Posted: November 27, 2017 in ALBUMS, MUSIC

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Lukas Nelson and Promise Of The Real are a must-see. The band are gaining a steadily-growing fan base over the past two years. Their frontman, Lukas Nelson, joins the ranks of other sons and daughters of country music greats such as Justin Townes Earle, Holly Williams and Rosanne Cash. He made his first claim to fame in 2012 when he collaborated with his father, the legendary Willie Nelson, on the album Heroes. Young Nelson recently said to the Delaware County Daily Times that his father’s greatest lesson was teaching him the art of “being yourself” and “staying true to your [artistic] values.”

His band was soon plucked from the ever-deep pool of alt-country and Americana talent by Neil Young, who became a mentor for the now 28-year-old. Nelson’s self-titled album was released in August this year, drawing influence from his father’s legacy, as well as Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings, and it features a guest appearance from Lady Gaga on the latest rendition of hit track, ‘Find Yourself’.

The notable softie said of his craft, “When you play music, when you’re living life, it’s all about finding a place where you’re not thinking and you’re living from your heart.” Growing up between Austin and the island of Maui, Hawaii, he describes himself as a surfing cowboy, which explains the band’s ‘cowboy hippy surf rock’ tagline. His attraction to country music as a teen provided a way to connect with his father, who was often on the road. The band is famous for its high-energy performances, as Nelson’s classic country tunes are also inspired by the likes of Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendix.

“Find Yourself” appears on the new album “Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real”


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