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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:

FEEL FREE TO ENTER AS MANY TIMES AS YOU’D LIKE, BUT PLEASE LIMIT YOUR ENTRIES TO ONE EMAIL ADDRESS PER DAY.

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.

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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.

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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”
“Carnival”
“Diggin’ a Hole”
“Children of Destiny”
“When Bad Got Good”
“Forever”

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

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, backstage on Late Night with Stephen Colbert

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Their new album is out, with this song, and many more.

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real on Late Night With Stephen Colbert (Tuesday, Sept. 5th)

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Lukas Nelson, “I see songs everywhere.”

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017


photo:  Gary Miller

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by:  Lauren Tingle

Lukas Nelson talks about  Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Working with Neil Young, Lady Gaga and His Musical Lineage
When Lukas Nelson, 28, is asked a question about his creative process, he is reminded of some words of wisdom passed down to him from his father, country icon Willie Nelson.

“I see songs everywhere in everyday life,” Lukas tells CMT.com. “My dad told me a long time ago when you’re a songwriter, you can’t force the song because songwriting is like rain water. If you’ve got a well, and it’s dry, you have to wait for it to rain. Sometimes it rains hard, and you’ve got plenty of water to drink. The songs that you try and write when the well is dry are forced, and that’s not right.”

Lukas’ songwriting well sounds like it’s brimming with ideas at the moment. Although his band Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real just released its self-titled album, he is already sitting on approximately 40 songs to sort through for the next project.

And there was no rushing Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real. Recorded over 18 months at Los Angeles’ Village Studios with producer John Alagia, the music is a stunning collection of cosmic country soul that it is full of vivid storytelling inspired by loss, love, friendship, commitment in the country, moving on and living for high times.

Lucius vocalists Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe lend powerful backing vocals throughout the collection, while Lady Gaga appears on “Carolina” and “Find Yourself.” On the rolling “Just Outside of Austin,” Willie offers a stylish jazz guitar solo from his famous acoustic named Trigger, while Lukas’ 86-year-old aunt Bobbie Nelson can be heard on piano.

“My goal is to create a new world and when people come and listen to the music, they feel good,” Lukas says. “I do try and keep the subject somewhat personal to me. I always try to write something I can relate to, even if I bring myself in someone else’s shoes.

“There’s really no subject that’s off limits. Wherever the source of inspiration is in general, you can’t really limit that. You can’t really put chains or bars on that because if you do, you might snuff it out.”

The music kicks listeners in the teeth from the first notes of the mournful opener, “Set Me Down on a Cloud,” a song inspired by a request from a fan who had experienced a family tragedy.

“It’s a sad story actually,” Lukas reveals of the inspiration behind “Set Me Down on a Cloud.” “This lady, her and her husband accidentally somehow ran over and killed their four-year-old daughter. They came to one of my shows, and they said it was the first time they were able to feel happy since that occurrence, and they asked me to write song about it. I was very honored to be able to write about that situation and try and capture it in the art. I felt like a spirit was guiding me.”

One of Lukas’ favorite songs on the album is the philosophical closer, “If I Started Over.” “It’s a matter of what if we have to start over and do the same things until we get it both right and we both learn a lesson,” Lukas says of the song. “It’s a romantic song, too, because there are one or two people I’ve met in this life that I would definitely hope to meet in the next.”

Lukas first connected with Lady Gaga through their work on the upcoming remake of A Star Is Born, which is due sometime in 2018.

“We were writing songs together, and we just became good friends,” he says of his first impression of Gaga. “She’s just a gem of a human being and one of the best musicians of all time.”

That’s high praise coming from a musician like Lukas. His earliest childhood memories are of being around legendary artists like the Highwaymen’s Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and his father Willie (Lukas started touring with his father at age 13, and he started touring with his own band at around 17). When Lukas was 11, Kristofferson told him he should be a songwriter, and as a guitarist, he grew up emulating blues rockers like Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

But Lukas believes that Promise of the Real probably wouldn’t be what it is today without Neil Young. He first connected with Promise of the Real drummer Anthony Logerfo at a Young concert a decade ago, and they named the band after a line in Young’s 1973 song, “Walk On.” Years later, Young hired Promise of the Real as his touring and studio band for his two most recent albums, including 2015’s The Mansanto Years.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - OCTOBER 25: Lukas Nelson (L) and Neil Young perform during the 29th Annual Bridge School Benefit at Shoreline Amphitheatre on October 25, 2015 in Mountain View, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images) Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images

“I pictured myself playing with him ever since I was a little kid,” Lukas says. “The first show we did with him with the band was in Nebraska, and it was like we had been playing together for years. Working with Neil has added a lot of weight, and the energy that we absorb from being around Neil carries over into the music that we put down afterwards.”

Promise of the Real’s current six-piece lineup includes longtime bandmates Tato Melgar (percussion), Anthony LoGerfo (drums) and Corey McCormick (bass, vocals), along with new members Jesse Siebenberg (steel guitars, Farfisa organ, vocals) and Alberto Bof (piano, Wurlitzer, Hammond B3).

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real is on tour through November. The band will continue the Outlaw Music Festival tour Sept. 8 in Holmdel, New Jersey.