Monday, December 27, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, Harry's "JUST DAVE" - I was a little pre-occupied at first, anxious about my all night drive north to Wednesday's gig in Virginia, but it turned out to be the best Harry's gig so far!!! So many great people and certainly a great time! I'm glad I booked this gig. Thanks Rob Peck!! I'm back again January 25th, looking forward to seeing everybody.

Wednesday, December 22, Lucky Star Lounge "NORTHSTAR" - It was tough going (Theresa, Penny and me), a tired drive. It was worth it however, the place was packed when we showed up for the gig! I had the best time!!! Saw a lot of friends I don't see much. Thanks Jim Miner for sitting in, hoping to work Pat in on some songs next trip. What a blast!

Thursday, December 23, Hardscrabble - Spent the whole day on the mountain with Penny and Pickett. Had a great dinner with Rhett and Pete. Overall a nice relaxing day.

Friday, December 24 Christmas Party, Coles Point Tavern "NORTHSTAR" - What a blast! Scott and Rick (Yoko Says No) had learned 12 of our songs. The drummer for "Diesel" sat in too. My cousin Jason also played great. Special thanks to Scott and Randy for bringing us up for their party. Also special thanks again to Scott and Rick (Yoko Says No) for doing such a spectacular job on our songs. We've got to do this again! Thanks, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone who showed up and got me as drunk as I've been in a while. We can't wait until next time!!

This was such a great holiday! Played music with some new folks and with my brother Eddie. Relaxed some. Great food with Theresa's family and then my Dad and Margie. It looks like it's going to be a great new year!!! Look out for my new CD "Hopeless Romantic" and NorthStar's "Keepin' It Real" CD hopefully by spring with some other new things happening. We'll keep you posted as they unfold. Happy New Year Everybody!!!!!! - David "Keepin' It Real"

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

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Monday, 12/13 "Sushi with Gregg Chirico" - I treated Gregg to sushi. It was his belated birthday present. It was good to spend some time with my friend.

Wednesday, 12/15 NorthStar @ Capt. Stan's - These are such nice people. I mean everyone that works here. I don't mind traveling a little when I play for folks like this. It's worth it! It was cold and not too many people, but we played good, and as always, had a great time!!! Thanks Capt. Stan, Beth and staff. Hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy Year! See you in the new year! And thanks Ed, you did great!

Thursday, 12/16 AM Eclipse - Singing some tracks today, then starting to put all the tracks together to see what we have. I'm excited about nearing the end of this project, Hopeless Romantic. Then we can start concentrating on NorthStar's, Keepin' It Real CD.

12/16 PM - "Just Dave" @ The Corner Bar - It was a good first gig! Not packed but had a few people show up. Felicia and staff seem real nice. See you guys in two weeks (Thurs,12/30 5-8pm). Come and check the place out. Use to be the Comedy Club next to Gypsy Cab, St. Augustine.

12/17 - NorthStar @ Zachry's - Ed and myself had a great night! The crowd was really into it. We've know the owner for years. This is one gig I hope works out. We want to do well for good people.

12/18 - Christmas Party - Once again the event of the year! Great food (especially my favorite crab dip), great people, great time! Looking forward to next know who you are!!!

I was having a beer with Shane and Karen after my last gig at Finnegan's Wake, they're always very supportive of my music and always let me know how much they enjoy it. When Shane said "Dave, you're entertaining like everyone else that plays here, but what makes you different is that you're doing it with mostly your own music". I was never more proud. If I had a choice to be a great singer, a great player or a great writer, I'd choose the later. I was 13 when I finished my first song that my sister thought would make me a big star. I'll never forget that feeling and everytime someone requests one of songs, it happens all over again. Even after all these years, somethings just don't change. Keepin' It Real -David

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

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Tuesday, 12/7 Eclipse Holiday CD Release Party - What a fabulous time! Performed with some great people. Thanks Jim Stafford and Woody Pernell for sitting in with me on "Jesus and Me" (the new song I wrote for the Holiday CD). The only way the song could have sounded any better would have been if Ed Pickett (brother and partner) could have been there with us. Hung out with Darryl Wise and Mike Shackelford, hopefully we'll be doing some things in the future.

Wednesday, 12/8 Zachry's cancelled due to COLD weather.

Friday, 12/10 Crosbys Seafood House - This was a NorthStar gig. Man, it was packed and we had such a blast! We'll be back in January! Thanks everybody!

Saturday, 12/11 Finnegan's Wake, "Just Dave" - A small, but mightly crowd and I had a blast! There's no better feeling in the world than to play your music for owners who are like Shane and Karen. They really believe in you and truly enjoy your music. It's special and I would go a long way for these nice people. Thanks for a fun night. I can't wait to get back there again!

Had another great week, things are still a little slow. Had a few really great gigs though. Thanks everyone for supporting my music. It really means the world to me and Ed. There are some new venues coming up and some new orginial music on the horizon. As always, Keepin' It Real -David

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

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Monday, 11/29 The Hackers @ Hurricane Patty's - It was a GREAT night! Everyone played great. Chris C4man sat in. He did a great job. It looks like we booked New Years Eve here at Hurricane Patty's, so make your reservations.

Tuesday, 11/30 "Just Dave" was suppose to be at Oasis, but something went wrong with the scheduling. See you in February Oasis. Talked with Peter Bonta today (Rosslyn Mountain Boys, Mary Chapin Carpenter) He is a real pro. Sent him my 1st solo CD.

Wednesday, 12/1 NorthStar @ Captain Stan's - The third coldest gig I've played, the first two were also played here. We had a little crowd though. Thanks everyone, Capt. I hope you feel better. We missed you!

Thursday, 12/2 Eclipse - In the studio doing a bass track for "Get Back in the Race" from the new NorthStar CD "Keepin' It Real" and guitar on "Is This Love Real" for my new solo CD "Hopeless Romantic". Got both tracks, it was a good day!

Friday, 12/3 "Just Dave" @ Shaughnessy's - What a great night! Had a blast! Good crowd! This is what I love doing and everyone there helped me do it. Thanks everybody! After my gig, Theresa and I went down to Cortesses to see Mr. Natural. They sounded great! I sang a Johnny Cash song and sang backup on Purple Rain. These guys were fun to watch. I'm going to miss Jim. He's a great singer and player and has become a good friend over the years. I wish him all the luck in the world on his new adventure.

Saturday, 12/4 NorthStar @ Zachry's - It was a cold and kind of a slow night! We played on and things got a lot better. This is a new gig for us, playing for some old friends. Everyone was real nice. I hope this works out, with all the good people involved, it should.

