One of real beauties about every Bluesfest, Byron Bay is discovering new bands that you would normally not get to see and this band was one of them in 2016 for us, these guys absolutely rocked the festival.
Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real made their Australian debut last Easter, performing their blend of ‘Cowboy Hippy Surf Rock’ on the Bluesfest stage for the very first time.
In 2015, the band alongside Lukas’s brother Micah Nelson, became Canadian musician Neil Young’s backing band on his thirty-sixth studio album, The Monsanto Years (June 2015), and its accompanying tour. The Monsanto Years debuted in the Billboard Charts at #21 and on the Australian ARIA albums charts at #23.
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real have also played with the likes of John Fogerty, Bob Weir, B.B. King, and Bob Dylan. Lukas first picked up the guitar at age 11 to honour a promise he made to his father, legendary Country musician Willie Nelson