Monday, July 28, 2014

July 22nd, DAVE at Cave Canem Studios - Re-sang "Superman (I should have stopped at shote #5)". Barry did a lot of work on " The Ice Has Broken". Getting closer!

July 22nd, DAVE at The World Famous Oasis - I had a great night in the land of the 44 TVs!

July 23rd, DAVE at Cave Canem - We worked on "Superman (I should have stopped at shot #5)", added some background vocals. Fooled around with the mix.

July 23rd, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - First time for my new PA system! It was easier to set up, still working on a sound! I had a good crowd to try it out on! Congratulations JJ!

July 24th, DAVE at The Corner Bar - It was a nice night! Kruz did a good set! It was great to see Terry, Brett and Hanlie Garrod and the Nicks Brothers (Jack and Jim). Thanks for you help calling out the chords on "No Surprise" a (Besley/Irwin) tune!

July 25th, DAVE with Brady Green at Captain Stan's - Had a good time! Always great playing with the great Brady Green behind the magic fence!

July 26th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - DAVE
Great afternoon until the rain came! I didn't loose any equipment but it was close! Lydia and Susane stopped by right after I got packed up. We all had a drink together though!

July 27th, DAVE at Harry's - It was hot as hell! Made it through the night though!

I will be back in Cave Canem Studios at least a couple of times this week. Looking forward to our trip to Virginia for Randy's 50th. Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Do something nice for someone! Keepin' It Real! -David

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

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

July 16th, Travel Day - Theresa and I met my Dad and Margie at Fat Daddy's in Sun City, S.C. It was nice to spend some time with my folks. The rest of trip up went good enjoyed hangin' out with the wife. We arrived about 11:30pm.

July 17th, DAVE and Gentleman GEORGE Reeves at Cork and Barrel, Sapphire, NC - First thing we did was work in the garden. My Dad in Virginia and the Reeves' in North Carolina have 2 of the best gardens I've seen! After a great lunch (Deborah made it) we relaxed for a bit then headed for the gig. Had a great crowd! Stan "The Man" (Courtesy Gas) and his family were there from Florida. Jay Drummonds got up with George and played a few of his songs. All the tunes were great but "Back In The Day" really got me. I'm going to learn that song. We all closed the night together with "Copperhead Road".  That was a blast! We were also introduced to Erica Nicole.  A young singer that was headed to Nashville.  Only talked for a minute but she seemed nice.

July 18th, DAVE AND Gentleman GEORGE Reeves J J's Eatery, Glenville, NC - No work in the garden because of all the rain, but started a new song in George's Studio "So Long Boys". Couldn't finish it but came close. After a nice lunch (Deborah made) and a little nap, we headed for J J's. What a night! The place was packed! I love Cashiers N.C.! Had a bass player Mel roll in and play a few. It was a perfect night! Can't wait to sit down with the songwriters tomorrow at Buck's.

July 19th, Songwriters in the Round at Buck's Coffee House - Still raining! We had pancakes for breakfast (Deborah made)! George and I went up to the studio and finished "So Long Boys".   I can't wait to get back to Florida and play it for Barry Dunaway! We also made a little video of another song we wrote last trip "Don't Stare At The Sun".  Theresa will post it when we get home. Then it was off to the show! Gentleman George Reeves, Lee Ladensack, Jay Drummonds and I sat down for 3 hours and played our own music. The place was packed and everyone was hanging on every word. I was proud to share this great experience with these great writers! This has been a wonderful trip!

July 20th, Travel Day - Theresa and I had coffee with George and Deborah. We are all four rode out and met Kurt and Suzanne Johnston in Cleveland, Ga. for lunch.  We had a nice visit and we're going to try to do some things together in the future. Kurt and Suzanne seem happy and busy! Kurt gave me a CD the two of them worked on together.  It was real nice! We said our goodbyes, took a couple of pictures, and then Theresa and I were headed home for Florida and George and Deborah headed back to the mountain. The trip was great except for sitting in a backup for over an hour somewhere near Macon! We're made it home at 11:00 pm.

I will be in the studio a couple times this week, replacing a vocal track and singing back-up vocals with Barry Dunaway at Cave Canem Studio's. Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Keepin' it Real! -david

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

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

July 7th, DAVE at Home - Had a nice couple days off. Worked in the yard and around the house. Got some things checked off of the to do list!

July 8th, NorthStar at The World Famous Oasis - Had a great night with brother Ed! The land of the 44 TVs has be very good to us!

July 9th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - One of my best nights yet! See you in a couple of weeks  (July 23rd).

