Club Red: An Evening with Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, 3/21

Club Red: An Evening with Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, 3/21

Named by Skiing Magazine as one of ski country’s best concert venues, Club Red brings a wide variety of crowd-pleasing entertainers to Telluride and Mountain Village, Colorado. With the region serving as a hotbed for national touring acts, Club Red adds another layer as an intimate, and family-friendly music venue where guests can get up close and personal with musicians. Over the winter season 2018-2019, Beyond The Groove is presenting a wide variety of acts ranging from rock to jazz, funk and soul.

All shows are open to all ages, with a variety of ticket options ranging from general admission to high-table seating to preferred platform seating and some VIP ticketed experiences.

On deck next at Telluride’s Club Red: “An Evening with Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real.” The show takes place on Thursday, March 21. Doors, 7:30 p.m.; show time, 8 p.m.

Tickets are $40 in advance GA; $70 high table seating GA; $95 preferred platform seating, available here. And they are selling out fast.

Scroll down for a sample of what’s in store, including Lukas Nelson on “A Star is Born”

The last name of “Nelson” is what it is, nothing special, commonplace, a variation on the theme of “Smith.”

But when the first name of “Willie” is grafted onto “Nelson,” plain vanilla quickly morphs into the face of music royalty.

Willie Nelson is one of our country’s greatest songwriters; a low husky twang his vocal signature; a studied indifference about what anyone thinks of him, his hippie lifestyle, left-leaning politics and (paradoxically) redneck appeal, all part of his personal package.

Lukas Nelson, one of Willie’s youngest sons, was born Christmas Day, 1988.

Lukas’ Americana-tinged, roots-rock style and reedy whine are among the tells that he is one of those Nelsons: in terms of looks and voice, the young man is the spitting image of his dad, whose sound has obviously been a major influence. However, while DNA rules, the singer-songwriter-guitarist is steadily emerging from under his father’s long shadow, on track to become a legend in his own right.

In October 2008, Lukas Nelson dropped out of college to pursue his destiny, a career in music. He called Anthony LoGerfo (drummer); Tato Melgar (percussionist); Merlyn Kelly (bassist) and presto! his band, Promise of the Real, became, well, a real thing.

Since forming just over 10 years ago, the buzz surrounding Lukas Nelson and his band has quietly intensified. The singer/songwriter/guitarist and his bandmates have played hundreds of shows and major festivals all over the world, building a devoted following.

Lukas’ profile continued to rise when he contributed three songs and his heavenly vocals to Willie’s 2012 album, Heroes, their voices seamlessly blending in the way blood blends. (Genetic stew is historically rich and textured.)

Since 2015, the drum-tight Promise of the Real has been Neil Young’s regular touring and studio backing band.

One year later, in 2016,  after seeing him perform at Desert Trip, Bradley Cooper engaged Lukas as a music consultant on what became his critically acclaimed remake with Lady Gaga of “A Star is Born.” Lukas and Gaga started writing together, and then Lukas also wound up appearing on screen in Cooper’s band.

Another star is born.

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real are now touring in support of the band’s self-titled album, an emotionally authentic effort. From the epic “Set Me Down on a Cloud” to the climactic “If I Started Over,” the release delivers one sublime track and inspired performance after another.

Find out what the buzz is all about when Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real perform in Telluride on March 21.

Go here for more on Lukas, the band and their latest release.

And this:

Lukas on “A Star is Born”:



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