Monday, October 14, 2019

August 26th, Retrophonics Studio - Jim and I worked on the mix for 2nd Dairy Dominance. I hope to be with George next week so he can lend a hand in the mixing. He will be in town to play for a couple days and then we head to Jekyll Island, Ga. to play the Shrimp and Grits Festival with Ed, Frankie and Sue.

August 28th, Travel Day - We always stop in Fayetteville NC on our way to Virginia now.   It's about a 7 hour drive and it breaks up the 12 hour trip. We had dinner at the Ruby Tuesdays. So far so good!

August 29th, 30th, 31st, September 1st and 2nd, DAVE at Coles Point Tavern - We arrived about 11am after an early start from NC where we met Randy Watts I did my set up and sound check. I come to play for Ann and Chris three times a year and never have a bad time. The weather was beautiful every day. Chris and Ann are always great hosts! Always good seeing Richard and Barbara, Creeky, Matt, Gary, Bruce, Fred, Cecil, Ed and family, Russell, Josh, Charles and Mike Rowzee and his crew (great smoked pork and ribs on Sunday!).  Also thanks to the wonderful staff! It was a great trip as always. We caught a little rain on the way back, but made it home safe. Looking forward to seeing everyone on October 4th and 5th, I will be joined by brother Ed and Frankie!

September 2nd and 3rd, Travel Days - We made it home safe. We were really lucky having Dorian miss us.

September 5th, Carpetbaggers at Corner Bar -  Sue, Frankie and Tony and I had a blast. I missed my bandmates!

September 6th and 7th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - A nice couple of hot days out by the water. This is such a great place to play and such great people to work for. See you guys on September 29th!

September 8th, DAVE at Creekside - Sue and Wayne were out of town so I was on my own. I had a great night, nice crowd, no rain. I'm looking forward to a couple days off before I head to Maryland to record with The North Star Band! I can't wait!

I'm looking forward to hang'in out and recording with my old band mates this week! Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it could brighten someone's day, even your own! Talk about the good things people are doing, there's enough people that can only talk about the bad! Gob Bless America! Keepin' it Real! -David

see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

August 19th, Songwriter's Night at the Corner Bar - I had a blast, as aways. I'm excited to share the stage with all these great writers. This week Amy and John kicked butt. Bob was doing some good picking also! Thanks you guys for supporting original music!

August 20th, Retrophonics - Frankie Urzetta did a great job with the background vocals. I'll be in next week to mix, one more trip for Frankie and Sue and we should be wrapping this project up "Don't Stare At The Sun".

August 21st, DAVE and Sue at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Another hot Wednesday but always a great time playing with this great artist, rain or shine, anytime. I think with my travel schedule and Hurricane Grill Wings is closing for a week, we won't be back to play until September 18th. See you then!

August 22nd, IAUGI Studios - We worked on cover and layout designs for "Don't Stare At The Sun", a project that George Reeves and I have been working on of our music performed by the Carpetbaggers!

August 22nd, Carpetbaggers at the Corner Bar - It was a little slow but that didn't stop this great line-up tonight. We had Brady Green join us for the evening, along with Frankie, Sue and I, we were the nights entertainment. Tony had another engagement. What a great time it was!

August 23rd - I'm OFF

August 24th, Carpetbaggers at  Creekside - Carpetbaggers It was a great night! We, Sue, Frankie and I were joined by Brady Green and Ed Pickett. There was a nice breeze, we played some good music with some good friends. It dosen't get much better than this! Also I'd like to thank Charley Simmons for  stopping by, one great songwriter and picker. Thanks Creekside Sue, Eddie and I will see you tomororow!

August 25th, Carpetbaggers at Creekside - We were a three piece Carpetbaggers Band tonight! It's always fun playing with brother Ed and if you add Sue Westcott into the picture you really have a fun night! It was great to see Chris and Duffy from the The Duffy Bishop Band.

It's been a great week! Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it could brighten someone's day, even your own! Talk about the good things people do, the bad gets talked about enough! Keepin' It Real! -David

see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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August 5th, DAVE at JT's Seafood Shack - It was hot as hell and threatening rain but I still set up to play. I cut out early after the last few people. It's been a good run and I hope to be back next season on this, my first Monday of the month gig. I might show up here and there for special weekends. Thanks John, Brandy and staff you guys are the best!

August 6th, Retrophonics Studio - We worked on some mixing,  Frankie will be in the next couple of weeks for background vocals and some shaker parts. After that one more trip in for Sue Westcott and we should be finished!

August 7th, DAVE and Sue at Hurricane Grill Wings - We had a great evening. The rain held off. We played a new song, it's an instrumental that George and I wrote called "Dust Them Blinds". I can't wait for George to get down here so we can record it! Great job playing tonight Sue Westcott!

August 8th, Carpetbaggers at the Corner Bar - There was a nice crowd, played some good music. I'm looking forward to next week!

August 9th, 10th and 11th, DAVE at Big Deck - I was in Cedar Key this weekend and it was hot!!!! Somehow the audience and I made it through. I had some nice crowds in spite of the heat. Always good to see Pete and Pat. Thanks Darlene, Bryan and staff! You guys are the best! See you in October!

August 12th - I"m OFF

August 13th, Cave Canem Studios - Started going over a game plan to kick start our project "All My Heroes Were Zeros". After going trough all our notes we have 9 songs, 7 started, that means I need one more tune. If I don't have one sitting around ready I'll have to write one. It was good to catch up with Barry. Looking forward to this next adventure!

August 14th, DAVE and Sue at Hurricane Grille and Wings - Another hot evening but I guess we're in Florida. We had a nice crowd. Tammy got up and played some violin on "She'll Be Coming Round The Mountain". See you next Wednesday.

August 15th, IAUGI Studios - Dan and I worked on an idea for the "Don't Stare at The Sun" CD. We should have another video coming out soon "Midnight Blue" from my "Live And A Little Touched" CD/DVD project.

August 15th, Carpetbaggers at Corner Bar - What a great night! Frankie was a little under the weather and thought he might not be able to make it, he called while I was setting up and said there was no way he would miss the night. Frankie, Tony and Sue all kicked butt, I'm a lucky guy! Also Pam sat in on a couple (The Skinny). We'll see you next week Tony has another engagement so we will have Brady Green join us for the evening, can't wait!

