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Inspired by a real dapper dressed older gentleman at the Zydeco dance at Eagles Hall, who barely moved his feet but could lead you effortlessly in a stellar dance. Sometimes the most beautiful dancers are the ones who’ve just never stopped, who know that’s what keeps you alive. A tribute to all those who keep dancing.


CH in your pretty little dress with your eyes so bright
come dance with me tonight
take my hand, fly away
move it or you lose it and i ain’t gonna lose it today

old man in the middle of a crowd
his eyes are heavy, music’s too loud
we all get old, we all slow down
tonight he’s gonna dance around

he tightens the tie, lace up the boots
ride the 24 down the same old route
It’s Friday night, the hall’s aglow
come on dance with Mr Joe


Mr Joe’s got it all going on
he won’t hold you too close or too long
his hands are clean, his eyes are closed
hold on, kick back, let the good times roll

When its all he can do he put the suit back on
pays his tab, calls a cab, city rushes on
Mr Joe, he floats above
he’s filled up with love



from Caught On A Wire, released March 21, 2019
Evie Ladin lead vocal, guitar
Keith Terry vocal, bass, drums, percussion
Erik Pearson vocal, guitars
Sundra Manning piano

J. Goody, Megasonic engineer, mixing
David Glasser, Airshow mastering
Debbie Berne graphic design
Lyrics by Evie Ladin /Evil Diane Music, BMI
except People Are You Ready, PD
Music created by the ELB
Evil Diane Music/Crosspulse Music/Erik Pearson Music, BMI
©℗ 2019

THANKS to our families, community and fans


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Evie Ladin Oakland, California

The polyrhythmic heat and funk of Evie Ladin's clawhammer banjo, resonant voice, real stories and rhythmic dance - have been heard from A Prairie Home Companion to Celtic Connections, Lincoln Center to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. The Evie Ladin Band is an expansive stringband, with Keith Terry - bass and percussion, and Erik Pearson - guitar. Body-slappin neo-trad urban folk. ... more


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