Willie Nelson’s legacy lives in the volumes of music he has developed over a lifetime and the musicians who have been influenced by his rambling outlaw style. But no music echoes and evolves his influence like that of his son Lukas. Lukas Nelson and his band, Promise of the Real, take what Willie started and draw it out through new influences creating something that is both familiar and completely new.
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real have scored #1 record with their self-titled album, a feat easy to understand when you hear them play. The lonesome lyrics set to their southern rock style and Nelson’s inherited vocal warble are a potent musical combination.
They capped off their 2017 tour with a visit to CBS Saturday performing a selection of songs from their recent album. They are a force to be reckoned.