August 16th, DAVE and Sue at Tides Oyster Co and Grill  - I realized after getting together with Barry on Tuesday that we needed at least one more song for our new CD "All My Heroes Were Zero's". I was working on a new tune and started thinking about a song I wrote a long time ago I always wanted to record. I found it and another song I forgot that Chris McVey and I wrote. So, I now have two more songs for our project "The Less Fortunate Ones" and "I'm So Gone". I also had a sad moment because on that same CD was a song Shelton Irwin and I wrote called "The Reason".  It was Shelton and I singing together many years ago, I loved writing with him. I wish he was still here. Later I met up with Sue for our gig. Tony Scozzaro and his wife stopped by.  We had a great night Sue is the best. We will be back on the 3rd Friday of November,  see you there!

August 17th, DAVE, Frankie and Sue at Zaharias - The rain held off and we had a great night. It's so much fun playing with these two great musicians. We sent George a version of our new song "Dust Them Blinds" that George and I wrote with Sue. Thanks Angelika and staff you guys are the best! See you on the 28th!

August 18th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - I just started and it began to rain. I re-set up inside and finished the gig.  See you guys at the beginning of the month for three days; Sept 6th, 7th and 8th, can't wait!

It was nice to get together with Barry and make some plans and go through the music for our project "All My Heroes Weren't Zero's". I also got together with Dan at IAUGI Studios and worked on the cover idea for "Don't Stare At The Sun" the CD George and I have been working on. It's songs we wrote performed by various members of the Carpetbaggers. I'm really excited about it.  Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it could brighten someone's day, even your own! Think and talk about the good things people do, there's enough talk about the bad to go around! Keepin' It Real! -David

see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

July 23rd, Travel Day, Canada - We had a 9:15am flight to catch in Jacksonville so we headed to the airport a few hours before.  We had to catch a 1:10pm connection in Charlotte on to Toronto. The first leg of the trip over went fine. We arrived at Charlotte and in plenty of time for our flight. As we were barreling down the runway, ready to lift off, the pilot aborted the take off because of a parking break light that wouldn't go off. Thats when our trip took a turn for the worse. After sitting on the plane for a while they decided it wasn't going to be an easy fix and canceled the flight. We stood in a line at customer service for what seemed like an eternity. Looking back I could not see the end of the line so I guess we were lucky. We ended up finally being booked on an Air Canada flight to get us to Toronto which left at 6:45pm that evening.   American Airlines originally wanted to put us on a flight that left at 3pm the next day. We said no way. They gave us vouchers for lunch, first good thing that happened.  They told us to check in at the gate, to find out once we got there that we had to leave the secure area re-checkin for boarding passes and pass thru security again (pain in the ass).  After all that aggravation we had some time for a bite to eat and drinks, 2nd good thing that happened. When we finally arrived in Toronto, we got through customs and went to pick up my bag and guitar, we found out that they didn't make it on the plane. Theresa carried hers and checked it at the plane which was a good idea. After realizing the baggage wasn't going to magically appear that night, we went on to the hotel. After an all day affair, we arrived at the hotel about 10:30 pm, we should have been there before 4pm.

We checked the bar in the hotel on the way in to see what time they quit serving and the bartender said 11:00 pm, 3rd good thing that happened. We carried Theresa's bag to the room and went down to the bar and ordered a couple of appetizers and a couple of drinks, 4th good thing that happened. We stayed an extra dat in Toronto in hopes that my bag and guitar would arrive. It was kind of a nice restful day after experience the previous day except for trying to track my guitar and bag up the East coast. We ate at Tuckers for dinner, 5th good thing that happened. About midnight Theresa informed me that my bag and guitar had arrived in Toronto and that we should go there and try to get them. We caught the shuttle to the airport. Air Canada did not have our bags yet, they were at the American Airlines baggage claim, that's what a "snotty" baggage girl said at the Air Canada counter so we took the train to Terminal 3 where American Airline is and stopped at their information counter where we met another "snotty" girl who said the baggage was back at Air Canada. We started to go back again and I turned around and went back to the counter and asked "what in hell was going on!" Thank goodness a man sitting next to the "snotty" girl said  to calm down, he would help. He got on the phone and magically my guitar appeared, 5 1/2 good thing that happened, but no bag, that was somewhere between Air Canada and American Airlines, on some kind of moving belt, I think, so back on the train to Terminal 1 to Air Canada we went to see the other "snotty" girl again. She seemed pretty unhappy to see us again and informed us there was nothing she could do, but then another guy steps in and said he could help us. and magically the bag came out through the baggage carousel. That was the 6th good thing that happened. We got back to the hotel about 2 am. I took a shower and put on fresh clothes, YAY! We will meet Laurence that afternoon to head to his place. We arrived at Laurence and Barbara's, traffic was pretty heavy going and coming from Toronto for Laurence. We went to dinner at  The Whistling Duck , the food was great, we had a table right by the water, really enjoyed it! The next day we played at Arthur's Pub in Cobourg. We had a pretty small but nice crowd who wanted to hear our originals. The next night we played at The Thirsty Goose in Port Hope, a great place. I had a great time at both of these venues and would play at both again in a heartbeat. Sunday we got up and packed and went to the Big Apple for brunch with Barbara and Laurence. It was a good week. It had a crazy start but over all it was relaxing at the Stevenson's. Theresa and Barbara had some time to swim and we had a chance to get some more cool rocks for Laurence to bring down when he comes. Also had a chance to listen to some of the live cuts from last year at the Corner Bar that we plan on turning into another "Live At The Corner Bar" CD. Laurence dropped us at the hotel on Sunday and we went back to Tuckers for another great dinner. We had an early flight and arrived back in Jacksonville mid-afternoon. The return flight was pretty uneventful. It was a nice trip overall, thanks Theresa for all your patience. It's nice to be home.

July 31st, DAVE and Sue at Hurricane Grill and Wings - We had a great night! It's good to be back.

August 1st, Carpetbaggers at Corner Bar - It was Tony, Frankie, Sue and I. A nice crowd, played some good music!

