Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Wednesday 4/20,  NorthStar @ Zachry's - Had a terrific crowd!  A lot of new faces and a lot of faces I haven't seen for years.  It was such a great night my mind didn't even wander to the long overnight drive to Virginia that lay ahead.

Thursday 4/21, We arrived at the Northern Neck about 9:30 AM.  It was a good ride.  Ed and Jay did the driving. jay most of it!

Friday and Saturday 4/22 and 4/23, The Big Lonesome Weekend @ Coles Point Tavern - The Big Lonesome Weekend included NorthStar (featuring Dave Besley and Ed Pickett with special guest Frankie Urzetta), The Big Lonesome  Band (Gregg Chirico, Wayne Johnston, Frankie Urzetta, Robin Taylor, Eddie Pickett and Dave Besley) and Mr. Natural (Gregg Chirico, Robin Taylor, and Bill Box). What a great two nights.  I am so proud of everyone in  The Big Lonesome show.  This has been one of the best road trips I've taken.  Thanks Randy, Scott, Carla and staff!  You guys are really special.  Good job Matt and Andy.  Photos to follow.

Sunday 4/24,  The Big Lonesome Show @AC's - We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day.  The crowd was awesome.  It was really good to see Jay and Annie and family(Backdraft).  Just can't say enough about these guys I've been performing with all weekend.  It's an honor and a privilege.  Thanks to our families that came along and it was great meeting Robin and Carla's family.  Nice, nice people.

Monday 4/25 Headed home - Thanks Jay for making the drive as usual.  Thanks Janis and Bill for taking care of things back home while we were away (cats and plants).  We can't thank you enough.

I want to thank Randy and Scott for supporting my decision to bring The Big Lonesome up to Virginia.  I hope we have many more years of shows as we've had friendship.  I can't thank you enough Randy Watts for starting this whole thing!

Also I'd like to thank C and L Automotive, Shane and Karen of Finnegan's Wake and Gregg Chirico for providing rehearsal and live performance venues to get us ready for the great weekend we just had!

Here are few photos, more to come.......
NorthStar with Frankie and Wayne @ Coles Point Tavern
Gregg Chirico waiting for his turn, relaxing in the audience.
The Big Lonesome on stage with Ed Pickett wearing his Birthday gift, guitar glasses.
Happy Birthday Eddie!
Jim Miner with his Bunny Man mask.  The whole audience had them.
A joke on NorthStar during their original song "The Bunny Man Blues"
The whole gag was instigated by the culprit pictured above "Kristen Pickett". 
Our friends Donna and Bill of Shadow Mountain Music Group (Dave's publishing company)
 who threaten to take us out on their boat fishing every year.
Every year Dave comes up with an excuse not to go.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

4/11 The Big Lonesome rehearsal @ C & L Auto - Had our last rehearsal before our Virginia show.  We have the show at Finnegan's Wake on Wednesday, then the next time we're together is Friday in Virginia.  I can't wait.  I am really proud to be sharing the stage with these great musicians.

4/12 "Just Dave" @ Harry's - It's a little different schedule but I had a blast.  These are great people and this has turned out to be a great gig.  Thanks Rob.

4/13 "The Big Lonesome" @ Finnegan's Wake - We had a nice crowd and everyone played their hearts out.  We missed Robin, but Ed and Wayne were more than up for the task.  Thanks everyone for supporting our band.

4/14 AM Eclipse - Ed and myself are in the studio today working on "Been All Around the World" and "There Stands the Glass".  After that I was going to  put a guitar part on "Hopeless Romantic", but never got to it, maybe next week.

PM "Just Dave" @ The Corner Bar - Turned out to be a great night!  There were some good ole friends that stopped by.  I had a great time!  I won't be at The Corner Bar next week.  I'll be traveling with The Big Lonesome and NorthStar for some shows in Virginia.  Looking forward to being back and seeing everyone at The Corner Bar on the 28th.  Thanks Mike, Nick and staff you're great!

4/15 "Just Dave" @ SeaJay's - A fun night on Jekyll.  Made some new friends and had a good time.  Thanks Tommy and staff.  You guys are the best!

4/16 "Just Dave" @ Finnegan's Wake - It was slow but I played my heart out to the proud but few that were there.  I'm looking forward to a better afternoon tomorrow.

4/17 "Just Dave" @ Finnegan's Wake - Stopped a little early, there was some kind of emergency.  Some friends stopped by while I was packing out.  Thanks for coming down.  I'll be back in two weeks (May 8th).  Check out Hugo Duarte on Easter Sunday here at Finnegan's Wake, a friend of ours (HugoDuarte.com, hillbillybeach.com).

4/18 "The Hacker's @ Hurricane Patty's - I had a great time.  Everyone kicked butt.  Good job!  Wayne Johnston (The Big Lonesome) sat in and played his heart out.  Look for the Hacker's to be back on schedule next month (the last Monday of the month 5/30).  I can't wait.

