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Micah Nelson named to Board of Directors for National Hemp Association

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

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Micah Nelson is the son of the notorious celebrity who is an advocate for cannabis and industrial hemp, Willie Nelson. Micah is following in his father’s footsteps in advocating for industrial hemp, as he has just been named as one of the Board of Directors for National Hemp Association.

Last weekend, the acclaimed musician, Micah, entertained fans at the Farm Aid 2016 last weekend by playing a hemp guitar. Micah is the founder of a band called Insects Vs Robots, which has been bringing experimental and boundary-less music to loyal fans since 2008.

Micah’s father, Willie Nelson, has been inducted into the National Agricultural Center Hall of Fame. In a press release from National Hemp Association, the organization’s chair, Michael Bowman, explained the similarities between Micah and his father.

“The passion for social and environmental justice was instilled in Micah,” Bowman said. “It is part of who he is. We could not be more excited to welcome him to our board. Like his father before him, Micah has a powerful passion for advocacy.”

Micah is already well-known for his advocacy toward industrial hemp legalization, which makes him a strong addition to the National Hemp Association’s Board of Directors. In a change.org petition, Micah has gathered over 50,000 signatures petitioning congress to pass the Industrial Hemp Farming Act. The petition is called “Allow American Farmers to Grow Industrial Hemp.

In this petition, Micah wrote, “In 1985, my dad, Willie Nelson, helped organize Farm Aid, a benefit concert for America’s family farmers. He’s always been dedicated to helping farmers and the environment—something he’s passed on to his children.” He continued to explain that not allowing American farmers to grow hemp is one of the most important issues in the United States.

Micah continued to explain how important it will be to allow American farmers to grow and sell hemp, which is an extremely useful, sustainable and economically vital plant that will help rural communities and to rebuild depleted soil.

Outlaw Music Fest in Scranton, PA (9/18/2016)

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

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photo by: Jason Riedmiller Photography

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by:  Brad Patton

The day-long festival, a late addition to the local venue’s calendar, had a little something for everybody as Lee Ann Womack, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Sheryl Crow, and Scranton’s own Cabinet filled the bill. Performances on the second stage included an acoustic set by Lukas Nelson and local artists, including members of Cabinet playing the music of John Prine, Lefty Frizzell, Merle Haggard, and Hank Williams.

Young, the now 70-year-old rocker, took the stage just before 7 p.m. for a lovely solo rendition of “Heart of Gold,” accompanying himself on acoustic guitar and harmonica.

He then brought out his latest collaborators, Promise of the Real featuring Willie’s sons Lukas and Micah Nelson, for acoustic favorites “Out on the Weekend,” “Unknown Legend,” “Human Highway” with gorgeous four-part harmonies, “Harvest Moon,” and “Hold Back the Tears.”

Young then picked up his electric guitar and a multi-page setlist, tossed the papers to the floor, and started into “Powderfinger” from 1979’s “Rust Never Sleeps.”

Following that same album’s “Welfare Mothers,” Young and his cohorts then played a stunning, 11-minute “Cowgirl in the Sand.” The harmonies were back for 1969’s “Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere,” the title track of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s second album.

Several minutes of instrumental buildup turned into a nearly-20-minute version of “Cortez the Killer,” followed by an equally outstanding take of “Fuckin’ Up” from the 1990 album “Ragged Glory,” his sixth LP with Crazy Horse.

Young and POTR then tore the roof off with a combustible “Rockin’ in the Free World,” complete with two false endings and some standout guitar work by Lukas Nelson.

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photo:  Jason Riedmiller

Willie Nelson, listed as curator of the Outlaw gathering, closed out the festival just one day after his closing set at the 31st Farm Aid in Bristow, Virginia.

Taking the stage with his Family and his ever-faithful guitar Trigger, the elder Nelson, now 83 and still showing no signs of slowing down, somehow managed to fit 19 songs into his hour-long set.