It was a great week! It was a little slow but it's slow around here this time of year. A lot of good things are happening and I'm excited about it all. Thanks again to everyone who stopped by to see "Just Dave" or "NorthStar" this week. It really means so much to us! Keepin' It Real - David

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

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Tuesday, 11/23 "Just Dave"@ The World Famous Oasis - This was a solo gig. I did a 3 1/2 hour set. Had a pretty good crowd. Looks like after next week it's going to be awhile before NorthStar or myself will be back at Oasis.

Wednesday, 11/24 NorthStar @ Captain Stan's - What a great night! We sure had a great crowd and Stan was really ON! This is a fun place to play. Looking forward to next week. We'd like to thank the guys from St. Simons Island for hanging out with us. Also thanks to Dad and Margie for stopping by. It's always good to see family.

Thursday, 11/25 Turkey Day - Spent the day with my wife and daughter and Jay. We had a wonderful dinner. Thanks Theresa. Hope everybody had a Happy Thanksgiving.

Friday, 11/26 "Just Dave" @ SeaJay's - Had a good night after a little PA problem. A little stressful at first but everything worked out. It's good to be back on the island.

Saturday, 11/27 Wharfratz @ SeaJay's - The first time for this combo. Jonathan is a nice guy (drummer and singer). We had some pretty special harmonies a few times. Overall a fun gig (would do this one again).

I hope to get some more work done on my CD this week. Looking forward to the Hacker's. No matter how much you worry about things, most of the time they just work themselves out. I've hung out with some special people (old and new). Looking forward to tomorrow and all that it will bring. Keepin' It Real -David

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

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Wednesday, November 17th, NorthStar, The World Famous Oasis - We had a good night! Played a few tunes we haven't played before. You won't see NorthStar at Oasis until January.

Thursday, November 18th, Eclipse - Had Ed and Woody add tracks to Get Back In the Race
(Keepin' It Real). Woody did a great percussion track. Eddie added a guitar part. We came up with some good ideas for our next visit to this tune.

PM - "Just Dave", Mango Mangos - Had a pretty good crowd. Tried some new tunes, played some old ones. Had a few laughs, told a couple of stories. That's what it's all about. Thanks for hanging out with me!

Friday, November 19, NorthStar, Latitude 31 - It was NorthStar on the pier! There was a small crowd, but they stayed for the show. I'm really enjoying working with Ed. Looking forward to our next gig.

Saturday, November 20, "Just Dave", Finnegan's Wake - Had a great time! Played some music, met some new folks, saw some familiar faces. Overall a great night!

Sunday, November 21, Hurricane Patty's - Big Mike and Yvette had asked me to sing a song at their wedding party. I showed up to do that. When I got ready to start, I had Barry Dunaway (Those Guys), Chris and Dewey (Lickin Gravy), playing with me. Thanks guys that was a lot of fun!!! I hope to get out on a Sunday to see the "Lickin' Gravy" show.

Afterwards, Barry, Lydia, Jim, Theresa and myself headed over to Tom's for an oyster roast. It was fantastic, great food, great time!!!

Yet another great week. There were a lot of special moments I won't forget! Thanks everyone for helping me live my dream. Keepin' It Real -David

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

Monday, November 15, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, "Just Dave" @ Harry's - I played here for the first time only a week or so ago and had a pretty good time. I was at Harry's for the second time tonight and I had a blast! Diane and staff are great! I met a bunch of great people. Can't wait to get back to Harry's. Thanks Rob Peck!

Wednesday, November 10, NorthStar @ The World Famous Oasis - Eddie and I had a good gig. Not a lot of people, but everyone was into it, it seemed. Thanks for coming out, the few, but proud.

Thursday, November 11 (AM), Eclipse - Had Woody and Eddie cutting tracks. We worked on a song for the new NorthStar CD "Keepin' It Real" and one from my "Hopeless Romantic" CD. Ed and Woody both did a great job.

(PM) "Just Dave" @ Mango Mangos - Slow night! It's a shame, these are nice people and the food's good. Thanks to the folks who did show up!!!

Friday, November 12 "Just Dave" @ Finnegan's Wake - It's been a slow couple of days, guess some people are out of town. Had good time though, a few friends stopped by, made a few more new friends. Hung out with Shane, Karen and staff and had a couple of cocktails after the gig. Thanks for all the support to those who showed up!

Saturday, November 13, NorthStar @ Mango Mangos - What a night! We had a great 3 hour set! Thanks everyone for showing up and all the great folks at Mango Mangos!

It has been a great week! A couple of slow gigs, but got through them. Talked to Darryl Wise a great singer, songwriter and hopefully will be doing some songwriters events with him. No matter how bad it looks, don't give up and do the best you can. For the folks that do that, things usually work out. "Keepin' It Real" - David

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

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Tuesday, Nov 2, Eclipse - In the studio with Woody working on "Love's Strange", a song Chis McVey and I wrote. So cool....

Wednesday, Nov 3, Oasis, NorthStar - The night went real well. Had a great time playing with Eddie. We'll be working in Georgia this weekend. Talking with Splash about future dates. We'll keep you posted, stay tuned here for details (or find us on

Thursday, Nov 4, in the AM, Eclipse - Ed and the Wood Man (Woody Pernell) puts some tracks on NorthStar's new Christmas song "Jesus and Me". We're so happy to be apart of the project. I hope it helps to make Christmas better for those in need.

PM "Just Dave" Mango Mangos(US 1 South) - Had a good night, the weather was really crappy. Suprised by some new faces and grateful to see some familiar faces on such a dismal night. That's how it starts, thanks for supporting by my music!!!

Friday, Nov 5, Latitude 31, "NorthStar" It was cold as hell!!!! There was a bunch of folks that braved it to see us. We made some new friends, man it was cold though.

Saturday, Nov 6, Capt Stan's "NorthStar"- Didn't think it could get much colder (but, it did). In the past year, the coldest gig I ever played was here at Capt. Stans. This was the second one. We had a blast though, oyster shooters, a good meal, great people. How can you go wrong!!!

I have a few days off (needed). I think we will check out the Chowder Debate today. I have a couple of new ideas for songs I hope to work on. Get some things done around the house. Looking forward to seeing everyone next week. Keepin' It Real - David

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

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

10-27 Capt. Stan's, NorthStar - It took us about a half hour to get people going. Normally Stan leads the cheers, but he was taking a nap. We had a great night and a great dinner with Stan and Beth at the end of the night. Thanks you guys!

10-28 Eclipse - Started reviewing all the sessions to find out what is left to do. We are getting close.

Mango Mangos, "Just Dave" - Started the "Poordom" video. Dan and Fritz did a great job. So did Theresa, Jim, Cheryl and Jordan. Thanks everyone for hanging out at Mango Mangos with me!

10-29 SeaJay's, "Just Dave" - What a great night! Theresa came with me and it was a blast! Great people! I made a lot of friends tonight. Thanks everyone! Great job Tom and staff (Sterling and Sterling's Mom). Thanks Eddie (NorthStar) for sitting in.

