Archive for the ‘Promise of the Real’ Category

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, “Set Me Down on a Cloud”

Sunday, January 10th, 2021

Sunday, June 21st, 2020

Anthony Logerfo, streaming live May 5th

Monday, May 4th, 2020

Promise of the Real’s percussionist Anthony LoGerfo will perform live tomorrow night, and we can listen.

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, “Where is the Love”

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

“The Naked Garden,” new Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real album out 3/27/2020

Sunday, March 22nd, 2020

Win tickets to see Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real in concert

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

Enter for the chance to win TWO tickets to The Naked Garden Tour & ONE signed CD copy of our new album Naked Garden

Contest ends March 15th, 2020…

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real in Boulder 2/19/20

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

Lukas Nelson and the guys are in Colorado, and they’re playing at the beautiful Boulder Theater (again) in downtown Boulder.

For tickets, visit Boulder Theater Site

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real in Colorado

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

Colorado fans are happy, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real are coming back to Colorado.

Feb. 19th – Orpheum Theater, Denver
Feb. 20th, Boulder Theater, Boulder
Feb 23, 24 Belly Up, Aspen
Feb 25 Vilar Center for Arts, Avon

Get tix to Boulder show here.


Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real at Tuck Fest 2020 (Charlotte, NC)

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

Tuck Fest is a multi-day festival that celebrates the outdoor lifestyle through competitions, exhibitions, demos, and live music at the U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC), located in Charlotte, North Carolina. The festival features a variety of outdoor competitions that include trail running, kayaking, biking, climbing, stand-up paddleboarding, obstacle, and adventure racing. In six years, Tuck Fest has grown from 14,000 attendees in 2013 to over 55,000 attendees in 2018. The name “Tuck Fest” comes from the Tuckaseegee Ford and Trail, a historical landmark located at the USNWC.

For guests who are interested in simply experiencing the sights and sounds of Tuck Fest, there is no ticket or registration required (standard parking fees apply). We welcome everyone to enjoy the live music, demos, and view all of the competitions free of charge. If you would like to participate in one race/competition or all 35+, Tuck Fest race registration is a one-time flat fee that grants access to all races and competitions throughout the four day festival. Activity Passes to experience the USNWC’s 30+ available outdoor activities, as well as food and beverage options, can be purchased online or on-site.

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, with Micah Nelson (Farm Aid 2019)

Saturday, November 2nd, 2019

Thanks so much to Janis from Texas, for sharing her fantastic photos from the Farm Aid concert in Wisconsin last September.

Micah Nelson

Corey McCormick

Tato Melgar

Anthony LoGerfo

Logan Metz

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real in Last Waltz concert in Nashville (November 23rd)

Sunday, October 13th, 2019

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, “Turn Off the News”

Thursday, August 15th, 2019
by: Abby Johnston

Lukas Nelson’s first release since A Star Is Born vaulted him into the national consciousness delivers for both the newly initiated and the faithful. Fifty-minute follow-up to his self-titled 2017 breakout, Turn Off the News (Build a Garden) genre hops with ease, but the first quarter hews close to his roots-rock background.

The bright guitar progressions of “Bad Case” jangle pure Tom Petty, and the soaring balladry of “Where Does Love Go” sounds like Willie Nelson’s second youngest is auditioning to be a Wilbury. “Lotta Fun” marks the start of a brief country turn, sealed by a sweet duet with Nelson family favorite Margo Price.

“Mystery,” one of the album’s few acoustic cuts, features dear ol’ dad picking Trigger. The scion sounds most at ease on the album’s back half, which burns with guitar solos. After a full-band maelstrom closes “Out in LA,” Nelson concludes, “That was some magic. There’s some magic there.”

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real on Good Morning America (8/6/2019)

Friday, August 2nd, 2019

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real on the Late Show with Colbert tonight (replay)

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019
by: Alison Bonaguro

Music Videos

You may not be able to feel the Tom Petty influence when you hear Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real’s “Bad Case,” but when you see the video, you can’t help but sense that influence. It’s alive and well in the new video, in the form of his daughter Adria Petty. So when you watch the collaboration between the son of a country music legend and the daughter of a rock n’ roll legend, you’ll see how naturally the two marry the art they each bring to the table.

We had a chance to ask Nelson — Willie Nelson’s son — about working with Petty, the day of the shoot at the Nelson’s Luck, Texas ranch, and the meaning behind the song.

A. What was your connection to the director Adria Petty, Tom Petty’s daughter?

Q. She’s a really good friend of mine. We met at Cafe Gratitude in Venice, California, and we ended up spending a lot of time together as friends. She’s the most beautiful person in the whole world. She’s one of the most fantastic loving spirits that exists. So it was natural to eventually do something with her. We started talking, and I knew she was a really good music video director because she’d worked with great artists. And she’s a heart friend and a dream mate. We share a lot of commonality and we understand each other. It was one of the greatest times I’ve ever had doing a music video. Because usually they’re really hard and no fun, but she made it fun.

Q. Was the whole video shot at the family ranch in Texas?

A. Yes, we shot the video at the ranch in Texas. And when we all got together on the inside — for the Opry house scene we had to film — we were all in there jamming, and Adria really made it fun for us. I just felt like I was in great hands the whole time.

Q. It seems like you must’ve been a fan of old Westerns growing up. Did that play into your decision to make the video have that same kind of aesthetic?

A. Yes, because I was a big fan of old Westerns growing up. I’ve always wanted to do a Western music video. Me and my brother were always playing Western with each other, so it’s just a natural thing.

Q. And what about the day you wrote “Bad Case.” What inspired the idea for the song?

A. There’s a type of person who gets caught up in desires and wanting, and needing to be this and needing to be that. And as a practicer of the Dao, I want to let desires go. So it’s kind of an ode to those folk who want what they can’t have always, and don’t accept reality for how it is, and just be at peace in the moment. They’re always trying to solve some problem. When really they just have to let go and be here, and face themselves and let go of who they think they are and stop putting labels on everything.

Q. Has your dad given you any feedback on the song or the video?

A. My dad loves the song and the video. He said it was amazing, and he really was blown away. He was really stoked.

Q. What do you hope people will take away from the video?

A. That it was a beautiful moment, and Adria made that happen and I’m grateful to her for doing it.