Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
August 31, 2012
FRIDAY 8:00 PM
Don't miss the ONLY Central NY performance of LA-based...
Rocker Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real perform on our main stage.
With opener singer/songwriter Carl Anderson.
For Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, 2011 was a year packed with over 200 high-energy, spiritedperformances, including such mega-musical events as Farm Aid, Bridge School Benefit, Stagecoach, and Country Throwdown, the chance to spread their unique brand of gritty rock and roll to millions of people via the greatest of the late night shows, Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and the adoption of the name Realers by their growing base of supporters.
On Wasted the band’s familiar sound evolved from past recordings. A huge influence on this was Neil Young, whom Lukas calls a “distant mentor” and who suggested the band try a different approach to recording their new album. “Neil Young suggested that we record the music live in the studio in analog, which is something we didn’t do on the last album,” says Nelson. “It really added a lot of magnetism, energy, and gave the music a live feel, and a lot of warmth to it. I feel like this record sounds more like what you get when you see us perform.”
The first single from the record is the title track, “Wasted,” a feel-good tune with a strutty vibe. “I had just finished Keith Richards’ book Life, when I wrote that song,” says Nelson of the song’s inspiration. “It was kind of influenced by the Stones and I wanted the song to be something that reflected our live show and that I could really move to onstage.” Logerfo adds, “This song and this album are really road tunes. By being on the road together so long for those three months, we really improved as a band and got tighter and you hear that on this album. The songs are really jammy and fun to play live and represent us and we hope all the Realers out there enjoy it!”
Lukas Nelson will lead with vocals and guitar, with Anthony LoGerfo on drums, Tato Melgar on percussion and Corey McCormick playing bass.
Frank Gutch Jr. (No Depression) Says of Carl Anderson, "[His] music has latched on and just will not let go. Wolftown is all about Carl Anderson.... It showcases an enormous songwriting talent. It rides on Carl’s perfect/imperfect voice (it is called phrasing, friends, and Carl has it down). It is production and arrangement and musicianship all brought together for one album. It doesn’t happen that often. It happened here, though. Well done, Carl."