August 2nd, 3rd and 4th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - I had a wonderful weekend. I wish we had of decided to set up outside on Friday but everything worked out. They were calling for rain all weekend but it never came. At least I had a great two days on the porch by the water. Thanks Brian and staff you guys are the best! See you on August 8th!

It's been a crazy two weeks. I'm looking forward to getting some stuff done around the house, plus working on my two projects with IAUGI Studios and Retrophonics. I'm going to try and reach Barry (the busiest man in show business). Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile in could brighten someone's day, even you own! Talk about the good things people do! Keepin' it Real!! -David

see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Monday, July 22, 2019

July 8th, Retrophonics -  I re-sang "Al and Francine" and "So Long Boys" and worked on a bass part for "Al and Francine". We are getting closer!

July 10th,  DAVE and Sue at Hurricane Grill and Wings - We got lucky, just a light rain where we were. My Dad and Margie were down, it was the first time they got to hear Sue. We had a great crowd, it was hot. We had fun, that's what it's all about. See you next week!

July 11th, IAUGI Studios - I recorded a new tune "Miss Me But Let Me Go". Looking forward to recording "Old Broken Hearts" and "Miss Me But Let Me Go" with Sue Westcott next week!

July 12th, 13th and 14th - DAVE at The Big Deck Bar - I had a blast as always! Darlene and Bryan were great hosts! Got to see Pete, Pat  and Bob. I will return to the Big Deck on August 9th, 10th and 11th. Come on over!

July 15th, Retrophonics Studio - Jim Devito put a guitar part on "Home". I also added a bass idea to the song. I have the roughs now to send to George to check the lead vocals. We are getting real close.

July 15th, Songwriters - It's always a blast Lauren and Michelle sounded great! As did my friend and co-host Bob Paterson! See you on August 19th same time, same place!

July 17th, DAVE and Sue atHurricane Grill and Wings - We had a great night! It was pretty warm out but that didn't stop us. I will be out of town next week if you get out come check out Clayton.

July 18th, IAUGI Studios - Dan, Sue and I are going to be working on "Old Broken Hearts" and "Miss Me But Let Me Go". "Old Broken Hearts" is ready for Dan to do some video work. We also got "Miss Me But Let Me Go". We have a few ideas for this one. I would like to thank Dave and Nancy for sharing this poem they saw at the VA, while visiting their son, Dave. Thanks Chris for your help also.

July 18th, Carpetbaggers at Corner Bar - It was Sue, Tony, Frankie and I this evening. I know I keep saying this over and over but I am so proud to be playing with these great players each week. You need to check it out! See you in two weeks Tony, Sue, Frankie and JR will be playing next Thursday while I'm away.

July 19th, DAVE and Sue at Tides and Oyster Bar - What a great night! I really enjoy sharing the stage with Sue at this gig once a month. Thanks to all who showed up!

July 20th, DAVE, Sue and Brady at Zaharias - DAVE -  What a nice evening playing with my friends. Always enjoy this gig!

July 21st, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - I had a nice afternoon on the porch by the water. The weather held, hot and muggy, and no rain. Thanks Brian, Dave, Tina and staff you guys are the best!!!

I'm looking forward to Canada and hangin' with Laurence this week. I hope to be bringing back tracks from our live recordings from last year. I'm also looking forward to getting back and finishing our new CD "Don't Stare At The Sun", music written by George and I. Also looking forward to working on our new video "Old Broken Hearts", "Miss Me But Let Me Go"(mixed by Fritz Ahrhein from GSR Production recoreded at IAUGI Studios) and "Midnight Blue". With any luck, we will locate the tracks for The Big Lonesome CD that was never released. I can't find it on my harddrive. Also Barry, from Cave Canem Studios took some tracks on the road with him from my new CD " All My Heroes Were Zero's". Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it could brighten someone's day, even your own! Early detection can save your life! Keepin' It Real! -David

see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Friday, July 19, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It's been another long but great week. I'm looking forward to being in the studio at Retrophonics on Monday. I talked to Barry from Cave Canem Studios and we are going to try to get together soon. Until then, he's going to locate the tracks from the Big Lonesome sessions. I have in mind to finish that next. That is, after Jim and I finish the CD George and I have been working on. Also I've been writing some new songs with George and a couple of my own that I would like to get started on. I will be at IAUGI Studios working on our new project "Live and a Little Touched". Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it could brighten someones day, even your own! Early detection can save your life! Keepin' It Real! -David

see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Monday, July 8, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We will be heading up to North Carolina to see George and Deborah, and to do some writing, and play a little music. Looking forward to the mountains and all the other things that go with it! Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! smile it could brighten someones day, even your own! Early detection can save your life! Keepin' It real! -David

see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Thursday, June 13, 2019

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

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

June 5th - Happy 20th Anniversary Theresa!

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

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

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

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

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

It was a great week. I got a lot done. I'm looking forward to much the same this week. Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it could brighten someone's day, even your own! Early detection can save your life! Keepin' it Real! -David

see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I hope to be at Retrophonics and IAUGI Studios this week. I was so sorry to hear of Carl and Marcia's daughter. Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it could brighten someone's day, even your own! Early detection can save your life! Keepin' It Real!! -David

see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Sunday, June 2, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I talked to Barry from Cave Canem Studios. We talked a little about getting re-started on our project. Looking forward to doing some more mixing at Retrophonics Studio with Jim Devito. Can't wait to get up to Virginia and play for my friends at The Coles Point Tavern! Thanks for letting me live my dream. Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it could brighten someones day, even your own. Early detection can save your life! Keepin' it Real! -David

see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Thursday, May 30, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it could brighten someones day, even your own! Early detection can save your life! Keepin' It Real!-David

see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 21st, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - When the weather is right, there is no better place to be. I sat out on the porch and made music. What a nice way to spend a Sunday. Afterwards, Theresa and I went to Sue and Wayne's place for an Easter dinner. The food and company were great, wish we could have stayed longer.April 22nd, Retrophonics Studio - We got a couple of rough mixes for Sue to listen to "Sweet Rose Of Mine" and "The Ink Has Dried".  We also took a stab at the vocal track on "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind".

