Dance Toward The Light (3:24) (APD Showcase Vol. 6 Featured Track)
Dance Toward the Light (3:24)

Dana Cooper (615) 438-3262

Songwriter:Dana Cooper
Publishing and PRO:
Dog Eared Music / Bluewater Music / SESAC
Administered by:Bluewater Music

Produced by:Thomm Jutz and Dana Cooper
Release:October 2017

Dana Cooper- Guitar, Vocals
Thomm Jutz-Acoustic Guitar
Ingrid Graudins and Barbara Santoro-Vocals

My mother, Betty, was about to turn 90 when I visited her on my way to attend Jimmy La Fave's tribute concert in Austin, Texas. Mom and I talked about what was to come for her, when she would come to live near us in Nashville. I was reminded of the first time she talked to me about mortality when I was about six years old.

I left mom's and drove to Austin where I sat in the balcony at the Paramount Theater and listened to some of Austin's finest play Jimmy's songs. LaFave was in the audience but too ill to perform. At the end of the concert Jimmy's son wheeled his chair onto the stage. Jimmy led us all in a couple of choruses of Good Night Irene. The whole place was in tears. I sat in the balcony and watched everyone file out of the theater in a daze.

When I walked along the dark streets Dance Toward the Light came to me. I took it back to my mother and played it for her and she cried and smiled at the same time.