Archive for the ‘Lukas Nelson’ Category

Willie Nelson and Lukas Nelson at BMI Music Festival in Maui 2016

Friday, December 9th, 2016

“Had a hell of a time playing with dad at the BMI Music Festival in Maui.” – Lukas Nelson

BMI Maui Songwriters Festival: December 1-3, 2016

Postcard-worthy beaches, hot pink sunsets, and live performances by the songwriters of your favorite hits: that’s the 2nd Annual BMI Maui Songwriters Festival presented by Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, slated for December 1-3, 2016. Intimate in-the-round acoustic concerts held at choice island venues including Mulligans, the Maui Arts and Cultural Center (MACC), and the Grand Wailea, will feature the world’s best songwriters sharing songs and the stories behind them. The gathering benefits key organizations, including the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, the Dorvin and Betty Leis Charities, Inc., and the BMI Foundation, dedicated to encouraging the creation, performance, and study of music through awards, scholarships, grants, and commissions.

Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Lukas Nelson

Friday, November 25th, 2016

photo:  Carol Sidoran

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real at Charley’s, Paia, Hawaii – Three Shows! (November 25, 26, 27)

Sunday, November 20th, 2016


Keep in touch with the band and their schedule at their website and on FaceBook.

Lukas Nelson and Willie Nelson

Saturday, November 19th, 2016


Willie Nelson and Family support Standing Rock Water Protectors

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016




Willie and family have so far committed $3,500 to build a solar barn.

Temperatures are already plummeting in North Dakota, and adequate housing is absolutely critical to shelter the Water Protectors through the winter.

Bold Alliance is taking action to support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and allies at the Oceti Sakowin camps that are holding the line to protect our land, water and climate from the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Bold is raising $35,000 to build 30 tiny solar-powered barns on the Standing Rock land set aside for winter camping. We’ve already raised over $20,000, more than halfway to our goal — Thank you!

Chip in to match Willie Nelson & family’s donation to build tiny solar barns to shelter Water Protectors fighting Dakota Access.

The tiny barns will be mobile — so they may be utilized in the future by the Standing Rock tribe, and transported to support Pipeline Fighters on the frontlines in other states.

Chip in $25, $50 or whatever you can to match Willie Nelson & family’s donation to build tiny solar barns to stop Dakota Access.

Bold Alliance continues to stand with Standing Rock and landowners in Iowa fighting Dakota Access.


Thanks to the Nelson family, and to all the Water Protectors standing with Standing Rock and Iowa landowners fighting Dakota Access. 

Jane Kleeb and the Bold Alliance team
@Bold Nebraska on Twitter
Bold Nebraska on Facebook

Willie Nelson and Lukas Nelson, “Just Breathe”

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Bobbie Nelson plays on new Lukas Nelson song, “Just Outside of Austin”

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

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Lukas Autry Nelson at Willie Nelson’s Pedernales Cut N Putt.
“My aunt Bobbie is the most amazing piano player I know.. at 85 she’s been playing with dad for over 75 years now .. it was one of the greatest honors of my life to have her play on my new track “Just Outside of Austin” ..”

Can’t wait for folks to hear it #familymusic

Keep in touch with Lukas Nelson on Facebook, or at his website.

“The Ranch” Theme Song, “Mamas – Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys”

Friday, October 28th, 2016
by:  Josh Sorokach

Well before Ashton Kutcher’s Colt and Danny Masterson’s Rooster spiral towards whatever madcap antics they have planned for the day on Netflix’s The Ranch, fans are greeted by the dulcet voices of Lukas Nelson and Shooter Jennings singing the country music classic “Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys.” Not only is this song a perfect tonal fit for the series, but it also touches on one of the major themes of The Ranch: fathers and sons.

Originally recorded by Ed Bruce in 1975, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings’ 1978 cover of the song reached number one on the country music charts on its way to capturing the 1979 Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. Fast forward 37 years and Lukas and Shooter, the sons of Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings, respectively, are covering the song their legendary fathers helped make famous. Circle of life, man. But the rich history of the tune doesn’t end there.

Aside from a 1994 version of the song recorded by Gibson/Miller Band, Alvin and the Chipmunks also covered the single for their 1981 album, Urban Chipmunk. You can listen to Alvin, Simon, Theodore, and an exasperated Dave perform “Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboy (Chipmunks)” right here.
If the Alvin and the Chipmunks version of the country tune isn’t exactly leaping onto your Spotify playlist, here are the lyrics and music video to Lukas Nelson and Shooter Jennings’ version of “Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys.”

