Archive for the ‘Promise of the Real’ Category

Lukas Nelson, Promise of the Real (with Micah Nelson) “Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes”

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Lukas Nelson, and Promise of the Real, with Micah Nelson, at Harvest the Hope Concert, Neligh, NE (9/27/14)

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Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real @ 14th Annual Hardly Strickly Bluegrass Festival

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

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http://www.mercurynews.com

by: Jim Harrington

We’re spotlighting some of the most intriguing acts performing at the 14th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, which continues through Oct. 5 at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. In this edition, we highlight Lake Street Dive and Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real.

Lake Street Dive: Haven’t heard much about this Brooklyn-based quartet yet? That’s probably going to change in the very near future. The group boasts a radio-friendly blend of jazz, folk, soul and pop, as well as the tremendously talented vocalist Rachel Price. In all, Lake Street Dive — which also performs Oct. 7 at the Fillmore in San Francisco — seems well positioned for an Alabama Shakes-style breakthrough. Details: 4:30 p.m. Oct. 5, Star Stage.
Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real: Willie Nelson’s kid is a dynamite guitarist, who favors good old-fashioned rock ‘n’ roll over his father’s brand of country. I’ve had the chance to see this younger Nelson lead his Promise of the Real band on a number of occasions and have been impressed each time. He’s definitely carrying on the family tradition with style. Details: 4:10 p.m. Oct. 5, Arrow Stage.

Lukas Nelson & the Promise of the Real: They have the songs, the looks, the band (and they put the show in showbiz)

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

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photo and story:  Bob Hakins
Folsom LIVE

 Why is this band not one the biggest acts in showbiz?

They have the songs,

the good looking front man

and they put the “show” in showbiz.

See more:

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Lukas Autry Nelson, Anthony LoGerfo, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real and Cory McCormick at Folsom LIVE.

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, in Vail

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

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“Beautiful show tonight in Vail, CO..love to all of you#vail #musicislove” — Lukas Nelson

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real in NC (6/13/14)

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

www.goupstate.com
by:  Leena Dbouk
For Lukas Nelson, following in his father’s footsteps seemed almost natural.Facts

Want to go?

Who: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
When: 9:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Blue Ridge BBQ and Music Festival main stage, Harmon Field, Tryon, N.C.
Tickets: $8
Info: 828-859-7427 orwww.blueridgebbqfestival.com

From a young age, Nelson was exposed to all sorts of terrific music courtesy of his father, who also introduced him first-hand to some of the world’s most famous musicians. At this point, it’s worth noting that his dad is the legendary Willie Nelson.

So imagine the soulful voice of Willie Nelson mixed with the rock music of Tom Petty and Neil Young and the jazz of Django Reinhardt, and you’ll get an idea of the sound created by Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real.

Lukas Nelson and POTR will perform at 9:30 p.m. Saturday on the main stage of the Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival in Tryon, N.C.

The peculiar name of Lukas Nelson’s band came from listening to and being inspired by the music of Young.

“The feelings and inspiration we got from his music is what led us to the name Promise of the Real,” Nelson said. “Neil is authentic. I love the concept of being real rather than perfect.

“People in the music industry are so focused on being perfect; they pay tons of money to sound perfect. Everyone has a dark and a light side, (and) real music is like that. It’s not perfect.”

Much of Lukas Nelson’s music focuses on the authentic. Everything from the instrumentation to the lyrics is simple and intended to move people to thought and experience.

“There are so many variables in a song,” he said. “I write about what I’m feeling, thinking or experiencing. It takes me a half an hour to write a song. I try not to overthink it. I just let it happen.”

Nelson attributes much of who he is today to his father.

Willie Nelson “is the biggest musical influence, not only musically, but also as a person,” he said. “He lives his life in a good way, if there can be a good way.”

Despite having a famous father, Lukas Nelson has made his own way through the music industry. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t look to his dad as a source of inspiration and admiration.

