Archive for the ‘Lukas Nelson’ Category
by: Bill Lamb
Backed by Willie Nelson’s sons Lukas and Micah of Promise of the Real, The Monsanto Years sounds much like many of Neil Young’s best-loved albums with Crazy Horse.
At age 69, the legendary singer-songwriter is still angry about injustices in the world, with attacks on chemical giant Monsanto and its genetically modified foods along with other corporations like Starbucks and Wal-mart. Not a happy message, but the heavy rock has the melodic crunch long-term fans of Neil Young will love.
Neil Young and the Promise of the Real will close Summerfest 2015 as Marcus Amphitheater headliners on July 5.
CALLING ALL GNOMIES!
Insects vs Robots are hitting the road this summer up the west coast… come hear the new tunes we’ve been recording for the last several months…
We’ll be opening for our friends Tinariwen from north Africa in Seattle, Vancouver and Los Angeles!!
July 29 Petaluma, CA – Zodiacs Petaluma
July 30 Fairfax, CA – 19 Broadway Bar & Night Club
July 31 Arcata, CA – The Jambalaya Arcata
August 1 Medford, OR – Johnny B’s
August 2 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
August 3 Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre with Tinariwen
August 4 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theater – with Tinariwen
August 5 Ashland, OR – Club 66
August 6 San Rafael CA – Terrapin Crossroads
August 7 San Francisco, CA –Outside Lands Music Festival
August 8 San Francisco, CA -Outside Lands Music Festival
August 9 San Francisco, CA -Outside Lands Music Festival
August 14 Long Beach, CA – Golden Sails
August 18 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent with Tinariwen
August 21 Venice Beach, CA – Townhouse & The Del Monte
Stay tuned to this page for more details!
Neil Young donates tickets to Lincoln, NE concert with Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real to support Bold Nebraska — July 11, 2015Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
Our hero and fellow Pipeline Fighter Neil Young is coming to Lincoln on Saturday, July 11th to perform a concert at Pinnacle Arena with the band Promise of the Real — which includes Lukas and Micah Nelson.
For anyone who attended the “Harvest the Hope” concert last fall, Promise of the Real stood out as a force. Rock legend Neil Young teaming up with the Nelson boys is a show that cannot be missed!
Neil has generously donated a batch of tickets to his July 11th concert to Bold Nebraska, which we have put on sale as a part of a fundraiser that also includes admission to our pre-concert “Politics + Pints” event with speakers, local musicians, and Special Guests.
(**Your concert tickets will be held for pick-up at Vega during the pre-concert “Politics & Pints” event**)
YOUR $80 DONATION TO BOLD NEBRASKA INCLUDES:
- 1 ticket to the Saturday July 11th Neil Young & Promise of the Real concert at Pinnacle Arena in Lincoln, NE
- Admission and a guaranteed seat at the Bold Nebraska Pre-Concert “Politics + Pints” event at Vega (2-minute walk from Pinnacle Arena)
- 1 “Harvest the Hope” concert poster (must be picked up at Vega pre-concert event)
- WHAT: Bold Nebraska “Politics + Pints” Event
- WHERE: VEGA: 350 Canopy Street #220, Lincoln, NE 68501
- WHEN: Saturday, July 11th 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
- MUSIC: The Bottle Tops and more to be announced soon
- SPEAKERS: Jane Kleeb (Bold Nebraska); Shane Davis (founder Fractivist.org); Greg Grey Cloud (Wica Agli); Art Tanderup (farmer and host of Harvest the Hope); Special Guests; more to be announced soon
(You may also RSVP to attend the “Politics & Pints” event if you’re not going to the Neil Young concert, but the only way to be guaranteed a seat is to purchase a ticket through the Bold Nebraska website.)
Looking forward to rocking out again together with Neil!
Jane Kleeb and the Bold Nebraska team
LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL – “Set Me Down on a Cloud” (High Sierra 2013) #JAMINTHEVAN
“The Mission” directed by Don Hannah an excerpt of The Monsanto Years documentary
“I want a cup of coffee, but I don’t want a GMO.
“I’d like to start my day off — without helping Monsanto.”
