Friday, October 28, 2016

October 17th, Songwriter Night at Corner Bar - Bob and I had Amy Hendrickson and Lee Michael Howard as our guests this month. These are two talented folks as everyone there will tell you. I am so proud to spend this time with my friend Bob Patterson and all the great writers that have and will share our stage. Rob Peck stopped by and played harp on "My Bird" what a treat! Also Sam Pacetti stopped by. Thanks for supporting original music in St. Augustine.

October 18th, DAVE at Chianti Room - I had a great day out on the porch. Some friends of Peter Bonta stopped by with about 20 people in tow. The weather was good the town seems to be recovering well after Mathew. Come check out the best happy hour in town.

October 19th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - I had a nice show out on the sidewalk. This is a great time of years to play outside. See you next week!

October 20th, DAVE at Corner Bar - It was me, myself and I tonight. What a blast! I missed Brady but what a great crowd. See you next week there might be a full stage!

October 21st, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - Man, they had a lot of damage all around the restaurant (the bait shop, the lower patio and the tent area). The restaurant was okay though. Had a nice evening out by the water looking forward to tomorrow afternoon. Thanks Brian, Candy, Dave and staff for taking such good care of me.

October 22nd, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - I had a great afternoon. See you guys in 2 weeks.

I had a fun week. Looking forward to being in town for the next couple weeks. Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it could brighten someones day, even your own! Early detection can save your life! Keepin' It Real! -David

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

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

October 10th, NorthStar at Creekside - Canceled due to Hurricane Mathew.

October 11th, NorthStar at Oasis - Canceled due to Hurricane Mathew.

October 12th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - I had "the great" George Reeves with me tonight and what a night it was out on the sidewalk. We had a lot of our friends come out and a few new faces. Thanks Abe, JJ and staff see you next week!

October 13th, Travel Day - Theresa and I headed up to the Northern Neck. I have a few gigs to play in the next 2 days. We ran into a detour right before Lumberton, N.C. that added a couple of hours onto our trip. Even with the delay we still made it to The Backdraft to meet Richard and Barb for a drink. Also to say hey to our friends and owners Jay and Annie. After a few drinks headed to Coles Point Tavern where I loaded my gear in and then had a wonderful steak dinner. A pretty comfortable trip.

October 14th, NorthStar at Coles Point Tavern - Tonight NorthStar was Frankie Urzetta and I. The place was packed. What a blast. I really look forward to getting up this way and hang'in out and playing for some great folks on the rivah!

October 14th< NorthStar  at Creeky's Party - Randy and I got to the private gig a little early and set up. Eddie was going to join NorthStar with Frankie and I for two shows. The pig roast was a great success. Creeky said it was the biggest yet. He also said there will be one more. I hope NorhtStar can be a part of this great event next year!

October 14th, NorthStar at Coles Point Tavern - Another packed night! These are the kind of shows you live for. Almost everyone in the place knows our original music that makes it so special. Enjoyed playing with Frankie and Brother Ed.

October 15th, Travel Day - Theresa and I got started about 6:30 am. The detour in North Carolina was a lot shorter. We arrived home about 6:30pm. It was a great but quick road trip.

I would like to thank Randy Watts for all his help this weekend. Thanks Chris and Ann for putting us up and putting up with us. Thanks Eddie and Frankie had fun playing with you guys. Thanks Mike and Stacey for keeping the dream alive (owners). Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it might brighten up someones day, even your own! Early detection can save your life. Keepin' It Real! -David

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

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

September 28th and  29th, Trip to Canada - We had a very early flight with American Airlines to Charlotte and then to Toronto Canada. American Airlines was very slow with baggage check. We were a little worried about making our flight. After that, however, it was smooth sailing.  Love that TSA precheck! Things worked out and we had a safe flight through to Toronto. No problem through Customs. We arrived in Toronto at Lynn's and dropped our stuff off and rode with her to her favorite sushi place Rollian Sushi. It was some of the best we have ever eaten. I called Laurence and Barbara (we forgot to call when we first got in, sorry) and then hit the sack. The next day we woke up and Lynn had breakfast for us. Later we walked down to Yonge Street and checked out a little of the city. Laurence and Barbara showed up in the afternoon and set up for the House Concert. Then we had a wonderful dinner prepared by Lynn. The house Concert went great Lynn Westerhout and Jim Armour were great hosts. The folks that showed up were great. Laurence and I played them a couple hours of our music. I hope anytime we get in the Toronto area we can stop by and play some music for Lynn, Jim and all her wonderful friends.

September 30th, Northymberland 89.7 FM - Laurence and I woke up early to sit in on Jim Glover's radio show. It was good to see our friend and catch up. We had been there 2 years before with George Reeves. Jim is a good guy and also a Beatles fan so after playing "Change The World" we did a version of "Norwegian Wood" for him. I hope we get a chance to stop by Jim's Small Town Radio Show next time we are in town. Also thanks for the folks that request "Livin' In The Past".

September 30th, The Loft - I got in a bit early for a sound check. Our sound man was Steafan Hannigan (Uriah Heap), a very talented multi-instrumentalist also. Also we were going to have Joyce and Perry sit in at the end off our show. They turned out to be great folks. They had seen me play with Artimus Pyle in the 90's in Daytona and remembered the song "My Bird Still Ain't Talkin'" the minute we started it. Ken Prue was a great host and I hope we will be invited to play at this great venue when we are in Cobourg. Stopped by The Cat and Fiddle for a beer after the show with Laurence, Ken, Steafan, Joyce and Perry. We also would like to thank Jim Glover (89.7 FM) and Donna Brooks for catching our show at The Loft.

October 1st, Harbor Inn - Right down the street from Lawrence and Barbara's is a place called Harbor Inn, we played a couple years ago. We were supposed to return but they were pulling all the boats out of the marina and had no room for parking. That didn't stop us from stopping by and having a wonderful breakfast. It was good to see Jeni and Bill. I hope we can play for you the next time we are in town! We checked out a nice park, Presqu'ile Park and found some nice rocks out in front of Laurence and Barbara's house on the beach. Laurence and Barbara are going to bring them down to us when they come the end of October.

October 1st, 78 on Main - Lori and staff opened up their doors to us at the last minute when Harbor View realized their predicament. What a wonderful new place. We had bad weather so we had to set up inside. We had dinner (excellent) and got to play our music for some new folks. I hope we can stop by and play next time we are in town.

October 2nd, Thousand Islands - Laurence and Barbara treated us to a tour of The Thousand Islands. What a great way to end a wonderful road trip. After the ride home back to Laurence and Barbara's, we jumped in our rental car and headed for the Crown Plaza in Toronto. It was close to the airport for our early flight home. We had a couple of drinks and food at the bar. It was a  long fun day.

October 3rd, Back to the states - We flew Delta back, a much better airline in my opinion. Actually went through Atlanta to catch our flight to Jax and that even went good. Finally home it feels good.

It was a lucky day when I met Laurence and Barbara. I have enjoyed their company and friendship. Laurence is a very talented musician and I am proud to share the stage with him. Laurence and Barbara were great hosts and made sure I was very well taken care of. I appreciate your kindness and hope we can do this again. I would also like to thank my lovely wife Theresa who is always a blast to travel with. Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it might brighten someone's day, even your own! Early detection can save you life! Keepin' It Real! -David

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