Monthly Archives: April 2011

Chesterfield, SC – 04/30/11

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3 Chords that are Easier than Choosing a Bagel

It’s so easy to get overwhelmed when you’re trying something new. I remember the first time I ever bought a bagel. We were in Boston and I was sent by our host to get breakfast. At the time, we had beagles—but no bagels—in the south. And this was before cell phones so I couldn’t call [...]

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Sans Souci

I was born on July 22, on the cusp between Cancer and Leo. I came of age in the late 60s on the cusp between the Beatniks and the Hippies. Let’s say the Beatnik era was 1950-1965 and the Hippie era was 1965-1980. What came next? Oh no! I’m thinking Disco. But the people of [...]

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It’s 4/20. Do you know where your children are?

…Let’s back up to 4/19. Kay and I spent yesterday doing some spring cleaning. It was a beautiful day in Cheraw and we worked outside so we could catch a few rays. I had the Sirius radio blasting while I cleaned the pool. The day turned into a nice night at just the right temperature [...]

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Stormy Night at Sharky’s

Tornado warnings and bad news from the Raleigh area were what we were hearing just before we headed out to Sharky’s Saturday night. But there is always a silver lining if you just look around. Saturday night was no exception—although the silver lining was really the silver hair of my old high school teacher, Mr.Ward, [...]

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Ocean Isle Beach, NC – 04/16/11

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North Myrtle Beach, SC – 04/15/11

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Shagging to Ocean Drive

I’m packing up the pickup and heading down Highway Nine today. It’s SOS weekend and I’m playing for a late afternoon fish fry in Ocean Drive. I’m in a “nostalgia rage” this morning remembering the late sixties when I would head to OD in my ’55 Chevy with no place to stay, $15.00 in my [...]

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Ocie Davis at the Blowing Rock Jazz Society

This past Sunday, Kay and I enjoyed the beautiful drive through the Blue Ridge Mountains from Clemson, SC to Blowing Rock, NC. After doing a little antiquing along the way and encountering a lot of traffic on the Blue Ridge Parkway, we were close to being late for the Blowing Rock Jazz Society concert so [...]

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Marriage and Music by the Mountains

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Bishop (Meg and Josh). I know y’all are having a fantastic time in Maui. Thank you for asking me to play Saturday. It was a beautiful wedding of a beautiful couple in a beautiful setting. The Chattooga Belle Farm is a fantastic venue for a wedding. The event barn is [...]

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