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Outlaw Music Fest in Scranton, PA (9/18/2016)

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

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photo by: Jason Riedmiller Photography

www.napascene.com
by:  Brad Patton

The day-long festival, a late addition to the local venue’s calendar, had a little something for everybody as Lee Ann Womack, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Sheryl Crow, and Scranton’s own Cabinet filled the bill. Performances on the second stage included an acoustic set by Lukas Nelson and local artists, including members of Cabinet playing the music of John Prine, Lefty Frizzell, Merle Haggard, and Hank Williams.

Young, the now 70-year-old rocker, took the stage just before 7 p.m. for a lovely solo rendition of “Heart of Gold,” accompanying himself on acoustic guitar and harmonica.

He then brought out his latest collaborators, Promise of the Real featuring Willie’s sons Lukas and Micah Nelson, for acoustic favorites “Out on the Weekend,” “Unknown Legend,” “Human Highway” with gorgeous four-part harmonies, “Harvest Moon,” and “Hold Back the Tears.”

Young then picked up his electric guitar and a multi-page setlist, tossed the papers to the floor, and started into “Powderfinger” from 1979’s “Rust Never Sleeps.”

Following that same album’s “Welfare Mothers,” Young and his cohorts then played a stunning, 11-minute “Cowgirl in the Sand.” The harmonies were back for 1969’s “Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere,” the title track of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s second album.

Several minutes of instrumental buildup turned into a nearly-20-minute version of “Cortez the Killer,” followed by an equally outstanding take of “Fuckin’ Up” from the 1990 album “Ragged Glory,” his sixth LP with Crazy Horse.

Young and POTR then tore the roof off with a combustible “Rockin’ in the Free World,” complete with two false endings and some standout guitar work by Lukas Nelson.

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photo:  Jason Riedmiller

Willie Nelson, listed as curator of the Outlaw gathering, closed out the festival just one day after his closing set at the 31st Farm Aid in Bristow, Virginia.

Taking the stage with his Family and his ever-faithful guitar Trigger, the elder Nelson, now 83 and still showing no signs of slowing down, somehow managed to fit 19 songs into his hour-long set.

The early going was familiar to everyone who has seen Willie over the past few years, as he began with “Whiskey River,” “Still Is Still Moving to Me,” and “Beer for My Horses.”

Nelson then paid tribute to another musical outlaw, the late Waylon Jennings, with “Good Hearted Woman” and the chart-topping Waylon and Willie duet “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys.”

Even though the selection was fully expected, Nelson’s version of “Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground” was especially good at the Outlaw, with his guitar playing nearly matching his heartfelt vocals.

After more of the usual suspects, such as “On the Road Again” and “Always on My Mind,” Nelson paid tribute to Hank Williams (on the day after what would have been his 83rd birthday) with spirited versions of “Jambalaya (On the Bayou),” “Hey Good Lookin’,” and “Move It on Over.”

Mickey Raphael, Willie’s longtime harmonica player and right-hand man, sparkled on “Georgia on My Mind,” while Willie dug just a little bit deeper for a nice version of “Bloody Mary Morning.”

He then honored the late Merle Haggard with the duo’s “It’s All Going to Pot” and the late Ray Price with “Heartaches by the Number” before treating the crowd to the “new gospel” number “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die,” which featured some great background vocals by sons Lukas and Micah.

Nelson then closed the show with a medley of actual gospel tunes “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” and “I’ll Fly Away.”

Nothing has been confirmed yet, but here’s hoping the Outlaw Music Festival becomes an annual event on Montage Mountain.

Read entire article here. 

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

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Neil Young and Promise of the Real, “Keep on Rockin’ in the Free World” (Farm Aid 2016)

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Lukas Nelson (Woodlands, TX) (Sept. 10, 2016)

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016
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“Honored to capture this of Lukas Nelson at Beyond The Pines Festival / The Woodlands TX – 9/10/16” ??
Thanks Jenny Begley Bransford

Neil Young, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real – Two Shows in Telluride (Sept. 30, Oct. 1)

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

https://neilyoungtelluride.frontgatetickets.com/

Event Info

Singer, songwriter, musician, producer and two-time Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Neil Young will visit Telluride, Colorado to play back-to-back shows, September 30th and October 1st, at the new state-of-the-art stage in Telluride Town Park. Young will be joined on stage for his sets by Promise of the Real. These once-in-a-lifetime shows will mark the first-ever slated performances from Neil Young in Telluride, Colorado. Telluride is one of the most scenic, majestic, and stunningly beautiful music venues in the world. For complete concert information, visit www.NeilYoungTelluride.com

See Neil Young and Promise of the Real in Telluride (September 30, October 1)

Friday, August 26th, 2016
 

Neil Young + Promise Of The Real will play back-to-back shows in Telluride, Colorado this September 30th and October 1st. Telluride is one of the most scenic, majestic, and stunningly beautiful music venues in the world. Get your once-in-a-lifetime tickets today and be a part of music history.

Hanging with Micah, Dad and Woody

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

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“Hanging with Micah, Dad, and Woody while Mom has a much deserved Spa day elsewhere … ?”

Willie Nelson to Perform at 2016 Bridge School Benefit

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

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Bridge School Concert 2014

www.jambands.com

Neil Young will host the 30th Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert on October 22–23 with music from Dave Matthews, Metallica, Roger Waters, My Morning Jacket, Willie Nelson and more.

