Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real - A Few Stars Apart


Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real’s “Perennial Bloom (Back To You),” is #1 this week on the Americana Singles chart (listen/share HERE). The single is from the band’s acclaimed new album, A Few Stars Apart, which also remains at #1 on the Americana Albums chart for the 7th week.

Out now via Fantasy Records (stream/purchase here), A Few Stars Apart was produced by Grammy Award winning producer Dave Cobb and is a testament to finding a human connection: between close family and friends, as well as one’s own heart. The album was inspired by the stillness Nelson found while riding out the beginning of the pandemic with his family in Texas and was recorded with the full band live on eight-track tape over three weeks at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A. Across the record’s eleven new songs, Nelson reveals what it means to come home again, to be still, and to find community—and yourself.

Critical acclaim for A Few Stars Apart:

“His best album yet…Nelson’s most compact, streamlined, and focused album yet.”
Rolling Stone

“a collection of lyrically stirring, musically multifarious and ultimately hopeful roots rock storytelling”—The Tennessean

“Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real instill hope for a reconnected future after uncovering what it means to come home again”—American Songwriter

A Few Stars Apart exudes warmth…an album that wears its heart on its sleeve”
No Depression

“The band moves fluidly from one sound to another, so you don’t really know what’s coming next. You only know it will be good, and it’s likely to put a smile on your face.”—PopMatters

“Promise of the Real’s best to-date…it’s hopeful and grateful, and an album to celebrate”
Vinyl Me Please

A Few Stars Apart is Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real’s best album yet, setting out their stall as one of the standout country-rock bands of the time and excellent storytellers.”

Entertainment Focus

“a richly organic sound”—Austin American Statesman

“On A Few Stars Apart, the young scion’s vocal at times invokes his dad, but the cosmic-country sound is purely his own”—Nashville Lifestyles

“a lovely reminder of what endures when everything else fails”—The Austin Chronicle

“an album that sounds deeply intimate but also resonates broadly as a reaction to the pandemic’s isolation and upheaval. Nelson maintains a measured optimism while staring down that darkness”—The Philadelphia Inquirer

“Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real shine bright on A Few Stars Apart…lyrically luscious and flowing with cadence”—Riff Magazine

“demonstrates that slowing down to reevaluate your life, whether you planned to or not, is time well spent…these good-natured melodies amble by with peaceful ease”—Holler

“Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real shine bright with their newest and most humble endeavor…beneath their simple songs are underlying complexities that make up the body of this 11-track treasure.”—Mxdwn

“This new album makes his strongest stand yet, and signals such an emotional arrival it is simply breathtaking.”—Americana Highways

“a work of art”—Live For Live Music

In celebration of the new music, the band performed three songs on “CBS This Morning” this past weekend as part of their “Saturday Sessions” series—“Perennial Bloom (Back to You),” “More Than We Can Handle” and “Giving You Away”—and were recently featured on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Moreover, the band will embark on an extensive headline tour this fall including newly confirmed shows at Chicago’s The Vic Theatre, Boston’s Royale, Brooklyn’s Brooklyn Steel, Atlanta’s Roxy, Seattle’s The Showbox, Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre (two nights) and Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium among several others. See below for complete itinerary, full details can be found at

“I’m from what one might say is the ultimate road family—I’ve been on the road my entire life,” shares Nelson. “I’ve never been anywhere longer than three months, and suddenly here we are, the four of us together. And thank god we were together. I can’t remember the last time we had that much time together as a family. We had a lot of really important bonding that happened during that time. And I have to say, as terrible as the pandemic has been in so many ways, for my inner peace, I was able to take a lot of good from this time. I was able to pause and reflect.”

He continues, “It took me a really long time to come back to the home in my heart. In a physical sense, that’s Texas and Hawaii. But in a spiritual sense as well—I think I finally decided not to run from who I am and who I am destined to be. First and foremost, that’s a songwriter. That’s what this record means to me. There’s a story being told through the whole record. A story about connection and coming home.”