10-30 Harry's, "Just Dave" - This is another first for me. A little different, but everybody on staff was terrific. Got a lot of compliments from the staff. That's the most important thing! Thanks Rob Peck for booking me. I will be back here soon. Check out my site for dates:

It was a fantastic week. I heard from my friend and fellow singer, songwriter Marc Berardo. We are going to do some shows together soon. I had some great gigs with my brother Eddie "NorthStar" and had some fun solo gigs "Just Dave". Got started on the "Poordom" video (thanks Dan and Fritz). My Christmas song "Jesus and Me" is pretty much completed. Thanks everyone for all your support...I'm looking forward to next week. Keepin' It Real -David

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

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Don't forget Thursday @ Mango Mango's on US 1 South, 6-9 pm. Come out and join the fun. We're going to start shooting for a new video!!! Poordom is the song!!! Dan (Ecliipse Media Power) and Fritz have an idea for a video. It should be a lot of fun!!

10-22 Shaughnessy's, NorthStar - We didn't have a big crowd but most everyone stayed for the night! Both of us were a little under the weather...but the show must go on! Thanks Marty, Chris and staff, you guys are great!

10-23 Latitude 31, Rah Bar, Jekyll Island, GA, NorthStar - We had a blast! Ed was under the weather as I have been the last couple of days but we still put on a good show. Everyone was real nice "thanks for hanging out with Ed and myself". Theresa drove us home, I had a meeting Sunday morning with Dan and Fritz about a possible Poordom video. Lately, if we can get home, its nice to sleep in my own bed.

10-24 Had a meeting with Dan and Fritz about doing a video for my tune Poordom. Looks like it's a go. The first shots for the video will be at Mango Mangos this coming up Thursday, October 28th. Come on out!

10-25 Hurricane Patty's, The Hackers - As usual, it was a great night. Had a lot of fun, saw some faces I haven't seen in awhile. I really enjoy this gig. I'm looking forward to next month!

10-26 Oasis, Just Dave - A bit of a slow start so I decided to do a 3-1/2 hour set! Made some new friends and had fun doing it! Keepin' It Real - David

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

Friday, October 22, 2010

10-20 Oasis, NorthStar - We had a GREAT night! It's good to be back home! Thanks everyone for showing up. We talked with Splash and we'll be booking some dates in the new year.

10-21 Eclispe - Ed and myself were in the studio to record "Jesus and Me" a song I wrote for the Eciplse Christmas CD. Didn't finish but got a lot done.

Mango, Mangos (US 1 South), Dave solo - Thanks so much for all the support. I was knocked out. You guys got me a regular gig on Thursday, thank you. Now I hope you keep showing up so I can keep the gig. Thanks for requesting all the originals. That was a lot of fun! Thanks Jamie, Jordan and the rest of the staff for giving me the opportunity.

Tonight Friday - 10/22 Ed and I, NorthStar, will be at Shaughnessy's Sports Grill on US 1 South, 8-12, stop in if you can.

Keepin' It Real - David

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

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

10-8 Seajay's, Jekyll Island, GA, Dave solo - Alright here we far the road trip has been great. I started out at Seajay's on Jekyll Island. This was a solo gig. There was a nice crowd (Tom and staff are great!). Met a guy named Ed from Virginia, you'll hear about him later. Had a great time playing, learning something everyday. NOT looking forward to the ride to Virginia though.

10-9 The Giving Tree, Linden, VA, NorthStar - The trip up went great! Kristen did a lot of the driving. It really helped, thanks! Our next show was me and Eddie (NorthStar) at The Giving Tree in Linden, VA. It was a great gig! John and Brittany were great hosts. We made a lot of new friends. Our new song, Bunny Man Blues was a big hit. Also, Water To Wine (The ballad of John Jackson). These two original tunes have relevance to the area, as well as, many other orginials I've written or co-written. A great friend of John Jackson's family was present and was knocked out by the song. He took a copy to give to the family.

10-10 The Thorton River Grille, Sperryville, VA, NorthStar - This has got to be one of my favorite gigs. Andy, the owner is a musician himself and a great guy, as are all the folks that work for him. The night went great, booked a couple house parties. Ed, the guy I met at Seajay's on Jekyll Island the previous Friday showed up. What a hoot! Had a great time, thanks everybody!

10-11 Glenn and Mary's for dinner - Great time! They're good friends of Eddie and Kristen and they are wonderful people. We had a great dinner and some great drinks, told some great stories! Went by earlier in the day and saw my good friend Pat Markham.

10-12 The Cabin - Rehearsed a couple parts on new tunes we've been doing. Also started on some new tunes. Working on a Christmas song!

Lucky Star, Front Royal, VA, NorthStar - Eddie has played this gig several times. This was my first. What a cool place. Trevor, Tim and Hope were great to us! Dewey a local Front Royal musician sat in "Norwegian Wood". Did a great job! Dad and Margie came to see us. It's always good to see family. We will be back at this venue, stay tuned for dates. Also another friend Todd, a friend we actually met in Florida stopped by. He is also a singer, songwriter and has set us up to play a gig tomorrow. Thanks Todd!

10-13 The Lone Oak, Berryville, VA - After a great dinner at Applebee's (Thanks Rhett), we went to a place called The Lone Oak near Berryville. Our friend Todd turned us on to this place. Meet the owner Terry, seemed like a good guy. Eddie said the food looked good. The guys that were playing sounded good, The Joker Band. I think the guitarist/singer's name was Brian. Anyway, we got up and did 4 songs. My Bird, Upside Down, Hardscrabble, and The Battle of New Orleans. We had a lot of fun, hope to get a future booking here!

10-14 Dad (Twist) and Margie's - Had a great lunch at the parents'. Got some good advice as usual, then headed back up to the mountain. Had a great dinner (thanks Eddie). Enjoyed our first night off since we left home.

10-15 Coles Point Tavern, Hague, VA, NorthStar w/Frankie Urzetta - There was a nice bunch of people, Scott and Randy and a host of others. We had our friend and former band mate Frankie with us. Eddie and myself had a few too many Jagger bombs thanks to Randy and Scott. We had fun but paid for it the next day. Thanks everyone, it was a great! Thanks for holding it together Frankie.

10-16 Pig Roast, Coles Point Marina, Hague, VA, NorthStar w/Frankie Urzetta - This was one of the best gigs I've played since Latitudes 31 Rah Bar (Wharf, Jekyll Island) a few months ago. Eddie, Frankie and myself were on the same page. We were caught up in a very special night. Thanks Donna for sitting in. Thanks to everyone there for being a part of a very special performance.

10-17 The ride home - A long but safe trip. Thanks for doing most of the driving, again, Kristen.

