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

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