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