Dan Peek - Guitarist, Songwriter and PerformerDan went to Heaven on July 24, 2011. The music and minsitry lives on.
As a founder member of the grammy award winning supergroup America, Dan Peek's autobiography An American Band - The America Story tells the story of the formative years of America and the rock and roll life in a 1970's Supergroup.
Lonely People, not so lonely anymore
Many thanks to Linda T. for recommending this great cover version by Carter Hulsey and Isaac Duncan. We really like the angst and fantastically understated arrangement. These guys have put new life to the song Lonely People!
The song Lonely People, so timeless and personal to so many, is a song that Dan was proud of writing and performing. Dan said that when Lonely People was performed in concert it stirred the hearts of everyone in the audience. In Dan's words, "The reaction to Lonely People live was unique to any other song that we ever played. It became routine, that there would be a standing ovation during the middle of Lonely People."
Over the years the song Lonely People has not only held its own, it has gained an even larger audience. Dan was amazed at the amount of cover versions that fans of the song were uploading, and continue to upload, to YouTube.
Over the next few weeks, we are going to feature notable cover versions of Lonely People. You may ask, "What do you mean by notable?"...videos that strike a chord (pun intended) for any reason... they can be totally amateur efforts or highly polished concertos. The bottom line is they are true to the song Lonely People!
View our previous selection of Lonely People videos
If you have a cover version of Lonely People you recommend drop us a line.
The Heat Was Hot in Sedalia, Missouri 1974...
The summer of 1974 was only 40 years ago. America was playing at the Ozark Music Festival. "My hat is off to the fans who braved the perils of Sedalia."