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Sun Worship: Lonely Benson – “Strawberry Afternoon”

  • April 15, 2018
  • 2 min read
Sun Worship:  Lonely Benson – “Strawberry Afternoon”

Lonely Benson

“Strawberry Afternoon”

Lonely Benson

What a great performer.  Lonely Benson (aka Daniel Young) has combined the sunny sound of Os Mutantes with the easy-going lounge/swing of Louis Jourdan into of psychedelic expression of the love of summer.  As Dan says:

Hey folks. If you’re in the Northern hemisphere you’re likely starting to see more of the sun. I like sunshine and I write it into my songs a lot.

And Lonely Benson is a summer audio party.  If you’re tired of the cold and snow, put Lonely Benson on the turntable and blast it out.  You’ll find your flowers exploding in a psychedelic way.  This ain’t no normal lounge: this is lounge for those longing for real music.  Get on the yacht, grab a cooler, dance, expand your mind, worship the sun.


Lonely Benson / Daniel Young: Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Misc. Instrumentation
Will Pugh: Bass, Guitar, Background Vocals, Misc. Instrumentation
Christian Hayden: Drums (Lazy Lover, Strawberry Afternoons, Let Me Know, Leave You Mama, Top of the Gulf, Silly Girl, Moonstone, Losing It, She’s in My Universe), Tablas
Ben Bugna: Drums and Percussion (Location, Top Tier Love)
Taylor Thompson: Upright Bass (Top of the Gulf, Leave You Mama)
Thomas Altman: Upright Bass on Strawberry Afternoons
Jason Verstegen: Lead Guitar (Lazy Lover, Leave You Mama, Top of the Gulf, Location, Losing It)
Bob Bowers: Flute (Top of the Gulf), Saxophone (Strawberry Afternoons, Let Me Know)
Andrew St. Marie: Keys (Lazy Lover, Leave You Mama, Moonstone)
Dan King: Percussion and Background Vocals on Top Tier Love
Erica Whitney Wilkes: Background Vocals on Lazy Lover, Vocals on Leave You Mama
Miriam Speyer: Vocals on Location
Chance Walker: Background Vocals on Let It Go

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