Wednesday, April 7, 2021

 March 29th, OFF - We're home from camping today and unpacked and watched "The Tutors". 

 March 30th, Retrophonics Studios - Jim and I worked on about 6 tunes today fixing little things that weren't exactly right. "Back Again", "Old Broken Hearts", "This Romance", "Confederate Lament", "Nothing At All" and "Telephone Lightning"

March 31st, Carpetbaggers DAVE and Sue - Hurricane Grill and Wings - We had a great evening. There was a threat of rain so we played in the tent. It was good to see Carl, Marcia and family, also Rick Levy.

April 1st, Carpetbaggers  DAVE, Sue, Tony and Woody Corner Bar - What a great night! Tony had some friends in from Buffalo along with all our regulars. It turned out to be a great night. We missed Frankie but Woody was up for the task and did a great job. See you next week!

Carpetbaggers with Woody Pernell on percussion

April 2nd, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - It was a nice evening out on the porch by the water. It was a little chilly near the end. See you back here on Easter Sunday 2pm to 5pm. 

April 3rd, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Tony and Frankie at San Sebastian Winery - It was windy as all get out and cold but we set up outside anyway. Thanks to all of our friends that shared the night with us at this great venue. Kyle and staff are always very nice to us. Elizabeth Roth stopped by it was good to see her.

April 4th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - Great crowd, great weather,  great fun!

I'm looking forward to our Bagan and Co. "Live" show this Tuesday. Also looking forward to getting together with Dan to finish up our "Live And A Little Touched" Project. Thanks for letting me live my dream!!! Keepin' It Real! -David

see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
check out my upcoming performances here:
http://davidwattbesley.blogspot.com/p/schedule_31.html

Monday, April 5, 2021

March 22nd, Retrophonics Studios - Jim and I worked on "Safe Travels" and "Dust Them Blinds". We are getting closer to the completion on the Carpetbaggers second release.

March 23rd, OFF  - I worked around the yard and watched "The Tutors" with Theresa.

March 24th, Carpetbaggers DAVE and Sue at Hurricane Grill and Wings - What a night! Great weather, great audience! Always look forward to this gig!

March 25th, Bagan & Company - Dan and I worked on my "Live And A Little Touched" project. It will be 10 videos, I'm excited the end is in sight. 

March 25th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Tony and Frankie Corner Bar - What a night! It is always a pleasure to share the stage with these great players. Thanks for supporting Carpetbagger's music.

March 26th, Carpetbaggers  DAVE, Sue, Tony and Frankie at San Sebastian Winery - This was a great end to the week! I can't say it enough, I really enjoy playing in this band. Thanks for supporting the Carpetbagger's music. See you here next Saturday!

March 27th, 28th and 29th, Theresa and I went camping at Salt Springs. We had a great time at the KOA with Jodie and March also Sky Blue and Paris. We will definitely do it again soon. It was our second trip in the new camper.

Looking forward to a busy week look and to seeing everyone at the gigs. Thanks for letting me live my dream!!!! Keepin' It Real!!-David

see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
check out my upcoming performances here:
http://davidwattbesley.blogspot.com/p/schedule_31.html


Tuesday, March 23, 2021

 March 15th, Retrophonics Studios - Jim and I worked on "Dust Them Blinds", "Back Again" and "Come On".

March 15th, Songwriter's Night - It was Bob's birthday (80th)! Tonight we ad Sam Pacetti and Amy Hendrickson with us. If you weren't there you missed a good one. Rum Cake Jim was bering his famous rum cakes. Carol also brought some gluten free cup cakes. Thanks for supporting original music in St. Augustine.

Dave, Bob, Sam and Amy

March 16th, DAVE at Pizzalley's Chianti Room - The place was packed! I guess the best happy hour in town is catching on. I'll be back the 3rd Tuesday of April 3pm to 6pm, stop on by.

March 17th, Carpetbaggers DAVE and Sue at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Great St. Patty's Day! We had a good fun crowd. Alan Jeffrey (friend of Tony's from Buffalo) sat in on Sax. 

March 18th - Corner Bar - Carpetbaggers (DAVE, Sue, Frankie and Tony)

A packed night! Everyone was up for it. Alan Jeffery sat in with us on sax, he kicked butt! Hopefully we will try to write some songs together in the future. Thanks for supporting Carpetbaggers music! Also thanks to Don Oja Dunaway, Martin, JC and friends for hangin' out with us.

