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Friday, March 11, 2016

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real: "Something Real" | Conan, 03/09/16

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real performing "Something Real" on Conan on 03/09/16.

Also, Promise Of The Real: "Something Real " - Debut Video + "Like An Inca" .

Looks like later has come sooner... it's getting really real, really fast.


From Acoustic Guitar Sessions Presents: Lukas Nelson of the Promise of the Real By Greg Cahill:
In 2014, Young had invited Nelson, who was playing with his famous father, Willie Nelson, to back him at a Keystone XL pipeline protest at the Bold Nebraska Harvest concert outside of rural Neligh, Nebraska. “We became the backing band for dad and Neil and then we just never quit after that,” Lukas explains, during a visit to the Acoustic Guitar office, his Martin 000-15M in tow.

“It was so much fun, it felt good and the vibe was there. So now we’re Neil’s band and he’s our celebrated captain."

“We’ve come full circle, because eight years later we’re playing with Neil,” Nelson observes.

“It’s kind of a dream come true.”

I Shall Be Released - Bob Weir and Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real (Just Lukas) perform at the Sweetwater Music Hall for the Music Heals International Benefit. 02.2916

Posted by Jay Blakesberg Photography on Tuesday, March 1, 2016


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At 3/12/2016 01:12:00 AM, Blogger Arthur Stone said...

Watching Lukas and POTR rocking out is like the first wave I caught at Steamers Lane way back in 1967. Hold on! Hold on! Fuck yeah!

I'm glad I'm still around to get that feeling again!
A lot of my old compadres aren't....

So glad Neil is hangin' with these guys! It's gonna be a trip!

At 3/12/2016 10:42:00 AM, Blogger Chris Miller said...

Great tune. Band looks fired up. Kathy saw it all before us
Bless her
Peace always

At 3/12/2016 10:20:00 PM, Blogger Robert Bard said...

Wow, I LOVE these guys !! Great tune, great playing, with energy to burn !! No wonder Neil loves playing with this band...rock on,gentlemen !!!

At 3/13/2016 01:00:00 AM, Blogger Andy Walters said...

Hmmmmmm nice but pretty average - much like Pegi and her band where would they be without Neil? I hear Pegi & Susan are making a record.

At 3/13/2016 08:55:00 AM, Blogger Alan said...

Lukas and band are the Real Deal. That is a smoking' song. His vocals are very strong and the band really rocks that tune. I look forward to seeing them play with Captain Neil again sometime soon! Thanks for posting. -Alan in Seattle

At 3/13/2016 11:51:00 AM, Blogger TopangaDaze said...

Great energy and playing, especially towards the end--almost incendiary.
Lyrics and vocals seem a little forced, but musically it's very tight and loose at the same time.

Most "impartial" music fans would say this performance is better than anything Neil's done in a long time. It's certainly more conventional and technically sound, it just lacks the Neil spook--that unpredictable, quirky, strangely odd but mysteriously endearing mountain funk, that makes me want to listen again and again. This performance was very good, but I don't have much desire to watch it again.

Neil's upcoming shows with them should smoke..

Sooner or later
it all gets real

At 3/13/2016 01:00:00 PM, Blogger Dan1 said...

Great intimate clip from the Sweetwater of Lukas w/ Bob Weir, I shall be released:

At 3/14/2016 03:53:00 PM, Blogger Arthur Stone said...

Here's a video from 2 years ago of Lukas and Bob Weir doing one of my
favorite Dead songs..."ALTHEA"....from Weir's studio.

Click here....>

And if you haven't picked up the new POTR CD, you're missing the POTR boat!
They cover my personal favorite J.J. Cale song and cover Scott McKenzie's
"(If you're going to) San Francisco"!

This new CD, according to Lukas, is stuff from a couple years ago and they've already got some newer songs ready. Very exciting indeed!
And they're doing another record with Neil?

From what I can gather, Neil doesn't look in his rear view mirror very often.
Especially when it comes to his musical career.

Never straight! Always forward!

At 3/14/2016 07:23:00 PM, OpenID flyingscotzman said...

"From what I can gather, Neil doesn't look in his rear view mirror very often".

You are talking about the man who has been working on his archives for over 28 years now? And the man who wrote both Goin' Back and Driftin' Back? It's very clear from reading Waging Heavy Peace that at heart Neil is a deeply nostalgic fellow.

Nothing wrong with that, of course; some of his best music no doubt came from the inspiration provided by good memories. But the idea that he is this artistic visionary constantly moving away from the past is incorrect.


At 3/14/2016 09:02:00 PM, Blogger TopangaDaze said...

We're getting very literal here. I'd say he looks to the past to help him move forward (or something like that).

He is nostalgic as most of us tend to be in our advancing years. He has always enjoyed and fed off of a reputation as a maverick, and we can always spin anything he does as being a new road travelled towards the unorthodox and original. Even when his music harkens back to specific memories and styles, his foot tends to be on the gas pedal.

His overall spirit is that of a seeker, not a settler...

Take my advice
don't listen to me

At 3/15/2016 01:18:00 AM, Blogger Arthur Stone said...

From "Love and Only Love"

Tomorrow is a long,long time
If you're a memory
Trying to find peace of mind

Scotsman's right.
And TopangaDaze's analogy is right on too.
It's pretty much what is in my in head.

Long may we all run, eh?
Especially that couple hiding behind a hay bale in D.C who run this show! :>)

Thank you!

At 3/15/2016 10:48:00 PM, Blogger Arthur Stone said...

This is what keeps the ball rolling......

And why they are Neil's band right now.


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