Lonesome On’ry and Mean – Cover Song

Performed by The Sundance Band


The Sundance Band performs Lonesome, On’ry, and Mean at the Little Red Hen on December 4th, 2021. This song was originally performed by Waylon Jennings, released in 1973.

Andy Vance knocks this one out of the park with his singing style, and the guitar-picking by himself and Mark Kisner. The dance floor was quickly packed full with the dancers. We love Waylon music and obviously, the fan base does as well.

Did you know?

Waylon Arnold Jennings was born on June 15, 1937, on the J.W. Bittner farm, near Littlefield, Texas. He was the son of Lorene Beatrice (née Shipley, 1920–2006) and William Albert Jennings (1915–1968). The Jennings family line descended from Black-Dutch. The Shipley line descended from Cherokee and Comanche families.

The name on Jennings’s birth certificate was Wayland. It was changed after a Baptist preacher visited his parents and congratulated his mother for naming him after the Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas. Lorene Jennings, who had been unaware of the college, changed the spelling to Waylon. Jennings later expressed in his autobiography, “I didn’t like Waylon. It sounded corny and hillbilly, but it’s been good to me, and I’m pretty well at peace with it right now.” After working as a laborer on the Bittner farm, Jennings’s father moved the family to Littlefield and established a retail creamery.