Dan Weber — “You Make Me Wanna Dance”
Americana Highways is hosting this premiere of Dan Weber’s song “You Make Me Wanna Dance,” from his forthcoming album The Way the River Goes. The Way the River Goes was produced, engineered and mixed by Rob ‘Berto’ Stroup with assistance from Mo Cravenock at Taproot Studio. The album was mastered by Ed Brooks at Resonant Mastering in Seattle.
“You Make Me Wanna Dance” is Dan Weber on acoustic guitar and vocals; Rob ‘Berto’ Stroup on drums, percussion organ, electric guitar, and harmony vocals; Michael Henchman on 5 – string electric bass; Paul Brainard on electric guitar and pedal steel; Kathryn Claire on fiddle; Jenny Conlee-Drizos on accordion; Tim Connell on mandolin; Tony Furtado on banjo and dojo; and David Lipkind on harmonica.
This is a Cajun celebration of the fearful joys of that very first crush. There is an opulence to the instrumental arrangement that really rounds out the sweetness of the song.
I co-wrote this with my girlfriend Lynn McCracken in Cambria, CA. She knew all about asking boys to a dances back in high school, while I was way too shy for that. How we rhymed ‘Jitterbug’ with ‘Ernest Tubb’ was a bit of a serendipity. I really love the Cajun-style accordion playing of Jenny Conlee-Drizos (of the ‘Decemberists’) on this one. — Dan Weber
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