Americana Highways is pleased to premiere “Three Quarter Time” from David Quinn’s upcoming debut album Wandering Fool, produced by Andrija Tokic (Margo Price, Banditos). “Three Quarter Time” is David Quinn on vocals and rhythm acoustic guitar, Dave Roe (Johnny Cash) on upright bass, Jimmy Lester (Billy Joe Shaver) on drums, Micah Hulscher (Margo Price, Rodney Crowell) on piano and organ; John Estes (John Paul White) on lead electric guitar with Alexis Saski on vocal harmonies.
Quinn has created a classic country waltz, and as we imagine ourselves dancing at the honky tonk as the vocal harmonies mingle, much to our delight: “there’s a love song in three quarter time.” Wandering Fool is sure to be a top-rated debut album of this year.
I wrote this song after I was in a diner in West Texas somewhere near El Paso. I have always loved going to diners at night and watching everything that goes on there. It is kind of like an airport. So many human interactions and intricacies that make it so beautiful. To me, there is some sort of sadness to it all and I tried to capture that in the song. The song started as a poem. I was just writing down some of the situations I observed and people I saw and I eventually turned it into a song. I have always wanted to write a waltz and this seemed to be the right one for it. –David Quinn
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