Monday, May 3, 2021

April 26th - A much needed day off. I have a bunch of things I have been putting off doing around the house.  We went to Braylen's baseball game at 5, they played great!

April 27th, DAVE at The Wee Pub, Jekyll Island, GA- It was a longer drive than I'm use to for a gig during the week, also a different night. I met some nice folks and had a little trouble with my amp rack. But I was still able to do the gig. The reuben sandwich and salad were good.  I got home safe about 12:30 am.

April 28th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue and Tony at Hurricane Grill and Wings -What a night! The place was packed! We saw a lot of friends we haven't seen in forever, I'm glad they are getting out. Thanks Abe, JJ and staff you guys are the best!

April 29th, Bagan and Company - We put a plan together for the new "Live And A Little Touched" DVD and the cover shot for the new Carpetbaggers CD "Back Again".

April 29th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Tony and Frankie at Corner Bar - We had another great night at the Corner Bar! Thanks for supporting Carpetbaggers music!

Dave

Tony

Sue

Frankie

April 30th - Aunt Kate's - It was a beautiful evening, that's until 7pm, then a rain came in. I was able to get my gear out of the way thanks to my fisherman friends Doug and Randy who gave me fair warning. 

May 1st, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Tony and Frankie at San Sebastian Winery - What a nice night! I'm happy we are doing shows at this venue. Thanks Kyle and staff you, guys are the best! See you the first Saturday in June!

May 2nd, DAVE Aunt Kate's - The rain they called for in the afternoon never came. I made up my hour from Friday, played from 12:30 to 4:30. I had a great time. Thanks Brian, Dave, Tina and staff you guys are the best!

Tony will be in the studio this week putting on a few guitar tracks. Looking forward to our "Live" Show with special guest Michael Howard. Also hope to get a live version after the show on Tuesday of "Upside Down" for my new "Live And A Little Touched" project. Brother Ed is sending pictures to add to the "Midnight Blue" video. Thanks for letting me live my dream!!!!! Keepin' It Real! -David

see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Saturday, May 1, 2021

April 19th, Songwriter's Night at the Corner Bar - It was a wonderful Songwriter's Night. Doug Spears and Cindy and Frank Bear were a pleasure to listen to. We will all be at Bob Patterson's Lullaby Of The Rivers Music Festival this weekend along with a host of others. Stop by if you can!

Bob, Doug, Cindy, Frank and Dave

April 20th, Retrophonics Studios  - Frankie was in with us this morning. We put some tom toms on "Come On".  We did background vocals on "Telephone Lightning" and"Miss Me But Let Me Go".

April 21st, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue and Tony at Hurricane Grill and Wings - We had a great night the place was packed,mMy Dad and Margie were down also TT, Braylen and Brianna, it was a family affair. 

April 22nd, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Tony and Frankie at Corner Bar - What a night! Frankie and I were a little under the weather but Sue and Tony kicked in and got us through the show. My Dad and Margie were in the audience once again.  It was really great seeing Kevin and Claudia, its been a while.  

Kevin and Claudia

April 23rd, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Tony and Frankie at St. Augustine Fish House and Oyster Co. - It was a nice night and a  nice crowd. Thanks St. Augustine Seafood and Oyster Co. See you next month!

April 24th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue and Tony at the Lullaby Of The Rivers Music Festival - We had a great time at Bob Paterson's first festival. I saw a lot of musicians I haven't seen for awhile. Thanks for having us at your festival Bob!

Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue and Tony

April 25th, Chase Rescue Sanctuary - Theresa, Braylen and I took a trip to Webster, Florida. We had a good time at the the animal sanctuary but fought a lot of rain on the way over. A long fun day.

Braylen at Chase Rescue Sanctuary

It's been a busy week, and looks like its going to continue to be so, I hope to see you out there somewhere. Thanks for letting me live my dream! Keepin' It Real! -David

see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Monday, April 19, 2021

April 12th - We worked around the yard and we are hooked! TT and I watched The Tutors for the rest of the day.

April 13th, DAVE at St. Augustine Fish House and Oyster Bar - It ad a nice evening! Don't know many people there anymore but the place looks real nice. See you here with the band "Carpetbaggers" on April 23rd.

April 14th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue and Tony at Hurricane Grill and Wings - What a nice night! There was a great crowd and I was playing with two great players. We tried "Hot Rod Lincoln". I haven't done that in a good while.

Dave, Sue, Tony photo: W. Westcott

April 15th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Tony and Frankie at Corner Bar - What a night! The place was packed! It was good to see Don Oja Dunaway, JC, Dino and Martin. See you here Monday for Songwriters Night.

April 16th,  Carpetbaggers DAVE and Sue at Tides Oyster Co. - What a nasty rainy night. I got loaded in right before the rain. Sue called and couldn't find anywhere to park so I came outside to help her find parking and help with her gear. We both started out the night soaked. As always the crowd was great and we had a great time! See you the third Friday of next month. By the way the Swiss Mushroom burger was great!

April 17th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Tony and Frankie at San Sebastian Winery - The weather didn't look promising all day but when I got ready to leave it was beautiful outside. We had a great night maybe not under the stars but at least the rain held off until we were packed to leave. See you the first Saturday of next month.

April 18th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - I went to set up and Dave and I decided it was going to be nasty all day. Well, the only nice part of the day was when I was suppose to be playing. Sometimes it happens that way. 

Looking forward to being in the studio with Jim and Frankie finishing background vocals and Frankie adding some tomtom's to "Come On". Also looking forward to working with Dan Bagan this week maybe finishing up our "Live And A Little Touched" project. Thanks for letting me live my dream!!!  Keepin' It Real!-David

see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 April 6th, Carpetbaggers at Bagan and Company "Live" streaming from the Classic Car Museum of St. Augustine - Bob Patterson did a nice opening set. In the future we plan to spotlight a singer songwriter for the first 20 minutes of the show. I think we got a take on "Midnight Blue" for my "Live And A Little Touched" project. Thanks Dan, Clay, Theresa and Wayne you guys always do a great job. Thanks for supporting Carpetbaggers music. See you the first Tuesday of next month.

April 7th, Carpetbaggers DAVE and Sue - Hurricane Grill and Wings - The place was packed! Thanks Carl and Marcia for bring half the audience with you.

April 8th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Tony and Frankie at Corner Bar - We had a great night! Don Oja Dunaway stopped by. It was our last gig in town this week and it was a good one.

April 9th, 10th and 11th, DAVE solo at the Big Deck in Cedar Key - I had a great Friday and Saturday although the weather was starting to turn Saturday night. When I woke up Sunday morning to go set up it went from bad to worse. We decided to call the Sunday afternoon gig off and it turned out to be the right thing to do. The drive home had it's moment for sure, but we made it home safe. We went out to dinner with the family that evening, me, Theresa, Brianna and Braylen. We were back from dinner and watching the Tutors before we would have arrived home from the gig. 

I have no studio day this week, next week Frankie and I will finish the background vocals. Frankie will also add a tom tom track to "Come On". Another busy week out there playing hope to see everyone! Thanks for letting me live my dream!!!! Keepin' It Real!-David

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