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Thursday, hard-rocking guitarist Lukas Nelson and his jam band, Promise of the Real, will return to Grass Valley for a dance party.
The Center for the Arts
314 W Main St
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Lukas Nelson, son of Willie Nelson, heads the band on guitars and vocals. Nelson and the band previously performed at the Center for the Arts before his father’s concert here in 2012.
The band’s name represents a pledge made by the group to always “be real” to who they are both musically and individually and for better or worse. They play rock ‘n’ roll with a blues base, intertwined with influences such as country, soul, folk and reggae. They are based out of Paia, Hawaii, and Southern California.
In 2009, the group released its first studio recording, the “Brando’s Paradise” EP, featuring “My Own Wave.”
In 2010, P.O.T.R. released its first LP, “Promise of the Real,” recorded at John Avila’s (Oingo Boingo) home studio.
In 2012, they released their second album, “Wasted.” Nelson started writing the personal country-rock record while on the Country Throwdown tour.
Lukas Nelson and P.O.T.R. are currently writing and recording new music for their next not-yet-titled album and third full-length release for the gritty rock group. Nelson is joined by Tato Melgar on percussion and sound effects, Anthony LoGerfo on drums and Corey McCormick on bass and vocals.
Tickets for Thursday’s concert are $20 for members of the Center, $22 for the general public and are available at the Center’s Box Office in person, by phone at 530-274-8384 ext. 14, online at www.thecenterforthearts.org or at BriarPatch Co-op.
For more on the band, go to www.promiseofthereal.com
“Keep an eye out on our posts for a release date! #newrecord #workingoutthedates.”
Thanks to Soul Imagery for another great photo.
Promise of the Real perform tonight at the Fox Theater, and tomorrow night at the Ogden, in Denver.
They open both nights for Les Claypool’s Duu de Twang.
Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real are playing two shows on the front range this week. Thursday, October 10th, the band performs at the Fox Theater, up on the hill and the University, and then the next night, Friday, they will be at the Gothic Theater in Denver. Both nights, the band opens for Les Claypools Duo De Twang.
For ticket information:
by: Marc S. Boriosi
This last Saturday I had the opportunity and pleasure to witness one of the greatest annual music events spanning the last 28 years to grace and hopefully help save our planet. FARM AID 2013! This year wonderfully hosted in the beautiful, inviting and very receptive Saratoga Springs, NY.
So, I ask…what do you get when you combine the looks of Brad Pitt, the charisma of Johnny Depp, the wisdom of a music legend and the guitar stylings of a God?
The lineup at any Farm Aid is at the very least spectacular and this year’s was no different. One would be hard-pressed to pick a favorite among these performers as there is no doubt a debate would ensue. Pointless anyway…at this level of talent, no one would be wrong!
I will get into other aspects of the show in other postings, but for now let me just say that “Lukas Nelson, backed with perfection by Promise Of The Real, BLEW MY F*@!$#G FACE OFF!”
Lukas and POTR’s set was flawless, a testament to what makes live music a true force of nature! They exemplified the reason why festivals of this caliber and with such a serious message remain so effective and persist. Lukas and POTR literally, figuratively and physically shake people and if people don’t wake the hell up, stand the hell up and get the hell moving…nothing changes. Even if this was the first time seeing and hearing Lukas and POTR, a mouth-dropping, awe-inspiring, attention-demanding response was inevitable.
Lukas Nelson’s talent is on par with the very best I have seen and I am not alone. During later performances when other musicians, from the annals of music history, wished to pump up their set like it was on steroids, they called on Lukas and Lukas did not disappoint. It was as clear to me as it was to them that the adding of Lukas Nelson to any song was like capturing and then shattering a jar of lightening.
Bottom line: If Lukas & POTR tour anywhere near you…GET TO THAT SHOW!
In April of 2012 Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real released their sophomore album ‘Wasted’ on Tone Tied Records and is available on Amazon and iTunes. However, to be honest, I just ordered it on vinyl. These guys on vinyl just make sense.
