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




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