Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
The buzz around the Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real was immense when they last played Bluesfest in 2016, and has done nothing but intensify over the past 2 years.
Lukas first piqued music lovers’ attention on his dad Willie Nelson’s 2012 album, Heroes whentheir voices blended with potent DNA.Two years later, life took another turn skyward when Neil Young decided to make Promise of the Real his touring and studio band. Young has guided the grateful young musicians ever since as they’ve backed the legend on tour around the world and on his two most recent albums.
These experiences were undoubtedly invaluable, but none of what has come before will prepare you for the cosmic country soul of Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, the band’s new, self-titled album. A mesmerizing, emotionally genuine, endlessly rewarding work released on August 25, 2017.
Drawing on Lukas’ lineage as well surrogate uncles like Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings and of course mentor Neil Young, they began to develop their own distinctive style of American music. Bluesfest will be in for a treat when Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real deliver their self-described blend of ‘Cowboy Hippy Surf Rock’ in Byron Bay next Easter.
“Raw and authentic...Lukas is carrying on Willie’s tradition, pushing the outlaw boundaries his famous father established in the ‘70s and proving that the musical apple truly does not fall from the tree.”- American Songwriter
"Lukas Nelson's live show is a thing to behold, full of frenetic energy and the singer-guitarist's infectious charisma" – Rolling Stone
“Already a contender for one of the best Americana offerings of the year, fusing together a diverse blend of sounds with classic country sensibilities to produce a uniquely appealing sound.” – Houston Press
LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL ARE PLAYING BLUESFEST ON THURSDAY 29TH MARCH, SATURDAY 31ST MARCH, SUNDAY 1ST APRIL & MONDAY 2ND APRIL