Tuesday, October 31, 2017

October 16th, Songwriter's Night at The Corner Bar - I was able to get a little rest after the Virginia trip before I  repacked the truck and headed for the monthly Songwriter's Night at the Corner Bar. This month we were lucky enough to have Michael Lagasse and Todd Jones. Both of these guys are great talents and good guys. The work they do together is defiantly worth giving a listen. It's always good to see and play with my old friend Bob. I am so lucky to be a part of this event every month. We will be posting our next artists for November 20th soon.

October 17th, DAVE at Chianti Room - I spent a nice evening on the porch. There was a nice breeze, no rain and some great folks that came out. It dosen't get much better than this.

October 18th, Travel Day - On the road again, we are headed up to see our friends George and Deborah Reeves and to play a little music and maybe write some. We left about 11:30 am and  arrived about 8:30 pm. We made good time. It's time to hit the sack!

October 19th, DAVE and George at JJ's Canteen and Eatery - There was nobody in there until just before starting time. We were a little nervous.  Like it does so many other times, it turned out great! This is one of the coolest places.  If you're ever in Glenville NC, you must check it out. We had a nice meal and a nice time playing. Thanks Joel, and staff you guys are the bomb! We also started on a new tune earlier today (no title yet). Also would like to recognize Jon Zachary a local singer-songwriter, thanks for stopping by.

October 20th , Mica's - DAVE and George - After a nice quiet and peaceful day, a great breakfast and lunch (thanks Deborah). We worked on our new song a little. We mostly bullshitted about what's been going on with the both of us.  I think we came up with some chorus chords. We hopped in the van and headed for Mica's. This was an outside gig and there was a chill in the air. We offered up our heater that was offered to us to the audience keep warm. We thought we would soon be on fire.  We had a great time and finished the gig just before it got to cold. Then headed back up the mountain.

October 21st, JJ's Canteen and Eatery - Songwriter's Night - This is a new event for JJ's.  Normally, they are closed on Saturday. This will be our 2nd Songwriter's Night at this venue.  The first was great! George and I were going to be joined by Isaiah Breedlove and Goeff McBride. Isaiah called that afternoon and said he had some family issues and would not be able to make it. We were bummed but the show must go on. I hope everything turned out okay for Isaiah. Geoff arrived with family in tow and ready to go to work. We sound checked, had dinner, then it was show time. George was working triple duty backing both Geoff and I up and doing his own music. He did a great job on all fronts. Geoff McBride was a real treat (2nd season of The Voice). What a voice he had, wow. George and Deborah had been talking about him before I met him. What a nice guy and what a talent! It's really my favorite time in music when three guys can get together and make music on their own and together. We had some real moments during our two plus hour show. I was smiling from ear to ear. Thanks Geoff it was a pleasure and I hope we get a chance to write some and play together in the future. You are the real deal.

October 22nd, Travel Day - We left Yellow Mountain about 6:30 am. It was our regular ride home until we talked with the Dunaway's. Barry had played a show with .38 Special the night before in Richmond Hill. We knew they were headed for George and Deborah's for a couple days before Barry had to fly out and catch back up with his band. We decided to meet at Duke's Barbecue off exit 22 in SC and it turned out to be a good choice. It was fun to catch up with our friends and have a good lunch. We said our goodbyes and headed out in different directions. We arrived home by dinnertime.

A perfect weekend all good memories. Theresa was a little under the weather the whole time but was a real trooper. I couldn't have done it without her. 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! Listen to my music on Spotify and check out my videos on YouTube. Keep'in It Real! - David

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

Sunday, October 29, 2017

October 9th, NorthStar at Creekside was cancelled. Creekside closes on Mondays until February. Judy offered us another day of the week, but after talking to the band members, we decided to wait until Creekside re-opens on Mondays. Our next NorthStar date at Creekside will be February 12th.  If anything changes I will let you know. Thanks for your support and we look forward to seeing you next year at the wonderful and fabulous Creekside!

October 10th - OFF

October 11th, Travel Day - Theresa, Frankie and I headed north to Hague, VA and Cole Point Tavern. We arrived at about 2 am. The trip was uneventful trip, but long. We are ready to get some rest before the start of this long weekend.

October 12th, DAVE and Frankie at Coles Point Tavern - Our first night was a little slow but had a nice bunch of folks that stayed with us for the evening.