This was one great trip. Everyone was just great! Eddie played great! Frankie kicked butt. I'm so proud to hangout with these 2 great musicians. We were NorthStar these 10 days and we kept it real. Thanks to all the club owners and friends, old and new, you're all special! I won't forget this trip anytime soon! Keepin' It Real -David

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

Friday, October 8, 2010

10-4 Ft. Lauderdale - Did a job for my friend Randy Watts. Jay was along to help.

10-5 Eclipse - Had Woody in the studio, did a great job on "Still Believin' and "Yesterday Is Gone".

Oasis, Solo gig - Had a great time! Chris McVey stopped by. He got up and played a couple of our tunes (Dance with Me and Don't Ever Let It Get You Down) and a Don Henley tune (Heart of the Matter). Also Dewey Via sat in, we did Johnny Cash together (Folsum Prison)also did one of my new ones "Poor-dum" and he played two of his. I think they were "Man in Black" and "Bedroom Floor". These are two very talented guys. I hope to do more wth them in the future. Thanks to all the folks that stopped by and thanks to the folks that bought my CD.

10-6 Capt. Stan's, NorthStar - It was a tough drive but well worth it. These folks are so nice to us. It's always good seeing Rockin' Rob. We would like to thank Stan, Beth and staff for takin such good care of us.

10-7 Finnegan's Wake - Had dinner with Shane and Karen. Ate some great food! Talked about some future dates for NorthStar and myself. Saw Kenyon Dye and a good ole friend James Whitfield.

I am headed to Virginia. It's been a great week so far. I have a gig at Seajay's in Georgia, Friday (Jekyll Island, Oct 8) and I'll be in Linden, Va on Saturday (Oct 9. The Giving Tree). It's going to be a busy couple of days. Going to do some writing and resting while I'll there. Hope everyone has a great 10 days. I know I will. See you when I get back!!! Keepiin' It Real -David

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

Monday, October 4, 2010

9-27 Hurricane Patty's, The Hacker's - Another sell out! Walt could not be with us, so the Johnston brothers (Kurt and Wayne) were a part of the Hacker's cast of characters. What a great night! I really enjoyed it! Looking forward to next month. Thanks everybody for supporting the Hackers!

9-28 Hurricane Patty's, Those Guys - Good gig! All our friends were there. Good time. Thanks everyone!

9-29 Oasis, NorthStar - We had a great time. It was good to play with my brother Ed. I would also like to thank everyone who came to check us out.

9-30 Eclipse - Ed put mandolyn on Sweet Music Man and he also sang the shit out of the song. Great job Ed! I added background vocals.

Oasis, Those Guys - Well that's the end. We had a good night. I would like to thank everyone for the kind words. I hope I'll see you from time to time. Good luck to the band!

10-1 Finnegan's Wake, Dave Solo - Great night! Thanks for supporting me to all who showed up. I had the time of my life! A 3 hour set and 20 originals. What a night!

10-2 Seajay's, Dave Solo - It rained all the way to the gig. I decided to set up inside and not take a chance. Bad idea! Most people sat outside as it turned out to be a beautiful night. I made up my mind to entertain the few people that were inside. It turned out to be a great night! My advise is never give up, if you work hard, good things happen. Hung out with Eddie and Kristen later. It was a good trip for Theresa, Penny and myself.

It was my first weedkend on my own. I know I made the right decision and only wish the best for my ex-band members. Thanks for your support, everyone who stopped by! It was a great week! Keepin' It Real -David

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

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

9-19 A much needed day off!

9-20 Went out to Barry and Lydia's campsite at Anastasia State Park. Jim was along too. We had a great dinner, told some stories, had some laughs, then headed home. Thank you guys for a great evening!

9-21 Hurricane Patty's, Those Guys - Ron Norris sat in. He sounded great! That's all I remember about that night.

9-22 Capt. Stan's, NorthStar - Rockin' Bob is the bartender now! What a trip! Also meet a man who used to come and see me and Ed when we were The Seiners at Church hill's Attic. He has a grown family now. Time flies when you're having fun. We had a great time. Stan, thanks for everything!

9-23 Oasis, Those Guys - Kind of a slow night! Had a good night...the end is near! Looking forward to playing with Chris on Friday. Barry will be in Mexico.

9-24 Oasis, Those Guys - Barry's in Mexico so Chris sat in. He sounded great! Danny Roberts also sat in for a couple. You kicked ass Danny! I have one more gig with Those Guys at the Oasis. I will miss playing with my friends but I won't miss the volume!

9-25 Capt. Stan's, NorthStar - We had a great night! This is a pretty cool place and the people are great! If you're headed up the highway stop by and say hey to Stan and staff (Woodbine, GA).

9-26 Went by Hurricane Patty's to see Chris, Dewey and Rita. They sounded real good. Those boys can pick! Had a good time, maybe we'll try something down the road.

In closing, I have two more gigs and then this is really the end. I have enjoyed my time with Those Guys. I hope to do a few gigs with them from time to time. I hope you will continue to support my music in the future! Good Luck to the guys and I'll see you down the road! Keepin' It Real -David

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

9-13 Jack & Diane's, Fernandina, FL - Went to my NSAI songwriting meeting. Haven't been for a while. It was good to see Chris. Also a good writer from Jax, think his name was Tim. Played "The Bunny Man Blues" and "Oil and Water". The second song I co-wrote with a girl from NSAI, Beverly. It was a good time.

9-14 Eclipse - Was in the studio with Woody. He did a great job on Yankee Lady going on my new CD Hopeless Romantic. I'm excited about this CD again, it's getting close.

Hurricane Patty's, Those Guys - There wasn't a huge crowd, but we played great! Good job guys!

9-15 Oasis, Solo - Ed had some business to take care of in Virginia so I was on my own at Oasis. Met some great people. Did a 3 and 1/2 hour set. Had a great time. I'll be back solo on Oct 26th.

9-16 Oasis, Those Guys - Had a good time! Rock on! from the folk guy!

9-17 McCharacter's, Those Guys - Had a great night! A lot of people sat in, too many to remember. The one I enjoyed most was the owner, he played and sang Mustang Sally. Great job!

9-18 McCharacter's, Those Guys - Okay night, made it through.

In closing, I had a good week playing. Got some things done in the studio. Virginia coming soon. I need a break! Getting real excited about my new adventure. Life is good. Thanks for your support everybody! "Keepin' It Real" -David

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

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

9-7 Hurricane Patty's, Those Guys - Okay night! Great seeing friends!

9-8 Captain Stan's, NorthStar - We had a lot of fun. Started recording for our live CD. I think we got some songs to work with. Thanks for the dinner, Stan. It's a pleasure working with you.

9-10 Finnegan's Wake, Those Guys - Had a pretty good night playing. Shade McQuade and his partner shared the night with us.

