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

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