Sunday, August 26, 2018

July 31st, DAVE at Chianti Room - Another hot day on the porch. We are in summer now folks. Michael and Joyce Howard showed up. We made a dinner date, can't wait!

August 1st, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - DAVE
A nice afternoon out on the sidewalk. The rain stopped me at about 8pm though.

August 2nd, DAVE at Corner Bar - Brady was with me tonight, Frankie was having car trouble. Enjoyed the evening, we had a nice crowd.

August 3rd, 4th and 5th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - It was a nice hot weekend out on the deck. The weather held for the whole weekend. Jake sat in on Friday, he's sounding better and better. I really like his Sinatra songs. The rest of the weekend was great, the unbrella made a big difference. Thanks Brian, Tina, Dave, the Staff and Randy and the folks at the fish shop, you guys are the best!

August 6th, DAVE at JT's Seafood Shack - A nice crowded Monday in the Hammock. This will be my last gig here until February. Thanks Johnny, Brandy and staff you guys are the best! See you in February!

August 7th, DAVE at Chianti Room - A nice hot afternoon on the porch. Nothing really memorable except the heat!

August 8th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings _ A nice evening out on the sidewalk. I had a good crowd and it was fun! Thanks Abe, JJ and staff, I enjoyed it!

August 9th, DAVE at Corner Bar - I had both Brady and Frankie with me tonight. As always a real pleasure playing with these two guys. There was a nice crowd, had a nice dinner, played some music and got to hang out with some great folks! Dosen't get much better than that.

August 10th, 11th and 12th, DAVE at The Big Deck Bar - Always a great time at this venue. I love coming over to Cedar Key. Darlene, Brian and their staff are always the best! I played "Tin Roof Shanties". I can't wait to record it, hope I do Shelton, John and Bob proud. It's always good to see Pete and Pat, John and Tammy! See you September 7th, 8th and 9th, can't wait!

It's been a great week! Looking forward to getting back in the studio with Dan working on our new project "Live And A little Touched".  Also we are getting close to our "Live At The Corner Bar" release. Barry's schedule with .38 Special should be relaxing a bit so we can get back to work on "Don't Stare At The Sun". I talked to him the other day, it was good to catch up with my friend. 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, August 15, 2018

July 25th, Canada - Theresa and I had a nice trip up to the Great White North! A direct flight is the way to go! Air Canada, but not the window seat. We had a quick bite at Chili's at the airport after we made it to our gate. We arrived at the Pearson Airport about 4pm and we were in our room by 5pm. We had a nice dinner at the restaurant in the hotel. We tried an Indian dish for the first time called Butter Chicken.  It was not at all what we expected but good, we'd get it again.

July 26th, The Stevenson's - After a nice relaxing evening at our hotel and breakfast the next morning,  Laurance picked us up and took us back to his place in Brighton. It was good to see Barbara, Alice and Bill.  Bill Mullen also joined us for this mini road trip. They came from Massachusetts, and had just arrived when we did.  Our first gig was at the Church-Key Pub and Grindhouse, a small bar in Campbellford, it was a good warm up gig. Laurence and Bill sounded great!

July 27th, DAVE at Arthur's Pub in  Cobourg -  I had a nice breakfast and a morning walk on the shore of Lake Ontario.  For lunch we went to The Harbor Veiw Resturant. This was where we had our first Canadian gig for 4 years ago. That was the year George and Deborah made the trip with us and it was George, Laurence and I. We usually have a meal there very time we make it back. The gig that night at Arthur's turned out great! We had some friends, Perry and Joyce (Urban Angel), Adam and Chris (Mad Man's Window) and Jan a radio DJ were among the many in the crowd.

July 28th, DAVE at Victoria Park Bandshell - Cobourg - The weather did not agree with the event. Should have been a better crowd but still enjoyed playing for Beyond the Box Benefit. We had some time to see Joyce and Perry perform at Kelly's Homelike Inn and also to check out a little of the town of Cobourg. I also got to see Mad Man's Window, I wish the sound was better. Turned out to be a nice day.

July 29th, The Big Apple - Bill and Alice took us to breakfest at one of our favorite places. I had chicken and ribs though. We saw Lucy the Lama and had a nice time talking over the events of the days we'd all spent together. We said our goodbyes to Bill and Alice and then Barbara when Laurence shuttled us back to Toronto. We had dinner at a restaurant across the parkiing lot of the hotel. It was a wonderful buffet place. Theresa normally dosen't like these kind of places, I think she liked this one. We've had a great time.

