Sunday, June 29, 2014

June 18th, DAVE at Captain Stans - Ed had another gig on Jekyll that came up, so I was solo behind the magic fence! Had a great time.  What a great way to start a road trip!

June 19th, NorthStar at Coles Point Tavern - Picked Ed up on Jekyll after the gig at Captain Stan's and we headed to Virginia. We got to the Northern Neck about 10am, where we met Randy at the Backdraft for lunch. It was good to see our friend Jay (owner). Then it was off to Richard and Barbara's where we were staying. After a little confusion on a sound system for the weekend (Randy and Ed took care of it). It was Jason to the rescue! We set up around 3pm. Back to Richard and Barbara's for a quick nap! Woke up to a great lasagna dinner (Thanks Richard and Barbara)!  It was the Coles Point Taverns 60th anniversary and it was packed. It was good to see Helen.  Sammy wasn't feeling well. Chris and Ann and the wonderful staff took great care of us. We had a blast! Day 2 under our belts.

June 20th, NorthStar at Coles Point Tavern - Day 3 started out with a fantastic breakfast! Once again Richard and Barbara out did themselves! Nap time! Woke up and set up in the back room at the Tavern for Friday nights gig! Once again, thanks to Jason for the upgraded sound system for the bigger room! Relaxed for a little while then it was off to Mike Rowzee's where Randy had put together a cook out for us! Man was that some great barbeque!  We had a blast at the Tavern Friday night with special guests Randy and Jason sitting in! Also Matt Bourne singing Wagon Wheel! Good job guy's! Also met Danny Gatton's brother Brent what a nice guy. It was good to share some stories about one of the greatest guitar players in the world.

June 21st, NorthStar at House Party - Day 4, up early in the morning to head to Ed's cabin in Linden! Got a chance to hang out for a bit then it was off to the next adventure! The weather was pretty bad and we pulled the plug on the outside set up just in time. This was the first real unplugged gig I have ever done. Just guitars and stools, it was different! Nils and Holly were great hosts. We met a lot of interesting folks! The gig was in Woodville, Virginia.  When we were driving through the town we saw the historic marker with John Jacksons name on it! I then realized we were in Rappahannock County and this was the town John Jackson was from. I was very proud to read about this great son Of Virginia's life! It was a honor to know him!

June 22nd, NorthStar at Thorton River Grill - Day 5, up early and walked to the top of the mountain. Relaxed a little and headed to Sperryville! This is one of my favorite gigs in Virginia. Andy and staff always treat us great! Some of our family was there Dad, Margie, Debbie and Charlie. Had a great evening playing at this great place! Time to head back to the cabin for a day off.

June 23rd, NorthStar at Hardscrabble - Ed is going to mow all day! I got up and walked to the top of the mountain again. Visited and bought some produce from John and Britteney. Then it was off to visit my Mother, Sister and Grandmothers grave sites at The Manassass Battlefield. Headed back for the cabin where I will rest until the evening for our trip back home. The trip home was long and uneventful. What a great road trip looking forward to getting home though!

I've said this before: "If every road trip was like this I would stay on the road. But they're not so I won't". Looking forward to getting back in the studio (Cave Canem) with Barry! Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Keepin' It Real! -David

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

Monday, June 16, 2014

June 9th, NorthhStar at Creekside Dinery - We got started a little late, but once we got going what a time it was! The weather was threatening, think that might have detoured a few people. But I think the folks that showed up got a great show! We would like to thank Steve for getting up and playing a tune with us.  We will have to get you and Mack up next month! See you on July 14th!

June 10th, NorthStar at Oasis - Started out a little slow but turned out great in the land of the 44 TVs!

June 11th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - It was raining when I got there but we decided to go on anyway! What a great night it turned out to be! Dave and Cathy White stopped, so did LenWeeks.  See everybody week after next.  I will be out of town next Wednesday!

June 12th, DAVE at The Corner Bar - Great night! One of the few places in town with a stage! Kruz did a nice set! See you in two weeks!

June 13th and14th, DAVE at Sea Jay's - Had a great weekend! Got a chanced to hang out with brother Ed and talk about some future gigs!

I will not be in Cave Canem Studios this week with Barry. Both of us are real busy right now. Hope to start back next week! Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Keepin' It Real! -David

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

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

June 1st, The Besley Compound - Theresa and I had Carl and Marsha over for dinner. It was nice to hang out with our friends!

June 3rd, DAVE at Hurricane Patty's - I had a great time! Always good hang'in out with Jeff and the gang! Had a few bombs with my friend Brian Frazier!

June 4th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Nice weather! Nice night!

June 5th, DAVE at The Corner Bar - Started out great kind of thinned out near the end!

June 6th, 7th and 8th, DAVE at The Big Deck Bar and Grill - Always great to get back to Cedar Key to see Pat and Pete, Bryan and Darlene and staff are great too! Looking forward to my return in July!

I would like to wish my friends Chuck Caudill, Barry Dunaway and Paul Goldstein, all a Happy Birthday. Three guys I have played with over the years and respect a great deal! No studio this week but there are a million things I should be catching up on. Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Keepin' It Real! -David

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

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

May 26th, Super Hackers at Hurricane Patty's - We had a great night! Chris had to leave early for a gig with The Dewey Via Band. George Reeves and Tony Scozzaro  came in and played. Both of these great guitar players will be joining us with The Big Lonesome later this summer! I am very excited!

May 27th, DAVE at The World Famous Oasis - Turned out to be a great night in the land of the 44 TVs!

May 28th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - What a great night! The place was packed!

May 29th, DAVE at Corner Bar - Had a blast! Kruz did a nice set!

May 30th, DAVE at Brogen's North - The weather held out and I had a blast! Thanks to Jason and staff.  You guys are the best!

May 31st, DAVE at Sea Jay's - Another great gig!  It's great coming back to Jekyll Island!

 I had a great road trip.  If they were all like this I would stay on the road! Talked to Barry and we start back on Tuesday at Cave Canem Studios working on "Mr. Song To Evil People". Barry had done some work before he took off on the road to "What Dreams Are made Of".  I can't wait to hear what he has done. Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Keepin' It Real! -David

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