at Chianti Room - It was a beautiful afternoon on the porch. My voice is still hurting but is showing signs of recovery. Thanks for putting up with me while I struggle through this roadblock.

January 4th, DAVE at Cave Canem Studios - Barry, Woody and I did some work today. I'm excited that Barry's schedule has slowed down a bit so he can spend some time with me on our new project "Don't Stare at the Sun". Woody, Barry and I had some laughs, got caught up on things, took some photo's, had some coffee, made some plans,  help carry Woody's equipment, chatted with Lydia's physical therapist, talked cars with Chris Stevens and got some great tracks from Woody on "Poor-Dum". I was smiling driving down the road! Can't wait to do it again! Thanks Barry and Woody!

January 4th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Laurence Stevenson was with me tonight on the sidewalk. We had a blast, the voice is coming back a little each day. Steve Beck and George Reeves stopped by. I played a new song "But We Won't" got  thumbs up from Hoagy and Susy!

January 5th, DAVE at Corner Bar - George, Brady and Laurence were with me tonight. Great crowd, great time! We would like to thank Duffy Bishop for sitting in! Hope to get her and Chris on one of our songwriter nights!

January 6th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - I had a nice evening inside. I was an honor to meet Lamar Braxton who played in The Legends with Grahn Parsons and Jim Stafford. A very nice man. I want him to meet David Griffen.

January 7th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - It was really cold! I set up inside and played for about an hour. Later we went downtown and stopped by Chianti Room, Prohibition Kitchen to check out the place and to see the Duffy Bishop Trio. We stopped in St. Georges Tavern to see my nephew Dylan and his wife Jessica, we just missed brother Will. Then went out to Hoptingers and caught a few minutes of Brent Byrd and the Suitcase Gypsies. I enjoyed hanging out with Julie and Jack. Good to see Rusty Springfield, George Reeves and Laurence Stevenson.

January 8th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - It was another cold evening, I was inside. There were only a few people but I had a great time playing for them. Come and check this place out, great food, great people, great view!

Looking forward to writing on Tuesday's at George's. I hope to talk to Barry and Dan about scheduling our projects. 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! DirecTV SUCKS! And don't drink GOYA coconut water. Keepin' It Real! -David

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

Monday, January 2, 2017

December 28th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - I had a big night on the sidewalk. The place was packed. I'm looking forward to 2017 at this great place!

December 29th, DAVE at Corner Bar - I sang great Wednesday at Hurricane Grill, then woke up Thursday and my voice was gone. I somehow made it through the evening (which was packed) with the help of George Reeves and Brady Green. My father was down. It's always good to have him helping put the song list for the evening together. Thanks to all the folks that come down every Thursday.  And thanks to my friends George and Brady (soon we'll be adding Laurence Stevenson to the list) for coming out every Thursday to make some music!

December 30th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - It was the worst night performing in recent memories. My voice was totally gone, could not sing at all and played and sang for two hours before throwing in the towel. Thanks for putting up with me Aunt Kate's. I will make it up to you in the future. Home to bed is all I can manage.

December 31st, NorthStar at Wee Pub - Well, after a nights rest, my voice felt a little better. We checked into our room on Jekyll Island and I rested some more. We went to set up about 7pm and the place was packed. We had to wait until 8pm or so to set up. We started around 9:30. Eddie, Brady, Laurence and I had a blast! I took in the New Year with not all, but a lot of the people I care about. Thanks Eddie, Kristen and the Wee Pub for having us and taking such good care of us too. Good food Rhett!

Looking forward to 2017! I was so sorry to hear about my friend Splash passing away. He took good care of me (booking) for years at the Oasis. He was a great guy, always a friend. He will be missed! My heart goes out to Judy and her family. Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it could change someones day, even your own! Early detection can save your life! Please listen to my music on Spotify!  And DirecTV SUCKS! Keepin It Real! -David

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