Lucas Nelson & the Promise of the Real – ACL Taping 7/2/18

Wow. Just wow. I’ve seen Lucas play with Willie, I’ve seen him play solo but damn, this was one for the books. It was fantastic.There was a lot of speculation about whether Willie Nelson, Lucas’ dad would show up. They’ve been touring together, played a show two nights before and plans to play two nights later. Willie is also the famed first artist to be on the Austin City Limits TV show. He is an ACL legend. However, he was not there and although I love him, it was Lucas’s turn to shine, and shine he did.Lucas has managed to leverage the Nelson name and his fathers way but still make it his own. With beautiful flowing locks, sparkly eyes, and that signature Nelson vibrato Willie will never die! But then, there is a freshness, a new groove, a bit more grit that fits the modern times. They played all of their hits, “I Hope you Find Yourself … before I find somebody else to be my lover” and “Help me Forget About Georgia”. They also played some great covers including Paul Simon’s Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes. The crowd went crazy. It was crazy and it was perfect.

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