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by: Andy Greene
Neil Young sat down with Rolling Stone Executive Editor Nathan Brackett at the International Consumer Electronics Show on Wednesday to discuss the long-awaited rollout of his Pono music player, but he also shared details of his next LP. “I’m working on another album now that I’m going to do be doing with Willie Nelson’s sons,” he said, jokingly suggesting he would title it The Monsanto Years after the agriculture company he’s been railing against for years. “It’s an upbeat review of the situation.”
Young was less sure about his other future plans. “I don’t know much about the future,” he said. “I want to [focus on Pono] and I want to continue playing music. Those two things should keep me pretty busy. I have some film editing and things to do on the side. I’ll probably be writing some more books. I want to keep doing what I do. I’d like to continue doing it for a long time.”
Young has no tour dates on the books right now other than an appearance at the pre-Grammy MusiCares tribute to Bob Dylan on February 6th in Los Angeles. “I did a tour last year called Honor the Treaties that went across Canada to try and help the aboriginal first nations tribes enforce their treaty rights in the constitution of Canada,” he said. “If I do anything this year, I might do that again in a bigger way. At first it succeeded, but it succeeded more than the artists I was trying to get thought it would. If I do that again maybe it’ll get more artists. At this point, it’s interesting to try and do something meaningful and try and make some sort of a difference because I’ve attained a certain level that I feel a responsibility to use for positive things rather than just getting my name in People magazine or something.”
The majority of the interview was devoted to Pono. The website launched this week and the player began selling for $300. “This is all about making music sound as good as it can,” he said. “Music is about having a good time feeling in your soul, whether it makes you laugh or it makes you cry. The mission of Pono is to make you feel as much as you can. We’re sharing all of our technology with anyone that wants to make anything. Any manufacturer that wants to make this kind of quality, we’ll show you how to do it.”
Despite his busy schedule, Young found time to release two albums last year, tour Europe with Crazy Horse and play a series of solo acoustic dates across America. He also played with Lukas and Micah Nelson, two highly accomplished guitarists, at Farm Aid, the Harvest the Hope benefit and the Bridge School Benefit, but hadn’t previous that indicated he had any intention of cutting new material with the duo.
Watch the rest of the new interview right here to hear Young talk in tremendous depth about Pono.
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Lukas Nelson has made a case for himself as an honorary Aspenite over the past five years.
Soon after forming his band, Promise of the Real, in 2009, Nelson started playing Aspen a handful of times a year, building local buzz with swaggering, good-time rock shows punctuated by Nelson’s crowd-pleasing guitar theatrics.
As he’s returned seasonally, his band’s national profile — and reputation for raucous stage shows — has risen, with three albums and hundreds of live shows. He counts Belly Up Aspen owner Michael Goldberg and the club’s crew as some of Promise of the Real’s earliest champions in the music business.
“Michael’s a good friend of mine, and I consider him a mentor,” Nelson said recently from his home in Hawaii. “I can’t wait to get back there. It’s really like a family reunion.”
Now 25, Nelson is the son of a legend with a seemingly inescapable shadow — Willie Nelson. And while the twang in Nelson’s voice is reminiscent of his father’s, it’s getting easier to see him as his own musical animal as he blazes his own trail with Promise of the Real. He counts his father as his biggest influence, but his live performances are often more comparable to Stevie Ray Vaughan or Jimi Hendrix (he memorably covered Hendrix’s “Pali Gap”on Promise of the Real’s self-titled debut album).
Two songs the band released in recent months — “Little Girl,” on the “Dumb and Dumber To” soundtrack, and the single “Find Yourself” — showcased a mellower side of Nelson. “Little Girl” has a reggae feel to it. “Find Yourself” is laid back and R&B inspired.
But Nelson isn’t losing his edge. He and his quartet recorded an album, titled “Love Yourself,” that included those and other less aggressive tracks, but then scrapped it. They recently laid down 14 new songs in a recording session in San Francisco, which they plan to release next year instead.
“The record we’re putting out in the next few months will be full-on rock and roll,” he said. “There may be a few vibey ones like that on it, but it’s mostly just straight, guitar-heavy rock. It’s pretty fun.”
The band — rounded out by Nelson’s childhood friend and percussionist Tato Melgar, drummer Anthony LoGerfo and bassist Corey McCormick — has made its rollicking concerts its calling card. And they decided they needed to make songs that are built to play live, Nelson said.
“Those songs are much better and more fun to play live,” he said. “We want to be able to tour and rock and roll when we play.”
Their hard-touring, road warrior approach, he said, has helped the band continue to improve and hone its sound.
“It’s become more of a solid band,” he said. “Our telepathy is growing stronger every show that we do.”
That talented Meola family! Willie Nelson has introduced us to the talented Lily Meola, and her amazing talent and voice. This documentary was produced by Lily’s mother, Nancy, and stars her talented athlete brother, Matt Meola. The documentary, which people are saying may be the best surf movie ever, features music by Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real.