April 23rd -  Theresa and I  went out to dinner with Gary and Debbie Carroll. I played with Gary in the band "Saucer" back in the 70's. Michael and Joyce Howard joined us. I've played music with Mike and have known him since the late 60's. I was a fun evening with friends. Dinner was great, had a few laughs. It's good to have friends from the past show up. Except for a few bad apples, I've been very lucky in the friend department. Lets keep in touch!!!

April 24th - DAVE at Hurricane Grill andWings - I had George and Laurence with me tonight. What a blast! Great crowd! We were visited by two of the best performers in town, John Winters and Dewey Via.  See you next week! Happy birthday Tara!

April 25th, Carpetbaggers at the Corner Bar - Tonight I shared the stage with Tony, Frankie, George and Laurence. It was Laurences birthday and his last night playing at the Corner Bar before he heads back to Canada. There was rum cake for all! Thanks Jim! I will join Laurence in Canada for a short tour in July. We have been recording for the last several weeks, when Laurence gets home he will listen through and send me some files to get to Jim DeVito at Retrophonics to mix. This will be our first of many Carpetbaggers releases, hopefully. Brady Green stopped by with Harry Heisler  from the Four Aces. See you guys next week!

April 26th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - A beautiful night out on the deck by the water. On a nice day it doesn't get much better than this!

April 27th, Carpetbaggers at Creekside - Tonight the Carpetbaggers were George, Sue Westcott, Laurence, Frankie and yours truely. We had a great crowd and also recorded this show. Brady Green and Harry Heilser stopped by, also Rick Levy from the (Boxtops and Falling Bones) got up and played and sang "The Letter" Thanks for supporting The Carpetbaggers!

April 28th, DAVE at Creekside - I was joined by Sue Westcott tonight. It looked like it was going to be a real layed back night, turned out to be a great night! Brian and Darlene from Cedar Key (they own The Big Deck Bar where I play) were in town for a few days and stopped in to have a listen and say hi. Theresa and I are having lunch with them on Tuesday. Thanks Creekside and thanks Sue, I will see you at the studio on Monday.

April 29th, Retrophonics Studio - George, Sue and I layed down  "Al and Francine" a new tune George and I wrote for our new CD  "Don't Stare At The Sun". Sue also put some violin tracks on "Sweet Rose Of Mine" and "The Ink Has Dried"

April 29th, Green Papaya - Theresa and I met Deborah, George, Lydia and Barry for a late lunch. It was great to hang out with our friends. I talked a little with Barry about getting back to work on my CD, I can't wait.

It's been a busy but fun week! Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it could brighten someone day, even your own! Early detection can save you life! Keepin' It Real! -David

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Friday, April 26, 2019

March 25th, Retrophonics Studio - Frankie finished his drum tracks, he did a great job! Jim and JJ did a great job on "This Prison".  Looking forward to the next steps, Georges guitars, re-singing some tracks and back ground vocals.

March 26th - OFF

March 27th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Laurence and George were with me tonight. We were under the tent, the weather was bad, but we had a nice crowd. See you next week!

March 28th,  Carpetbaggers at the Corner Bar - What a night! It was Bill Mullen's last gig with us for a while. Bill and Alice are great folks and we look forward to your return. Thanks for the great licks Bill!

March 29th, 30th and 31st, Holmes Beach, FL -  Theresa and I spent a few days with our friends Chuck and Dara Caudill. We had a great time as always.

April 1st,  DAVE at JT's Seafood Shack  - Cancelled due to the weather!

April 2nd, Retrophonics Studio - Laurence put a couple violin parts on "Home" and Jim and I made a quick mix of "Change The World" for Barry. He is going to put a bass part on our song. Hope to do some vocal tracks or guitar tracks next week depending on how George is feeling.

April 3rd, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Laurence was with me tonight. It was a little cold out but had a nice crowd. We missed George!

April 4th, IAUGI Studios - Dan and I started more work on "Midnight Blue" our next song for "Live and a little Touched".

April 4th, Carpetbaggers at the Corner Bar - This week it was Tony Scozzaro, Frankie, Laurence Stevenson and me. We had a guest singer Bernadette for a tune, she did great! Same line-up next week. Hopefully George will be with us.

April 5th, 6th and 7th , DAVE at Aunt Kate's - What a great weekend! There is no better place to be on a nice afternoon or evening than out on the deck by the river. Jake did a nice set. He'll be back on May 3rd for a set, come check him out. The rest of the weekend was great, met a lot of good people. Thanks Brian, Dave, Tina and staff! You guys are the best! I will be back April 21st 2-5 pm.

April 6th, Pontre Vidra Music Hall - Theresa and I met Wayne and Sue and saw a great show "The Earls Of Leicester".

April 8th, Retrophonics Studio - George played some guitar tracks on "This Prison We Once Called Home" and "Sweet Rose Of Mine".

April 9th - OFF

I hope to get some more guitar tracks from George on Tuesday.  Thanks Sue and Wayne for getting us tickets to a great show! Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it could brighten everyones day, even your own! Early detection can save your life! Keepin' It Real!- David

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

March 18th, Retrophonics Studio - Frankie Urzetta is doing drum tracks today. He did a great job, I think he will finish up next week.

March 18th, Songwriters Night at Corner Bar - We had a great crowd that heard some great original music from Jamie DeFrates, the Willowwacks; Lauren and Mika, Birthday Boy Bob Paterson and I sang some of mine too.

March 20th, Carpetbaggers at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Another great evening with George Reeves and Sue Westcott. Thanks for supporting Carpetbaggers music!

March 21st, IAUGI Studios -  I worked with Dan on our new Carpetbaggers' Band banner.

March 21st, Carpetbaggers at the Corner Bar - We had a great night! Tony, Sue, Bill, George, Frankie and I played some music tonight! I'm a lucky guy, thanks for supporting Carpetbagger music.

March 22nd, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - I had a nice evening out on the deck by the water! Bill Mullen stopped by before going to see another Bill Mullen play. He'll explain when you see him. Thanks Brian, Dave, Tina and staff, you guys are the best! I stopped by and saw my friend Barry, he was working with George on his new CD, on my way home. It's always good to see my friend.

March 23rd, Carpetbaggers at Creekside - Tonight it was George, Sue, Bill, Frankie and I. Never a bad time with these great players! What a night!

March 24th, DAVE at Creekside - Sue Westcott shared the stage with me tonight. A Nice evening shared with one fine player. A good way to end the week.