October 13th, NorthStar AT Coles Point Tavern - Eddie made it in about 15 minutes after we starteD. We had a spot ready for him and then the game was on. What a fantastic night! A big crowd, we played well. Everything was perfect!

October 14th, NorthStar at Coles Point Marina - We played Creeky's "One More Time" party. It's an annual event to raise money for the Fire Department. We are so proud to be a part of this event and hope to be there next for the next one!

October 14th, Bob Margolin and NorthStar at Coles Point Tavern - We opened up for the great Bob Margolin. It was a nice show. We had to work out a few bugs but made it through. Frankie and I backed up Bob Margolin.  Then after a few tunes Eddie joined us on guitar for the rest of the show. Bob is a true pro and one of the nicest guys you will meet in the business. I worked for him in the early 80's and am proud to call him my friend. It is a real honor to back-up this great entertainer! Man what a night!

October 15th, Travel Day - We made it home about 7 pm. It wasn't a bad trip back, but ran into some traffic in South Carolina and a little in Georgia but overall a pretty uneventful return drive.

It's good to be home, but what a great time I had. Thanks Chris and Ann, Matt, Randy, Mike and Sandra, Creeky and Joel. We could not make these trips without your help.  You guys are the best!  Also thanks to Eddie and Frankie I'm so proud to play with my NorthStar band mates! And I can't say enough about my friend Bob Margolin. What an honor. I hope we can do this again. Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it could brighten someone's day, even your own! Early detection can save your life! Check out my music on Spotify and my videos on YouTube! Keepin' It Real!! -David

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

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

September 27th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - I had a nice evening out on the sidewalk. It was nice to hang out with Brian from Aunt Kate's. This is a nice place to play, good people to work for. Thanks Abe, JJ and staff.

September 28th, DAVE at Corner Bar - It was the trio of Brady and Frankie and I tonight. There's never a dull moment with these two. It's so good to get done with a night of playing and feel like you've given all you can and everyone playing with you feels the same. Steve Beck was in the house, always good to see him ride in.

September 29th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - This is the first of 3 nights. The weather is going to be real crazy I hope I can get all the gigs in. So far so good!

September 30th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - I was not so lucky this afternoon. The weather was nasty so we decided to cancel. Theresa and I drove down to the Lohman Auditorium. We were guest of Bob Paterson to see the Gove Scrivnor show. Mike Lagasse and Todd Jones opened. It was a good set. I had to a chance to say hey to Gove. He is going to help me get into the Frank Brown Festival. Gove sounded great. It was good to see Jim Carick and Paul Linser. The weather was awful so we cut out quick. Thanks Bob, see you for our next songwriters night on October 16th.

October 1st, Aunt Kate's - The weather is still bad. I was able to get most of a gig in. I had the chance to meet a nice player from Key Largo, Kenny Channels. He got up and played a few tunes. He sounded real nice.

October 3rd, DAVE at Chianti Room - My friend Cecil is in town. My brother Will and his friend Frank showed up to see him and hang out. Michael  Howard sat in for a couple tunes "I Want To Stay Here"one we co-wrote with Hank Morris and Chris McVey, and my song Fernando. Also Bryan and Darlene from The Big Deck Bar in Cedar Key surprised me with a visit. It was good to see my brother and friends. It was a wonderful afternoon on the porch!

October 4th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - A nice evening on the sidewalk, nice breeze, nice folks, good time. A little tired, I was happy to see 9 p.m. I'll be gone for a couple weeks, see you October 25th. Thanks Abe, JJ and staff!

October 5th, DAVE at Corner Bar - Brady was a little under the weather so it was Frankie and I that took the reigns. What a great time we had, what a great night we had.  Thanks Pat and staff you guys are the best!

October 6th, 7th and 8th, DAVE at The Big Deck - Hurricane Nate was threatening so the place wasn't as packed as usual. Still had a blast! I got to see my friends Pete and Pat. Also hung out with Zen, Ted, Ivan the wonderful Liam, Mattie and Bryan at the house. We missed Darlene. She was in St. Augustine but did make a cameo appearance at The Big Deck before we left Sunday. Check this place out sometime!

It's been a busy week! Things are starting to get back on track after the hurricanes. 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! Check out my music on Spotify! Check out my video's on YouTube! Keep'in It Real! -David

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