Saturday, June 30, 2018

June 19th, DAVE at the Chianti Room - Another nice afternoon out on the porch. It seems like parking is getting harder each day downtown. At least I only play there a couple times a month. See you July 3rd!

June 20th, Travel Day - Theresa and I are headed up to George and Deborah's to relax and play a little music. The trip up was okay until we went off the road a bit to try out the new IHOB Burgers. The burgers weren't bad but the time we took getting to the place put us in a bad traffic jam on I26 when we got back on the interstate. With a quick call to George and a move to I20, that added a couple hours onto the trip, including the burger stop, we finally pulled into to George and Deborahs about 11pm (almost 12 hours).

June 21st, DAVE and George at Cork and Barrel - After a good night sleep and a good breakfast,  George and I went into the studio to work on a couple songs of ours, old and new. We ran through "Sweet Rose Of Mine", "The Ink Has Dried" and a new song I started to write with Chuck Caudill "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind". Also a melody George had in his head (yet un-named).  Then after a great lunch and nap we headed down to Cashiers to the Cork and Barrel for their 7th Anniversary Party. We had a blast! Thanks Dick and staff, see you in October!

June 22nd, DAVE and George at The Lazy Hiker - Early in the day, George and I got together and added a new intro to "The Ink Has Dried" and I taped a lead part George is going to work out a harmony to. I also had an idea on some lyrics for George's new tune (yet un-named), I think he liked the ideas, we will see. We also worked out a lead section on our song with Chuck "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind". A new place for us in Franklin, The Lazy Hiker! Everyone was real nice. Kim and Patrick treated us real good. We met some of the local songwriters and a lot of locals. Also we were visited by Dennis Hammond and Debi James. I'm looking forward to playing this venue again.

June 23rd, Songwriters at JJ's - After coffee and our morning chat. George and I headed up to the studio to continue working on our music, Then headed down the Mountain to Glenville and one of my favorite places JJ's. We had Isaiah Breedlove and Dave Stewart with us tonight for our writers event. We had a decent crowd but more than that we had the chance to sit with two very good songwriters. Dave played some nice guitar and has writen some real good music. He runs a writers night in Franklin, maybe George and I can do sometime. Isaiah Breedlove was somewhat younger than the rest of us but had some very special songs. I was really impressed. I am so lucky to be able to share the stage with so many songwriters around this country. George did a great job as always and it was fun to play our new tune "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind", Besley/Caudill/Reeves. It was good to see our Cedar Key friends from Sylva by way of Gainesville, FL. Thanks Joel and staff hope to see you in October!

June 24th, We had a pretty uneventful and safe trip back. I unloaded the car, draged the luggage in and repacked the truck. Man, it's good to be back home, made it in 9 hours with a stop.

We had a great road trip! It's always good to hang out with our friends Deborah and George. It's also nice to play some music for these great folks in this part of the country. We always seem to get some new music out of these trips. I look forward to that. I have a pretty easy week playing wise in St. Augustine this week. Look forward to catching up with everyone. 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

June 4th, DAVE at JT's Seafood Shack - The weather looked bad but held. I had a nice gig, this is a good place to play. Thanks everyone who showed up, see you July 2nd.

June 5th, DAVE at the Chianti Room - A nice afternoon on the porch. A nice layed back afternoon playing for folks coming to the best happy hour in town!

June 6th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - The weather looked a little shaky but Abe said to go on and set up outside. He was right, turned out to be a great evening. Thanks Abe, JJ and staff!

June 7th, DAVE at Corner Bar - We were ready to start at 6pm and there were just a few people there. By 6:15 the place was packed! It was good to see my Father and Margie in the audience. Thanks Brady and Frankie for an enjoyable evening.

June 8th, 9th and 10th, DAVE at The Big Deck - I love Cedar Key and I love playing at The Big Deck for Darlene and Brian. Kerry Gordon stopped by and TJ Brown sat in on Sunday. As always it's good to see Pete Frizell and Pat. See you guys On July 13th, 14th and 15th. I can't wait!

June 11th, NorthStar at Creekside - Terrible weather once again. I was rained on pretty good setting up outside. Then decided to play in the bar, so I set up again inside. I'm glad I did. We had a nice crowd come out to see us. My friend and ex-bandmate Gary Carroll sat in with us and sounded great! We also had Rick Kuncicky in the audience, one of the best guitar players in town. Thanks Ed, Brady and Frankie I really enjoyed the evening. See you July 9th, same time, same station!

June 12th - OFF

June 13th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - The weather held out until the end of the gig then it poured. It was the second time this week I got drenched! Other than that the gig was great! Thanks Abe, JJ and staff!

