Unrequited love, peace, and history: introducing Lukas Nelson in 5 songs

Lukas Nelson, son of legend Willie Nelson, is returning to Australian shores next year with his band Promise Of The Real for Bluesfest and a string of sideshows.

Lukas recently worked with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga on the award-winning soundtrack to A Star Is Born. For those who are familiar with him, let these songs be a refresher. But for those who need an introduction, look no further.

Image by Myriam Santos

Sit back and dive into vivid stories of Lukas Nelson and Promise Of The Real. These songs that will wring your heart strings one minute, and then make you laugh out loud the next.

Pali Gap / Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)

What better way to start off than with a cover of a classic song? Anyone who covers Jimi Hendrix makes an ambitious statement, and it’s one that Lukas lives up to.

He doesn’t copy the song but breathes new life into it, with a colourful band arrangement fit for the 21st century.

Peaceful Solution

This song is off the band’s 2012 live album, Live Endings. It’s a bluesy number which sees Nelson call for a “peace revolution” amidst plenty of tasteful guitar solos and a hollering crowd that sounds like they’re having the time of their life.

Find Yourself

Find Yourself is all about putting your lover in check and not putting up with their meanness or lies. Otherwise it simply may be time to “find somebody else”.

Just Outside of Austin

Just Outside of Austin is a mid-tempo song that paints an idyllic portrait of a Texas town with whimsical melodies.

The clip features Lukas and Willie Nelson playing alongside each other, while exploring the deep bonds of family and new stages in falling in love.

Forget About Georgia

Lukas slows down and plays with our heart strings in this one, a sentimental and emotional song about falling hard in love for someone who doesn’t feel the same way.

You can’t help but feel a twinge in your heart whenever he sings, “A part of me hopes that she’ll never forget about me.”

2019 Australian Tour

April 16 2019 – Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan VIC
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April 17 2019 – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC
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April 18 2019 – Factory Theatre, Sydney NSW
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Also performing at Byron Bay Bluesfest.