The early going was familiar to everyone who has seen Willie over the past few years, as he began with “Whiskey River,” “Still Is Still Moving to Me,” and “Beer for My Horses.”

Nelson then paid tribute to another musical outlaw, the late Waylon Jennings, with “Good Hearted Woman” and the chart-topping Waylon and Willie duet “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys.”

Even though the selection was fully expected, Nelson’s version of “Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground” was especially good at the Outlaw, with his guitar playing nearly matching his heartfelt vocals.

After more of the usual suspects, such as “On the Road Again” and “Always on My Mind,” Nelson paid tribute to Hank Williams (on the day after what would have been his 83rd birthday) with spirited versions of “Jambalaya (On the Bayou),” “Hey Good Lookin’,” and “Move It on Over.”

Mickey Raphael, Willie’s longtime harmonica player and right-hand man, sparkled on “Georgia on My Mind,” while Willie dug just a little bit deeper for a nice version of “Bloody Mary Morning.”

He then honored the late Merle Haggard with the duo’s “It’s All Going to Pot” and the late Ray Price with “Heartaches by the Number” before treating the crowd to the “new gospel” number “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die,” which featured some great background vocals by sons Lukas and Micah.

Nelson then closed the show with a medley of actual gospel tunes “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” and “I’ll Fly Away.”

Nothing has been confirmed yet, but here’s hoping the Outlaw Music Festival becomes an annual event on Montage Mountain.

Read entire article here. 

Neil Young and Promise of the Real, “Keep on Rockin’ in the Free World” (Farm Aid 2016)

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Hanging with Micah, Dad and Woody

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

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“Hanging with Micah, Dad, and Woody while Mom has a much deserved Spa day elsewhere … ?”

Neil Young & Promise of the Real Show in Telluride (Sept. 30, Oct. 1, 2016)

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

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Sep 30 – Oct 1 · Telluride

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Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

photo:  Michael Dworschak

See Neil Young and Promise of the Real in Telluride (Sept. 30, Oct. 1)

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

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Once-In-A-Lifetime Concerts

Steve Gumble, of Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, and Craig Ferguson, of Telluride Bluegrass Festival, have joined together to announce two very special shows from legendary guitarist and songwriter Neil Young in the world famous mountain town of Telluride, Colorado. Telluride is one of the most scenic, majestic, and stunningly beautiful music venues in the country.

Singer, songwriter, musician, producer and two-time Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Neil Young will play back-to-back shows (September 30th and October 1st) on the new state-of-the-art stage in Telluride Town Park. Young will be joined on stage by Promise of the Real for his sets, fronted by Lukas Nelson, son of Willie Nelson.

Be a Part of Music History.

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Ticket Information
Tickets for these shows are set to go on sale on the following dates: Tuesday, July 26th at 11:00 a.m. (MT) – Telluride Local Outlets Pre-Sale
Wednesday, July 27th at 11:00 a.m. (MT) – Neil Young Pre-Sale for Telluride Festival of Cars & Colors Ticket Holders
Thursday, July 28th 11:00 a.m. (MT) – General Public
For more info, click below.

Willie Nelson with Neil Young and Promise of the Real, Lucca Summer Festival

Monday, July 18th, 2016

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Willie Nelson joins Neil Young and Promise of the Real on Stage in Rome

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

www.rollingstone.com
by: Daniel Kreps

Neil Young held an onstage family reunion Friday night during his concert in Rome as Willie Nelsonjoined the rocker and Promise of the Real, which features Nelson’s sons Lukas and Micah.

It’s family time here tonight, we’re gonna have the whole family come out,” Young told the crowd as he introduced Willie Nelson. “What do you say, pop?” Nelson soon strapped on a guitar and joined Young and his sons on Old Ways‘ “Are There Any More Real Cowboys?,” a track Nelson and Young have played together in the past. Nelson stuck around for one more song, leading his classic “On the Road Again” alongside Young and Promise of the Real.

