Lonely Son

by Steve

Lonely Son comes from the 1972 album Wasted, by Vernon Wray. Wray was the brother of Link Wray (of Rumble fame) but headed down more of a country road. Wasted is pretty much impossible to get hold of, as there was only 400 copies printed, and a fairly recent reissue seems to have been rather limited in terms of pressings too. So, it is one of those rarities vinyl fetishists can fuss over. I’d suggest making a quick Google search and downloading the album as it deserves to be heard rather than hoarded. Lonely Son is the highlight, such a beautiful song, reminiscent of Townes Van Zandt in places. It is really cleverly arranged, yet sounds entirely heartfelt. Well worth a listen.

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