Lukas Nelson, the singer-guitarist son of country giant Willie Nelson, will release a new album with his band Promise Of The Real on 11 March. Something Real will be their third full-length release, following a self-titled debut late in 2010 and the sophomore set Wasted in spring 2012.
Promise Of The Real have a sound that they describe on their website as “cowboy hippie surf-rock,” and their line-up also includes Lukas’ brother Micah. The band have live dates in late March and early April, and will play some shows in the spring with Shooter Jennings, another offspring of a famous country parent, Willie’s late former recording partner and friend Waylon.
Shooter has his own new album, the synthesiser-based tribute to electronic music pioneer Giorgio Moroder, Countach (For Giorgio), also out on 11 March. Meanwhile, here’s a flavour of Promise Of The Real’s sound, on the video for ‘Something Real’:
Promise Of The Real have further live commitments from late April onwards with Neil Young, with whom they have a continuing working relationship, serving as his backing band on Young’s 36th studio album The Monsanto Years, released in June last year. Lukas Nelson had met Anthony Logerfo, who became Promise Of The Real’s drummer, at a Young concert in 2008.