Steve Gumble, of Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, and Craig Ferguson, of Telluride Bluegrass Festival, have joined together to announce two very special shows from legendary guitarist and songwriter Neil Young in the world famous mountain town of Telluride, Colorado. Telluride is one of the most scenic, majestic, and stunningly beautiful music venues in the country.
Singer, songwriter, musician, producer and two-time Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Neil Young will play back-to-back shows (September 30th and October 1st) on the new state-of-the-art stage in Telluride Town Park. Young will be joined on stage by Promise of the Real for his sets, fronted by Lukas Nelson, son of Willie Nelson.
Be a Part of Music History.
This picture was taken in Denver at the Mammoth Gardens, which is now The Fillmore, on January 16, 1982, by Larry Lazlo:
Lukas Nelson on guitar and vocals, Tato Melgar on percussion, Anthony Logerfo on drums, Corey McCormick, on bass.
Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real played at the Bluebird in Denver last night. What a fantastic show! The guys just get better and better and better and better, and they are so good already, that’s hard to believe.
The crowd was full of fans, lots of fans from Colorado, and also other Realers from California, Texas, Oklahoma, and beyond. Their fan base grows and grows and grows. It was fun to stand in the audience and listen to fans sing along with the hits.
Karlee Escobar, from Colorado, took these great photos, of Lukas and his new guitar he bought that day, and Corey on bass.
I took this one of Lukas.
The band has a new album out, and covered some of them last night. They sound great!
They are in the middle of their POTR tour now. And bonus — on a few of the shows, Chicago and Nashville at least, his niece Raelyn Nelson and her band will be openeing for POTR. Next month, the will join up again with Neil Young for some dates on Europe. Check out their tour dates, and go see them if you can!
Keep in touch with their website www.PromiseoftheReal.com, or on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and SnapChat, too.
I took this one. Lukas does an acoustic set before he invites the band out to rock with him. Take a look at this set list:
So great to have Willie Nelson and his band coming back to Colorado! It’s been too long. Willie’s fan club – Club Luck – started selling tickets today. Tomorrow, tickets go on sale for Am Ex card holders and to the gen public on Fri May 13th. Good Luck!
Michael Bowman and Willie Nelson
The Hemp Flag on Colorado Day.
Hemp Flag Flew Over US Capitol Building
by: Emily Heil
July 2, 2013
Colorado hemp advocate Michael Bowman is the man responsible for getting the flag, made from Colorado-raised hemp and screen-printed with the stars and stripes, up there.
He cooked up the idea while lobbying Congress this year to include pro-hemp measures in the farm bill. That legislation failed, of course, but the seed of the hemp flag had been planted.
Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) gave Bowman an assist with the details, which included working with the Capitol’s flag office. (The flag program allows people to buy flags flown over the Capitol, so they rotate in new Old Glories nearly every day.)
“It’s a powerful symbol,” Bowman says, adding that the red, white and blue flying over the Capitol is a reminder of the role that hemp played in the founding and early days of the country. Betsy Ross’s flag was made of hemp, he notes, and Colonial settlers even paid their taxes in the crop — it was used for all kinds of goods, from rope to fabric to paper. Those Conestoga wagons heading west were covered in canvas fashioned from hemp fibers.
So, he thought having it fly on America’s birthday seemed pretty appropriate.
After its Capitol flight, the flag will make its way back to Colorado, where it will fly over the state capitol building in Denver. After that, Bowman is sending it out on a tour of state houses in states where there’s legislation pending that would legalize hemp. One of the first up: Vermont.
And while advocates are quick to point out that hemp lacks the THC content beloved by stoners, this will still be one high-flying flag
Always fun to see Willie Nelson’s book on the shelf. Boulder Bookstore has it front and center, so you walk by and there he is.
Morrison and Red Rocks and everyone in Colorado loves Willie Nelson. Red Rocks Amphitheater put him in their Hall of Fame.
photo: Lana Nelson
“We drove 550 miles overnight to get here but it was so worth it. No music star has ever out shined the Red Rocks Amphitheater. Its sheer beauty and perfect acoustics make it the ultimate American venue. We were all happy to be here on the warmest night we’ve ever seen at The Rocks. Ryan Bingham and the Dead Horses followed Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the real. Brother Lukas later joined Dad on stage for a classy ending to a classic evening.” — Lana Nelson
New shirts for the new year at www.WillieNelson.com. And not just for those of us lucky enough to live in the great state of Colorado, either.
Get yours here:
This family had so much fun at the Willie Nelson & Family show at Telluride in 2011.
They were loud, they were excited.
And Willie tossed bandannas to two of them!
This little guy was so cute. He made Willie giggle in the middle of a song he was singing.
He was tired, and ready to go long before the rest of his family. Someday he will realize what a special night that was.
“I guess I’m still playing cowboys and Indians,” says Willie Nelson here in Colorado with his tribe (from top) Connie, 39, Paula, 13; and Amy; 10. “I love to hang out in the tepee and climb the mountains around here. There’s a million places to be alone in the woods and I need that occasionally.” Nelson moved his family from Texas in 1977 “To get ’em out of the line of fire a little bit,” when his growing popularity made made quiet time with the family difficult.
Dear friend and Willie fan Janis took this picture at Red Rocks on 9/3/06.
Thanks, Janis from Texas, for one of my favorite photos of Willie, in plaid. Remember at the show, after Willie warmed up he took off the flannel shirt and girls cheered. Or was it just you and I who cheered? No, there were a lot of us.
Janis took this picture of Willie at Redrocks
Just one more Red Rocks photo, I’m just missing getting to see the band at Red Rocks. This photo is from book by G. Brown, “Colorado Rocks”.