Lukas Nelson: Kahilu Theatre Benefit Concert
Sunday, December 8, 2019
Doors: 6:00 p.m. | Show: 7:00 p.m.
67-1186 Lindsey Road, Kamuela
Lukas Nelson knows all about legacies, indeed he’s been hard at work carving his own for most of his young but extremely eventful life. Balancing his work as the frontman of Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real — an emergent and vital force in American music—with his regular gig as Neil Young’s bandleader and lead guitarist—and of course, the never-ending road alongside his father in Willie Nelson & Family—in song after song, on stage after stage, Lukas has sharpened the edges of his singular sound, one that nods to his influences while also pushing forward into uncharted territory.
That original sound, straddling rock and roll, country, soul, folk and R&B, reaches a new high-water mark with his latest album Turn Off The News (Build A Garden), which shines a light on Lukas’ timeless songwriting and the group’s undeniable chemistry. For ten years running, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real played an average of 250 shows all over the world while also serving as Neil Young’s go-to support ensemble. In the past year alone, the quickly rising quintet turned in star-making performances at major festivals including Stagecoach, Newport Folk Festival, New Orleans Jazz Fest and dozens of shows as part of Willie’s traveling Outlaw Music Festival. The band’s memorable television appearances included Colbert, CONAN and scintillating debuts on both PBS’s venerable Austin City Limits and Nashville’s legendary Grand Ole Opry.
Since 2008, Lukas Nelson has held fast to the things that he loves most, be it making music, traveling the world with his friends, or collaborating with the legends that inspired him—for Lukas, it’s about cultivating an insatiable curiosity and learning. As a singer/songwriter, he’s learned to roll his unique experiences into a catalog of original music that is spiritual, dynamic and endlessly absorbing. This is Lukas Nelson at his best: involved, inspired, and eager to share his point of view.
If you go… Have a good show!
Event: Kahilu Theatre Benefit Concert Featuring Lucas Nelson
When: Sunday, December 8, at 7 p.m.
Where: Kahilu Theatre
Info: Tickets can be purchased at kahilutheatre.org, (808) 885-6868 or at the Kahilu Theatre Box Office located at 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Kamuela (Waimea).
Photo: Myriam Santos