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A great day for new music

Friday, June 21st, 2019

Thanks, Richard N Phyllis Rademacher for sharing your photo of the two new albums from Willie Nelson and Lukas Neslon & Promise of the Real.

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real new album debuts at #3 CMSMusic

Friday, June 21st, 2019

Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson, Phil Lesh, Survivialists in Hartford

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019
by: Jedd Ferris

Willie Nelson & Family welcomed the Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh to the stage on Sunday night to sing a set-closing medley of early country-gospel standards “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” and “I’ll Fly Away.” The performance took place at the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut, as part of the multi-artist Outlaw Music Festival Tour, which also included Lesh’s Friends project and Alison Krauss on the bill.

Fittingly on Father’s Day, the guest-heavy finale also featured Nelson’s son Lukas on guitar, as well as Lesh’s son and bandmate Grahame, joining his dad in a vocal congregation that also included members of New Orleans funk-rock outfit the Revivalists. Near the conclusion of “I’ll Fly Away,” Nelson turned his mic toward the crowd, making the show’s ending a jubilant, amphitheater-wide sing-along.

esh rejoins Nelson on the Outlaw Music Festival Tour in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on June 27th. Nelson next performs in Columbia, Maryland, at Merriweather Post Pavilion on June 19th. The country legend, who was Rolling Stone‘s cover star in May, also just announced a six-night residency in Las Vegas. The fall run, dubbed Vegas on My Mind, will take place at the Venetian Theatre with shows on October 18th, 19th, 22nd, 23rd, 25th, and 26th.

Happy Father’s Day, Willie Nelson

Sunday, June 16th, 2019


Happy Father’s Day

Sunday, June 16th, 2019

Willie Nelson, “It’s Hard to Be Humble”

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Another cut from Willie Nelson’s new album, “Ride Me Back Home” out this June 26th.

Ride Me Back Home Track List

Ride Me Back Home
Come on Time
My Favorite Picture of You
Seven Year Itch
Immigrant Eyes
Stay Away From Lonely Places
Just the Way You Are
One More Song to Write
Nobody’s Listening
It’s Hard to Be Humble (with Lukas Nelson and Micah Nelson)
Maybe I Should’ve Been Listening

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real’s Epic Music Video for ‘Bad Case,’ New LP Out 6/14

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

This Friday, June 14, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real will release their anticipated new album, Turn Off the News (Build a Garden), which was previewed in recent weeks with the song “Bad Case.”

With the album’s release nearly here, the track now has a music video — and it’s epic.

Joining the band on the new record are special guests including Sheryl CrowNeil Young (with whom POTR has played several gigs in recent years) and Ke$ha.

The album’s track listing:

1. “Bad Case”
2. “Turn Off The News (Build A Garden)”
3. “Where Does Love Go”
4. “Save A Little Heartache”
5. “Lotta Fun”
6. “Civilized Hell”
7. “Mystery”
8. “Simple Life”
9. “Out In LA”
10. “Something Real”
11. “Stars Made Of You”
12. “Turn Off The News (Build A Garden)” [Acoustic]
13. “Consider It Heaven”

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real to open for Rolling Stones this summer

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

Willie and Lukas Nelson

Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the release new video, “

Thursday, May 30th, 2019
by: Scott Bernstein

Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real unveiled the official video for “Bad Case.” The song is the lead single from the band’s forthcoming studio album Turn Off The News (Build A Garden), which is due out on June 14 via Fantasy Records.

Nelson stars in the video as a gunslinger with the rest of the group featured in the video dressed in vintage western wear. The clip also intersperses performance footage. Adria Petty and Alan Bibby directed the video for the Traveling Wilburys-inspired song. The clip was filmed at Willie Nelson’s famed Luck Ranch near Austin.