Nelson’s appearance onstage wasn’t a complete surprise as, earlier in the day, Lukas Nelson revealed on Instagram that Willie sat in with the band during rehearsals at the Temre Di Caracalla venue. Following Friday’s concert, Lukas Nelson wrote, “Dad joined us tonight in Rome. To be able to support my two heroes together on stage with my brothers is a joy that is indescribable.”

Willie Nelson and sons, for John Varvatos

Sunday, June 19th, 2016

Happy Father’s Day

Sunday, June 19th, 2016

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Micah Nelson named to National Hemp Committee, Sign his Petition to Allow Farmers to Grow Industrial Hemp

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

Sign Petition Here:
https://www.change.org/p/allow-american-farmers-to-grow-industrial-hemp

In 1985, my dad, Willie Nelson, helped organize Farm Aid, a benefit concert for America’s family farmers. He’s always been dedicated to helping farmers and the environment — something he’s passed on to his children. One of the most important issues for us is allowing farmers to grow industrial hemp — something that’s still not completely legal in the United States.

It is nuts that I can walk into my local health food store and purchase a variety of healthy hemp foods but it is not legal for most American farmers to grow and sell this amazing crop. It is time to allow American farmers to grow this sustainable and extremely useful plant, bring back economic vitality to our rural communities, and help rebuild our depleted soils.

Please join me and the National Hemp Association to help pass the Industrial Hemp Farming Act which will:

Enable American farmers to freely import seeds from outside the U.S. to grow millions of acres of American hemp without a need for pesticides or herbicides and using 1/3 the water needed for corn.

Help America rebuild a multi-faceted industry which would generate tens of thousands of jobs for rural farmers and middle income businesses.

Eliminate the confusion between marijuana and hemp and clarify the myriad of beneficial uses of industrial hemp

Clear up the conflicting legal status around the use and sale of products made from hemp extractions.

End the restrictions surrounding the transportation of seeds and live plants across state boundaries.Remove hemp from the Controlled Substances Act.

Thank you very much for your support.
– Micah Nelson

Monday, June 13th, 2016

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Micah Nelson, Lukas Nelson, Willie Nelson, Johnny Depp

 

Neil Young with Lukas Nelson, & Promise of the Real on tour

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

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Billboard for tonight’s show in Belfast.

NEIL YOUNG WITH PROMISE OF THE REAL

DATE CITY VENUE TICKETS
06/07/16 BELFAST SSE ARENA TICKETS
06/08/16 DUBLIN 3ARENA TICKETS
06/10/16 LEEDS FIRST DIRECT ARENA TICKETS
06/11/16 LONDON THE O2 ARENA TICKETS
06/13/16 LILLE ZENITH ARENA TICKETS
06/15/16 LYON HALLE TONY GARNIER TICKETS
06/16/16 MARSEILLE LE DOME TICKETS
06/18/16 MADRID MAD COOL MUSIC FESTIVAL TICKETS
06/21/16 TOULOUSE LE ZENITH TICKETS
06/23/16 PARIS ACCOR HOTELS ARENA TICKETS
06/24/16 ANTWERP SPORT PALAIS TICKETS
07/05/16 RÄTTVIK DALHALLA TICKETS
07/07/16 LARVIK STAVERNFESTIVALEN TICKETS
07/09/16 AMSTERDAM ZIGGO DOME TICKETS
07/13/16 PADOVA VILLA CONTARINI TICKETS
07/15/16 ROME TERME DI CARACALLA TICKETS
07/16/16 LUCCA SUMMER FESTIVAL – PLAZZA NAPOLEONE TICKETS
07/18/16 MILAN ESTATHÉ MARKET SOUND TICKETS
07/20/16 LEIPZIG VÖLKERSCHLACHTDENKMAL OPEN AIR
07/21/16 BERLIN WALDBUHNE TICKETS
07/23/16 LINZ CASTLE CLAM TICKETS

Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

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