9-11 Latitude 31/Rah Bar, NorthStar - This was one of the best nights playing I've had in years. I want to thank Ed and Latitude 31/Rah Bar for a very enjoyable evening. I won't forget this one soon!

In closing, I'm excited about the upcoming week. Will be spending some time in the studio working on "Hopeless Romantic my upcoming CD. Get to play with the guys this week and getting ready to go camping with Barry and Lydia. Life couldn't be better. "Keepin' It Real" -David

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

Friday, September 10, 2010

8-30 Hurricane Patty's, The Hackers - Had a great gig. Thanks for coming out everyone! See you next month!

8-31 Hurricane Patty's, Those Guys - Sometimes when we have a big Hackers night the next night with Those Guys suffers. It was a pretty good night, the highlight was Ron Norris sitting in and doing some of his own music. Good stuff Ron!

9/1-9/2 No gigs, getting ready for Virginia trip. Thursday night, after Ed's gig on Jekyll with the WharfRatz we left for Virginia.

9/3 Coles Point Tavern, NorthStar - What a great gig! Frankie from Those Guys sat in on percussion, sounded great! Rumor has it that we will be seeing him in October! Ed flew back to Jekyll early Saturday. Thanks for being there Pickett!

9/4 & 9/5 Coles Point Tavern, Those Guys - We had a great weekend. Randy and Scott wanted to know what I wanted to do about future gigs. I told them it was up to Those Guys, if they want to join me and Ed? The April 22-23 gig will be Those Guys with NorthStar. It should be a lot of fun! Scott and CMO sat in on drums. Good job guys!

In closing, I can't thank Randy, Scott and Carla enough. You really take care of us and we appreciate it! It was great to see Donna and Bill (Shadow Mountain Music, my Nashville bosses). Looking forward to seeing you all in October. I would also like to thank all the family for showing up. I miss you guys and love you very much!!! "Keepin' It Real" -David

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

Monday, August 30, 2010

8-24 Hurricane Patty's, Those Guys - Our friend Ron Norris sat in. He sounded great! Also a friend of ours Adam stopped by. We haven't seen him for awhile. Good to see our old friend.

8-25 Oasis, NorthStar - It was a little slow, but we played some good music and made some new friends. That's what it's all about.

8-26 Eclipse - We're in the studio today, starting tracks on "Sweet Music Man". (Got 2 guitar tracks and scratch vocal) We did what we planned, that's always good!

Oasis, Those Guys - Big crowd! We played good! Made some new friends tonight! Great day overall!

8-27 Oasis, Those Guys - Gig went good.

8-28 Oasis, Those Guys - We had Rob Piazza on drums. He sounded great!

This has been a good week. Added another track "Sweet Music Man" to NorthStar "Keepin' It Real. Had a great week playing with Those Guys (Friday being my least favorite). Looking forward to Hackers on Monday. Getting together with Those Guys on Tuesday (Hurricane Patty's) and then heading for Virginia. Thanks everyone for hanging out and supporting the music. Keepin' It Real —David

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

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

8-17 Hurricane Patty's, Those Guys - Good night! Had a lot of fun with the guys. Got to try a couple of new cover songs. Thanks for coming down everyone!

8-18 Oasis, NorthStar - It was almost back to school time. Started out great until about 10:30, started to thin out. Had a good night though. We'll be back next week. Thanks to the folks that showed up, you made our night.

8-19 Eclipse - Ed will be putting mandolyn parts on The Bunny Man Blues and The Battle of New Orleans. These songs will appear on our new CD, North Star, Keepin' It Real.

Oasis, Those Guys - What a crowd! We had Wayne Johnston sit in for a set. Also, a friend of Barry's, Mark, sat in. Both guys sounded great!

8-20 A1A Ale Works, Those Guys - Not really crowded, still a lot of fun though. Wayne sat in on the first set. Rob Peck stopped by.

8-21 A1A Ale Works, Those Guys - A lot better crowd. Had a blast! Rob Peck stopped by.

In closing, another fine week, I got some recording done on our new CD Keepin' It Real, NorthStar. I hope to get Frankie in sometime next week for a few tunes. Also, Woody will be doing some percussion and Mike Howard is going to help me with background vocals. I hope to get Gregg in on this one also, Hopeless Romaintic. Ready for a couple of days off. "Keepin' It Real" -David

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

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

8-10 Hurricane Patty's, Those Guys - We had fun! That's what it's all about!

8-11 Capt. Stan's, NorthStar - It was a good night. Each time we play I feel a little more comfortable. It's good to be playing with my brother Ed! Thanks Stan and staff!

8-12 Oasis, Those Guys - Great time! Great fun! Good to be together with everyone.

8-13 Capt. Stan's, NorthStar - Made some new friends! It's good to see some of the ole Jekyll folks stopping by! Thanks Capt. Stan and staff.

8-14 Shenanigans, Those Guys - This was one of the best nights we played in this room. I think they got it right this time. Good job! Good place!

8-16 Tallahassee - Did a job for our friend Randy!

In closing, this was a great week for music. Will be busy next week playing and in the studio! Thanks everyone at every gig for supporting our music!!! "Keepin' it Real" —David

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

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

8-4 Virginia Week - It was a relaxing week! I started a new song. Had a chance to hang out on the mountain and went to a great wedding, Kailyn and Bear's. I spent one day hanging out with my Dad and Ron. I drove around to some of my old haunts. Played again (NorthStar)at a great place, the Thorton River Grille in Sperryville. Thanks Andy and staff! What a great gig!!!

In closing, it was such nice relaxing week. I needed it. Sometimes it's good not to think about anything and put your worries behind you and start fresh. Everything works out for the best, you just have to do the best you can do. It's good to be home. "Keepin' It Real" —David

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

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

7-27 Hurricane Patty's, Those Guys - Barry is still out of town so Chris sat in. he did a great job! We had a good crowd and a lot of fun!
7-28 Oasis, NorthStar - Had a great night! Saw some good old friends. Booked some more dates in September. Look' in forward to next gig at the Oasis.

7-29 Eclipse Recording Co. - We (Ed and I) are in the studio. We're going to work on our new song (Bunny Man Blues).

Oasis, Those Guys - Great night! It was the whole band plus Danny Roberts! Great job Danny! Looking forward to playing with you tomorrow night! Barry will be in Orlando.

7-30 Eclipse Recording Co. - Going to do a demo of a song I wrote with Beverly Hingson, a NSAI song writer. It's called Oil and Water. Got into the studio and got a great demo in about 30 minutes, including setup time. I think with a little different arrangement I will include this song either on my new solo CD or NorthStar's upcoming CD.

Oasis, Those Guys - Had a great night it's good to play with Danny again! He is a nice guy and very talented song writer and player. Thanks for sharing the night with us Danny! Good job on drums Chris.

7-31 Oasis, Those Guys - Good night! Everyone played well! Good job on drums Chris!