Things are busy.  I've made a bunch of new friends and it's always great seeing my old friends.  Once again, don't forget to check out our friend Hugo Duarte at Finnegan's Wake Easter Sunday afternoon.  Thanks again for letting me live my dream, everybody.  "Keepin' It Real" - David

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

Friday, April 15, 2011

Monday, 4/4 - Wayne Johnston and I worked together today.  Started on two new original songs for The Big Lonesome.  We also worked on "Until We Meet Again" one of his tunes he wants Frankie to sing.  We are trying to get together at least once a week to write for The Big Lonesome.

Wednesday, 4/6 - NorthStar @ The World Famous Oasis - They've made some changes here.  They've changed the area where we setup.  The PA wasn't set up, there wasn't light, speakers were off in another room, in spite of all that, it turned out to be a good show.  Thanks Ed, it would have been a nightmare with anyone but you.

Thursday, 4/7 (AM) Eclipse - We're singing "Been All Around the World".

(PM) Just Dave @ The Corner Bar - Started out slow, but turned out pretty good.  I think this gig is coming around.  Thanks for sitting in Kruz.  Tried some new originals "Hopeless Romantic, "What Would You Do" and "Is This Love?"  Can't wait to complete my next CD.

Friday, 4/8 Had lunch with Shane at Kings Bistro, Mike the chef really took care of us.  You have to check this place out!

Just Dave @ Zaharias - What a great place!  I had a blast.  Angelica and staff were super great!  I would like to thank everyone who showed up.  What a night! Scroll down to previous post to see photos.

Sunday, 4/10 Just Dave @ Finnegan's Wake - The Sundays are coming around.  I had a great time!  Frankie sounded great!  I am so proud to share the stage with this great singer.  I can't wait for The Big Lonesome.  Thanks to all the great staff at Finnegan's Wake, you guys are the best!

I am so busy lately but all the great people who come out to see me keep me going.  I am looking forward to getting together with Wayne to see what he's come up with on the 2 new originals we were working on.  I am also looking forward to getting together with The Big Lonesome on Monday and playing together on Wednesday at Finnegan's Wake (8pm).  I'll be in the studio a couple of times this week working on my new CD "Hopeless Romantic" and NorthStar's "Keepin' It Real".  I am so proud of everyone I'm around musically and am so excited about the future.  Keepin' It Real - David

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

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Monday, 3/28 - Had a great Hacker's show (4hrs).  Everyone played their hearts out.  We had Wayne Johnston (The Big Lonesome) join us.  He kicked butt.  We'd like to remind everyone that our next Hacker's gig is April 18th (a week earlier than usual).  Sorry for the inconvenience.  We'll be back on track in May.

Wednesday, 3/30 - "JUST DAVE" @ The World Famous Oasis, This is a tough solo or duo gig.  The 44 TV's and the ambient sounds try to take away from the intimacy of an acoustic show.  I miss everyone at The World Famous Oasis and to my disbelief the shows (single or duo) have been going pretty good.  It just goes to show you, right when you think you know everything, you learn something new.  Thanks Splash and crew you guys were great!

Thursday, 3/31 - Eclipse - We're mixing now "Hopeless Romantic" a couple of guitar parts I have to put on, and background vocals.  I think I  am close or will be close to a year since my last release.  That was the plan.

PM - "JUST DAVE" @ The Corner Bar - Had fun!  Kruz sounded good.  The place is coming around. Thanks Mike and crew, you are doing a great job!

Friday, 4/1 - "JUST DAVE" @ Seajay's, Jekyll Island, GA - Set up outside on the deck.  It's always fun coming back to the island.  Made some new friends, had a blast!  Thanks Tommy and crew!

Saturday, 4/2 - "JUST DAVE" @ Latitude 31, Jekyll Island, GA - An afternoon gig 12-3pm.  The place was packed.  I was pleasantly surprised.  I had stopped down to hear the Wharfratz after my gig at Seajay's last night.  It was slammed then too!  The Ratz sounded real good.  It's great to see a band having fun.  That's what it's all about!  Thanks Teresa and crew!

Saturday, 4/2 - "JUST DAVE" @ SeaJay's - Another great night.  I was inside.  It was the first place vacant when I came to set up.  I was dog tired, but the crowd brought me around.  This has been a great weekend.  I introduced my music to a lot of new folks.  Once again. a great job Tommy and staff.  Also thanks Mike (Coast Guard for closing the show),  Good job!

I'll be booking my flight to Rhode Island this week.  I'm a featured writer at a show there.  Thanks Marc, you're the man!  The Big Lonesome is going to be headed up the trail to Virginia this month.  Don't forget about Finnegan's Wake, April 13th, 8-11pm.  Just another reminder that the Hacker's will be a week early this month, April 18th, 6pm at Hurricane Patty's. I will remind the rest of the guys to get the word out.  I'm doing a gig with Ed (NorthStar) at The Oasis this week.  I can't wait, we've been crossing paths on the road, but haven't had a chance to play together.  Thanks for letting me live my dream!  Keepin' It Real - David

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