This documentary features some amazingly talented surfers, including Matt Meola, Clay Marzo , John John Florence, Kai Barger , Chippa Wilson, Nic Von Rupp , Ricardo Christie, Dege O’Connell, Torrey Meister , Ryan Hipwood , Hank Gaskell , andTyler Larronde.
The film, produced by Nancy Meola, takes ten progessive young surfers today on a journey from their hometowns to far off destinations.
by: One year ago, Albee Layer and friends headed to Portugal with little more than the seeds of an idea for a movie project. Twelve months and several trips around the globe later, Attractive Distractions is a wrap, and with some of the most progressive and versatile surfers in the world making up the cast, the anticipation is palpable. On the eve of the world premiere on Maui, we got Albee on the phone to discuss the finished flick.
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Opening day Friday, Nov. 21 is just around the corner at Vail Mountain,, and the resort announced Monday the entertainment for the signature early-season celebration, Vail Snow Daze. This year the resort’s annual festival to kick off the winter season will take place over two weekends, Dec. 12-14 and 19-21, and the lineup will include free concerts from Lukas Nelson and The Wallflowers on Saturday, Dec. 13, and 10,000 Maniacs and Rusted Root on Saturday, Dec. 20.
On Saturday, Dec. 13 Bud Light presents Lukas Nelson and The Wallflowers at Solaris in the heart of Vail Village. Lukas Nelson, American rocker and son of Willie Nelson, and his band P.O.T.R. (Promise of the Real) will get the show started. Nelson and his band have played with the likes of Neil Young, John Fogerty, Bob Weir, B.B. King, and Bob Dylan.“We’re thrilled to announce the entertainment lineup for Vail Snow Daze and get our guests as eager about the start of the 2014-2015 winter season as we are,” said Davy Ratchford, director of marketing at Vail Mountain. “Early season is such a great time to visit the resort. There is a palpable energy in the air when guests return to Vail and get back on the snow for the first time, and what better way to celebrate the kick-off of winter than with free concerts at Vail Snow Daze.”
The Wallflowers will close out the first evening of free concerts at Vail Snow Daze. Fronted by co-founder Jakob Dylan, the Los Angeles-based alternative rock band are now in their 25th year. Over the course of their career The Wallflowers have released six studio albums including hits such as “One Headlight” and “6th Avenue Heartache,” sold more than seven million records worldwide, and have taken home several Grammys.
The following weekend on Saturday, Dec. 20 Pepsi presents live performances from 10,000 Maniacs followed by the eclectic musical powerhouse, Rusted Root.
Kicking off the evening of free live music is the classic, alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs. Throughout their 30-year collaboration, the 10,000 Maniacs have sold more than nine million albums and helped define college rock, creating the first wave of alternative rock bands and what became known as the alternative rock format on FM radio.
The powerhouse ensemble, Rusted Root, will cap off the Snow Daze celebration with a sweat-inducing and hypnotic live performance. With eight albums under their belt, over three million records sold worldwide and countless nights on the road, Rusted Root transcends age, generations, cultures and musical styles. The band has played and toured alongside Santana, Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band, and The Grateful Dead to name a few.
All Vail Snow Daze concerts are free of charge and will be held at Solaris in the heart of Vail Village. Doors open at 5 p.m. and shows start at 5:30 p.m. each night. The schedule of activities for Vail Snow Daze 2015 will also include the return of the sponsor expo village and gear demos at the base of Gondola One, as well as après and after-dark parties in the Town of Vail.
Vail Snow Daze is presented by Vail Mountain, Pepsi, Bud Light, and the Town of Vail, and sponsored in part by Helly Hansen, GoPro, Mountain Living, Liberty Skis, Colorado Mountain Express, Vail Daily and KZYR.
For more information on Vail Snow Daze, including the full schedule of events, visitwww.vail.com/snowdaze. For more information about Vail Mountain visit www.vail.com or call (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8245).
This beautiful duet of Willie and Lukas Nelson is included in Willie Nelson’s “Heroes” album.
Willie Nelson – Heroes tracklist:
1. “A Horse Called Music”Merle Haggard & Lukas Nelson
2. “Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die”Snoop Dogg, Kris Kristofferson, Jamey Johnson
3. “That’s All There Is To This Song”
4. “No Place To Fly”Lukas Nelson
5. “Every Time He Drinks He Thinks Of Her” Lukas Nelson
6. “Come On Up To The House”Lukas Nelson & Sheryl Crow
7. “Hero”Billy Joe Shaver, Jamey Johnson
8. “My Window Faces The South”Lukas Nelson
9. “The Sound Of Your Memory”Lukas Nelson
10. “Cold War With You”Lukas Nelson & Ray Price
11. “Just Breathe”Lukas Nelson
12. “My Home In San Antone”Lukas Nelson
13. “Come On Back Jesus”Lukas Nelson & Micah Nelson
14. “The Scientist”