I saw Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real at a showcase show at the Mercury Lounge last month and I thought it was fantastic. I was as excited by an artist whose material I didn’t know as i have been in a very long time. They have an album coming out August 25, which you can preorder by clicking here.
I interviewed Lukas for Guitar World, so I’ll save more thoughts on him for that story, but you can listen to three songs from the album below. I think the vocal similarities between Lukas and his pops Willie Nelson will be pretty clear, as will the band’s groove and Lukas’ conversational, swinging guitar leads.