July 11th, DAVE at The Corner Bar - There was a nice crowd! Kruz did a nice set! Ron Norris played a few of his tunes and sounded great! See you in a couple weeks (July 24th). If you get a chance check out Liz and Jim. They will be playing in my absence.

July 11th and 12th, DAVE at The Big Deck Bar - Never a bad time at this great venue! See you in August for 3 days, 15th, 16th and 17th!

July 13th, DAVE at Creekside - Threatening weather so I played inside. Turned out to be a nice night!

July 14th, DAVE at Cave Canem Studios - Barry and I went over what mixes we have. After I left Barry finished them up. He says we are closer than he thought! Mr. Song To Evil People here we come!

July 14th, NorthStar at Creekside - I just had checked the sound system and all hell broke loose! Brady Green had called in sick! Ron Norris said he would fill in! Frankie hung out with Ron and I in the rain. Ed was talking with Terry and Brenda. Anyway the night was a wash! See you guys next month on August 11th at this great venue!

July 15th, DAVE at Cave Canem Studios - Finished reviewing the rest of the CD and Barry was right.  Kai Olsson was in the studio with Barry and I today and gave us some good ideas and a piano part on Parallel Charade.  Next week we will finish background vocals and then it's off to Dave Johnson and RBR Studio for the finishing touches! This is exciting!

I am so excited I can see the end of this project! I am so proud of Barry Dunaway (Cave Canem Studios) for the great work he has done. He's more than a friend, he's a pro! Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Keepin' It Real! -David

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

Monday, July 7, 2014

June 30th, Super Hackers at Hurricane Patty's - Chris was out of town so we had Tony Scazzaro and George Reeves with us (The Big Lonesome). Both played great, can't wait to play Music By The Sea in August! Ron Norris also performed always good to hear him.  Randy Watts and his cousin Danny from Virginia stopped by on their way to the race.

July 1st, DAVE Hurricane Patty's - DAVE
Gentleman George Reeves was with me tonight. What a blast! PT from Sunset Grill stopped by.  It was good to see my old friend.

July 2nd - 180 Degree's - Lunch with Randy Watts, Danny, Barry, Lydia, George, Deborah, Debi, and Theresa on Vilano Beach.

July 2nd, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - The weather was nasty! I had a strange but large crowd tonight! George and Deborah stopped by to say goodbye! I will see them in a couple of weeks in Cashiers NC. I can't wait!

July 3rd, DAVE at The Corner Bar - What a night! What a crowd! Rob Peck and Ron Norris showed up and played. That is always a treat! Kruz did a nice set! It was a honored to play "My Bird" with Rob on harp!

July 4th, DAVE at Aunt Kates - Happy Birthday America! Not much of a crowd but Theresa and Lydia were there! Lydia recorded a video of a song that I'm putting on my next CD "Mr. Song to Evil People". The song is called "Superman - I Should've Stopped At Shot #5".  It's being recorded at Cave Canem Studios with Barry Dunaway producing.

July 5th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - Nasty weather again, but these great people let me set up inside! Not much of a crowd again, but I did meet Hank Williams Sr.'s cousin. It was pretty cool to play a couple of Hank songs for him. After the gig I stopped by Dan and Susie's where I met Theresa, Brianna and Braylen. Inga was also there it was great to see our old friend! Thanks for having us over you guys!

Barry is really busy so we won't be getting into the studio this week. Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Keepin' It Real! -David

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

Thursday, July 3, 2014

June 24th - DAVE at Oasis - It was a long drive from Virginia.  After a few hours of rest I headed for the land of the 44 TVs. Turned out to be a nice night!

June 25th, Dave at Cave Canem Studio's - Worked on a mix "Get Back In The Race". I really am enjoying working with my friend Barry. I can't wait for everyone to hear what we have created!

June 25th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Great night! The place was crazy! The wings are the best!

June 26th, DAVE at The Corner Bar - It's always nice starting out the night with a full house. Kruz did a great job! Jim and Ed from Mid-Life Crisis stopped by. Also the loading crew from the St. Augustine Amphitheater were in the house!

June 27th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's -It rained but fortunately the manager (Mackie) saw it coming and had me set up inside. Had a great time with some great people!

June 28th, Tokyo Thai-  Had a few friends get together to celebrate my 60th! Who would have thought! It was a blast hanging out with everyone!

June 29th, DAVE at Creekside - Frankie Urzetta was with me tonight! It's never a bad time playing with this great player!

I don't think there will be any studio time this week Barry is out of town with .38 Special. Look forward to Randy Watts' visit from Virginia.! And George Reeves from North Carolina! Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting start talking! Keepin' It Real! -David

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