Looking forward to getting back in the studio at Retrophonics. Frankie will be finishing drum tracks. I'm also looking forward to hearing what Jim Devito and JJ Murphy did on "This Prison We Once Called Home". Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't Liter! Smile it could brighten someones day, even your own! Early detection can save your life! Get outside! Do something! Keepin' It Real! -David

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Sunday, March 24, 2019

March 11th, Retrophonics Studio - George worked on guitar parts. I hope to be in the studio with Frankie next week to add drums tracks.

March 12th, Green Papaya - Theresa and I took Janice Brown out for a belated birthday dinner. Bill and Cecil were along for the party also. Great food! I enjoyed hangin' with Janice for her birthday!

March 13th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - We are the Carpetbaggers trio tonight, me, George Reeves and Sue Westcott. Nice crowd, played some good music. Walt stopped by and gave Cecil an award recognition from the St. Augustine Music Hall Of Fame for my work with the band "Those Guys". "Those Guys" were inducted in 2018.   Thanks Abe, Daniel and staff, you guys are the best. See you next week (same lineup).

March 14th, IAUGI Studios - We finished "Some Can Never Say Goodbye" We have three more to go to complete the project. Great job Dan Bagan!

March 14th, Carpetbaggers at the Corner Bar - It was me, Frankie Urzetta, George Reeves Sue Westcott and Tony Scozzaro tonight.  What a blast it is to play with these great musicians each week. Thanks for supporting Carpetbaggers'Music!

March 15th, Carpetbaggers at Tides and Oyster Co. - It was the duo of Dave and Sue on this night. This is a nice gig. Enjoyed the evening playing songs with Sue. See you guys next month April 19th!

March 16th, Carpetbaggers at Zaharias - George and Sue joined me on this gig. We had a nice crowd and were surprised by a visit from JJ Murphy! Really enjoyed seeing my old friend, he is doing well in NY city!

March 17th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - A nice relaxing late afternoon gig at a wonderful place. I wish the weather had been better but never a bad time at this venue. Thanks Brian, Dave, Tina and staff, you guys are the best!

I'm looking forward to being in Retrophonics Studio with Jim Divito, Frankie and George. Also will be working with Dan at IAUGI Studios on our new Carpetbaggers banner. Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it could brighten someones day, even your own! Early detection can save your life! Keepin' It Real!- David

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

March 4th, DAVE at JT's Seafood Shack - It was a beautiful day until I got set up, then it started getting cold. It turned out to be a nice night though  and had some great people listining. See you on the first Monday, April 1st.

March 5th, Retrophonics Studio - George, Jim and I got rough mixes on the nine songs we are working on. Time to get a copy for Frankie, we hope to get him in the studio in a couple of weeks. George will be in next week cutting guitar tracks.

March 6th, DAVE - Hurricane Grill and Wings - George and Laurence joined in with me tonight. It was a little chilly out but with the new heating unit Abe put in, it stayed real nice in the tent area. Laurence is headed home for a couple of weeks and will miss the next two Wednesdays and Thursdays, Sue Westcott will be joining George and I in his place.

March 7th, IAUGI Studios - We finished up "Some Can Never Say Goodbye". I'm ooking forward to cutting "Tin Roof Shanties", "Love's Strange" and "Magic"

March 7th, Carpetbaggers at Corner Bar - Laurence, George and Bill were with me tonight. The place was packed. Tony Scozzaro sat in on a couple, what a nice player. Again, Laurence will be out of town for the next two weeks so Sue Westcott will be joining us. Also Tony Scozzaro said he was going to stop by Thursday.  Should be a fun night!

March 8th, 9th and 10th, DAVE at The Big Deck - I had great weekend in Cedar Key. I had the chance to see my friends Pete and Pat. The weather was great. Theresa and Darlene went to 83 West to have "Desert with Frank".  Darlene took her out for a belated birthday dinner. I will be back at this great venue on April 12th, 13th and 14th. Nice weekend getaway! Thanks Bryan, Darlene and staff, you guys are the best!

I hope to have my new video out "Some Can Never Say goodbye" produced by Dan Bagan at IAUGI Studios. Also George will be working on guitar parts on our new CD at Retrophonics with Jim Devito. Thanks for  letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile, it could brighten someone's day, even your own! Early detection can save your life! Keepin' It Real! -David

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

February 18th, Retrophonics Studio - Sue cut multiple tracks on "Change The World" and "Don't Stare At The Sun", great job! Jim, George, Brady and I were there listening. I will be cutting bass tracks on "Secondary Dominance", "This Prison We Once Called Home" and "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind".

February 18th, Songwriters Night at the Corner Bar - What a great night! I had some trouble with my guitar but everyone just kept the party going. Mark and David are a couple special and talented dudes! As always my friend Bob did a great job! Don Oja Dunaway was in the audience along with Laurence Stevenson, Bill Mullen, Uncle Ed, Robin and Dr. Bill. Thanks everyone for supporting our original music each month!

February 19th - We met George and Deborah at O'Steen's for a late lunch.

February 20th, DAVED at Hurricane Grill and Wings - It was me, George and Laurence again on this night. There was a threat of rain so we set up in the tent area. We had a nice crowd. We played our new song "Al and Francine".

February 21st, IAUGI Studios - Dan  and I worked to figure out the video we are making for a Songwriters gig in Georgia. Later we tried the shoot at The Corner Bar with little sucess on the audio, the video was fine. We will try again on Saturday with a new idea.

February 21st, Carpetbaggers at the Corner Bar - Laurence, Brady, George, Bill, Frankie  and I on the stage tonight! What a crowd and what a band! I'm a lucky guy!

February 22nd, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - I had a nice afternoon out on the deck by the water. Doesn't get much better that this.

February 23rd, Carpetbaggers at Creekside - I showed up at 12 pm to set up the gear for the night. George showed up with his recorder and Dan from IAUGI Studios with his video equipment. After Sue arrived and everyone got set up we made a sucessful video to send to the event for reveiw. The night went great, how can it not go good with these great players. Thanks Creekside!