“Cowboys ain’t easy to love and they’re harder to hold
They’d rather give you a song than diamonds or gold
Lonestar belt buckles and old faded Levi’s
And each night begins a new day
If you don’t understand him, and he don’t die young
He’ll prob’ly just ride away
Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys
Don’t let ’em pick guitars or drive them old trucks
Let ’em be doctors and lawyers and such
Mamas don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys”

The music supervisor for The Ranch, Frankie Pine, already had a wealth of experience in enhancing a series through country music before joining the Netflix sitcom. Pine previously spent four years as the music supervisor for ABC’s country music drama Nashville, and her trademark country aesthetic is prevalent throughout the first season of The Ranch. Along with the classic western theme song and singles from Kenny Chesney and Florida Georgia Line, season one also features familiar country tunes like Billy Currington’s “Drinkin’ Town With a Football Problem,” Luke Bryan’s “Rain Is A Good Thing,” and Kacey Musgraves’ “Family is Family.” You can savor each and every country hit from the first season of The Ranch with this Spotify playlist.

[Watch The Ranch on Netflix]

Bee Spears, Lukas Nelson, Mickey Raphael (Carl’s Corner, TX)(11/9/2010)

Thursday, October 27th, 2016
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Willie Nelson and Lukas Nelson, “Just Breathe” (The BackYard, 3/28/2013)

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Willie Nelson and Lukas Nelson, “Breathe”

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Tickets on Sale for Willie Nelson & Family in Austin (with Ryan Bingham, Lukas Nelson) (Dec. 29, 30, 31)

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

DECEMBER 29, 30, 31

Buy Pre Sale Tickets:





  • Pre sales run Thu 10/6 from 10am – 10pm
  • Promo Code: HAPPYNEWYEAR
  • All three shows on sale to public Friday at 10:00 AM




Mezzanine tickets not available for pre sale.

Neil Young, with Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real will play Australian Byron Bay Bluesfest (April 14, 2017)

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016


Yes, it is true and we are delighted to announce that on Friday 14th of April 2017 Neil Young + Promise of the Real will play a three hour set at Bluesfest Byron Bay.

They join the illustrious names already on the bill including Santana, Zac Brown Band, Patti Smith, Mary J. Blige, Buddy Guy (exclusive), The Doobie Brothers and many more.

This announcement proves that we are bringing together a line-up of artists that is on par with major festivals anywhere in the world & it’s all happening right here, in Australia in the beautiful shire of Byron Bay.

For this guitar-centric, full steam-ahead and highly-charged concert, Young is joined by Promise of the Real, an LA-based rock band fronted by Lukas Nelson (vocals/guitar), along with Micah Nelson (guitar, vocals) and their band. They have performed with their father, Willie Nelson and Young on previous occasions and wowed Bluesfest with their exceptional sets this year.

Line Up:

Patti Smith and her Band perform Horses Corinne Bailey Rae Mavis Staples (exclusive) Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue Snarky Puppy St. Paul & The Broken Bones Andrew Bird Gallant The Strumbellas Dumpstaphunk The Suffers Nikki Hill Irish Mythen Neil Young + Promise of the Real Mary J. Blige The Lumineers Bonnie Raitt Mavis Staples (exclusive) Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue Rickie Lee Jones Gregory Porter Snarky Puppy Michael Kiwanuka Roy Ayers Joan Osborne Gallant The Strumbellas Dumpstaphunk The Suffers Nikki Hill Doobie Brothers Zac Brown Band Buddy Guy (exclusive) Corinne Bailey Rae Billy Bragg Rickie Lee Jones Gregory Porter St. Paul & The Broken Bones Beth Hart (exclusive) Roy Ayers Joan Osborne Nahko and Medicine for the People Turin Brakes Jake Shimabukuro Nikki Hill Irish Mythen Santana Buddy Guy (exclusive) Mavis Staples (exclusive) Jethro Tull Laura Mvula Booker T. presents The Stax Records Revue Turin Brakes Jake Shimabukuro Dumpstaphunk The Suffers Nikki Hill Irish Mythen Zac Brown Band Mavis Staples (exclusive) St. Paul & The Broken Bones Beth Hart (exclusive) Laura Mvula Booker T. presents The Stax Records Revue Nahko and Medicine for the People Dumpstaphunk The Suffers

Ticket Alert!

It is becoming very obvious, that Bluesfest is set to sell out!

Ticket prices have been rising, as the Bluesfest 2017 line-up grows rapidly and becomes stronger with each announcement. RIGHT NOW, you can still grab your tickets at the current rate, but they will need to up again by tomorrow Thursday 6thof October by 5pm at the latest!

You can pay off your tickets on a ‘Lay by’ plan over 3 months. Check out our ‘Lay by / Time to pay’ plan here. Get in now, if you have not already!


Amy and Lukas Nelson, The Fillmore, San Francisco (Jan 9, 2011)

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016