Monday, December 23, 2019

December 2nd, DAVE at Retrophonics Studios - We've got five songs ready to start mixing for the Big Lonesome CD. I am so excited to hear these tracks again. I will finish this project up with the help of Frankie, Sue, Tony and  George. I can't wait for everyone to hear it.

December 4th - Carpetbaggers, Dave, Sue and George at  Hurricane Grill and Wings - It was a cold night so we set up under the tent. I had a blast as always playing with George and Sue.

December 5th, DAVE at Bagan and Company - We worked the final layout for "Don't Stare At The Sun" so it will be out by Christmas! Then next week we will continue work on "Live And A Little Touched" my new release.

December 5th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, George, Frankie and Tony at The Corner Bar -
What a great night! The place was full, it was Jim's (Bunnyman) birthday and he brought three rum cakes (chocolate, pina colada and a new spice flavor). Sue will be back next week, we missed her.

December 6th and 7th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - Day 1 was a nice quiet evening. I had a nice time out on the porch it was a beautiful evening by the water. Day 2 turned out to be a nice afternoon on the porch by the water. Stowed my gear and headed to Georgia to play with brother Ed.

December 7th, Carpetbaggers DAVE and ED - Christmas Party- I made it to the gig with only one problem, I couldn't read the address on the mail box and went down the wrong driveway at first. I didn't feel so bad because I think Ed did the same thing. What a nice event, these are great people to play for. I had the chance to sit by the fire at the end of the night for a bit. Tell a few cuban tree frog stories and listened to a few good ones in return. The ride home was a little long, but made it home safely.

December 8th - DAVE at Aunt Kate's - The rain came twice, that was enough. I played about half the gig then had to call it quits. Never fails in Florida, as I was loading out the sun burst through the sky and I was sweating my ass off it got so hot. Go figure. Still overall it was a great weekend! See you next month!

"Don't Stare At The Sun" has been released! So I've started working on "The Big Lonesome Rides Again" with Jim at Retrophonics. Also will get back to work on "Live And A Little Touched" with Dan at Bagan and Company. 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! Speak of the good things going on, there's enough talk of the bad! Do the right thing whenever you can it will make this world a better place to live in! Keepin' It Real! -David

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

November 25th, The Big Lonesome, Retrophonics Studios - Jim and I started working on the tracks that The Big Lonesome started in 2011. I'm m going to finish it up by next year with Frankie, Tony, Sue and George's help. We are going to complete this project. This was a dream band, these were all great players whom  I've had the chance to play with over the years. What makes it so special is to include musicians that I currently work with and one of The Big Lonesome's original members Frankie Urzetta. We are going to see this project completed. I am proud to be working with Jim Devito at Retrophonics.

November 26th, George's house - George and I worked on "Nothin' At All" and started writing on "Telephone Lightin'". It's good to be back working with George. We are also getting back to work on "Confederate Lament" a song we co-wrote with the great Don Oja Dunaway. We already have an instrumental "Dust them Blinds" we co-wrote with Sue Westcott pretty much complete. We are on our way to starting another project. I'm excited!

November 27th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue and George, Hurricane Grill and Wings - What a great night! Great crowd! We had Mel Rogers, a friend of Sue's from Alabama sit in and she was fantastic! I hope to get her playing some tracks on my next projects, a solo CD I'm working on, "The Big Lonesome" CD that Frankie and I are going to finish up or the CD George and I hope to start working on after our "Don't Stare At The Sun" CD release.

November 28th, Happy Thanksgiving! - I met my brother Will along with Jay for an afternoon Thanksgiving dinner at the Corner Bar. Thanks for my dinner Pat. We were surprised by Brady Green and Doug Hyde. After our dinner Jay and I went to Dan and Suzy's for some pre-dinner snacks (deviled eggs and pigs in a blanket). Then I dropped Jay off at home and was picked up by Jim Grimes and we went to Thanksgiving dinner at Wayne and Sue's. It was a great feast and a great time!

November 29th, 30th and December 1st, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - My first of three days at this venue went well. It was a nice day on the porch by the water. The place was packed, it couldn't have been any better. Day 2 on the porch was beautiful! Great crowd! I also got pooped on by one of the birds while I was playing and was informed it was good luck. Day 3 was pretty windy but there was a good amount of people that braved the wind. It turned out to be a great weekend overall. I'll be back here again performing next weekend.

Another busy week! Looking forward to getting together with Jim at Retrophonics Studioto  and continuing work on "The Big Lonesome rides Again". Also working with Dan at Bagan and Company on the final for our new CD, Carpetbaggers performing songs written by Dave and George,  and also continuing  on "Live and a Little Touched" CD. Thanks for letting me live my dream! Stop texting, start talking! Don't liter! Smile it could brighten someones day, even your own! Think and speak good thoughts, there are enough people telling you about the bad. Keepin' It Real! -David

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