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"...The 28-year-old son of Willie Nelson backs Neil Young, hangs with Lady Gaga, and steals the spotlight at festivals when he masticates the strings of his electric guitar, but his defining moment is only now drawing near...."
"...The parody of his old man now seems quaint and out of place. Lukas Nelson is firmly his own man...."
"...Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real5:15pm, Miller Lite stage..."
"...Willie Nelson drops a new album on April 27, titled Last Man Standing. He’ll also be launching a new strain of Willie’s Reserve in California by the same name..."
"...Now in its fourth year, the Heartbreaker Banquet on Willie Nelson’s ranch 30 miles west of Austin has evolved into a premier destination event during SXSW. The highly curated experience packs rising roots artists into the makeshift movie-prop town with Willie serving as both headliner and inspirational force...."
"...Kevin Smith with Willie Nelson and Family..."
"..."I started writing cheating songs when I was too young to have any idea what I was writing about – broken hearts and things like that. I just think it was something I already knew, something I had experienced in another lifetime." – Willie Nelson..."
"...Lukas Nelson & Promise of the RealWasted (Tone Tide Records)..."
"...South by Southwest, now less than five weeks away, expands its Music Week lineup with the addition of 112 acts including “Tomboy” rapper Princess Nokia, Canadian noiseniks Metz, country outlaw Nikki Lane, indie pop duo Tennis, and roots rock showstopper Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real...."
"...The event comes titled as "Ben Willie Darrell Present the 4th & Goal Gala." Austin golf great Ben Crenshaw and late football legend Darrell Royal sandwich that marquee's middle-name headliner, who's likely much of the reason $1 million will be raised here this evening. Everyone knows Willie Nelson and Coach Royal were close friends...."
"...The Luck Reunion attracts such an impressive gathering at SXSW that it’s grown into an Americana brand. Now hosting events in Nashville as well, the flagship micro festival on Willie Nelson’s ranch in Spicewood just west of Austin expanded its legend in its sixth year..."
"...The program, celebrating 40 years on TV, returned to KLRU’s Studio 6A to induct its inaugural Hall of Fame class. That the choices were obvious – Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, UT football coach Darrell Royal, and ACL creator Bill Arhos – in no way diminished the proceedings...."
"...Lukas Nelson & Promise of the RealSomething Real (Royal Potato Family)..."
"...Annie and Bobbie Nelson at Willie Nelson's Heartbreaker Banquet..."
"...Names lower on the marquee ended up leaving as much of an impression as the ones on top. Adriel Denae held her own alongside Jones on “Wildflowers,” Butch Walker got high energy on “Even the Losers” and “The Waiting,” and Nashville fireball Ruby Amanfu lit up local guitar hero Charlie Sexton on a rousing rendition of “Honey Bee.” She returned to duet with Willie Nelson’s kid Lukas on “Don’t Come Around Here No More” and played the role of Last Waltz-era Mavis Staples on all-for-one closer “Free Fallin’.”..."
"...Charlie Sexton at Willie Nelson's Luck Reunion..."
"...3) Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real (Universal)..."
"...Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real 1am, Maggie Mae's Rooftop Lukas Nelson's nasally twang carries the unmistakable imprint of his father, but musically, the country music scion forges his own path. Out front of his quartet Promise of the Real, Nelson unloads rock guitars and a dynamic live show tempered with a laid-back vibe..."
"...2008's Wrecking Ball (Razor & Tie) and 2010's Sugar (TAO) both brandished psych-rock with a melodic lyricism, and though the quartet's members have since pursued a number of side projects (including frontman Hardy Morris' supercollaboration, Diamond Rugs), the band returns label-free with a new collection of songs. – Doug Freeman Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real..."