Rounding out the lineup will be supergroup case/lang/veirs, Norah Jones, Cage the Elephant and E Street Band guitarist and former member of Crazy Horse Nils Lofgren. The concert will take place at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA, and tickets will go on sale August 29. See the announcement video above.

The Bridge School was co-founded by Pegi Young, former wife of Neil, in 1986 and has been helping children with sever speech and physical impairments since, with Neil Young curating the benefit concert annually to raise money for the organization.

Bridge School Benefit Concert Lineup

Neil Young + Promise of the Real
Willie Nelson
Metallica
Roger Waters
Dave Matthews
case/lang/veirs
My Morning Jacket
Norah Jones
Cage the Elephant
Nils Lofgren

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real on Tour

Friday, August 12th, 2016

LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL

DATE CITY VENUE TICKETS
TOUR: SOMETHING REAL TOUR
08/13/16 BEND, OR BIGSTOCK TICKETS
08/19/16 TEMECULA, CA WEIN’S FAMILY CELLARS
08/20/16 MISSION VIEJO, CA LAKE MISSION VIEJO
09/03/16 SALT LAKE CITY, UT THE STATE ROOM
09/04/16 HUNTSVILLE, UT SNOWBASIN BLUES, BREWS, & BBQ TICKETS
TOUR: SOMETHING REAL TOUR
09/05/16 SUN VALLEY, ID SUN VALLEY PAVILION TICKETS
10/01/16 WISCONSIN DELLS, WISCONSIN KILBOURN CITY LIVE

LUKAS NELSON & SHOOTER JENNINGS

DATE CITY VENUE TICKETS
09/10/16 THE WOODLANDS, TX TOWN GREEN PARK TICKETS

“Our family rule is simple” – Lukas Nelson

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

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Neil Young & Promise of the Real Show in Telluride (Sept. 30, Oct. 1, 2016)

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

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Sep 30 – Oct 1 · Telluride

Lukas Nelson, Aaron Watson, Shooter Jennings,

Saturday, August 6th, 2016

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Lukas Nelson performs with Aaron Watson and Shooter Jennings,at The Woodlands, Texas.

www.promiseofthereal.com

Don’t Mess With Texas (Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson)

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

www.khou.com
by: Kevin Reece

The “Don’t Mess with Texas” anti-litter campaign is one of the most recognized slogans in the Lone Star State.

But after 30 years, the Texas Department of Transportation believed the campaign needed a reboot for a new generation. So the original 1986 pitchman, one Mr. Willie Nelson of Abbott, Texas, makes way for his son.

Nelson was the original voice of the campaign, seated on a stool in the middle of a rural Texas highway, singing a re-written version of his “Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys.” Research shows Nelson’s star power, and that of subsequent Texas artists like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Lyle Lovett and others actually worked. Surveys showed 98 percent of Texans knew the slogan, recognized the problem, and litter rates did start going down.

But 30 years later, and with a population that increases by the day, Texas is still plagued with an estimated 500 million pieces of roadside litter a year. People ages 16 to 34 are considered the most common culprits. So when TxDOT needed a new voice for the next generation, they just called the Nelson family again.

This time, in public service announcements that have already started running on KHOU and other TV stations across the state, Willie Nelson’s son, and a successful musician in his own right, Lukas Nelson, was seated on a stool on that same yellow stripe in the middle of a bend in the same rural Texas highway to be the “Don’t Mess With Texas” troubadour for his generation.

“To be able to do this and follow them is a huge honor, and I’m happy to be able to spread the message ‘Don’t Mess with Texas,’” Lukas Nelson said of the original stable of artists.

The new campaign also includes the Eli Young Band and Grupo Fantasma.

The hope is that one of the most recognized slogans in Texas history will remain part of the mindset for a new generation. So whether it’s Willie or Lukas Nelson sitting and singing on that road again, that you will pay attention and help keep Texas roads clean.

Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Sheryl Crow to headline Outlaw Festival in Scranton, PA (Sept. 18, 2016)

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

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photo:  Gary Miller

www.RollingStone.com
by:  Joseph Hudak

Outlaws never die; they just headline new music festivals. On Sunday, September 18th, the inaugural Outlaw Music Festival gets underway in Scranton, Pennsylvania, with preeminent rebels Willie Nelson and Neil Young topping the bill.

A daylong celebration of artists who go against the grain, the concert also features Lee Ann Womack, Brothers Osborne, Chris Robinson Brotherhood and Sheryl Crow, with more performers to be announced at a later date. As usual, Nelson will be joined by his Family Band, while Young is backed by Promise of the Real, featuring Nelson’s sons Lukas and Micah Nelson. The group has been supporting Young throughout his summer tour.

The Outlaw Music Festival will be held at the Pavilion on Montage Mountain, a site that has become a destination for music fans throughout the Northeast. Since 2012, it’s hosted the Peach Music Festival, the Allman Brothers Band’s annual gathering. This year’s Peach, featuring Gregg Allman, will be held August 11th through 14th. Nelson headlined last year’s event.

The outlaw-country genre remains one of the most popular — and profitable. On February 26, 2017, the second Outlaw Country Cruise, with Blackberry Smoke, the Mavericks, Shooter Jennings and Steve Earle, will depart Tampa for Cozumel.

Tickets for the inaugural Outlaw Music Festival go on sale Friday, July 29th.

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real Concert, Sun Valley Resort (Sept. 5, 2016)

Friday, July 22nd, 2016
You gotta come see us in Sun Valley .. Sept 5..
www.SunValley.ticketfly.com