For Tour Updates & More Info: http://www.promiseofthereal.com/
Read entire article here.
“you guys I AM DONE !!!! I got great feedback at zeega so looks like you all are gonna hang in a major museum this week in SF!!! I hope I got everyone (plus a few Larry and Joy and Zack ) from our magical weekend I heard that it will be featured part of the exhibit XOXOXOXOXOXOOXO you guys my love letter to everyone – thanks for letting me go through your pictures (I think I asked everyone) let me… know if you see one that belongs to you that I didnt mention you I tried !! ) Lindsey I did not ask but I took one of you because you were missing from the collage. My concept is the relationships and lives that are touched by the Nelson family music and the love it generates in the world that we take with us in our hearts and spread like wildfire until we need another recharge from our next show! You either understand it or you don’t but you cannot deny how REAL the bond is. LOVE YOU ALL!!! — Mary Jane Lane
Promise of the Real fan and music lover Mary Jane Lane from California shared this photo of her video installation on display at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. How cool is that? The video features a Gathering of Promise of the Real Fans in Austin last month. The installation will be up for next couple of days. Here is link to slide show: here
Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real perform “Peaceful Solution”, written by Willie and Amy Nelson, inspired by a dream Amy had about peace. Luck Films recorded this performance, and you can see more fantastic videos at the Luck Films youtube channel.
Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real
Lukas Nelson & the Promise of The Real: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real are an American rock & roll band based out of Paia, HI and Southern Calfornia. The band consists of Lukas Nelson (Vocals/Guitar), Anthony LoGerfo (Drums), Tato Melgar (Percussion) and Corey McCormick (Bass). The band’s name represents a pledge made by the group to always be real to who they are both musically and individually and for better or worse. POTR released their debut record “Promise of the Real” in December of 2010 and have toured extensively throughout 2011 in support of the album. This year the band will play 250 shows and have appeared at Farm Aid and on the Late Show with David Letterman and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Okay, here’s s a golden opportunity for you music lovers out there! Wilile Nelson has invited some of his talented children to join him on the upcoming leg of his never-ending-tour-schedule.
Willie’s daughter, Paula Nelson, and her Austin band (Landis Armstrong, Kevine Lance, and Lindsay Greene), Lukas Nelson, and his band The Promise of the Real (Anthony LoGerfo, Tato Melgar, and Corey McCormick), daughter Amy Nelson, and son Micah Nelson will all travel with their dad for shows in November and December!
Lukas Nelson & Corey McCormick, Promise of the Real
photo: Jen Bronenkant
Catch a show if you can for an opportunity to hear a lot of GREAT music! Willie Nelson fans who have never had opportunity to see his family perform before, or Paula Nelson or Lukas Nelson & POTR fans, Folk Uke fans, Micah Nelson fans – here’s a chance to see their original inspiration perform with his family band.
For ticket information, visit www.WillieNelson.com.
|November 23, 2012||Arlington Music Hall||Arlington, TX|
|November 24, 2012||Winstar Casino||Thackerville, OK|
|November 25, 2012||Greune Hall||New Braunfels, TX|
|November 26, 27, 2012||The Grand Opera House||Galveston, TX|
|November 29, 2012||Arkansas Arts Center CANCELLED||Forth Smith, AR|
|November 30, 2012||Rapides Parish Coliseum||Alexandria, VA|
|December 1, 2012||Alabama Theater||Birmingham, AL|
|December 4, 2012||Bell Auditorium||Augusta, GA|
|December 5, 2012||Filmore Charlotte||Charlotte, NC|
|December 6, 2012||Thomas Wolfe Auditorium||Asvhille, NC|
|December 7, 2012||O’dell Williamson Auditorium||Bolivia, NC|
|December 8, 2012||Township Hall||Columbia, SC|
***** Always check with the venue or www.WillieNelson.com to confirm any shows listed here.