Wednesday, May 2, 2012
CD Review: Lukas Nelson Gets Loud On "Wasted"
The album begins with “Golden Rule,” a combination of a jungle drumbeat along with some southern guitar as Lukas’ voice echoes a much younger version of his father. But instead of going classic country, Lukas and his band make a right turn into southern rock with the blazing “Old Familiar Pain.” The band does end up dipping their toes into the country waters with “The Joint” as Lukas becomes almost a mirror image of his father. The band is at their best when they’re rocking as in “Don’t Take Me Back” and the album closer “Wasted.” But they also strike a chord with the slow building “Running Away.”
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real are currently on the road have dates lined-up through mid-June. Their tour also includes a stop at the Arch Street Tavern in Hartford, CT on May 25. For a complete list of live dates and information on the new album, please check out promiseofthereal.com.
Posted by JP's Music Blog