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New album from Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

The new album from Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real will be released on August 25th.  From their website:

We are excited to announce that our new, self-titled album, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, will be released on August 25th, 2017 via Fantasy Records!

Pre-order Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real beginning July 6th and receive three tracks from the album automatically.

All three tracks are available now via streaming sites such as
Spotify, Amazon Prime and Apple Music.

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, recorded over the past year at Los Angeles’ famed Village Studios, was produced by John Alagia (Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer) and features 12 tracks, all written by Lukas Nelson.


Lukas Nelson created a short film about his life and the making of his band’s new self-titled album, and you can see it on his facebook page.

For tour information, and how to pre-order new album, follow them on facebook, and visit their website:

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real Release “Just Outside of Austin” With Willie Nelson

Thursday, August 10th, 2017
by:  Abby Johnston

A love story, city blues, and a little bit of weed—it’s a tried-and-true songwriting formula many have followed, but for Lukas Nelson it comes second nature. Still, Nelson manages to wrangle these tropes—made mainstream by his father—into something fresh on “Just Outside of Austin,” which premieres below.

The first moments of the song are an aural double-take. Nelson carries much of his father’s nasally affect—not to mention Aunt Bobbi’s intro on the keys—but as the song winds its way to the chorus, he opens up into a falsetto sweetness that sounds more Nilsson than Nelson. And though the themes and conversational tones of the song could have easily found their way onto Phases and Stages, the younger Nelson’s songwriting embraces its sentimentality more wholly.

The nimble, dancing fretwork, too, sounds familiar at first blush. But it’s clear when Willie lays down a brief solo toward the end of the song that Lukas has managed to carve out his own style—abandoning the blues-inspired licks for elevated country pop. It’s the kind of dreamy track that makes you want to grab someone’s hand, stare at a country sky, and, well, maybe add a few clouds of your own. His daddy must be proud.


Willie Nelson and Lukas Nelson

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

“Just Outside of Austin”, new album by Willie Nelson and Lukas Nelson

Friday, August 4th, 2017

Just Outside Of Austin” teaser featuring Willie Nelson from the forthcoming album “Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real” out August 25th on Fantasy Records.

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Lukas Nelson & Promis of the Real on Tour

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017


Stagecoach Festival’s Stagecoach Spotlight Tour returns with festival standouts Lukas Nelson & Nikki Lane

LOS ANGELES, CA (July 31, 2017) – Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and Nikki Lane will embark on a thirteen date Stagecoach Spotlight Tour kicking off November 1 in Chicago, and including a stop November 18 at the iconic Levon Helm Studios. Both artists performed at the 11th annual Stagecoach Country Music Festival this past April.

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real have quietly developed into one of America’s most dazzling new live acts, playing hundreds of shows and major festivals all over the world, attracting a deeply devoted underground following.

Still, with a bounty of invaluable experience under their belts, nothing foretold the artistic leap of Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real’s new, self-titled album; a mesmerizing, emotionally genuine, endlessly rewarding work of cosmic country soul set for release on August 25 via Fantasy Records. The new album includes twelve Lukas Nelson originals that draw on his country and rock lineage, including literate Texas songsmiths like his father, Willie Nelson and ‘uncles’ Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings, along with the enduring influence of J.J. Cale, The Band, Clapton-era Delaney & Bonnie and of course, his mentor Neil Young. Jess Wolfe and Holly Lessig of the indie-pop group Lucius contribute background vocals on five tracks evoking Exile on Main St.’s ecstatic, gospel-rooted harmonies, and Lady Gaga added stirring background vocals to “Carolina” and “Find Yourself.” Listen to “Find Yourself,” “Forget About Georgia,” and “Set Me Down On A Cloud” HERE.

Nikki Lane’s critically acclaimed third album, Highway Queen, is out now via New West Records. Highway Queen sees the young Nashville singer emerge as one of country and rock’s most gifted songwriters. Blending potent lyrics, unbridled blues guitars and vintage Sixties country-pop swagger, Lane’s music resonates as easily with Lana Del Rey and Jenny Lewis fans as those of Neil Young and Tom Petty.  Noisey praised, “Highway Queen is a forceful, rollicking collection of fiery country tunes that places [Lane] toe-to-toe with any outlaw in Nashville,” adding, “it’s her best yet.” The album has garnered mid-year “Best Of” accolades from Rolling Stone Country, UPROXX, Wide Open Country, and The Boot. Watch Lane perform the first single “Jackpot” from Loretta Lynn’s historic home in Hurricane Mills during her recent appearance on CBS This Morning Saturday HERE.

