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

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