8-1 Finnegan's Wake, Those Guys - Had a great gig! A nice crowd. We played a lot of our old songs. I'm going to have some time off up in Virginia. Might break out some of the old CD's.

Oasis - I did a gig with Rick Levy and Long John (Falling Bones). I've known these guys for years. It was a long day (2nd gig), but watching them work put a smile on my face. We did a bunch of old tunes, I played some better than others, but it was a blast. Thanks Rick and John for letting me be a part of a fun evening. Lets do it again sometime!

It was a great week once again. Got things done in the studio, I planned. Got to play music with all my friends (old and new). Looking forward to our gigs in Virginia with Ed and getting to sit back a little (maybe I'll write a tune or 2). That would be great! "Keepin' It Real

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

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

7-20 Hurricane Patty's, Those Guys - Great night! Barry's still out of town so we had Chris on board. Great job Chris! Had fun!

7-21 Captain Stan's, NorthStar - What a great place! We had a great night and then sat down with Stan and Beth and had dinner. These folks are great!

7-22 Oasis, Those Guys - Barry's back! We had the whole band! It was another great night! Had a great time! Chris sat in on a couple and kicked ass!

7-23-10 Coles Point Tavern,Virginia, NorthStar - We had a great time! Good crowd! Great people! Thanks Jim for sitting in and doing a great job!Thanks Scott and Carla and staff for everything! See you in September...

7-24 Randy's Birthday Party, NorthStar - We were at Ed & Marcy's place. What a nice spot. It was hot as hell though. The food was great. After it cooled off a little, it was a blast. Randy got sick at his own party and had to leave early (he was going to make an appearanceon drums w/ NorthStar). Maybe next time. Jim, Jason and Rob did a great job taking us to the end of a great night! Thanks Gail and Bob and most of all Randy (another great time, you're the best).

7-25 Hardscrabble, Picket Cabin, Linden, Virginia - We just relaxed a bit for the long drive. The mountains were great! Theresa got here Chinese food.

7-26 Hurricane Patty's, The Hackers - What a great night! We played an hour over! Everyone was working real hard and it showed! Great night guys it was worth the drive to be here.

In closing, This music business can be a lot of fun. You get to spend time with friends and family going something you love. It's going to be a busy week this week. Looking forward to every minute of it! "Keepin' It Real" —David

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

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

7-13 Hurricane Patty's, Those Guys - Barry was out of town so Chris filled in. We had a good night overall. Played some tunes we don't play much anymore. Thanks everyone for coming down. Thanks for the Rum cake Jim!

7-14 Oasis, NorthStar - We had a blast! Ed, you did a great job. I really enjoyed playing with you. We introduced a new song The Bunny Man Blues. Looking forward to our next gig together.

7-15 Eclipse - Going into the studio today. Ed is going to put a guitar track on Lets Go Fishin' and sing The Battle of New Orleans. I'm going to put a bass track on Lets Go Fishin'. Both songs will appear on our new upcoming CD Keepin' It Real.

Later: The studio work went great! We got everything done we planned for. Also, my friend Chuck sent a great guitar part to me for See You Later, So Long. Good job Chuck

Oasis, "Those Bones" were filling in for "Those Guys" this gig - The night went good! Rick and Long John really helped us get to the finish line. I've not worked with either of these guys before, but would do it again. Frankie, you are a real pro also! Overall it was a great night! Sorry if there were folks that didn't enjoy the night. I know that everyone on stage did the best they could. Well done guys? Or bones?

7-16 Eclipse - I'll be in the studio with Chris this morning. He's going to lay down a bass track on Love's Strange. A song we co-wrote together. It will be Track #1 on my new CD!

7-16 Villas by the Sea, Driftwood Bistro, Jekyll Island, GA - I was a solo gig and I had a great time! Did a lot of new tunes Poor-dum, Love, The Bunny Man Blues. Thanks again for a great time, Augusta, Dan, Pam and staff. You were great. Hope to see you again soon.

7-17 Ed and I got together and worked up The Bunny Man Blues and our own versions of a couple covers.

NorthStar, Dave and Ed - RAH Bar at the Wharf, Jekyll Island, GA - We had a good night. A lot of our old friends showed up. Thanks for the great time!

In closing, this has been a good week. Got some tracks done for the new CD Hopeless Romantic. Also, got some work done on Keepin' It Real (NorthStar). I got to play with a bunch of people and had a great time! Looking forward to next week and then the Virginia trip (NorthStar)next weekend and we'll be joined by Jim Miner. "Keepin' It Real" —David

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

Monday, July 12, 2010

7-6 Eclipse Recording Co. - Wayne stopped by and played harp on Love's Strange and What Would You Do? Great job, Wayne! I'm excited that each day gets me a little closer to completing this second CD Hopeless Romantic.

Hurricane Patty's, Those Guys - Great night! A lot of good friends and we play well. Had fund!!

7-7 Capt. Stan's (Woodbine, GA), NorthStar - Had a great night! Tried a couple new songs, had a good crowd. Everyone was real nice, made you feel right at home! See you in two weeks!

7-8 Eclipse Recording Co. - I'm going to lay down a bass part on track 3, What Would You Do? If I can't get it, Jim Stafford will. Or maybe we'll both do it...
Later: Got a good bass track for What Would You Do?

Oasis, Those Guys - Great night, it was good to be back with Frankie!

7-9 The Clover Room @ Finnegan's Wake, Those Guys - Had some people show up! This is going to be a good room. Shane and staff are working hard to make it that way. Good job guys!

7-10 Hurricane Patty's, Those Guys - Good gig! We don't play here on Saturdays very often. It turned out great! By the hangover I had I would like to thank the guys for taking care of me. Thanks! It was good to see Billy!

In closing, it was a great week! Got some tracks done at the studio. Played music with my friends. All is well.
"Keepin' it Real" —Dave

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

Monday, July 5, 2010

6-29 Hurricane Patty's, Those Guys - Had an okay night playing. Some songs seemed a little uncomfortable, guess we'll start saving those for Frankie when he gets back. Other than that, it was a good time!

6-30 Dinner with Gregg Chirico and Susanne - We had "sushi and a show". Thanks you guys, what a great time! Lots of laughs, even a few for the comedy we watched (Hot Tub Time Machine).

7-1 Eclipse Recording Co - Starting to clean up the tracks and make final decisions. Should be within a few months for my new CD "Hopeless Romantic". I can't wait.

The service for Jeanie was very nice. She touched so many people in her life, the place was bursting at the seams with friends and family. She was more than special. We'll miss you, Jeanster!

Oasis, Those Guys - The gig was a madhouse! We weren't playing up to par, but I don't think it even mattered!

