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LIVE MUSIC: Lukas Nelson at The Surf Lodge
Monday, September 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pmFREE
Lukas Nelson knows all about legacies, indeed heÕs been hard at work carving his own for most of his young but extremely eventful life. Balancing his work as the front man of Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real Ñ an emergent and vital force in American music Ñ with his regular gig as Neil YoungÕs band leader and lead guitarist Ñ and of course, the never-ending road alongside his father in Willie Nelson & Family Ñ in song after song, on stage after stage, Lukas has sharpened the edges of his singular sound, one that nods to his influences while also pushing forward into uncharted territory. That original sound, straddling rock and roll, country, soul, folk and R&B, reaches a new high-water mark with Turn Off The News (Build A Garden), Lukas Nelson & Promise of the RealÕs second full-length release for Fantasy Records. Grounded by the bandÕs kinetic energy and shared musical ambition, the new album, written and recorded during the busiest stretch of their career, shines a light on LukasÕ timeless songwriting and the groupÕs undeniable chemistry. For ten years running, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real Ñ bassist Corey McCormick, drummer Anthony LoGerfo, percussionist Tato Melgar, and multi-instrumentalist Logan Metz Ñ played an average of 250 shows all over the world while also serving as Neil YoungÕs go-to support ensemble. In the past year alone, the quickly rising quintet turned in star-making performances at major festivals including Stagecoach, Newport Folk Festival, New Orleans Jazz Fest and dozens of shows as part of WillieÕs traveling Outlaw Music Festival. The bandÕs memorable television appearances included Colbert, CONAN and scintillating debuts on both PBSÕs venerable Austin City Limits and NashvilleÕs legendary Grand Ole Opry.