Lukas Nelson & P.O.T.R.
To say Lukas was born to play music is an understatement. The sixth child of one of the most acclaimed and beloved music stars of all time Willie Nelson, and his fourth wife Annie, Lukas inherited his father’s musicality, his penchant for penning his own music, and his love of the road.
He had previously played in a hard rock band when he was just 9-years-old (Kalice), in a reggae band in high school in Hawaii at age 15 (Harmonic Tribe), and formed a band with his younger brother Micah at age 19 (40 Points). But with Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, his songwriting craft and performance skills were fully honed. The band – which includes drummer Anthony LoGerfo, percussionist Tato Melgar, and bassist Corey McCormick – released a well-received EP, Brando’s Paradise Sessions, in 2009 and then hit the road with everyone from Willie Nelson, B.B. King, Dave Matthews Band, Blues Traveler, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Bachman & Turner, Toots & the Maytals, the Meat Puppets, and others.
Promise of the Real, was recorded in Austin, Texas in winter/fall 2010, was produced by Lukas and bandmates LoGerfo, Melgar, and former bassist John Avila (of Oingo Boingo fame). The band released their second full-length studio album, Wasted, on April 3, 2012. Lukas and the band were also featured on an exclusive webcast through Yahoo Music that was shot at TRI Studios (Bob Weir’s studio). The webcast aired on April 17, 2012 and has been viewed by hundreds of thousands of people.
We’re excited to welcome this new addition or rock music royalty into the Vibe Tribe Family and are sure that with a familial heritage such as his, there are plenty of great things to come from this young band.