Looking forward to another great week of music and studio this week. It's nice to have a couple days off but I'm sure I will be ready to roll after the short break is over. Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it could brighten someones day, even your own! Early detection can save your life! Keepin' It Real!!-David


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February 24th, Theresa's Birthday Dinner - We went to our favorite sushi place, Corner Sushi with Brianna and Braylen for the birthday dinner.

February 25th, Retrophopnics Studio - I was on my own today, George was out of town. Jim and I worked on bass parts for "This Prison We Once Called Home", "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind" and "Secondary Dominance". We had a good time and completed what we planned on recording. I can't wait until next week, we are going to put together a rough mix and see where we stand. Later I went out with the family to the Metro Diner or dinner.

February 26th - Theresa and I went out to dinner again, 3 days in a row.  We never eat out this much and three days in a row, it's a first unless we are on the road. We had plans with Mike and Joyce Howard for dinner at The Back 40, it's getting to be nice habit.

February 27th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - It rained a bit but what a great evening! A nice crowd and it wasn't to cold.  We performed the a new tune George and I wrote "Al and Francine". Looking forward to next week, stop on by!

February 28th, IAUGI Studios - Dan and I worked on the videos of two songs "Don't Stare At The Sun" and "Change The World". We recorded them at Creekside last week for promotional material for a songwriters event in Dalton, Ga. this summer. Also getting some work done on "Some Can Never Say Goodbye", my new video.

February 28th, Carpetbaggers at the Corner Bar - We will start tapeing for our new "Live Carpetbaggers" CD. I had Laurence, Frankie, George and Bill with me tonight. Brady is taking a break for a bit, I hope, we missed him. Thanks everyone for supporting The Carpetbaggers music!

March 1st, 2nd and 3rd, DAVE at unt Kate's - Friday I was inside because of the weather.  I had a nice crowd anyway. Saturday there was a fishing tournament, the 5th Annual Bob Conroy Charity Tournament. I was able to get in the gig though it sprikled off and on. Sunday turned out to be a nice day, I had Bill Mullen sit in with me, he sounded great as always. Thanks for a great weekend Aunt Kate's! See you March 17th!

I'm looking forward to being at Retrophonics studio working with George and Jim on our new project "Don't Stare At the Sun" or "Change The World". I hope to be with Dan Bagan also working on our "Live and A Little Touched" project. I think we are finishing up "Some Can Never Say Goodbye". Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it could brighten someones day, even your own! Early detection can save your life! Keepin' it Real!!-David

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Saturday, March 2, 2019

February 11th, DAVE and George at Retrophonics Studios - We had Brady Green in today cutting bass tracks on "Sweet Rose Of Mine", "The Ink Has Dried", "Don't Stare At The Sun" and "So Long Boys". He did a great job.

February 12th, Chili's - I had the night off and took the family to dinner.  We saw Corttney.

February 13th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - George and Laurence were with me tonight. The new heating unit Abe had installed held up good. See you guys next Wednesday! Also I stopped and saw Woody Pernell today at the hospital he looks great! George went to work on a song idea I had. He did a great job I will look at it again tommorow and then we will get together and finish it up. Both of us are happy to be writing again and hopefully a version of this new song will make it on our CD.

February 14th, Carpetbaggers at the Corner Bar - Happy Valentine's Day! What a night! The Carpetbaggers were George, Brady, Frankie, Sue Westcott and Bill Mullen. Thanks for the rum cakes Jim and Sheryl. Thanks for stopping down after your Valentines dinner Laurence and Barbara,  thanks to Dr. Bill and Steve Beck for stopping by.  George and I are about to finish a new tune, it's good to be writing with my friend again. Hopefully this will make it on our new CD. See you next week!

February 15th, DAVE at Tides and Oyster Bar -  Sue Westcott and Bill Mullen joined in with me tonight. They sounded great, had a nice crowd, good times. See you on March 15th, same time same station!

February 16th, DAVE at Zaharias - What a great night! Sue Westcott and George Reeves were with me, it doesn't get any better than this. Thanks Angelika and all the wonderful staff for a great time! See you March 16th!

February 17th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - A nice day out on the deck by the water. Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

I will be at Retrophonics on Monday cutting tracks with Sue Seymor Westcott. Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! don't liter! Smile it could brighten someones day, even your own! Early detection can save your life! Keepin' It Real!! -David

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



Tuesday, February 26, 2019

January 29th, OFF - Theresa and I took Brianna and Braylen to Mellow Mushroom for pizza.

January 30th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Laurence Stevenson was with me tonight. It's still a little chilly but and nice crowd braved the weather.

January 31st, IAUGI Studios - Dan and I worked on "Some Can Never Say Goodbye", we're almost done. We also worked on logo ideas for The Carpetbaggers Band!

January 31st, Corner Bar, The Carpetbaggers Band - Tonight the band was Brady, George, Laurence, Bill Mullen and Woody Pernell. What a great night. Woody and Bill kicked butt. It's a pleasure to play with this band.

February 1st, 2nd and 3rd, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - It was a great weekend, the weather was not very friendly, I only was able to play out on the deck one day. Friday Jake Usina did a great set, even closing the night! He will be back March 1st. Also Brady, Jim, Richard and Jenny stopped by. Thanks Aunt Kate's see you on February 17th!

February 4th, DAVE amd George at Retrophonics Studios - We had Bill Mullen come in and cut a Sax track on "Change The World". George also put a bass track down on "Home". Brady and I will be in cutting bass tracks next week.

February 4th, DAVE at JT's Seafood Shack - My first, first Monday at JT''s. It was cold, not a lot of people but Johnny said lets do it. The night worked out nice for as cold as it was. I quit a little early, See you back at this venue on March 4th, come check it out!

February 5th, Cave Canem Studios - Sang on two tracks "Maha" and "The One" today. I hope my tracks make it on George's new CD, which sounds great, by the way. I am so proud to be a part of this project. Nice to work with Barry again. Good to see Lydia!

February 6th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill & Wings - It was Sue Westcott and George Reeves with me tonight. The weather held and we had a blast! Good to see Barry and Lydia, thanks Abe!

February 7th, IAUGI Studios - Dan and I worked on the new "Carpetbaggers Band" logo. We're getting real close to finishing "Some Can Never Say Goodbye" our new video.

