Music: Lukas Nelson & The Promise of the Real

It is always interesting to see what the spawn of legendary musicians will come up with when moving into the family business.

click to enlarge Lukas Nelson & The Promise of the Real
Lukas Nelson & The Promise of the Real

It is always interesting to see what the spawn of legendary musicians will come up with when moving into the family business.

One of them is guitarist and vocalist Lukas Nelson, who has been slowly rising up on his own laurels while also still playing with his dad, Willie Nelson, on occasion.

Lukas is more of a rocker than his father — he’s someone who’d rather plug in his electric guitar and jam with Neil Young than play Country music with Pops. And for the past couple of years, Lukas has been doing just that. He and his band, Promise of the Real, made the 2015 album The Monsanto Years with Young, and toured with him to support it. Things must’ve gone well, because they’re backing Young on tour again this summer. That’s a heady endorsement — the characteristically outspoken and honest Young would not play with Lukas and his crew if they didn’t have the chops. Read more in this week's Sound Advice.


Lukas Nelson & The Promise of the Real play Southgate House Revival Saturday with Jim Castro. More info/tickets: southgatehouse.com .
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