Archive for the ‘Lukas Nelson’ Category

See Lukas Nelson at Neil Fest

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

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“I’m gonna join my friends and celebrate my buddy @neilyoung down in Texas this month …”  Lukas Nelson

Mickey Raphael, Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson at Granada Theater (Dallas)

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Thanks to Jenny Begley Bransford for sharing her photos from the Willie Nelson & Family show at the Granada Theater in Dallas.   

“The great and talented Mickey Raphael. I had the honor of seeing him with Willie Nelson & Family at Granada Theater in Dallas a couple of weeks ago. Front row captures…so blessed.”


Red Rocks 2010

Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson & Woody Harrelson, in London, on set of “Lost in London” (streaming live Jan 19th)

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real:

“Woody, Dad , and I on the set of #lostinlondon , Woody’s new completely LIVE movie, set to be released January 19th in the states. 9pm Eastern.

Check for your theatre locations!”

“Cowgirl in the Sand” – Neil Young, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Willie Nelson and Lukas Nelson, “Just Breathe”

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real in Jackson, WY

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

photo:  Stephen Poole
by:  Sarah Gianelli

Band plays Big Sky Resort Jan. 27

JACKSON, Wyo. – Country rockers Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real had an audience of 500 out of their seats and getting down before the end of their first song, turning Jackson’s civilized Center for the Arts into a rowdy cowboy bar for the duration of their Dec. 29 performance.

They’re scheduled to bring that high energy to Big Sky Resort’s Montana Jack on Friday, Jan. 27.

The band set the tone for the night in Jackson by opening with three new rocking tracks from a yet to be titled album, scheduled for release in May 2017.

The second song, a rollicking tale called “Running Shine,” tells the story of father and son moonshiners that Nelson loosely relates to his own upbringing with father Willie Nelson.

“I’m not ‘running shine,’” he said in an interview before the show, “but I’ve immersed myself in a business that is kind of a family business; it’s kind of a circus, and my dad’s not exactly the most law abiding citizen.”

Not only did Nelson inherit a bit of his father’s rapscallion ways, iconic nasal twang and innate musicality, but also his mastery of showmanship.

Nelson and his band mates, drummer Anthony LoGerfo and bassist Corey McCormick, have no trouble filling the stage with their presence. Whether Nelson is head-banging his shaggy ‘do, picking his guitar with his teeth or doing scissor kick calisthenics with McCormick—somewhat of an athletic feat in scuffed up cowboy boots—they’re as visually engaging as they are audibly.

They’re also attuned to the fact that their audience wants to be taken for a ride, and Nelson and POTR know precisely when to bring it down a notch and insert one of Nelson’s soul-slaying ballads—especially hard-hitting for the ladies in the crowd.

Two such highlights during the Jackson show were the heart-wrenching “Sound of your Memory” and a cover of his father’s “Crazy.” The latter offered a rare chance to see Nelson take a seat at a Steinway piano and perform a duet with captivating show-opener Nicki Bluhm that, with all due respect, put Willie and Emmy Lou Harris’s version to shame.

The evening covered all the bases and hit all the right notes—from a dusty hoe-down, to sultry blues, bare bone jams, good old rock ‘n’ roll, soulful love songs and the perfectly picked and placed cover. On this night it was none other than Paul Simon’s “Graceland” hit, “Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes.”

Shannon McCormick, programming director for Jackson’s Center for the Arts, has been booking Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real for nearly a decade, and had no doubt the band would generate a sold out show.

“Every once in a while, it’s great to have a band come in here and punch us in the nose,” McCormick said. “Jackson loves that rootsy rock ‘n’ roll and that’s what Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real delivers.”

McCormick is such a fan that he’s road-tripping from Jackson to Big Sky to catch the Jan. 27 show at Montana Jack.

“That’s how excited I am about these guys,” McCormick said. “Get ready for a fun show because here it comes.”

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real perform at Big Sky Resort’s Montana Jack on Friday, Jan. 27, at 9 p.m. For tickets and more information visit

This show is being co-produced by Outlaw Partners (publisher of EBS) and Big Sky Resort.

Another Mickey Raphael fan: Lukas Nelson rocks #1 Harmonica Player shirt

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Mickey Raphael #1 Harmonica Player shirt, sold exclusiviely at

You can get yours here.

I believe Mickey is donating portion of sales to a good cause.

Vote for Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson on Lone Star Music’s Best of 2016 Reader Poll

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Willie Nelson and Lukas Nelson are included in this poll of over 100 albums.  You can vote every day.  Vote early, vote often.



Cast your votes for your favorite Americana, Texas, and Red Dirt albums of the year.

We’ve taken the liberty of rounding up 100 eligible contenders — from best-sellers and chart-toppers from some of the biggest names in the genre to noteworthy releases by scrappy underdogs, legends, proud independents and buzz-building up-and-comers. All you have to do is scroll through our gallery and pick your favorites.

Happy Birthday, Lukas Nelson

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

Stoke the Fire, Willie Nelson and sons, from John Varvatos

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Willie Nelson and Family

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

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Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

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