“We have seen some incredible strides by Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real over the past year and this new record seems to be something truly special. We have been discussing doing something together for a long time and we have decided now is the time,” said Stacy Vee, talent buyer for Stagecoach and the Stagecoach Spotlight Tour. “We also decided our work with Nikki Lane was far from done so we asked her to come along. This tour will be one for the storybooks!”

Tickets for the Stagecoach Spotlight Tour go on sale this Friday, August 4 at 10AM local time.

Dates for the Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and Nikki Lane Stagecoach Spotlight Tour are as follows:

11/1/2017        Chicago, IL                              Park West

11/2/2017        Champaign, IL                        Canopy Club

11/3/2017        Minneapolis, MN                   Fine Line Music Café

11/4/2017        Milwaukee, WI                       The Rave

11/5/2017        Detroit, MI                              The Majestic

11/10/2017      Birmingham, AL                    Saturn

11/11/2017      Atlanta, GA                              Variety Playhouse

11/12/2017      Raleigh, NC                             Motorco Music Hall

11/14/2017      Philadelphia, PA                     Union Transfer

11/15/2017      Baltimore, MD                        Rams Head Live

11/17/2017      Portland, ME                           Port City Music Hall

11/18/2017      Woodstock, NY                       Levon Helm Studios

11/19/2017      Rutland, VT                             Paramount

For more information about Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real visit and or follow him on Twitter @lukasnelson and Instagram @lukasnelsonofficial.

For more information about Nikki Lane visit and or follow her on Twitter @nikkilanemusic and Instagram @nikkilane77.

About Stagecoach: Stagecoach: California’s Country Music Festival consistently draws thousands of music fans to Indio, California, each year for performances from renowned artists like Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, George Straight, Emmylou Harris, Nikki Lane, Cam and more. Produced by Goldenvoice, creators of Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, the festival has sold out the last three years in a row, won ACM’s Festival of the Year award in 2016 and continues to deliver lineups that feature both veteran and rising talent alike.  The 2017 lineup featured Dierks Bentley, Shania Twain, Kenny Chesney and more.

Willie Nelson, Jamey Johnson, Lukas Nelson

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson, “Just Breathe” (Farm Aid 2013)

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Sheryl Crow, Ben Rector at Laid Back Festival, Red Rocks (Oct. 1, 2017)

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Longtime Gregg Allman manager Michael Lehman and Live Nation present LAID BACK FESTIVAL live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre Sunday, October 1, 2017.

Laid Back is presented in the spirit of its beloved co-founder, the late, great Gregg Allman. The traveling celebration of music and food will be headlined by a line-up that includes Sheryl Crow, Ben Rector, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, The London Souls and Quaker City Night Hawks.


Reserved tickets are $99.50, $79.50 & $59.50 and General Admission tickets are $39.50 plus applicable service charges.


If not sold out, tickets to this show are available at the box office of the Denver Coliseum from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. every Saturday.

Lukas Nelson offers acoustic song for fans, after show cancelled due to weather last night

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Lady GaGa sings with Lukas Nelson on new album, “Find Yourself”

Sunday, July 9th, 2017
by:  Allison Bowser

Lady Gaga isn’t done branching into the country rock sound from her 2016 album, Joanne. With tracks like “Angel Down” and “Million Reasons,” Gaga showed off her versatility yet again on her fifth studio album, delivering guitar-driven tracks that have given way for a new set of fans to connect with Mother Monste

To promote Joanne, Gaga returned to her roots as a singer for a Led Zeppelin cover band. Going full country rock, Gaga set off on a number of secret Dive Bar dates with Bud Light in 2016, playing small shows and touting a guitar and cut off denim shorts for the intimate gigs. Gaga has announced that she’ll be hitting the road for more Dive Bar shows before kicking off her Joanne World Tour on August 1 in Vancouver, but that’s not the only way the six-time Grammy winner is continuing her venture into musical territory that has been absent from her previous albums.

Now, Gaga has teamed up with Lukas Nelson & The Promise of the Real, an American rock group preparing to release fifth studio album. Gaga appears on the tracks “Find Yourself” and “Set Me Down on a Cloud,” which are available for streaming on SoundCloud now along with the track “Forget About Georgia.”