— Neil Young
THE MONSANTO YEARS
More on Promise of the Real and our sessions making The Monsanto Years. I can’t wait to hit the road again with The Rebel Content Tour, playing songs from throughout the years, from solo acoustic to full on electric.
See you soon
For those who like just a little country twang with their rock and roll, wait no more. LUKAS NELSON AND THE PROMISE OF THE REAL are an American rock n roll group based out of California. Lukas first picked up the guitar at age 11 to honor a promise he made to his father and was able to teach himself the craft by playing along to classic Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jimi Hendrix songs. Now at age 24, Lukas is building his following the old fashioned way by touring year round and delivering high energy performances to fans across the country. The band has performed more than 400 shows in the past 3 years and have played with the likes of Neil Young, John Fogerty, Bob Weir, B.B. King, and Bob Dylan.
Cody Canada was the lead singer of the Oklahoma based rock-country band Cross Canadian Ragweed, which sold more than 1 million records. Canada is now back in vintage form with his four-piece band The Departed. With a newfound energy and that Red Dirt swagger, CODY CANADA and the DEPARTED are touring in support of its lastest album,HippieLovePunk, and the show will also feature some Ragweed classics.
by: Gayle Thompson
More information, including a track listing, is emerging about The Monsanto Years, the highly anticipated album from Neil Young and Promise of the Real, the band featuring Willie Nelson‘s sons, Lukas and Micah Nelson.
The nine-song album, which also comes with a DVD, will be available on June 29; a track listing is available below. The Monsanto Years will be available in a special CD / DVD package, on vinyl and through iTunes and PonoMusic. (Vinyl copies will not be available until August.)
Young hinted earlier in the year that he was working on an album with the Nelsons, noting at the time that The Monsanto Years would be “an upbeat review of the situation.” The project began as a result of Young’s advocacy against Monsanto, a company that produces food additives that are included in many foods, including items allegedly sold at Starbucks, which led Young to boycott the famous coffee chain.
“Still no latte for me,” Young says. “No more Starbucks at all until the giant corporation stands up and comes clean.”
In support of the upcoming record, Neil Young and Promise of the Real are launching the joint Rebel Content Tour, which will launch on July 5 at Milwaukee’s Summerfest. All dates are available at PromiseoftheReal.com.
Pre-orders of The Monsanto Years are currently available at NeilYoung.com. All pre-orders will receive instant downloads of “Big Box” and “A Rock Star Bucks a Coffee Shop.”
Neil Young and Promise of the Real, The Monsanto Years Track Listing:
1. “A New Day for Love”
2. “Wolf Moon”
3. “People Want to Hear About Love”
4. “Big Box”
5. “A Rock Star Bucks a Coffee Shop”
6. “Workin’ Man”
7. “Rules of Change”
8. “Monsanto Years”
9. “If I Don’t Know”
Neil Young and his recent collaborators, Lukas and Micah Nelson — the sons of country great Willie Nelson — performed an acoustic rendition of their new protest song, “The Monsanto Years,” during an anti-GMO event in Maui this weekend, Stereogum reports.
Just like the song — and forthcoming album of the same name — the Outgrow Monsanto event sought to raise awareness of the agrochemical giant’s unhealthy and environmentally unfriendly practices, especially their propagation of genetically modified foods and seeds.
“The Monsanto Years” specifically looks at the issue from the perspective of a farmer who resorts to growing Monsanto-manufactured crops, but thinks often of his mother and father and the untainted farming traditions they passed down. Young and the Nelson brothers’ performance has an impromptu, communal feel as their steely acoustic guitars overlap over rhythms meted out on the bottom of a bucket.
Later that same day, Young and the Nelson brothers did away with their acoustic guitars and blasted through a rendition of “Down By the River,” off Young and Crazy Horse’s 1969 classic, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere. Backed by the bellows of the audience, the performance remained true to the original and Lukas held his own during the enviable — but certainly not easy — task of trading solos with Young.
Corporations have feelings
Corporations have soul
That’s why they’re like people
Just harder to controlThey don’t wanna fall so when they fall they fall on youToo big to failToo rich for jail…— ‘Big Box’