Thursday, May 19, 2022

 May 9th, JT's Seafood Shack - I had a nice evening under the tent. Looking forward to next month (June 14th).

May 10th, Carpetbaggers at Bagan and Company "LIVE" - It was great to have Bob Patterson back on the show.  What a great bunch of folks we get to work with each month! See you back here on June 7th!

May 11th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Tony and Frankie at Hurricane Grill and Wings - It was a great evening, a little chilly by the end of the night but still great fun! See you next week.

May 12th, Bagan and Company - Dan and I pretty much sat around, but did some brainstorming to organize our ideas for upcoming projects. Yes! that's it, we brainstormed.

May 12th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Tony and Frankie at Pelican Landing - Great night! See you next week!

May 13th, 14th and 15th, DAVE at The Big Deck - I had a great weekend! Never a bad time at this great venue! See you next month, that's June 10th, 11th and 12th. Thanks Bryan, Darlene and crew, you guys are the best!

Dave at Big Deck Bar and Grill, Cedar Key, FL
 

I'm hoping to get another bass track on "Train" Tuesday during my session at Retrophonics Recording Studio with Jim and to get him to take a look at a Chris Berardo song I recorded many years ago that I just found. Also I hope to get more work done on the mix "Too Tore Up", a Big Lonesome tune written by Gregg Chirico. Thanks for letting me live my dream!!! Keepin' It Real!! -David

see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
check out my upcoming performances here:
http://davidwattbesley.blogspot.com/p/schedule_31.html 

 

Thursday, May 12, 2022

 May 2nd, Travel Day - Theresa, Braylen and I are headed north to Virginia. We left early in the morning and arrived about 7:30pm. It was a long day on the road.

May 3rd - It was a day for me to relaxed and practice. I did the morning walk around the lake in Burke with Margie, Theresa and Braylen.

May 4th, Rehearsal Day 1 -  The first day of rehearsal went good, we played for about 4 hours then took a dinner break. We got back to it for about an hour after that and called it a day. Musically we're not to far off but vocally Lou, Al and I are not in the best shape. We are going to depend a lot on Jim for the high harmonies.

May 5th - Rehearsal Day 2 - About the same as yesterday, we played about 4 hours took a break then about an hour and a half later we rapped it up.

May 6th, The Birchmere, Sound check at 2pm -  Everyone was real excited including me. After the sound check I just hung around in the dressing room running over in my mind what my parts were and praying my voice would hold up. About a half hour before the show I looked out to see if Theresa and my family had made it to their table, the place was packed. I couldn't believe it. The show went great and there is talk of another album and future shows. I couldn't be more excited. Theresa, Braylen and I hit the road right after the show. I had to get back for the Gamble Festival on Sunday.

The North Star Band on stage at The Birchmere, Alexandria VA performing "Goose Creek" 
Jay Jessup, Gantt Kushner, Al Johnson, Paul Goldstein (on drums), Jim Robeson,
Dave Besley, and Lou Hager


May 7th, Travel Day - We arrived home about 7:00pm, it was a long ride.

May 8th, Gamble Rogers Festival - The Carpetbaggers closed the show. It was great to be back with my bandmates, we played well.

It's going to be a busy week. Hope to get some work done in the studio. Thanks for letting me live my dream!!! Keepin' It Real! -David

see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
check out my upcoming performances here:
http://davidwattbesley.blogspot.com/p/schedule_31.html 

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

 April 25th - A day off

April 26th, Retrophonics Studios - Jim and I worked on "I Feel Love" a song for Poor-Dum my new solo CD , "Rocket" from the Carpetbaggers new CD Say Grace and "Too Tore Up" a Gregg Chirico song performed by The Big Lonesome.

April 27th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue and Tonyat Hurricane Grill and Wings - We missed Frankie but besides that we had a wonderful evening. My allergies are killing me, this seems like the the worst year yet. Good to see Dan, Suzy and Fritz.

April 28th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Tony and Frankie at Pelican Landing - We had a great night! The crowd was a little off but that didn't stop us. The voice is getting a little better.

April 29th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue,Tony and Frankie at Mellow Mushroom - We had a blast! Nice place, I hope we get a chance to do it again! Thanks to the wonderful management and staff you guys are the best!

April 30th, The Seiners DAVE and ED at Captain Stan's Smokehouse in Woodbine, GA - What a fun afternoon at Captain Stan's. The captain was a wonderful host along with his staff. Yoko Says No were a great help with the sound. They are a class act and even though they were hurting from the night before they didn't hesitate to help with the sound to get us ready for our show. Thanks Chris, Rick, Perry and Scott. Ed did a great job we always have a great time playing music together. It was good to see Kristen and all the folks from Jekyll Island. Just a great day!

Eddie and Dave, The Seiners

May 1st, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - I had a nice afternoon out on the porch by the water. It was good to see the Nicks Brothers and wives, Tony and Trish stopped by to celebrate their 35th. Thanks Brian, Dave, Tina and staff you guys are the best!

We are off to Virginia to visit, practice and play a show at The Birchmere the The North Star Band. Thanks for letting me live my dream! Keepin' It Real! -David

see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
check out my upcoming performances here:
http://davidwattbesley.blogspot.com/p/schedule_31.html