March 19th, Carpetbaggers DAVE and Sue at Tides and Oyster Company - I don't think we have ever had a bad night at this venue. Tonight was no different. We had a blast! See you the 3rd Friday in April.

March 20th, Carpetbaggers DAVE and Sue Zaharias  - We cancelled due to the weather. See you in May!

March 22nd, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Frankie and Tony Private Party - Cancelled due to weather, will be rescheduled.

It's been a nice couple days off because of the weather. I'm looking forward to doing some mixing at Retrophonics Studios with Jim DeVito. Also looking forward to working with Dan this week on "Live and A Little Touched". Thanks for letting me live my dream! Keepin' It Real!-David

see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
check out my upcoming performances here:
http://davidwattbesley.blogspot.com/p/schedule_31.html

 

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

 March 8th, No gig today, I worked in the yard and talked to Bob Paterson. The Carpetbaggers will be playing at the Gamble Rogers Festival on May 3rd around 2pm. I will see who wants to join me. Later we will be at San Sebastian Winery.

March 9th, DAVE at The St. Augustine Fish House and Oyster Co - I was solo this night and I had a great night inside the bar area. The wind was blowing pretty much the whole night. Good to see Duffy and Chris from the Duffy Bishop Band. Thanks Yvonne and staff you guys were great. See you next month!

March 10th, Carpetbaggers DAVE and Sue at Hurricane Grill and Wings - A beautiful evening outside. We had a great crowd and a lot of fun. It's hard not to enjoy the evening working with Sue. See you next week! Thanks Abe, JJ and staff you guys are the best!

March 11th, Bagan & Company -  Dan and I went over where we were with "Live And A Little Touched". We are a lot closer to completion than we thought. Look out for our new release of 12 videos soon.

March 11th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Tony and Frankie at the Corner Bar - We had another great night at the Corner Bar. Thanks everyone for supporting the show! See you next week!

March 12th, 13th and 14th, DAVE at the Big Deck - What a fantastic weekend! This might be the best one I've had in years! It was good to see Joel and Michelle. Thank you Darlene and Bryan and thank you Cedar Key.

DWB at work

Why we love Cedar Key

It was good to see Pat out and about again.

Joel and Michelle came over from Jupiter, FL

Looking forward to the Songwriter's Night and being in the studio at Retrophonics. It's going to be a busy week, can't wait! Thanks for letting me live my dream! Keepin' it Real!- David

see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
check out my upcoming performances here:
http://davidwattbesley.blogspot.com/p/schedule_31.html

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

 March 1st, Retrophonics Studios - We had Sue Westcott in the studio today working on "Safe Travels", a song I wrote for my brother Will. Sue arranged the string lines. We also did some work on "This Romance" a song I have wanted to record for years. We are getting closer to completing our next  Carpetbaggers' CD "Back Again". I hope to get with Dan Bagan at Bagan & Company to start the artwork and layout for the CD and to do some work on "Live and a Little Touched" my new project.

March 2nd, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Frankie, Sue and Tony at the Classic Car Museum of St. Augustine with  Bagan and Company "Live" - We had a great show, even though it seemed I did everything I could to derail it. It was great having Frankie back, Sue and Tony kicked butt. Dan and Clay never cease to amaze me with their talent. Theresa and Wayne are always there for us. It was great having a small live audience. Can't wait for next month!

March 3rd,  Carpetbaggers DAVE and Sue - Hurricane Grill and Wings - We had one of those special nights. We didn't think there would be many folks because the weather was so bad. There turned out to be a hell of a crowd. We worked hard and it felt good. It was good to see Mike DeBetta. I'm going to listen to his new CD today.

March 4th, Bagan and Company - We went over notes and video's to find out where we are on the "Live and a little Touched" project. We've been working on this since 2017 can't wait to finish this one. 

March 4th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Frankie and Tony at Corner Bar - We had a great night! It's always a pleasure to play with this talented bunch. It was good to see Don Oja Dunaway and his friends and all our other friends that come out each week to support us.  Thanks we really do appreciate your support for Carpetbaggers music.

March 5th, DAVE a t Aunt Kate's - I had a great evening out on the porch by the water! It got a little chilly near the end. Thanks Brian, Tina, Dave and staff!

