Lukas Nelson and Promise of The Real
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real (Neil Young's backing band) make a wonderful noise worthy of Lukas' pedigree as the son of country legend Willie Nelson.
Iron Horse Music Hall

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real – sometimes referred to as POTR came together when Lukas Autry Nelson, son of Willie Nelson, moved from Hawaii to Los Angeles in 2007 to attend Loyola Marymount University. He met drummer Anthony LoGerfo at a Neil Young concert. Shortly after, the two began playing music together in Seal Beach, CA. In October 2008 Lukas dropped out of college to pursue his music career full-time, forming his band Promise of the Real. This summer they are stepping in as the backing band for Neil Young. For Young, the band rescheduled a set of concert dates and put its next record on the back burner.“This Neil stuff has taken precedence,” he says. That “stuff” is an album called “The Monsanto Years,” which the band recorded with Young over six weeks in January. It is scheduled for release June 16 and will be accompanied by a documentary film about the making of the album. 

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