July 30th, Homeward bound - This trip and our first trip with George and Deborah were two of the best. I can't wait to see what next year brings!

It's hard to remember all the great things that happened on our trip north. Laurence and Barbara were great hosts as always. Bill and Alice were two wondeful people. Looking forward to seeing everyone in St. Augustine. This year is going to be a hoot with everyone. All the folks in Canada were wonderful. Thanks again to Bill Mullen and Laurence Stevenson you guys are the best!!!! Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Smile it could brighten someone's day, even your own! Don't liter! Early detection can save your life! Keepin' It Real! -David

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


Friday, August 3, 2018

July 9th, NORTHSTAR at Creekside - Finally, I had a great evening to play. Frankie was unable to make it but we still had a great time. Hopefully, we will not get rained on again this year. Thanks Ed and Brady it was fun hanging out! Steve Beck stopped by. Thanks Creekside and everyone else who showed up!

July 10th - OFF

July 11th, DAVE at St. Augustine Sunrise Rotory Club- It was an early gig. Dan and I were setting up while it was still dark outside. I had a good time and met some nice folks (some I knew). The River House is a beautiful place. Thanks Dan (IAUGI Studios) your system sounded great!

July 11th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - I had a chance to talk with Barry (Cave Canem Studios) good to catch up with my busy friend. The gig was slammed! Hung out a little with Brian (Aunt Kate's)  before playing. One more Wednesday then I head to Canada. See you next week!

July 12, DAVE at Corner Bar - Brady Green was with me tonight. As always, there are a bunch of great people that come out and hear us and we are so lucky to have them (you know who you are). Ron Norris got up and played a few tunes. It was good seeing our musician friend and hearing him play his music (good job backing Ron up Brady).

July 13th, 14th and 15th, DAVE at The Big Deck - I am so lucky to have met Brian and Darlene, their venue is a great get away. As always Pat (who I found out is the reason the owners contacted me) was out a couple of times over the weekend. Pete Frizell and Mike Boulware also stopped by. Pete is going to help me film a project I have been working on. Mike Boulware is a music legend in Gainesville. It's always good to see him and hope to get him to play one of our songwriter nights in St. Augustine. Also Bob Cooper stopped by and sang a new verse to 'Tin Toof Shanties" I can't wait to start singing it. I'm a lucky guy! Thanks Cedar Key see you next month!

July 16th, Songwriter's Night at Corner Bar - As always, had my partner Bob Paterson with me (he will be on the road next month, I will miss him). This week we were joined by Amy Hendrickson and Liz Williamson, it was a night to remember. I will never tire of doing our monthly songwriters night. It is a real treat to hear all the great writers each month I am so lucky. Thanks to all you creators! Thanks for all the folks that support our night! See you August 20th!!!!!

July 17th, DAVE at Chianti Room - A little rain that kind of cooled things off. A nice crowd, met some nice folks.  See you back here on July 31st! Saw Woody Pernell and Michael Jordon.

July 18th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - A nice night out on the sidewalk. Wes Talton stopped by with Cindy, hadn't seen them for a while. Hopefully we will get Wes for one of our songwriter's nights. I will be playing at Hurricane Grill and Wings on Tuesday July 24th before I head to Canada. Thanks Abe, JJ, Cherry and staff!

July 19th, IAUGI Studios - Dan and I worked on "LOVE".

July 19th, DAVE at Corner Bar - Frankie and Brady joined me tonight. A nice crowd, played some different tunes. See you guys in two weeks!

July 20th - OFF

July 21st, DAVE at Zaharias - Brady Green with me tonight! The place was packed, had a blast! Thanks Angelika and staff, you guys are the best! See you August 18th, let's do it again!

July 22nd, DAVE at Creekside - The weather was nasty so Frakie decided to stay home. It was a small but mighty crowd, had a good time inspite of the weather.

July 23rd - OFF

July 24th, DAVE at Hurricane Grill and Wings - It was a nice night out on the sidewalk! Brady Green was in the house. The weather was trying to get bad but never really did. Thanks Abe, JJ, Sherri and staff!

It's been a busy week. Canada here we come! 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!