Based in Texas, Promise of the Real is: Lukas Nelson (lead vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, piano), Anthony LoGerfo (drums, percussion, tambourine), Corey McCormick (bass guitar, upright bass, Mellotron, vocals), Tato Melgar (percussion) and Logan Metz (piano, Wurlitzer, B3 organ, lap steel, banjo, Mellotron, vocals). Since their debut over a decade ago, the acclaimed band have toured relentlessly playing countless sold-out one-night shows and festivals around the world and occasionally serving as Neil Young’s road band. Nelson also co-produced the music for 2018’s lauded A Star Is Born film in addition to appearing in the film with the band and went on to win a BAFTA Award for Best Original Music and a GRAMMY Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media for his work.


  1. We’ll Be Alright
  2. Perennial Bloom (Back To You)
  3. Throwin’ Away Your Love
  4. A Few Stars Apart
  5. No Reason
  6. Leave ‘Em Behind
  7. Wildest Dream
  8. Giving You Away
  9. Hand Me A Light
  10. More Than We Can Handle
  11. Smile

September 3—Pioneertown, CA—Pappy & Harriet’s (SOLD OUT)
September 4—Solana Beach, CA—Belly Up (SOLD OUT)
September 5—Solana Beach, CA—Belly Up (SOLD OUT)
September 7—Pomona, CA—Glass House
September 9—Ventura, CA—Ventura Theatre
September 10—Santa Cruz, CA—The Catalyst
September 11—Mill Valley, CA—Sound Summit Festival at Mt. Tamalpais State Park
September 14—Salt Lake City, UT—Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre (SOLD OUT)
September 15—Steamboat Springs, CO—Strings Music Pavilion
September 17—Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre
September 18—Telluride, CO—Telluride Brews & Blues Festival
September 19—Telluride, CO—Telluride Brews & Blues Festival
September 21—Kansas City, MO—Uptown Theater
September 22—Des Moines, IA—Hoyt Sherman Place
September 28—Madison, WI—The Sylvee
September 29—Minneapolis, MN—First Avenue
September 30—Chicago, IL—The Vic Theatre
October 2—Covington, KY—Madison Theatre
October 3—Louisville, KY—Mercury Ballroom
October 4—Indianapolis, IN—Deluxe at Old National Centre
October 7—Cleveland, OH—House of Blues
October 8—Grand Rapids, MI—The Intersection
October 9—Rockbridge, OH—Hocking Hills Music Festival
October 11—McKees Rocks, PA—Roxian Live
October 12—Detroit, MI—St. Andrews Hall
October 13—Buffalo, NY—Asbury Hall
October 15—Boston, MA—Royale
October 16—Providence, RI—Fete
October 17—Philadelphia, PA—Union Transfer
October 18—Brooklyn, NY—Brooklyn Steel
October 20—Northampton, MA—The Academy of Music
October 22—Port Chester, NY—Capitol Theatre
October 23—Washington DC—Lincoln Theatre
October 24—Richmond, VA—The National
October 26—Raleigh, NC—Lincoln Theatre (SOLD OUT)
October 28—Asheville, NC—The Orange Peel
October 29—Knoxville, TN—The Mill & Mine
October 30—Atlanta, GA—Roxy
November 2—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium
November 4—Tulsa, OK—Cain’s Ballroom
November 5—Wichita, KS—The Cotillion
November 6—Dallas, TX—House of Blues
November 8—Houston, TX—House of Blues
November 9—Austin, TX—Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theatre (SOLD OUT)
November 11—Tucson, AZ—Rialto Theatre
November 12—Phoenix, AZ—The Van Buren
November 13—Santa Ana, CA—The Observatory
November 15—Los Angeles, CA—El Rey Theatre
November 16—Los Angeles, CA—El Rey Theatre
November 21—Seattle, WA—The Showbox
November 22—Portland, OR—Crystal Ballroom

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