Monday, September 27, 2021

September 14th, Retrophonics Recording Studio - Jim and I worked on mastering 6 tunes on the Carpetbagger's "Back Again" CD. I'll be in the studio next Tuesday September 21st and hopefully we will be finished with this project. 

September 16th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Tony and Frankie at Pelican Landing - We had a great night, it was good to get back together with the band. Pretty nasty evening but had some folks brave the weather and stop by.

September 17th, Carpetbaggers DAVE and Sue - Tides Oyster Co and Grill - What a great night! Sue and I really enjoy this gig, there's always a great audience. Stop by the 3rd Friday of every month. Thanks Felicia and staff, you guys are the best!

September 18th, OFF - Zaharias is closed!

September 19th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - I was halfway through the gig and it started to rain. I told Brian I owed him he said I didn't but I do. See you October 1st.

September 20th, Songwriters Night at Pelican Landing - We had a good first night at our new Songwriter's location at Pelican Landing. Rob Peck was not feeling well so Denny Blue stepped up to the plate. He did a great job! It's always good to hang out and listen to Bob Patterson play his music. He is one of St. Augustine's treasures, that's for sure. Grant Peeples was maybe even better than the last time I shared the stage with him. I'm a fan!

September 21st, Back 40 - Theresa and I had dinner with Mike and Joyce it was a fun meal with two great people. Looking forward to next time.

September 22nd, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue and Tony at Hurricane Grille and Wings - We're back! We had a great night and the place looks great!

September 23rd, Bagan and Company - I worked with Dan on the layout for "Back Again" our 2nd Carpetbaggers release. 

September 23rd, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Tony and Frankie at Pelican Landing - It was a packed night! We had a blast!

September 24th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Tony and Frankie at  Hammock Wine and Cheese - Our first time at this venue.  Lisa and the staff are real nice, the food is good, it has a stage. All the things that make a nice place. We will be back October 30th, so come check it out. Thanks to all our folks that made the drive, and to all the new folks we met. 

September 25th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Tony and Frankie The St. Augustine Fish House (Creekside) - We had a great night! The weather was perfect. The band was playing good. The place was packed. It doesn't get any better than this.

September 26th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Tony and Frankie Sing Out Loud Festival - I think we did a great show. The crew involved with the show was great! Thanks Sing Out Loud, hopefully we can be a part of your show next year.

Sing Out Load Festival

It's been a crazy couple weeks. I'm looking forward to finishing "Back Again" this week. The Carpetbaggers second release. Also my new flash drive "Live And A Little Touched" is out for sale. Dan Bagan and I have been working on this project since 2017. I am so glad it is finally done. Great job Dan! Thanks for letting me live my dream! Keepin' It Real! -David

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Thursday, September 16, 2021

September 1st thru the 6th, DAVE at Coles Point Tavern - I had a great road trip. I read two books, rested some, hung out with friends and played some music. It doesn't get any better than that. Thanks Acie for putting us up and putting up with us. Thanks Mike and Sandy for a wonderful meal also Selise for the potato salad, watermelon and sausage and cheese dip. It was all awesome. Thanks Randy for the PA and the lifts to the gig. Thanks Chris and Anne for booking me for the 5 days. Thanks to the wonderful staff at the Tavern who took care of me. Thanks to Joel who is always there for the music. Thanks brother Ed for making The Seiners Virginia. reunion a great time. Thanks Theresa, Dad, Margie, Kristen,Brent and Ed because your family and I love you all! See you Memorial Day weekend!

Labor Day 2021 Coles Point Tavern

September 7th, The Carpetbaggers DAVE, Frankie and Tony at Bagan and Company "LIVE" from the Classic Car Museum of St. Augustine -  The start was frantic but everyone held it together.  What pros (with a capital "P") these guys are (Clay and Dan) everything worked out and we had a great time as usual. Rob Peck who in my tired state of mind kept I kept calling Rob Pickett (my deceased half brother), did a great job! Rob also hung around a little bit after his show and played a few tunes with us. Dan, Clay and Theresa did a great job. We will be back October 5th. I'm really looking forward to it! Thanks for supporting our "LIVE" stream.

September 9th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Tony and Frankie at Pelican Landing, It was a great night! We missed Sue but she will be returning next week!

September 10th, 11th and 12th DAVE at The Big Deck - Another great weekend on the other coast at the Big Deck. We lost Liam this weekend, he was Byryan and Darlene's dog,  the biggest Dog friend I ever had. He left us on 9/11/2021 

My new release LIVE and a little touched USB Flash Drive with 10 Videos and music tracks is available now! Thanks Dan and Clay you guys are the best! Also as I keep saying we are closing in on "BACK AGAIN" our new Carpetbaggers CD produced by Jim DeVito at Retrophonics Recording Studio. I can't wait to get back with the band. Thanks for letting me live my dream! Keepin' It Real!! -David

see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

August 25th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Frankie, Tony and Tommy Gilstrap at Music By The Sea - We had a blast! It was hot as hell but what a great time! Tommy you are a real pleasure to play with, thanks!!! As far as the rest of the band you all never cease to amaze me.

Music By the Sea August 25, 2021

Carpetbaggers in harmony

Carpetbaggers with Tommy Gilstrap
 Photos by: Wayne Westcott

August 26th, Bagan and Company - Dan and I worked on some ideas for the Carpetbaggers "Back Again" cover. Also Dan showed me a "LIVE And A Little Touched" t-shirt he had made with our new press.

August 26th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Frankie and Tony at the Pelican Landing - It was a little slow but the weather was pretty nasty. We still had a great time playing. Don't forget next week Tony and Frankie will be joined by Barry Rapp and Jeff Ganz come check it out.

August 27th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Tony and Frankie at The San Sebastian Winery - We made a good call and set up inside. Thanks everyone who showed up to support us and our music. Thanks to all the great folks at the winery

August 29th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - It's always a great time on the porch by the water!

September 1st, Travel Day - Theresa and I are headed north to Virginia today for my gigs at the Coles Point Tavern.  I'm looking forward to it. I'll playing with Eddie Pickett on Monday.

Still trying to get all my new music out. I'm running into a few thousand snags. When all is said and done I hope to be releasing "LIVE And a Little Touched" (DAVE 10 music videos),  "Back Again" (Carpetbaggers 12 songs), "Say Grace" (Carpetbaggers 10 to 12 songs), "The Big Lonesome Rides Again", (The Big Lonesome 12 songs) and "Then And Now" (The North Star Band 20 songs), that's over 50 new songs. I can't wait for you guys to hear! Looking forward to my Virgnia trip! Thanks for letting me live my dream! Keepin' It Real!!!-David

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