7-3 The Village Inn and Pub @ St. Simons Inland, GA, NorthStar - What a great place. It's been a lot of years since I played on St. Simons. Seems like it was Coconut Willie's with Those Guys. Anyway, had a great gig. Jackie was real nice. Good crowd. Played good! We worked up a few new tunes, 2 covers and another song I wrote "Get Back in the Race" to put on our new NorthStar CD, Keepin' in Real. We never played them at the gig but a least we got them started. Ed will be adding tracks on Thursday at Eclipse. It was a good trip, looking forward to Capt. Stan's!

7-4 Finnegan's Wake - It was a great afternoon! It was good to see all the support we got from all our friends! Thanks!

In closing, it's been a a great week! Got some things done in the studio for my next CD. Did a NorthStar gig and worked up some new tunes with my brother. Got to hang out with Gregg and Susanne. Got to play with the band. I'm looking forward to what the future brings! "Keepin' It Real"

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

Friday, July 2, 2010

6-23 Music By The Sea Concert, Those Guys & Oasis, NorthStar - They said there was over 2000 people there. Great gig! After the show, I raced down to Oasis and played a NorthStar gig with my brother ED and special guest Wayne Johnston. It was a blast! Long good day!

6-24 Oasis, Those Guys - Frankie is out of town so Wayne Johnston is sitting in. He did a great job! We played some good music tonight!

6-25 Oasis, Those Guys - Wayne was with us again. Good job my friend. The sound on the stage was pretty terrible, but I had a chance to hear what the audience was hearing and it wasn't so bad. Thank God! Anyway the night went good. We had some fun.

6-26 Oasis, Those Guys - Great crowd! Wayne kicked butt! Looking forward to a day off.

6-28 Hurricane Patty's, The Hackers - It was another sell out! The place was packed! Deb and her friend sat in, sounded great! Other than those two it was the band. We all had a blast. I would like to thank everyone for all the wonderful things I received on my birthday. Thanks! I can't wait for next month.

In closing, we lost a good friend, Jeanie Rooney. She had a lot of health problems, but always had nice and positive things to say. She was always kind to me and I will miss her very much. There's a lot of people that could take a lesson on the way Jeanie treated people. She will be missed! "Keepin' it Real" —David

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

Friday, June 25, 2010

6-15 Hurricane Patty's, Those Guys - This will be the last gig for the band for about 5 days. It's going to be nice to get out of town for awhile. Travis sat in, sounded good!

6-17 Jekyll Island - Stopped by the Island to pick up Ed. He was playing with the WharfRatz. Theresa and myself listened to a few songs and went to rest at 9A Pierson. We got on the road about 11:30. Virginia here we come.

6-18 AC's, Coles Point, Virginia, NorthStar - Arrived safe. We will be at AC's tonight. I can't wait....
Great gig, everyone was real nice, it was a blast! Jim Miner sat in, he did a great job! Also did a song Jarle Brors. It was great to see and play with my old friend.

6-19 Center Street Grill, Manassas, Virginia, NorthStar - Great gig! Jim Miner sat in. Darrell Bacon stopped by, it was great to see and talk with him. Nick, you have a great place. Good luck, looking forward to our next gig.

Jim Miner joins Dave and Ed
for a set.

Jarle Brors sits in for a few.

6-20 Thornton River Grille, Sperryville, Virginia, NorthStar - What a cool place! It's so nice to be in Virginia, it's such a beautiful state. Looking forward to our next stop at this place (July 25th).

6-21 My Dad's - Had a great lunch with Margie and Dad. It's good to be with family. Then headed South.

6-22 Hurricane Patty's, Those Guys - We're back!!! It was a good night! Ron Norris stopped by. Also, Travis sat in again.

It was a great road trip! I miss getting out to new places and seeing new faces. The idea is to get my music to as many ears as possible. that's what I plan to do. I have been so lucky to have so many friends that support what I believe in. Because of that I will take whatever steps it takes to keep creating new original music. Thanks for helping my dream come true. "Keepin' It Real" — David

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

Thursday, June 17, 2010

6-8 Hurricane Patty's, Those Guys - It was Barry's birthday! All the Dunaway's and many more were there. We had a great time! Gregg sat in for a couple of tunes, sounded great! Gregg also wrote and read a great toast to Jim Dunaway for this birthday the week before Gregg had missed.

6-9 Oasis, NorthStar - Ed was in Virginia so Wayne Johnston joined me for the night. We had a great gig. It was nice to see a couple Those Guys fans coming to check it out. Thanks!

6-10 Eclipse - Sat with Stafford today to make the final decisions on what each song needs. It got me kind of exited, we are a lot closer that I expected. I also put a guitar track on Poor-dum and I've decided to put this song on my next release "Hopeless Romantic". That means there will be 11 cuts, 9 originals, 2 covers. I can't wait!

Oasis, Those Guys - We had the whole band there. It was a good night, we had fun!!

6-11 The Clover Room @ Finnegan's Wake, Those Guys - We had a decent crowd, but there is still a lot of work to do with the sound. Everyone was pretty unhappy with the night generally. Shawn and staff are working on the problems, I'm sure they will take care of it and that the room will someday soon come around.

6-14 NSAI meeting - Had a great time! A lot of new writers. Looking forward to July's meeting.

In closing, getting ready for my Virginia trip with Ed. I hope this is the first of many trips in the future. Also looking forward to getting back with Those Guys after our needed break. I would like to thank everyone who comes out to see those Guys, NorthStar and The Hackers. I am living my dram and with your support you're helping me do that!

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

Monday, June 7, 2010

6-1 Tuesday, Those Guys at Hurricane Patty's - We had an unbelievable night with The Hackers, sometimes that slows the next day down a little. We still had fun. Nobody was in that great of shape vocally or physically. We worked real hard and we got the job done the best we could.

6-2 Wednesday, NorthStar at the Rah Bar, Latitude 31, Jekyll Island, GA - Wayne Johnston and myself headed up to Jekyll to play some music with my brother Ed (our group is called NorthStar). The weather was a little rough at first but we hung in there and everything turned out alright. We had a good gig and made some money for the American Red Cross. Everyone was real nice, it was a fun gig. Later we stopped down at the Villas. Ed, Wayne and myself, we had a sandwich and a beer and shot the shit a little. Then decided to head on home. Everyone got home safely from the road gig. It felt good to get out of town. I'll be doing that more often in the future. It's the way it's done. It can't wait!

6-3 Thursday Those Guys at Oasis - We had the whole band this night. Still not in good voice but, the guys kicked in and the night went good. Barry, good luck on your gigs with Jimi Jamison. We will be here when you get back. We have a couple of different line ups for the next couple of days. Should be interesting. Today I got back in the studio to mix some on my new efforts "Hopeless Romantic" and NorthStar's, "Keepin it Real". This is what it is all about for me. Writing and making new original music. I can't wait for everyone to hear it!!! Got a new idea, that is a good sign, that means that all of the projects and the bullshit stepped aside for a minute and let me think of something new to say. I think it's the trips out of town in the next few months that will produce some new music. I can't wait!