“I admire Dad’s ability to engage and connect to the audience,” Lukas Nelson said. “He really relates to them through his stage presence and his writing as well. There’s a lot to appreciate about him. He speaks to people on so many levels.”

After dropping out of college and being inspired by the life of the Buddha, Lukas Nelson left the comfortable life he had known as Willie Nelson’s son to experience the life of a man who had nothing but his friends, his car and the clothes on his back.

“I see parallels between everyone and the Buddha and Christ,” Lukas Nelson said. “They were both teaching against this separatist idea. You know Christ called people to follow the kingdom of heaven, not him. Leaving everything behind hasn’t really changed me.

“But it has made me more aware that things are the way they’re supposed to be and to accept that without trying to make everything right. Good and evil will always exist together; you can’t have one without the other. If people accept that, there would be a lot less anxiety.”

Music has always been Lukas Nelson’s life from the moment he was born to the time a guitar was put into his hand. But, while speaking from a golf course, he said that sports would be his other career path if not for music.

“I was on the swim team as a kid. I was pretty good at freestyle, and I loved butterfly,” Lukas Nelson said. “I wanted to go into the Olympics. I also played on the soccer team. I guess I would’ve been an athlete of some sort. Music and sports aren’t polar opposites. They’re very similar; they both have a rhythm.

“At the end of the day, music is something that I do. Music is the world. We are all a collection of vibrating atoms that emit a frequency.”

 

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real TONIGHT! (3/30/14)

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

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Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real in Boulder Sunday! (3/30/14) @the Fox

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

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beautiful photograph taken by Jim Eckenrode, stylishly framed by Guthrie Thomas, of www.gtpicks.com.

Earlier this year, Lukas Nelson & the Promise of the Real opened up at the Fox for Les Claypool.  Now, the band is back headlining their own show tomorrow Sunday.  If you can get to Boulder by tomorrow, come see the band.

Posters all over town!

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If you can’t make a Colorado show, keep in touch with the band through their website:
www.promiseofthereal.com.

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real on Tour! (See them in Boulder Sunday 3/30)

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

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www.PromiseoftheReal.com

Date Venue Location
Mar 28 Grand Junction, CO
Mar 29 Aspen, CO
Mar 30 Boulder, CO
Apr 01 Riverside, CA
Apr 04 San Diego, CA
Apr 05 Santa Clarita, CA
Apr 06 Turlock, CA
Apr 08 San Luis Obispo, CA
Apr 09 Davis, CA
Apr 10 Carmel By The Sea, CA
Apr 11 Santa Cruz, CA
Apr 12 Petaluma, CA
Nov 16 Fort Lauderdale, FL
Nov 17 Fort Lauderdale, FL
Nov 18 Fort Lauderdale, FL
Nov 19 Fort Lauderdale, FL
Nov 20 Fort Lauderdale, FL

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photo:  Jim Eckenrode

Second Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real Show added in Victor, Idaho – TONIGHT! (3/24/14)

Monday, March 24th, 2014

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photo:  Arthur VanRooy

March 23, 2014
Knotty Pine
Victor, Idaho
Night 1

“Victor rocked so hard we added a second night on 3/24/14. Lets do it all over again.!! — Lukas Nelson

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Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real added to Petty Fest Lineup! (4/3/14)

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

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www.Pettyfest.com

 

Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real, “Love is Just a Four Letter Word”

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

“My Independence calls me
from a pay phone far away
He says, listen, man I’m worried,
you ain’t never been this way”

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real arrive in New Orleans for House of Blues Show (3/7/14)

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

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Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real @ Grass Valley, CA (Feb. 13, 2014)

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

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www.theunion.com

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
http://thecenterforthearts.org

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

Willie Nelson & Family; Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real (Santa Rosa) (12/13/13)

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

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New Album coming soon from Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Monday, December 9th, 2013

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“Keep an eye out on our posts for a release date! #newrecord #workingoutthedates.”

Lukas Nelson on FaceBook