Archive for the ‘Lukas Nelson’ Category

Willie Nelson & Sons for John Varvotos

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

 

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by:  Rachel Haas

Fresh off a pretty cool 80th birthday  celebration, country star Willie Nelson shows off his stylish side in some sleek black-and-white photos for John Varvatos’ Fall 2013 campaign.

The music legend poses beside his sons—Lukas Nelson, 24, and Micah Nelson, 23—in a Danny Clinch-snapped shot, while Willie is also featured solo in two portraits. No stranger to the advertising world, Nelson has also lent his voice to a Chipotle ad (covering Coldplay’s tearjerker “The Scientist”) as well as taking part in a commercial with Ryan Adams for Gap.


 

Happy Holidays from Willie Nelson and his family

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson, “Send Me the Pillow That You Dream On”

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Lukas Nelson & Promisee of the Real at benefit concert in San Francisco tonight

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Willie and the Boys

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Micah Nelson, Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

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The best it gets right here .. back home with Micah and Dad .. check out our new record “Willie and the Boys” .. #mauichristmas

Enter to win Tickets to see Willie Nelson & Family on New Year’s Eve in Austin

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

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Austin’s hometown musician, Willie Nelson, returns to Austin City Limits Live to ring in the new year in style with three nights featuring special guest Lukas Nelson And Promise Of The Real. New Year’s Eve will also feature a performance by Blackberry Smoke and appearances by Father Time Texas and Baby New Year!

For your chance to win a pair of tickets to the Friday, December 29th or Saturday, December 30th show, enter below:

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Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Some #WednesdayWisdom from Lukas Nelson, @lukasnelsonofficial.

Neil Young with Promise of the Real New Album Release — “The Visitor” (Dec 1, 2017)

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Willie Nelson and sons at Maui Songwriters Festival

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Willie Nelson, “The music still matters most”

Monday, November 27th, 2017

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by:  T. Patterson

Willie Nelson likely celebrated Thanksgiving Day with family and friends, along with tasty goodies and some great tunes. The difference for 84-year-old, Willie Nelson, is that all the best of his family festivities take place on his tour bus, Honeysuckle Rose.  Music has always been a family affair for the Nelson clan, for blood relations and those bonded by history. Most of his band members have been onstage with Nelson for 40+ years, and older sister, Bobbie still plays piano with the band. Music has truly always been “in the blood” for Willie Nelson, sons, Lukas and Micah, and daughters, Paula and Amy.

Al Roker climbed aboard the bus for a visit with Willie Nelson as a Thanksgiving treat, and there are many musical dishes cranking in the works for all the Nelson clan.

New albums are out from Lukas and Micah, each inspired by his own muse and direction. A Frank Sinatra homage is in progress, and no one plans on parking the bus anytime soon

The music still matters most

Willie Nelson was being interviewed as part of the “Living Legends” series, and while the artist humbly accepts his honors, across several genres of music, for his lifetime of contribution to that art, he approaches music with the same freshness of his boyhood. He recalls writing songs “since I could string two words together,” and the joy of creating songs that join people together with a memorable refrain that “hits in the soul,” still produces the same euphoria as it did when Willie’s braids had darker red hues.

The weather broadcaster so famous for detailing climate “in your neck of the woods” stepped out from a smoke-filled tour bus in braids to join Matt Lauer as Dolly Parton, and other “country greats” portrayed by the morning show team. Let’s just say that while Al deserves an “A” for effort, he doesn’t wear the braids nearly as stylishly as the “Red Headed Stranger.” Even twining hair is part of the tradition that the songwriter grew up with as a child, braiding his grandmother’s hair with his sister. No wonder Roker is “jealous” of the long locks.

Last month, Willie Nelson and his sons released “#Willie Nelson and the Boys: Willie’s Stash.” The kindred collaboration features songs that the groundbreaking dad played for his sons growing up. Songs by Hank Cochran, Hank Snow, Hank Williams, and Hank Locklin all take their place, along with standards Willie has covered before, like “Stardust.” Willie insists that “they get a kick out of it,” when describing his sons’ response to playing the old songs.

The legacy also gives both talented artists a sonic foundation from which to build.

Old songs and new fans

Willie Nelson declares that every time he and his sons play an older, respected song, a new fan is won over to great music. Playing classics doesn’t stop either son from forging his own path ahead. Micah Nelson pursues psychedelic folk with Insects vs. Robots and Particle Kid, and he just released a new album. Lukas Nelson and “Promise of the Real” just released their first album on Fantasy Records and have an upcoming showcase on CBS.

Micah emblemized his dad’s “Red Headed Stranger” as an ultimate “punk record,” because it broke all the boundaries of country music which, at the time, was filled with sparkling rhinestone costumes and blatant overproduction. He tells us that his father was “fearlessly doing his own thing,” against the grain in every sense, and he sees fearlessly following his own artistic path as the best way to honor “my dad’s legacy.” Willie Nelson has another legacy project of his own to his favorite singer, Frank Sinatra, fully underway.

Lukas Nelson said he never imagined anything but music as his life path, calling his father a constant “inspiration.” The progeny always assumed, “if my dad can do it, I can do it. It’s in my blood.” That family heritage is only part of the creative energy that has cultivated a loyal following for Lukas and his band. His passion and talents in writing and performing are palpable from any stage, his own or with the clan.

Willie owns up to not being there for much of his children’s childhood, because being in the business of country music, and being on the road, always called. No one in the family is wasting time on regrets since there’s so much good lasting music, and loving memories to be made now. “I’ve made a thousand mistakes,” the artist admits, but he is not sure he would change one. Every step and misstep of life is part of coming to the present.

The past and the present merge to a future for Willie Nelson and his next generation. He playfully jokes “He wouldn’t listen,” to whatever advice the elder Nelson could give to the one at 24. He and the boys only know that they have another show booked down the road.

Willie Nelson and Lukas Nelson, “Just Breathe”

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real on CBS Saturday Morning

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real were featured on CBS Saturday this morning.

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Lukas Nelson started playing guitar at 11 and on school breaks would hit the road with his dad, country music legend Willie Nelson. He formed Promise of the Real in college and the band took off, recording three albums, backing Neil Young on tour and averaging more than 200 shows a year. Now, their new self-titled album is gaining critical praise.

“Would like 3 more volumes” — Willie and the Boys

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Roadside Attractions: Lukas Nelson

Friday, November 17th, 2017