Summer is in full swing at Montage Laguna Beach! Hard to believe it is already the end of July. We've been busy with lots of families returning for some R&R at our beautiful resort. What a privilege to serve our guests by providing the soundtrack to their time here! Of course, I'm not the only performer at Montage Laguna Beach; we have live entertainment in the Lobby Lounge every afternoon with Steve Siu, pianist extraordinaire, as well as the wonderful Jo Jo and amazing Harold Payne in the Loft on weekends. And during the summer, live entertainment nightly outdoors at Mosaic Bar and Grill, with Harold, along with Montage newcomers, the very talented acoustic solo performers Sky Green and Michael Sullivan. Montage believes in live music! I continue my regular 5 nights per week schedule, Tuesday-Saturday, 8p-midnight in the Montage Laguna Beach Lobby Lounge, playing all of your favorites from The Beatles to Coldplay. Gorgeous setting and ambience, so come see me! As summer wanes in September, I'll fill you in on all the fabulous fall/early winter activities and events at Montage.

I have been incredibly gratified by the response to my DVD/CD release, 'DPS Backstage featuring David Allen Baker.' There are copies still available via my Music Page, as well as at Montage's Treasures gift shop and of course, personally through me at the piano 5 nights per week. Of course, all of my CDs and DVD are available, as well. And the audio for the 'Backstage' DVD is on iTunes!

Very, very sad news to report: Our dear friend and Naked Cake guitarist, Phil Settle, lost a very short battle with pancreatic cancer and passed away in May. Phil was a soulful musician, guitarist, singer and human being. Incredibly loved for the way he gave, he is sorely missed by all of us who knew and loved him. Although we will find another guitarist to join the group for NYE, Phil is irreplaceable.