6-4 Friday Those Guys Shaughnessy's Sports Grill - We had a good night. Marty and staff are great! It was a little bit of a different sound. I liked it.

6-5 Saturday Those Guys Shenanigans - It's our first time in here under the new name. Everybody was great! I mean really great! Good job Kurt!! (Barry's in Chicago with Jimi Jamison)

6-6 Sunday Those Guys Finnegan's Wake - We had a good time! Kurt seemed a little tired (he said he only had a couple of hours of sleep), but he came around quick!Walt and Kurt were a lot of fun to hang out with and play! Thanks Deb, great job!

In closing, it's been a rough week. My voice was giving me a hard time. somehow made it through and looking forward to next week. I missed Barry, but Kurt did a great job. I will be meeting with Jim Stafford this week to decide what we need to do to get solo CD #2 "Hopeless Romantic" completed. Thanks everyone for coming out to support our music!!

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

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

5-25 Tuesday - It was our regular Those Guys gig at Hurricane Patty's. All the usual suspects were there.

5-26 Wednesday - Ed had a previous engagement so Wayne Johnston sat in on this Oasis gig. He did a great job!! We had a lot of fun and we'll be doing it again at the Oasis on June 9th.

5-27 Thursday - All of "Those Guys" were there, the whole band. It turned out to be a good night! Also laid down some tracks in the studio early in the day.

5-28 & 29 Friday and Saturday - Those Guys gig at McCharacter's Music Cafe in Palm Coast. Played real good. The crowds were good, job well done!

5-29 Saturday - Those Guys gig at the Blue Crab Festival in Palatka. Great sound! Great set! Great time! Great bunch of people! Look forward to next year!

5-30 Sunday - A needed day off, not feeling well.

5-31 Monday - The Hackers 6th Anniversary!!! What a night. The whole place was reserved. Everyone played their butts off. Special thanks to Dewey, Rita, Debbie and Debbie's friend. We were without Walt and I was feeling like shit, but the show must go on and it did! Great job everybody. I'm proud to share the stage with each and evreyone of you!!!

I have my life long friend Chuck Caudill putting some guitar tracks on the new CD I'm working on "Hopeless Romantic". I already have my life long friend Jim Miner on the CD. This is becoming a very special project for me. I can't wait for everyone to hear it!!! Also, I hope to have a version of Poor-dum out soon!

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

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

5-17 Monday - A needed day off. Worked at the studio for awhile. This is going to be a busy week and I'm looking forward to it. Finished writing a new song "There's No I in Team". I think we're going to work on this one at Barry's place. This is a crazy tune and I'm going to need his help.

5-18 Tuesday - Went to the studio, talked with Dan a little about our promo shots on Thursday for Ed and myself (NorthStar). Also talked about the cover for our new CD. Then it was off to Hurricane Patty's where we'll (Those Guys) be playing with Chris. Barry is at the Hard Rock Cafe with RPM. Chris, you did a great job. I will get in touch with you about the bass track on our song "Love's Strange". (That's on my new solo CD "Hopeless Romantic")

5-19 Wednesday - In the studio to talk to Dan more about NorthStar's photos and to make sure all sessions were lined up for tomorrow. NorthStar (Dave and Ed) had a great gig at the Oasis. First set, 3 hours, then took a break and played another half hour set. We made some new friends and made some good music. New original tunes played; "Let's Go Fishin'", " Livin' In My Head", "Believe These Eyes" "Livin' in the Past" and "Love".

5-20 Thursday - Headed to the studio to get photos taken. (NorthStar, Dave & Ed) Also, for the cover of our new CD "Keepin' it Real". Ed's going to lay down tracks for "The Battle of New Orleans". Later, Kurt will be in to play on some more tunes for my upcoming CD "Hopeless Romantic". Songs were "Still Believin", "What Would You Do" and "Yankee Lady". I would like to thank Jim Stafford for his belief in me and his patience. At Oasis, Barry and I started out the night. I really enjoyed it. We had fun!!!

5-21 Friday - Worked with Dan more on promo shots for NorthStar Dave & Ed. Also listened to the songs we did Thursday. Ed did a hell of a job on the intro to "Livin' In My Head". Kurt came in and added an oboe part On "Yankee Lady" and we started to get some ideas for "What Would You Do". We (Those Guys) played at The Clover Room. It was a bad sound night, but everyone hung in there the best they could and we got through the gig. It's a great room, just need to work some bugs out.

5-22 Saturday - Well the sound was better (thanks Walt), but the place was empty. Wish we could have had a better sound the first night; it might have been better Saturday. Part of the Red River Band showed up, it was good to see them! Overall the band played well! It was a pretty fun weekend; it would have been perfect if you deleted the last set on Friday!

Well, this has been a great week! I got to play with the band and I got to play with my brother Ed. Got some tracks done in the studio and another song ready to give a try "There's No I In Team". My great, life long, friend, Chuck Caudill is going to send over some guitar tracks for my solo CD "Hopeless Romantic". I can't wait to hear what he comes up with! Thanks to everyone who showed up this week!

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

Monday, May 17, 2010

5-9 Sunday - Eclipse Recording Company - Worked with Dan to get my promo shot done. I'm using it for this new blog and starting on the design for solo CD #2.

5-10 Monday - Fernandina Beach - NSAI songwriters get together. Had a good time, wrote and performed a new song "My Chevrolet".

5-11 Tuesday - Hurricane Patty's w/ Those Guys - Our regular Tuesday night gig. It was a great night! Ron Norris sat in. Great job, Ron!

5-12 Wednesday - Oasis - It was suppose to be North Star (myself and Ed), Ed's alternater gave out. He almost made it back home, but could not make the gig at Oasis. I was on my own. Had a great time, missed Ed though.

5-13 Thursday - Oasis w/ Those Guys - Great night, played a little late! Wayen Johnston sat in, he kicked butt. What a nice guy and a nice player. I'm proud to have him on my next solo CD.

5-14 Friday - The Clover Room @ Finnegans Wake w/ Those Guys - A new music venue. The night went pretty good. We would like to thank the folks that stopped by to support us. These are great people and they have a great room. Stop by and check it out! Wayne Johnston and Chris McVey sat in. What a fun night!

5-15 Saturday - Lagerheads w/ Those Guys - Great place! Looking forward to our next trip! Great people, great time!

5-16 Sunday - JT's Seafood Shack - Great gig. It's been a long week......

5-17 Monday - Day off. Pay bills, write some music, work in the yard if it stops raining, maybe Sushi for dinner and just relax.

It was a great week overall. A couple of new clubs, made some new friends, got to play with great people and got a lot done on my other projects. Life is good!!!

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