A.V. Club Most Read

News Newswire Great Job, Internet!
TV Club All Reviews What's On Tonight
Video All Video A.V. Undercover A.V. Cocktail Club Film Club
Reviews All Reviews Film TV Music Books
Features All Features Newswire TV Club
Sections Film Tv Music Food Comedy Books Games Aux
Our Company About Us Contact Advertise Privacy Policy Careers RSS
Onion Inc. Sites The Onion The A.V. Club ClickHole Onion Studios
Get The Latest

R.I.P. Larry Jon Wilson

As reported by Drag City, the label's recent signee, country singer-songwriter Larry Jon Wilson, died yesterday in Roanoke, Virginia, at the age of 67. Wilson, a friend and contemporary of Kris Kristofferson and Townes Van Zandt, released four albums in the '70s that skirted the outlaw-country scene while offering a warm, rambling, and at times starkly autobiographical take on that decade's singer-songwriter convention. After years in obscurity, Drag City released last year's Larry Jon Wilson, a craggy, gorgeous comeback album of acoustic tunes.

Drag City has made a habit lately of digging up overlooked and/or totally-lost-to-the-mists-of-the-'70s artists, including psychedelic folk singer Gary Higgins and John Fahey protégé Mark Fosson. Here's "Shoulders," the opening track from Wilson's self-titled disc, which showcases all the raw vulnerability and immaculate songcraft he was known for.

Submit your Newswire tips here.