Wednesday, October 29, 2014

October 21st, DAVE at The Chianti Room - Great afternoon! Brian and Darlene from The Big Deck Bar in Cedar Key stopped by on their way to a trade show. I will be heading their way this weekend! Mike Howard also stopped by.  It's always good seeing my friend! Thanks to the staff and everyone who showed up!

October 22nd, DAVE at Hurricane Grille and Wings - A nice night! Todd from Virginia stopped by. It was nice to hear about all his adventures! It slowed down a bit later so I called it about 8:40 pm! See you next week!

October 23rd, DAVE at The Corner Bar - It was great to be back at The Corner Bar and see my regular Thursday night friends! We missed Marsha, she has been under the weather as I have! Kruz did a nice set! Thanks for a great night everyone! Also like to thank the Fernando Dancers and the Bunny men!

October 24th, 25th and 26th, DAVE at The Big Deck Raw Bar and Grill - It's always great to pull into Cedar Key! Had a great weekend. I was a little under the weather but hung in there and had a great time! Got to see Pete, Pat, Willie and Bob. It's always a treat when they show up! Thanks Darlene, Brian and staff, you guys are the best!

Hope to get together with Barry this week at Cave Canem Studios! He has been real busy so we will see what happens. I am in town all week playing music, doing yard work and resting! Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Keepin' It Real! -David

see you down the road!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

October 13th, NorthStar at Creekside - The place was packed! We had some great players and singers show up. Steve Beck was in the audience. Rob Peck, Jon Winters and Drew Dixon all played and sang.  What a treat! Thanks everyone for supporting NorthStar's music! See you at Creekside on November 10th 5pm to 9pm!

October 14th, NorthStar at Oasis - Another great night in the land of the 44 TVs! It was a nasty night out but that didn't stop the crowd!

October 15th, DAVE at Cave Canem Studios - Listened and talked through a few tracks Barry had some ideas on. I also got a chance to catch up on some things, we've both been real busy.

October 15th, NorthStar at Hurricane Grille and Wings - Ed joined me for a third day in a row. We had a great time! Ron Norris and Kruz sat in.  T hanks you guys! I am headed to Virginia in the morning where I will meet George and Frankie!

October 16th, Travel Day - Left about 4:30 am and arrived at The Backdraft at 4:00 pm where I met Randy and Richard for dinner a few cocktails. Theresa continued north to visit her family. I will see her Saturday morning!

October 17th, NorthStar at Coles Point Tavern - Ed had a previous engagement and was unable to make this trip with us. I was in good hands though, with Gentleman George Reeves and Frankie Urzetta by my side.  We had a wonderful dinner at Richard and Barbara's, where we were staying for the weekend.  Afterwards, it was off to meet my cousin Jason who was providing the sound for the next two days! We had a wonderful night as always. Chris and Ann alway take really good care of us. Donna Britton was in the house and got up and sang a few songs with us. "What Dreams Are Made Of" was one tune we performed,  Donna, Kat Korac and I wrote this several months ago on Donna and Bill's boat!

October 17th, NorthStar at Creeky's One more time Party - After a great breakfast at Richard and Barbara's we went to set up at the Coles Point Marina. This is an annual party that benefits the local fire department. We are proud to be a part of this event and hope to see everybody next year. Jason did a great job on sound. Thanks for having us! And we would like to thank Randy Watts, Richard and Barbara, Jason and Joel.  Without their help this would not have been possible!!

October 18th, Travel Day - We had a uneventful trip home and arrived about 7:30 pm. It's good to be home!

This has been a very busy few weeks. I am going to try to stay close to home through the holidays. I'm excited about that. Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Keepin' it Real! -David

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

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

October 2nd, The Jim Glover Show Northumberland 89.7, DAVE, George and Laurence - We drove into Cobourg, Ontario, Canada to do a morning radio show, but not before stopping at Timmy's for a double double.. Jim Glover was a great guy and had a great knowledge of music! We played three of our songs "My Bird", "Love" and "Don't Stare At The Sun".  The interview is online somewhere. I haven't had a chance to hear it yet. Then we met the girls at Harborview for some lunch with Jenny and Bill! The rest of the afternoon we rehearsed a couple of our new songs with Laurence! "So Long Boys" and "Home" Two more Besley/Reeves tunes!

October 3rd, The Musideum, Toronto, DAVE, George and Laurence - After a nice rocky walk with Theresa on Lake Ontario, we of relaxed until our ride to Toronto. We had dinner in Chinatown.  It was fantastic! We did a nice show at this great place,  The Musideum owned by Donald Quan, a great guy and what a beautiful place! We have some multi-tracks of the show.  I can't wait to hear them. Thanks Donald you are a great spirit!

