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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!