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Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real

Take one look at (and listen to) Lukas Nelson as he tears into a soulful, blues-laced guitar solo, and you realize that even when your father is country music royalty, there’s no denying the appeal of rock & roll to a young man. Just 22, Nelson has been writing songs and playing that stinging six-string for half his life. And with his band Promise of the Real, Nelson is quickly making the fact that Willie Nelson is his dad an interesting bit of trivia and not the main attraction for curious tune seekers. The blend of raucous, rootsy rock & roll Lukas delivers on his self-titled debut owes as much to Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan as it does to The Red-Headed Stranger. Even so, Papa Willie did inspire his son to become a songwriter. “I was 11 years old when I wrote my first song, and my dad recorded it,” Lukas Nelson recalls during a brief break from his virtually endless tour cycle—a lifestyle he shares with his dad. “He put it on one of his albums, It Always Will Be, when I was real young, so I figured if it was something he liked enough to do that, then it was something I was pretty good at.”


Date: Mar 31, 2011
Time: 8 p.m.
Phone: 800-501-2885
Address: 638 South State Street, Salt Lake City, 84111
Where: The State Room
 
 
 
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