Archive for the ‘Promise of the Real’ Category

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real in Europe

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

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Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real at UpStream Festival in Seattle in June

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real in Glasgow KY TONIGHT

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Feb 16, 17
Plaza Theater Glasgow KY

Enter to Win free tickets to see Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real in Concert

Saturday, February 10th, 2018

Enter to Win Tickets to See Lukas Nelson & the Promise of the Real!

Complete the form to enter below to be entered to win a pair (2) tickets to the show* of your choice from the list below, as well as a DR String prize pack including a set of strings of your choice. Lukas and all members of the Promise of the Real play DR Strings. See which strings they play here.


2/15 St. Louis, MO

2/16 Glasglow, KY

2/17 Glasglow, KY

2/22 Augusta, GA

2/23 Chattanooga, TN

2/24 Rocky Mount, VA

2/25 Rocky Mount, VA

3/4 Hamburg, Germany

3/5 Berlin, Germany

3/6 Utrecht, Netherlands

3/8 Dublin, Ireland

See all upcoming tour dates for Lukas Nelson & the Promise of the Real here.

*Please note travel and other expenses incurred attending the show you choose to attend will not be covered by either Lukas Nelson & the Promise of the Real or DR Strings.

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real to play New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2018

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

The 2018 Jazz Fest Poster – “Fats” by Terrance Osborne (Image courtesy Art4Now)

The 2018 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will be held April 27 to May 6 at the New Orleans Fair Grounds in New Orleans. Organizers of the long-running event have detailed the musical lineup for this year’s Jazz Fest.

Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin, Sting, Jimmy Buffett and his Acoustic Airmen, Jack White, Beck, Lionel Richie, David Byrne, Anita Baker, Bonnie Raitt, Khalid, Sturgill Simpson, Jack Johnson, Sheryl Crow, Common, Cage the Elephant, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, The Revivalists, Steve Miller Band, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Smokey Robinson, Juanes, Lyle Lovett & His Large Band, Toots & The Maytals, Aaron Neville, George Benson, Charlie Wilson, Delbert McClinton, Irma Thomas, Steel Pulse, The Radiators @ 40, Jon Batiste with The Dap-Kings, Big Freedia, Buddy Guy, Old Crow Medicine Show, Blind Boys of Alabama, John Mayall, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Savion Glover, Leslie Odom Jr., Charles Lloyd & The Marvels with special guest Lucinda Williams, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, The Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson, Tamela Mann, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Galactic, Better than Ezra, Tab Benoit, Dianne Reeves, Telmary y Habana Sana of Cuba, Los Silver Stars of Honduras, Hezekiah Walker, Ron Carter Trio, Rebirth Brass Band, Tank and the Bangas, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Bounce featuring Cupid, 5th Ward Weebie, DJ Jubilee, Partners-N-Crime, and Ricky B, Archie Shepp Quartet, Anders Osborne, Sona Jobarteh of Gambia, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles, Jupiter & Okwess of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kermit Ruffins’ Tribute to Louis Armstrong, Davell Crawford, Boyfriend, Chocolate Milk, Ruthie Foster, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Samantha Fish, The Soul Rebels, Sonny Landreth, Sweet Crude, Jazz Fest celebrates the New Orleans Tricentennial, Walter Trout, Jerron ‘Blind Boy’ Paxton, Pine Leaf Boys, Socks in the Frying Pan of Ireland, Jake Shimabukuro, Sidi Touré of Mali, James Andrews & the Crescent City Allstars, Walter Wolfman Washington & the Roadmasters, George Porter, Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners, Jon Cleary, Terence Blanchard & the E-Collective, Wayne Toups, GIVERS, Cowboy Mouth, Marcia Ball, Calexico, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, The Last Bandoleros, Doug Kershaw & Friends, Bobby Rush, John Boutté, Hiss Golden Messenger, Zachary Richard, Tribute to Jelly Roll Morton featuring Henry Butler, Darcy Malone & the Tangle, The Walls Group, Jermaine Landrum & Abundant Praise Revival Choir, Creole Wild West Mardi Gras Indians, Lakou Mizik of Haiti, Imagination Movers, Big Chief Donald Harrison, Kod Kreyol and the Creole Dance Ensemble of Haiti, Furious Five Social Aid & Pleasure Club, Nicholas Payton, Don Vappie’s Tribute to King Oliver, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Lena Prima, John Mooney, Lee Boys, The East Pointers of Canada, Royal Teeth, Roddie Romero & the Hub City All-Stars, Meschiya Lake Remembers Sweet Emma Barrett, Hot 8 Brass Band, Tribute to Fats Domino with special guest Jerry Lee Lewis.

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real in the Studio

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Lukas Autry Nelson? @lukasnelson

picture:  @JoeyMartinez


Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real on Twitter

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real on NPR World Cafe

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real on World Cafe

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Lukas Nelson & Promisee of the Real at benefit concert in San Francisco tonight

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Enter to win Tickets to see Willie Nelson & Family on New Year’s Eve in Austin

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Enter to win here.

Austin’s hometown musician, Willie Nelson, returns to Austin City Limits Live to ring in the new year in style with three nights featuring special guest Lukas Nelson And Promise Of The Real. New Year’s Eve will also feature a performance by Blackberry Smoke and appearances by Father Time Texas and Baby New Year!

For your chance to win a pair of tickets to the Friday, December 29th or Saturday, December 30th show, enter below:


Please include the FIRST and LAST name of the person that will be picking up the tickets OR attending the event as the tickets and/or Guest List spots are non-transferable.

Enter to win here.

Neil Young with Promise of the Real New Album Release — “The Visitor” (Dec 1, 2017)

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real on CBS Saturday Morning

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real were featured on CBS Saturday this morning.

Lukas Nelson started playing guitar at 11 and on school breaks would hit the road with his dad, country music legend Willie Nelson. He formed Promise of the Real in college and the band took off, recording three albums, backing Neil Young on tour and averaging more than 200 shows a year. Now, their new self-titled album is gaining critical praise.

Neil Young with Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, new album, “The Visitor”

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

Neil Young has teamed up with his recent backing band Promise of the Real, the group led by Willie Nelson‘s son Lukas, to record a new studio album titled The Visitor, which will be released as a CD and a digital download on December 1 and as a vinyl LP on January 5, 2018. The 10-track collection is available for pre-order now.

Young is giving fans a preview of the record by posting the lead track, “Already Great,” on his official YouTube channel. The song, a mid-tempo rocker featuring with fuzz guitar and off-kilter piano, celebrates the U.S. while appearing to take a dig at President Donald Trump and his slogan “Make America Great Again.”

“I’m Canadian by the way, and I love the U.S.A.,” sings Neil. “I love this way of life, the freedom to act and the freedom to say/ Already great, you’re already great / You’re the promised land, you’re the helping hand.”

“Already Great” is available for purchase now as a digital single. If you pre-order The Visitor, you instantly receive a free download of the song.

The album also includes “Children of Destiny,” a patriotic protest anthem that premiered just before July 4 of this year.

The Visitor is the third album Young has recorded with Promise of the Real, following the 2015 studio effort The Monsanto Years and the 2016 two-disc live album Earth.

Here is the full track list of The Visitor:

“Already Great”
“Fly by Night Deal”
“Almost Always”
“Stand Tall”
“Change of Heart”
“Diggin’ a Hole”
“Children of Destiny”
“When Bad Got Good”

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real on Tour

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Thanks to Brian Hagar for sharing photos from Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real in Great Britain and Paris.

At Ticketmaster World Headquarters, and on the BBC