In my well traveled opinion, The Promise of The Real breaks all labels or genres. Given the fact that lead vocalist/guitarist (leader), Lukas Nelson, has to live with his country heritage, father Willie. From the day I did a phone interview with Lukas for this site, I knew that what he had going was special. Once at the show, I experienced The Promise of the Real, first hand. As Lukas had said, “We are like a soccer team…” Everyone in the band or with the band are truly  friendly and open people, a trait not always  present in the music world. Hopefully they are starting the Revolution~

It is for this reason that I am breaking the rule for posting your photographs: “Only post your best.” The band allowed me to shoot the whole show from anywhere on or off the stage. For that I thank the Band in their support of and  “LIVE” Music~ Here are 50 Plus  shots of one of the hottest bands playing today.

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Thank you for checking out Gig Archives. I hope you found the content to your liking. Gig Archives is the final band orientated website I will operate. It is no longer the labor of love  it once was in 2009- 2015.  Within the site years of special moments are documented in  photos and interviews. Gig Archives will continue have new posts as I am the House Photographer: U.S. Cellular Center, The Paramount Theater, McGrath Amphitheater, and the Ice Arena in Cedar Rapids through Venue Works. When approved I will post photos from my house gigs. I also shoot gigs for Riverside Casino in Riverside, Iowa. I am a drummer and have devoted all my free time to lessons and operating Drummer Photographer. Drummer Photographer is a site dedicated to drummers. Peace


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