Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real - WXPN
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Where They’re From: Los Angeles, CA
Who They Are: Son of Willie Nelson and a frequent performer in his band, Lukas Nelson and his band Promise of the Real became a force of their own on the country / Americana circuit, especially after their self-titled 2017 album. They also recorded and toured as the back up band to Neil Young for Young’s album and tour for The Monsanto Years. Nelson and the band are firmly planted in roots-rock territory with some touches of country and blues influences Nelson crafts terrific songs that would appeal to fans of Little Feat, Wilco, the Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers and the Tedeschi Trucks Band, as well as the country world of artists like Lucinda Williams, Sturgill Simpson and his dad. Lukas’ musical sweet spot is right in the middle of that rock & country continuum. Nelson and POTR were named an WXPN Artist to Watch in November of 2017.
Years Active: 2008 – present
Essential Albums: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real (2017)