October 4th - The Harden & Huyse Concert, DAVE, George and Laurence - We had breakfast and another walk on the beach with Theresa. The show at The Harden & Huyse was sold out! There was a great young girl Mckenna and her partner Steve started the first show off. The second show was started by Michael McNamara. We had standing ovations after both of our shows. It was one of the nicest nights I have had in many years! I was truly moved by these great people! Thanks everyone that was involved in this great show.  You all did a fantastic job!!

October 5th, Homeward Bound, The Gang - This has been a great road trip, one I'll not forget! We had a great time with our friends George and Deborah. Thanks Laurence and Barbara for everything! There's a lot of memories I will carry with me for a long time. Canada You Rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 October 7th, DAVE at The Chianti Room - Thanks Mike Howard for covering my gig. I owe you one!

October 8th, DAVE at Hurricane Grille and Wings - It's good to be back home! It was a nice night  out on the sidewalk! Jim Sexton stopped by and we had a chance to talk for a bit. He is now a St. Augustine resident! Also Ricardo Perez got up and played a few. Good job Ricardo!

October 9th, DAVE at The Corner Bar - What a night! The place was packed! Kruz did a nice set! See you in 2 weeks!

October 10th, DAVE at 685 Seafood - Had a nice time on the island. The place is really shaping up! Good job Vic! Also Abby Owens, you sounded great as usual! Thanks for sitting in!!!

October 11th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - I had a nice afternoon! This is a nice place, good food, beautiful on the water! Packed up quick and made to Jarell Jones and Brooks Dumont's wedding. It was very nice, everything was great! The father daughter dance was the best with Susie in the background. Great picture Dan Bagan!

October 12th, DAVE at Creekside - Thought Frankie was going to make it down! It turned out to be a great night! There is no better place than Creekside on a busy night! Thanks everyone!

I talked to Barry Dunaway, we are going to try to get in the Cave Canem Studios this week. The plan is to finish up my CD "Mr. Song to Evil People". We are going to Dave Johnson's studio, RBR, for the final mix! Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Keepin' it Real! -David

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

Sunday, October 12, 2014

September 28th, DAVE and Theresa, Road Trip - The first leg of the trip was driving to Cashiers meet Gentleman Gorge and Deborah Reeves. It was a nice trip with no mishaps. We arrived about 2pm and had lunch then packed the van (The Beaver) for the trip north!

September 29th, First Travel Day with The Reeves' - Deborah was our driver for the entire trip and our first destination was the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. After a long day of driving we stayed in Independence, Ohio where we spent the night.  We drove into Cleveland and to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame the next morning. Things of interest we saw on this day was: the Spam can guitar. and
a loaded Coal Train barely making it up a steep grade somewhere in WVa.

September 30th, DAVE, Theresa, GEORGE and Deborah at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - George Reeves and I enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on September 30th at
11am. We had a great much to see. Cleveland you Rock!!!! Afterwards we got back on the road headed for Niagara Falls,  Canada where we will spent the night. Thank goodness we got across the border. I had been worried about that since talking to Barry about their problems in Canada. Had dinner at "My Cousin Vinny's" and then it was off to bed.

October 1st, The four of us at Niagara Falls - After breakfast we made the walk down to the falls. I was here in the late 70's with "The North Star Band" and it is just as spectacular the 2nd time around. Deborah and Theresa played a few slot machines and then it was off to Brighton to meet up with our friend Laurence Stevenson and his wife Barbara. Thanks to a little detour following map quest we made it to our destination in time for our warm-up gig at the Habourview on Lake Ontario! Jenny, Bill and staff were the best. We had a wonderful dinner a few drinks and played a little music (not necessarily in that order). After the gig we were off to Laurence and Barbara's where we stayed while we were in Canada.

to be continued.....

Friday, October 10, 2014

September 23rd - DAVE at Marineland Farmers Market - When I showed up, Sloan had double booked. Since I already had another gig later so I decided to put on my swim trunks and look for some shells on the beach. I will be at the market next on October 14th 9:30am to 12:30pm.

September 23rd - DAVE at Oasis - A pretty nasty night outside! All was slow in the land of the 44 TVs!

September 24th - DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - This looks like it's going to be a slow week! Played until 8pm and called it! See you in a couple of weeks!

September 25th, DAVE at The Corner Bar - Another very slow night! Kruz was unable to make it! Toughed it out, it's got to get better! See you in a couple of weeks!

September 26th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - All quite on the home front! Hope it's better tomorrow!

September 27th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - Still slow, I cut out a little early!

September 27th, DAVE at Oasis - This was a first! A solo act on Saturday night at The World Famous Oasis! I had a blast! Everything is good in the land of the 44 TVs!

This was a very quiet week! It's not always a bed of roses! See you guys in a couple of weeks! Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Keepin' It Real! -David

Road Trip!!!!!!Canada here we come!!!!!!

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