Saturday, January 28, 2023

January 16th, Retrophonics Studios - Jim and I mixed "Don't Ever Let It Get You Down" and almost finished "My Chevrolet".

January 17th, Songwriter's Night at The Beacon Listening Room - Great night! Reggie and Lauren kicked butt! Thanks for supporting "LIVE" original music and thanks Micah Gilliam and Sue Westcott for joining us tonight.

Micah, Lauren, Reggie, Bob, Sue and Dave

January 18th, Carpetbaggers at Hurricane Grill and Wings - The place was packed! It's such a pleasure to play with this group. Tony was a little under the weather but only he knew it. Sue's finger tip was cut, a dish washing accident but only she knew it. Two real pros. It's always great to have Frankie join us, he is one of the best! Thanks for supporting the Carpetbaggers!

January 19th, Bagan and Company - We worked on the release of "Don't Let It Get You Down". A song I wrote with Chris McVey that will appear on The Big Lonesome Rides Again. Only one more tune to mix and we'll be on our way to a new release of an old project! Another song Chris and I wrote will appear on the new North Star Band project we will start at the end of January. 

January 20, Carpetbaggers DAVE and Sue at The Tide's Oyster Co. and Grill -  Felicia had some licensing problems and was unable to open. Hope to see you next month on February 17th.

January 21st, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue and Frankie at Borrillo's - We were canceled due to the weather.

January 22nd, DAVE Aunt Kate's - What a difference a day makes, was a nice afternoon on the porch by the water!

Looking forward to the studio this week. First I'm hoping to finish The Big Lonesome Rides Again by getting a final mix on "My Chevrolet" with special guests Jim DeVito and Jessie Cruce on guitars. And second I'm going to visit "Rocket" on my new solo project. 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

Carpetbaggers Band

The North Star Band 


January 9th, Retrophonics Studios - Jim DeVito and I worked on a mix "Don't Let It Get You Down". This song will appear on The Big Lonesome Rides Again release. We have 2 more songs to finish mixing and then I will head to Bagan and Company to see Dan Bagan to finish up the layout and order CDs and thumb drives. Can't wait!

January 11th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Tony and Frankie at Hurricane Grill and Wings - It was a great night!  This was our only band gig this week, I'm off to Cedar Key on Friday.

January 13th, 14th and 15th, DAVE at The Big Deck - I had a great weekend but it was cold, cold, cold. I set up at the L&M Saturday (Liam & Madi's), it was just to cold to play at The Big Deck. I was there Friday and Sunday as planned. Thanks Darlene, Bryan and Abbi, Theresa, Braylen and I had a great time. See you February 10th, 11th and 12th.

I hope to finish up The Big Lonesome project at Retrophonics Studios with Jim DeVito and get the layout done with Dan Bagan at Bagan and Company this week. 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

Carpetbaggers Band

The North Star Band 

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

January 1st - Happy New Year to all!

January 2nd, Retrophonics Studios - I laid down another new tune "The Promenade". Jim and I worked on mixes for "Rocket" for my solo release Poor-Dum and "My Chevrolet" for The Big Lonesome. I hope to get Woody Pernell, Tony, Frankie and Sue in over the next several weeks and finish Poor-Dum. I'll be with Dan Bagan on Thursday this week, I hope we can post "My Bird" from the upcoming The Big Lonesome Rides Again.

January 4th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue and Tony at Hurricane Grill and Wings - The rain tried to stop us but it didn't work, we ended up having a great night! It was good to see Mike and Sandy from Coles Point Tavern in Virginia, a place where I play a couple of times a year.

January 5th, Bagan and Company - Dan and I worked on the "My Bird" release from The Big Lonesome Rides Again. It was great to be back working with my friend. I hope to have another release ready in the next week or so. My Bird by The Big Lonesome

January 5th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Tony and Frankie at the Pelican Pub - It started out a little slow but got going pretty good as the night progressed. Thanks Jeff, Jennifer and staff you guys are the best!

January 6th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - Cancelled due to weather!

January 7th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Tony and Frankie at San Sebastian Winery - We had a blast on the roof top!

January 8th, DAVE at Aunt Kate's - DBeautiful afternoon! Barry and L-i-dee-ahh Dunaway stopped by with their friends from Austin. 

I am looking forward to doing some mixing with Jim DeVito. I hope to get The Big Lonesome songs finished so I can get with Dan Bagan and release this project. 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

Carpetbaggers Band

The North Star Band 

Thursday, January 5, 2023

December 13th, Songwriter's Night at The Beacon Listening Room - Another great Songwriter's Night, we're getting ready to head into year 8 of this event. I'm proud to be a part of it. Bill Wharton (Sauce Boss) and Chelsea Saddler were a pleasure to listen to. And always great to listen and sit next to my friend Bob Patterson. Thanks for supporting "LIVE" original music in St. Augustine. Thanks to all the folks at The Beacon for hosting this event.

Dave, Chelsea, Bill, Bob

December 14th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Tony and Frankie at Hurricane Grill and Wings - It turned out to be a great evening. It was cloudy and nasty all day, the weather turned nice right in time for our show. We missed Sue!

December 15th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Tony and Frankie at Pelican Pub - It was a great night! There were a lot of new faces in the crowd. We missed the Queen Bee.

December 16th thru 20th, Ellijay, GA Theresa, Brianna, Braylen and I had a great time with the Westcott's. It is becoming a tradition.

December 21st, Carpetbaggers Tony and Dave at Hurricane Grill and Wings- Frankie was under the weather so Tony and I played on. It was a blast! We were under the tent because it rained off and on all night. We missed the Queen Bee and Frankie!

December 25th, Christmas Day - Merry Christmas! I hope everyone made it a special day.

December 26th, Retrophonics Studios - We laid down another new tune I wrote called "A Ghost". We also listened to a rough mix of "My Chevrolet" by The Big Lonesome with Jim DeVito and Jesse Cruce adding guitars. 

December 28th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue and Tony Hurricane Grill and Wings - It turned out to be only mildly cold, we were under the tent. It was good to have Sue back! Looking forward to the whole band tomorrow.

December 29th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue, Tony and Frankie The Beacon -  It was a blast! It was good to have the band together again. See you back here January 26th.

Carpetbaggers at the Beacon Listening Room, St. Augustine, FL

December 30th, DAVE at The Pelican Pub - I was performing solo at this event. I had a great time! Thanks Jeff and Jennifer for letting me be a part of your Customer Appreciation Party. 

December 31st - Theresa, Brianna, Braylen and I drove up to SC to spend the afternoon with my Dad and Margie.  Margie fixed us a delicious lunch and we spent the afternoon just catching up.  It was nice.

I'm looking forward to finishing The Big Lonesome Rides Again. We have one more song to mix, "My Chevrolet".  This project has taken years to complete but something I would not shelve. I can't wait for everyone to hear a short lived but great band, The Big Lonesome.

Also I'm looking forward to getting together with Dan at Bagan and Company.  On the schedule is releasing "My Bird" from The Big Lonesome Rides Again project, and moving forward on the layout for it's release. 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

Carpetbaggers Band

The North Star Band