February 7th, Carpetbaggers at the Corner Bar - We had a great crowd. We had some special guests sit in, Tony Scozzaro, Alley, Ian M. Kelly and Bill Mullen. Thanks for supporting Carpetbagger
music.

February 8th, 9th and 10th, DAVE at The Big Deck - Another wonderful weekend playing for and with my friends on the Gulf Coast. Pete Frizell sat in with me on Saturday.  It was a blast! Always good to see Pat and the gang! Thanks Darlene, Bryan  and staff for taking such good care of me, as always! See you back here on March 8th, 9th and 10th come check out Cedar Key!

I heard my friend and Woody Pernell is out of sugerery and is doing good. I will try to stop by and see him today. Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it could brighten someones day, even your own! Early detection can save your life! Keepin' It Real!
-David

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

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

January 21st, Retrophonics Studio - George and I worked on "The Ink has Dried" and "Home" with Jim today. Our CD is coming along great!

January 21st, Songwriter's Night at the Corner Bar - Songwriters Night - The place was packed!  Charley Simmons, Uncle Eddie and Robin  were our guests tonight. This is an event I look forward to each month. I'm a lucky guy! Thnks everyone for supporting our writers night, next month, February 18th, it will be Dave Rudolf and Mark Evans!

January 22nd, No gig tonight, I worked in the yard and tried to help Jay the best I could with some body work on the truck. I think I mostly got in the way. Later we met Sue and Wayne for Brady's birthday dinner at Corner Sushi. A good day off!

January 23rd, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - It was cold and windy but George, Laurence and I braved it. For the conditions we had a nice crowd.

January 24th, IAUGI Studios - We worked some more on "Some Can Never Say Goodbye". It should be done soon. Can't wait!

January 24th, The Carpetbaggers at the Corner Bar - Great night! The place was packed! The Band was Brady,  Laurence, Frankie, Greorge and I. Special appearence by John Winters. One reason was it was Sheryls birthday party! Thanks everyone for supporting The Carpetbaggers music!

January 25th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - It was a nice relaxing evening. I was inside, I had a few old friends stop by, played some of my 90's tunes I don't play that often.

January 26th, The Carpetbaggers at Creekside - It was to cold to play outside so we set up inside. Tonight The Carpetbaggers were Brady, Frankie, George, Sue and I. It was a blast!

January 27th, DAVE at Creekside - Laurence Stevenson with me tonight. It was cold, rainy and windy, 3 reasons to not go out tonight. A few braved the weather, we played until they couldn't take it any longer.

Another great week! The rain has finally ended, it's just cold now. Oh well, looking forward to this week. I will be at IAUGI Studios with Dan Bagan, hopefully we will be putting the finishing touches on "Some Can Never Say Goodbye". No studio for George and I at Retrophonics we will be back next Monday. Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it could brighten someones day, even your own! Early detection can save your life! Keepin' It Real! -David

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




Saturday, January 26, 2019

January 14th, Retrophonics Studio - George and I cut guitar tracks on "Change The World". Brady stopped by.

January 15th, DAVE at Chianti Room - A nice cold afternoon! Thanks for coming out the ones who braved the cold weather. This evening I played my last gig at the Chianti Room.  It's been fun. The gigs in downtown St. Augustine just aren't what they use to be.

January 16th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - A cold night but the show must go on. Abe had a crew in there installing a new heating unit but they ran out of time, it will be finished tomorrow. George and Laurence were with me and it was a blast! Great crowd! See you next week, we will be basking in the heat!

January 17th, IAUGI Studios - We did more work on "Some Can Never Say Goodbye". We are really on to something now. It should be close to completion by next week! Also threw around some ideas on "The Carpetbaggers Band"

January 17th, DAVE Corner Bar - After a late start with technical problems, we went on to have a great night! George, Laurence, Brady and I were the band tonight. Frankie was headed to Jupiter Fl. to sing at a funeral for one of our Virginia friend.

January 18th, George's House - I met with George and Brady to talk through our plans for future sessions at Retrophonics Studio where we are working on a new project.

January 18th, DAVE at Tides and Oyster Bar - Tonight I was joined by Sue Seymor Westcott. We had a great time, great crowd, it was a real pleasure. Gentleman George stopped by and played "The One" an original tune of his with Sue. The three of us finished the night with one of our tunes "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind". Thanks Felicia and all the staff see you next month!


January 19th, DAVE at Zaharias - Tonight it was George and I.  The weather held, we had a great crowd. Never a bad time playing with gentleman George!

January 20th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - Man, was it cold and windy. I saw my friend Paul Breitinger out on the beach early in the morning and it was beautiful out. I thought maybe the weather report was off but by the time I got to the gig at 12 p.m. it was nasty. I set up inside and had a nice afternoon.

I really had some great times this week. I'm looking forward to getting into the Retrophonics studio and IAUGI this week. Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it could brighten someones day, even your own! Early detection can save your life! Keepin' It Real! - David

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http://davidwattbesley.blogspot.com/p/schedule_31.html

see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
January 7th, Retrophonics Studio - Things are going great, I'm excited to get there with George and Jim and get to work. George cut tracks on four songs. Bob Semancik stopped by.

January 9th, Hurricane Grill and Wings - I had George and Sue Seymor Westcott with me tonight, both kicked ass! We had a great crowd! Great fun! Duffy and Chris sat in from the Duffy Bishop Band. Check them out if you haven't yet, they are worth the trip. Thanks Abe, Daniel and staff! You guys are the best! See you next week!

January 10th, IAUGI Studios - Dan and I worked on "Some Can Never Say Goodbye". This video is starting to shape up. I think we have a good idea to run with, can't wait to get back next week!

January 10th, DAVE at Corner Bar - Brady, George, Frankie and Laurence Stevenson (yes, he's back) and me was the band tonight. We also had Bob Semancik and Bill Mullen joined us. The place was off the charts! What a blast! Looking forward to next week! Great to have you back Laurence!

January 11th, 12th and 13th, DAVE at The Big Deck - Once again a wonderful weekend! It doesn't get much better than this. I saw Pete and Pat and met somne other great folks (to many to name). I am at this venue evey second weekend of the month if you have never been to Cedar Key come check it out! Also cross Dock Street, check out their new place "Liam and Madi's". See you next month!