“Lukas and Promise of the Real are amazing musicians and human beings, so it was a huge honor to work on this collaboration shoulder to shoulder,” said Adria Petty. “And it was a dream come true getting to direct again with Alan Bibby (we co-directed ‘Princess Of China’ for Coldplay and Rihanna previously) as he is one of my dearest friends and co-creators. We were both raised on Willie Nelson and Outlaw country, so shooting at such an amazing place with such special energy as Luck Ranch was incredibly inspiring. The video is a combination of genres we love – the color reversal look of Sergio Leone’s classic westerns, Easy Rider, and the experimental nature of 60s psychedelic films and rock imagery.”

Turn Off The News (Build A Garden) was recorded with co-producer John Alagia straight to analog tape at Shangri-La studio in Malibu and at the Village Studios in West Los Angeles. Lukas and Promise Of The Real are joined by on the LP by a slew of notable contributors including Neil Young, Willie Nelson, Kesha, Lucius, Micah Nelson and Shooter Jennings.

Neil Young with Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real at the Paramount (Seattle)

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

New Brantly Gilbert Album, with Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson, Colt Ford, “Welcome to Hazeville”

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Willie’s Kids

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

Willie Nelson, Micah Nelson, Lukas Nelson at Maui Country Club (January 28, 2018)

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

The first show put on by the Maui Country Club went off without a hitch.  It was AMAZING!  On January 28th, Lukas, Micah and Willie played with their band Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real (POTR) under the stars on the Makai Lawn for an enthusiastic crowd of club members and their guests. 

Lukas Nelson at Indian Wells Tennis Garden Music Festival

Sunday, April 7th, 2019
Lukas Nelson with Toby Lee at opening night of Indian Wells Tennis Garden music festival. Photo: Marc Glassman
by: Bruce Fessier

Read entire article here.

The annual music festival at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden has had five different names or title sponsors in the past five years. But this weekend’s Wedbush Garden Jam will be remembered as a shred fest.

Some of the most brilliant guitarists in rock and blues, including Lukas Nelson of Promise of the Real, David Hidalgo of Los Lobos, Jimmie Vaughan (older brother of Stevie Ray) and Buddy Guy, an eight-time Grammy Award-winning blues legend, put on a fireworks show Friday and Saturday after local guitarists Kal David and John Carey showed they can hold their own with any gunslinger coming to town.

A star for much of the weekend was Toby Lee, a 14-year-old British guitarist who has been called “a future superstar of the blues” by Joe Bonamassa.

Lee, who is appearing on Peter Frampton’s next album, played both evenings on a second stage with David, Carey and session guitarist “Mic Dangerously” De La Torre.

Nelson brought Lee to the main stage Friday night to play Stevie Ray Vaughan’s blues classic, “Flooding Down in Texas,” which Nelson turned into a highlight of the 2017 Stagecoach festival when he played it with his dad, Willie Nelson. This time, Lee proved an equal partner to the 30-year-old Nelson by not trying to upstage him, but just listening for ideas to bounce back. They both got a standing ovation.

But Nelson elevated his game on his next song, “Set Me Down On A Cloud.” It didn’t call for a scorching guitar solo, like “Flooding Down in Texas,” but Nelson added a beautiful, evocative solo that was simply inspiring.

His set delivered on the promise of the real music he’s been playing with his band for a dozen years. Nelson opened with “Come Live the Simple Life,” which featured a Neil Young-styled attacking guitar solo and a plaintive vocal showing his genetic heritage as well as the influence of playing as Young’s back-up band. He also displayed Willie’s finger-picking guitar style on the equally expository “Just Outside of Austin.”

Lukas explained how he came up with the guitar intro on the Oscar and Grammy Award-winning Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga song, “Shallow,” for which he gave most of the songwriting credit to Mark Ronson’s “team.” Then Hunter Elizabeth came on to sing the Gaga part and, after a rough start, got to heaven on the high notes to give that beautiful song its due.

Nelson played a little hoe-down music on “Stay A Little Longer,” got the crowd to sing along on the catchy refrain to “Find Yourself” and had them absolutely silent for his “Turn Off the News,” in which he urged listeners to instead focus on raising their kids to be good people,” providing another example of his old soul.