Gaga is the latest big-name musician to be connected with the rockers. The band recently toured and recorded with Canadian musical icon Neil Young, releasing The Monsanto Years with Young in 2015. As for lead singer Lukas Nelson, his father is famed singer Willie Nelson.

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real are set to release their new self-title LP on August 25. As for Gaga, the singer is preparing for her Joanne World Tour, which she has confirmed will feature new music. Maybe something a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll?

Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic, the gospel set

Friday, July 7th, 2017

It’s always exciting when Willie Nelson invites family and friends back on stage at the end of his show to sing gospel songs.  Thanks, Janis from Texas for sharing the moment with your pictures.  Looks like fun!


Willie Nelson, Sheryl Chrow, Lukas Nelson, “Midnight Rider” (Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic)

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Sheryl Crow invites Willie Nelson and Lukas Nelson on stage to sing, “Midnight Rider”, in honor of Gregg Allman.

New album from Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real

Thursday, July 6th, 2017


collaborators Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real will release their new self-titled LP on August 25th via Fantasy. Lady Gaga contributes backing vocals to a pair of new songs, including the soulful “Find Yourself,” and indie-pop act Lucius appears on gospel-styled ballad “Set Me Down on a Cloud.” Those tracks, along with soft-rock slow-burner “Forget About Georgia,” are available to stream below exclusively through Rolling Stone.


Nelson, the band’s guitarist-front man (and son of Willie Nelson), tells Rolling Stone that he wrote “Set Me Down on a Cloud” two years ago for a friend who lost her child in a tragic accident. “I tried not to be too specific because I realize that we can all relate to loss as people,” he says. “Now that song has become about having to lose someone you love.”

He drew on personal romantic history for “Forget About Georgia,” which the title alluding to an ex-girlfriend. “I used to go out with this girl named Georgia,” he says. “And when we stopped seeing each other, it made things hard because I would go out with my dad on tour and play ‘Georgia on My Mind’ with him, and it made it impossible to forget about her.”

Nelson says that “Find Yourself,” which he wrote right after “Forget About Georgia,” is about “taking my power back and owning the love that I deserve.”

“All of the amazing experiences we’ve had have led up to this point,” he told RS in a statement, speaking of the new album as a whole. “We’ve all grown so much – the band as a unit and me as a songwriter. It’s all come together in a really beautiful way, we’re thrilled to finally share this new music with the world.”


Lukas Nelson & Promiseof the Real at Amphitheater in Grand Junction, CO (July 11, 2017)

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017
Arroyo Seco Weekend - Day 2
by:  Ray Michaels

Lukas Nelson & The Promise of the Real will have the honor of being the first headline band to perform at the new Amphitheater at Las Colonias Park.

I’ll share how to take advantage of that deal shortly, first a quick tutorial on Lukas Nelson & The Promise of the Real. Yes, he’s Willie Nelson’s son. Beyond that fact is the reality of the talent of he and his band wield. Cowboy, hippie, surf rock is the official definition of what the band is. What they are is really good. So good that Neil Young chose the band to back him on his 36th studio album “The Monsanto Years” and the tour that followed. That’s endorsement enough.

The band began when Lukas moved to LA from Hawaii in 2007. There he met drummer Anthony LoGerfo, at all places a Neil Young concert, shortly after the two began playing music together.

In fall 2008, Lukas dropped out of college to pursue his music career full-time. The band played its first gigs later that year and recorded their first EP “Live Beginnings” and hit the road full-time. In 2009, the band began as an opening act for his pops Wille including a five night stop at the legendary Filmore in San Francisco. Following that was a stint with the one and only, B.B.King.

The band released their sophomore album in the spring of 2012. Then back on the road on a cross-country tour. Also that year Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real backed John Fogerty on his tour of the US and Canada. They guys performed on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on May 14th of that year.

Which brings us back to the project with Neil Young where his brother Micah Nelson also contributed to the project. The simple fact is this band is something special and a fitting choice to break in the new digs at Las Colonias Park.

Now how to snag a ticket for only $9.50. Go to Monumental Events website by clicking HERE. Select the GA tickets and how many you want to purchase. In the space provided enter the code 95ROCK and the price will kick back $10 to only $9.50. There is a limited number available at this special price so don’t delay and we’ll see you at the show.