June 14th, DAVE at Corner Bar - It looked like rain again, but thankfullly the gig is inside.  I'm glad it didn't keep everybody at home. It turned out to be a nice evening with Frankie and Brady.

June 15th, I was off so I went by and picked up my Banner Thomas shirt from Dewey at the End Zone. It was good to see everybody!

June 16th, DAVE at Zaharias - I had Brady Green with me tonight. I also had rain again. That didn't stop everyone from coming out. Thanks for braving the weather. Thanks Angelika and staff.

June 17th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - I had a nice hot afternoon out on the porch. Tony Scozzaro stopped by with his family. Also Chip Kirk from The Innocent Bystanders stopped by. Thanks Brian, Dave, Tina and staff!

June 18th, Songwriter's Night at Corner Bar - What a great show! We had a wonderful audience and a great line-up. Lon Williamson and John Winters were at their best tonight. I am really enjoying these shows. Thanks Bob Patterson and all the staff at the Corner Bar. See you next month on July 16th.

It's been pretty busy lately, feels good. 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! Keepin' It Real! -David

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

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

May 17th, DAVE at the Corner Bar - Frankie and Brady joined me tonight.We all had a great time as usual.

May 18th - OFF
Stopped by The End Zone and dropped off money for a Banner Thomas T-shirt. I had a chance to chat with Dewey, Tara and the Moses Creek Band.

May 19th, DAVE at Zaharias - Brady Green joined me tonight. Zaharias was where they were having Fedex Jack's retirement party this night. It was good to see everyone. Congratulations Jack! Thanks Angelika and staff, I always enjoy working for you. See you June 16th!

May 20th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - Nasty day but played for a couple hours inside.

May 21st, Songwriters Night - We had The Skinny and Joe Mark with Bob and I. We had a nice crowd and heard some good music. Thanks for supporting original music in St. Augustine! Thanks for the pictures Dee Dee!

May 22nd - OFF

May 23rd, Travel Day - We left St. Augustine after Theresa got off of work. We made it to Roanoke Rapids where we spent the night. We had dinner at Logan's. So far the trip has gone well.

May 24th,  Travel Day, Coles Point Tavern - We left Roanoke Rapids about 7 am and arrived at Coles Point about 10 am.  We met Ann and Chris to set up for my evening gig.  It went well, Randy Watts let me use a couple of powered JBL Speakers, I brought the rest of the gear. After I had a sound check, Theresa headed on to Northrn Virginia to spend time with her family. I took a nap. I ate some of Chris's chilli and had a grilled cheese sandwich for dinner. The night was good, I had a  nice crowd.

May 25th, DAVE at Coles Point Tavern - I did my regular morning walk. I went to the gig about 6pm, the place was packed. I had one of Chris's crab cake sandwiches. It was the best. Cecil stopped by.

May 26th, DAVE at Cole Point Tavern - Another nice morning walk. Randy picked me up around 4pm and we went to the Rowsee's for a cook out. Man, the Chicken and Ribs were great! Also the stuffed peppers wrapped in bacon. The Tavern was packed, had a blast!

May 27th, DAVE at Coles Point Tavern - Again, another nice morning walk. I had breakfast with Randy at Tim's Rivershore. Theresa came back up in the afternoon. Richard rousted her some crabs. It was a nice evening, Cecil and Ed showed up, also Joel.

May 28th, DAVE at Coles Point Tavern (Last Day) - Morning walk was great. A lot of my family showed up today Dad and Margie, Rick and Sue, Polly and Bob and Joy. Also Cecil and Ed. I had a nice afternoon. Ann, Chris, Cecil, Ed, Theresa and I went over to Tim's after I packed out for a couple cocktails to end the  Memorial DAy weekend and the end of our short working vacation.

May 29th, Travel Day - We left for home about 4am arrived about 4pm. It was a long drive, but nice as it could be. It's good to be home!

May 30th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - Cancelled due to rain! And it never rained go figure.

May 31st, DAVE at Corner Bar - Frankie was under the weather so Brady and I carried on without him. It was a little slow but still had a good time. See you next week hopefully with a full roster.

June 1st, 2nd and 3rd, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - Friday set up inside because it was calling for rain all night, never rained. Most folks were outside but I still had a few check the music out. Saturday afternoon was a lot of fun, playing out on the porch by the water.  It doesn't get much better. Later it rained like hell! Sunday turned out to be a nice gig, the weather held. It got a little hot though. Later it rained like hell! I missed Jake's set on Friday. I think he was down in the Keys.

What a wonderful couple weeks. I was feeling a little under the weather the whole time but seem to be on the mend. It was nice to be home for a while to get some things done around the house. I'm looking forward to working for my friends in Cedar Key this coming weekend. Hopefully I'll get some things done on some of my musical projects this coming week. 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!