Artist Of The Day: Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real

posted by Shane German on 07/12/2019

Friday, July 12th: LUKAS NELSON & Promise Of The Real

Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Lukas Nelson began his career at a young age touring with his father, country music icon Willie Nelson.

After relocating from Paia, Hawaii in 2007 to attend college in Los Angeles, Nelson met drummer Anthony LoGerfo at a Neil Young concert. The two musicians began playing together, and by the end of 2008 they'd enlisted bassist Merlyn Kelly and percussionist Tato Melgar to form Promise of the Real.

They have released five studio albums and have toured as Neil Young’s backing band since 2015.

In 2018, Nelson co-produced the music for the film A Star Is Born, writing songs with Lady Gaga, after being hired as an authenticity consultant to Bradley Cooper.

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real appear in the film as Bradley Cooper's band.

Nelson won a BAFTA Award for Original Music for his work on the film.

Their new album Turn Off the News (Build a Garden) was recently released and added the WYCE Music Library.

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