I'm looking forward to getting into Retrophonics studio also working on my videos at IAUGI Studios. It a busy times right now, feels good! Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it could brighten someones day, even your own! Early detection can save your life! Keepin' It Real! -David

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http://davidwattbesley.blogspot.com/p/schedule_31.html

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

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

January 2nd, Retrophonics Studio - It wa Georges turn. He laid down guitar tracks on three tunes. We will be back in the studio Monday, can't wait!

January 2nd, DAVE at Hurrican Grill and Wings - I had Gentleman George with me tonight. What a blast! Bill Mullen is back in town. He blew a little sax with us. Also Steve Beck stopped by.

January 3rd, IAUGI Studios - I worked with Dan on "Some Can Never Say Goodbye" the next video. We have some real good ideas, I can't wait to see Dan do his magic on this one!

January 3rd, DAVE at the Corner Bar - It was Brady, George, Frankie, Bob Semancik, Sue Seymor Westcott and Bill Mullen with me tonight. What a show, what talent! I'm a lucky guy to have these great musicians and friends around me. That's what it's all about! Thanks everyone for supporting our music! See you next Thursday I can't wait!

January 4th, 5th and 6th, Aunt Kate's - It was a great weekend, two of the gigs wer in inside sue to weather. Jake did a set and is sounding better and better. I have added a few more dates in 2019 at this great place. Thanks Brian, Dave, Tina and staff you guys are the best. See you January 20th!

I had a great week! Things are going to start getting busy from here on out. 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. Keepin' it Real!!- David

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


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

December 26th, DAVE at Hurricnae Grill and Wings - George was with me tonight. It was another nice evening out on the sidewalk. This place can be a lot of fun if the weather cooperates. Check it out on Wednesdays!

December 27th, DAVE at Corner Bar - It was Frankie, George and Brady with me tonight! There wasa nice crowd, we played some good music. Tony Scozzaro sat in, also Robert Semancik.

December 30th, Retrophonics Studio - Layed down final rythme tracks on 7 tunes. Didn't get "Change the World" or "The Ink Has Dried". I'm really enjoying working with Jim Devito.

December 30th, DAVE at Creekside - I had George with me tonight. It was a mad house. The place was packed. Hooray!!!

December 31st, NorthStar at Wee Pub - I had a nice evening bringing in the New Year with my brothe Ed. We had a blast! I forget how much fun and music we have made over the years. I hope we get a chance to play together more in 2019!

Great week! A lot of our snowbird friends are showing up. It's going to be a fun winter in St. Augustine! 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

check out my upcoming performances here:
http://davidwattbesley.blogspot.com/p/schedule_31.html

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

Monday, January 7, 2019

December 17th, Songwriter's Night - We had Robert Semanchik, George Reeves, Bob and I on stage tonight. I was a blast, everyone did their  part and did it well. I so look forward to spending my 3rd Mondays with Bob and all the other great writers we play with.

December 18th, Retrophonics Studio - Woody Pernell was with us in the stuido today. He added some percussion on five of our tunes. He did a great job, we knew he would. Next session, George and I will start putting the final rhythm tracks down. Can't say it enough, really enjoying working with Jim DeVito.

December 18th, DAVE at Chianti Room - It was a nice afternoon out on the porch. Come check out the best happy hour in town!

December 19th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - George Reeves was with me here, tonight. It's always a good time playing with George. We had a nice crowd and played all the songs from our upcoming CD "Don't Stare At The Sun".

December 20th, DAVE at Corner Bar - Brady, George and Frankie shared the stage with me tonight. Great crowd! Great time! Robert Semanchik sat in and did a couple tunes.

December 21st - I had a night off so Theresa and I stopped by the Mellow Mushroom to see Brother Ed and have our new favorite pizza there the Holy Shiitake.

December 22nd, DAVE at Zaharias - George Reeves joined me again tonight at Zaharias. It turned out to be a nice night, made some good music, had fun!

December 23rd, DAVE at Aunt Kate's I had a nice late afternoon gig on the deck by the water. It dosen't get much better than this!

It's been a good week! I'm looking forward to visiting my Dad and Margie in South Carolina for Christmas. I hope everyone has a nice time on Christmas, be safe and see you next week! Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it could brighten someones day, even your own! Early detection can save your life! Keepin' It Real! -David

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

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

December 10th, Retrophonics Studios - We have 9 tracks cleaned up and ready to get to Woody. Next Tuesday he will put some percussion on our songs. I can't wait!

December 11th - We dropped the CD (the ruffs for our new project) off to Woody. He'll be in the studio on Tuesday laying down some tracks.

December 12th, Hurricane Grill and Wings - We cancelled, it was to cold. I talked to Barry Dunaway for a while hopefully we will get together after the new year and have some sushi.

December13th, IAUGI Studios - Dan and I started work on "Some Can Never Say Goodbye".

December 13th, DAVE at Corner Bar - Our new "Live At The Corner Bar" CD will be released today. Brady, Frankie and George were with me tonight. We had a nice crowd, sold some of our new CD "Live @ The Corner Bar". Also, we had a visit from Bob Semanchik. He'll be playing with us Monday at our Songwriters night.

December 14th, Travel Day, Theresa and I are heading to Anna Marie Island to play a benefit for Toy's For Tots at Duffy's with my friend Chuck.

December 15th, Toys For Tott's @ Duffy's - I enjoyed the evening and getting to play with Chuck, Mike, Mickey Caudill, Josh Montimy and Andy. I look forward to this time every year when I get to spend time with my old friends and bandmates. Let's do it again next year.

December 16th, Travel Day - Theresa and I had breakfest at the Gulf Drive Cafe on the beach and then headed for Cedar Key.  We were invited to Jody and March's holiday open house for some good food and drink. We also popped in on Darlene and Bryan at the grocery store and then Pete before we left the island. It was a long day of driving but worth it to see our friends. I'll start playing at the Big Deck the second week of January.

I really am enjoying working with Jim DeVito and George on this new project. I have changed the name of my CD that I am working on at Cave Canem Studios (no new name yet). We (George and I) are calling our new project "Don't Stare At The Sun". We will be back in the studio Wednesday 12/27 can't wait. 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

check out my upcoming performances here:
http://davidwattbesley.blogspot.com/p/schedule_31.html

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