The Young Fables extended their streak of front page coverage from The Boot last week with their latest social content release. This time the duo celebrated the anniversary of Prince's passing with a special cover of the icon's mega-hit ballad "Purple Rain".
For many, the video was the first significant online peek at Wes Lunsford's vocal and lead guitar efforts. The seven and a half minute rendition provides Lunsford the opportunity to spread his wings on his signature Telecaster and expose the chops he has been hiding. The extended guitar solo, chockfull of the song's familiar melody lines, can engage even the most novel of guitar fans with an almost acrobatic display of fretwork. Observing all the while is Laurel Wright with eyes of admiration. The duo's rendition is Lunsford-centric, but hardly void of the sweet bedding vocals of Wright to which fans of The Young Fables have grown accustomed.
The performance was captured by producer Brett Ryan Stewart at the Sound Shelter in Franklin, TN and aided by an impressive rhythm section composed of Jamie Rogan (drums/percussion) and Brad Shapiro (bass).
Video production and direction was handled by Patryk Larney for Hope Tree Entertainment.