Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real – Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real (Fantasy, 2017)
The debut album of Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real showcases the talent of one of the rising stars of American roots rock. Lukas Nelson and his colleagues incorporate country, gospel and blues and combine it with rock, creating a captivating set of songs.
If Lukas’ voice reminds you of Willie Nelson, this is no coincidence, as Lukas is one of Willie’s sons.
To celebrate this debut album, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real are joined by an impressive cast of guests: Willie Nelson, members of Lucius, and Lady Gaga.
Promise of the Real includes Lukas Nelson on lead vocals and guitars; Tato Melgar on percussion; Anthony LoGerfo on drums; Corey McCormick on bass, vocals; Jesse Siebenberg on steel guitars, Farfisa organ, vocals; and Alberto Bof on piano, Wurlitzer, Hammond B3.
Guests include Bobbie Nelson on piano; Willie Nelson on guitar; Jess Wolfe and Holly Lessig of Lucius on vocals; Micah Nelson on piano and banjo; Lady Gaga on background vocals; Dave Palmer on piano; and John Grange on lap and pedal steel guitar.
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real is an excellent debut album containing a fine example of rock rooted in American traditional sounds.