March 6th,  Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Frankie and Tony at San Sebastian Winery - It was a nasty night so we set up inside. Turned out to be a great night. I was a little off my game but everyone jumped in and helped me out. Thanks! It was good to hear TJ Brown, he was playing when I came in to set up. See you back here March 26th.

Carpetbaggers at San Sebastian Winery

March 7th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - It turned out to be a beautiful day on the porch by the water. Thanks Brian, Dave, Tina and staff!

No Retrophonics this coming week I actually have a full day off. Looking forward to getting together with Dan at Bagan & Company to keep working on my "Live and a little Touched" project. Thanks for letting me live my dream! Keepin' It Real!-David

see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
check out my upcoming performances here:
http://davidwattbesley.blogspot.com/p/schedule_31.html

 

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

February 22nd, Retrophonics Studios - Jim and I worked on the mixing "The Desert" and started on "This Romance". We are moving right along, can't wait for everyone to hear what we have been up to.

February 23rd -I was off so Brianna, Braylen, Theresa and I went out to Corner Sushi to celebrate Theresa's birthday today.

February 24th - Carpetbaggers DAVE and Sue at Hurricane Grill and Wings - What a great night! The place was packed! We made some new friends tonight! Thanks Abe, JJ and staff you guys are the best! See you next week! 

February 25th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Tony and Woody Pernell at the Corner Bar - Another great night! Everyone was on their game. We tried a new instrumental "In My Life". Tony does a great job on this. We missed Frankie but Woody Pernell kicked butt! Frankie will be back next week. Thanks everyone!

February 26th, 27th and 28th, Jupiter FL -  Theresa and I went to visit Joel Wilson, a friend of ours from Virginia. Joel was a fantastic host! We were able to hang out at the beach some. He and Michele took us out on his boat. We also ate at some great restaurants Schooners, Crabby's and Square Grouper to name a few.  Also, as chance would have it, I ran into my old bandmate Al Johnson with his group Americana Jones. They were performing at Winston's Bar and Grill not far from where we were staying. It was a great few days and Joel and Michele were a blast to hang out with. Hopefully we can do this again sometime.

Joel, Dave, Theresa

Dave and Al Johnson

Looking forward to do some mixing on "Back Again" our new Carpetbaggers project. It was nice to get away for a few days but looking forward to my band and solo gigs this week. Thanks for letting me live my dream!!! Keepin' It Real!-David

see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
check out my upcoming performances here:
http://davidwattbesley.blogspot.com/p/schedule_31.html

Monday, February 22, 2021

February 15th, Retrophonics Studios - Jim and I worked on the mixes "Dust Them Blinds" and "Old Broken Hearts". Frankie should be in the studio next week and together we should finish the background vocals.

February 16th, DAVE at Pizzalley's Chianti Room - I gad a great afternoon on the porch,  nice crowd, nice day. They have the best happy hour in town! See you the 3rd Tuesday in March!

February 17th, Carpetbaggers DAVE and Tony at Hurricane Grill and Wings - The weather was bad so we set up in the tent. It was a small but mighty crowd. We missed Sue but Tony did a great job!

February 18th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Woody and Tony at Corner Bar - Sue is out of town and Frankie was a little under the weather. Woody Pernell came to the rescue. We had a great night it was Sir Jim's 74th and the Bunnyman Jim provided the rum cake. We made some nice music tonight we should have the whole gang back next week. Thanks for supporting Carpetbaggers music.

February 19th, Carpetbaggers DAVE and Tony at Tides and Oyster Company - Tony and I had a great night at Tides Oyster Co. - Thanks everyone who showed up. See you the 3rd Friday of next month.

Dave Besley and Tony Scozzaro

February 20th, Carpetbaggers DAVE and Tony at Zaharias - I went over to set up and it was windy and cold. Not a night I wanted either Tony or I to sit and play in. So we cancelled. I met Tony at the Taco Queen on 207 to give him the rest of his pay from last night. We had a couple beers, chips, salsa and queso. This looks like it might be a place I might bring Theresa down to and check it out sometime. The customers were all raving about how good the food was.

February 21st, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - I had a nice afternoon on the porch by the water. Brady Green and Doug Hyde stopped by. See you in 2 weeks!

Looking forward to working with Jim DeVito on some more mixes. also looking forward to visiting Joel this coming up weekend. Thanks for letting me live my dream! Keepin' It Real!- David

see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
check out my upcoming performances here:
http://davidwattbesley.blogspot.com/p/schedule_31.html