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Lukas Nelson Interview

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

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By: Steve Baltin

For Lukas Nelson, quarantine hasn’t been the worst thing. While the Grammy-winning Nelson (who took home an award for his work on the soundtrack to A Star Is Born) misses being on the road, something he has done his whole life with dad Willie Nelson, he got to spend a lot of quality family time.  “I had dinner with my mom and dad every night at 5:30,” he says of how he spent the first four and a half months of the pandemic.

He has also been incredibly prolific as he told me when we spoke recently to celebrate the announcement of his first Gibson Signature Guitar, inspired by the 1956 Les Paul Jr. Nelson has taken out playing with his dad, with Neil Young and on his own.

I spoke with Nelson about his passion for golf, the best musician/golfer hhe has played with, the guitar, Harry Potter and more.   

Steve Baltin: Last time I saw you was at the Village Studios when you performed with Robby Krieger of the Doors.

Lukas Nelson: I love Robby. Robby’s a golfer, he and I both golf so that’s kind of how we connected. Well, my brother and John Densmore have also been friends. So I’m friends with both of them. And after we did that gig at the Village we’ve done a few other things together. Lots of good stories about the Doors.Recommended For You

Baltin: I love Densmore, one of my favorite interviews, as is Alice Cooper. Have you ever golfed with Alice?

Nelson: Oh yeah, all the time. We golf all the time together when he’s in Maui and he’s in Maui a lot. His manager is Shep Gordon, who’s a good friend of mine. So yeah Alice and I played golf together quite a lot.

Lukas Nelson Good News Garden

Saturday, August 8th, 2020

by: Carly John

DeRidder is blessed to have Mr. Frank Johnson Jr serving the community, and Lukas Nelson’s #goodnewsgarden acknowledged the treasure we have in the City of DeRidder. 

Lukas Nelson, son of Willie Nelson, has a good news garden thread on Instagram sporting the hashtag #goodnewsgarden, promoting the good news around the country that people do not often see.

Mr. Frank has been serving the DeRidder community for years, serving as the Vice President of the First National Bank in DeRidder in the 60s and 70s when segregation was still a major issue in the South.

Mr. Johnson checks on the elderly and delivers groceries from Grace Church every week. 

He runs errands for those in the community who are unable, whether it be groceries, picking up prescriptions or simply visiting with the elderly that would otherwise not have any visitors.

Years ago, Mr. Frank was known to even cut the grass for those in the community who were not able.

He still works for the DeRidder Sheriff’s Department, at 89 years old. 

If you live in DeRidder, you probably know him, or have seen him.

If you know him you probably have a story of how he has helped someone you know, or of one of his selfless acts of kindness. 

While his age might have surpassed a few on his grocery delivery route, he doesn’t slow down, his selfless heart continues to serve the community and those who are unable.

“You might pass him on the side of the road, with someone that’s broken down, just being a genuinely good person and offering any help he can provide,” said one local community member on Nelson’s post.

“Mr. Frank is their saving grace. Seriously I could go on all day. Quite simply, he is a Saint and deserves every ounce of recognition he may receive,” said another comment.

Mr. Frank was submitted to Lukas Nelsons Good News Garden by Peggy Sue Miller Pinder, who often visits Mr. Johnson to make sure that he is taken care of, not just taking care of everyone else.

“If we only got up and every day your main reason was to help, so much respect for Mr. Frank Johnson Jr. Like Mr. Willie Nelson told Mr. Rather, ‘we have today and do it one day at a time,'” said Pinder. 

Nelson’s post has received over 5380 likes from around the world, and comments from all over the globe acknowledging what a treasure Mr. Johnson Jr is to the community of DeRidder, Louisiana. 

“I wrote into Lukas Nelson, he is Willie Nelson son last Spring. He has his own fan FB page that can join And he and band members came up #Turnoffthenews and grow a garden. He actually loved Mr. Johnson’s story he sends me an email and Mr. Johnson has responded from all over the World,” said Pinder. 

The community, the City and the world is lucky to have someone like Mr. Frank Johnson Jr living in it, and making the world a a brighter place, by showing us that there are still good, selfless, souls. 

Willie Nelson & Family

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Lukas Nelson

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Happy Father’s Day, Willie Nelson

Sunday, June 21st, 2020

Sunday, June 21st, 2020

Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson, “Just Breathe”

Saturday, May 30th, 2020

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

Lukas Nelson, “Civilized Hell”

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

Just Outside of Austin

Sunday, May 17th, 2020

Lukas Nelson and Margo Price on Austin City LImits

Friday, May 15th, 2020

Luks Nelson, “Time Stands”

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

Willie Nelson and Lukas Nelson, “Just Breathe”

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

“What a Wonderful World” — Lukas Nelson

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson on Stephen Colbert, “Hello Walls”

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Three members of the Nelson family, father Willie and brothers Lukas and Micah, come together at a safe social distance for this special At Home performance of “Hello Walls.” Willie Nelson’s new album “First Rose Of Spring” is due out this July.