Three months, thirty states, fifteen thousand miles, and one dog. Set in motion by a chance meeting with a brooklyn-bound subway rider calling himself "The Lonestar Hitchhiker", Don DiLego set out in search of inspiration to tell an account of the stranger's story...a story he hoped would write itself on the open road. It did.
A collection of journal, observation, rhyme, and confession, "The Lonestar Hitchhiker" is Don's cinematic debut LP record. A concept album for the new millenium. An experiment in pop gone awry with all the subtle trappings of a rusty barbed-wire fence, bad cowboy poetry, and a coin-operated acoustic guitar.
"Not since Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska has a concept album been more stirring or truthful. The album is masterfully arranged in a way that is reminscent of "Smile"-era Beach Boys, and his songs demand to be listened to. If songwriting isn't hard enough in keeping genuine and unique, then concept albums are down right next to impossible. Don DiLego manages both with great ease, making Lonestar Hitchhiker a true and significant masterpiece."