Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real will release Naked Garden on March 27th, 2020 via Fantasy Records.  A companion to the band’s highly acclaimed 2019 LP, Turn Off The News (Build A Garden), this 15-track collection captures the joyful spirit and creative intensity of POTR’s ‘News’ with previously unreleased songs and alternate cuts that came out of those sessions at Shangri-La and Village Studios.  Listen to the lead track, a supercharged, alternate version of “Civilized Hell” HERE.  Pre-order Naked Garden HERE.

In a statement, the band explains:

When we walked out of Shangri-La recording studio on the sixth day, we knew we had captured something special. The process had been simple: we would gather around a coffee table on the lawn, Lukas would present a new song on an acoustic guitar, and then we’d go inside and roll tape. The atmosphere was joyful and mellow, yet intensely productive—we rarely spent more than two takes on a song before moving on to the next one. It was so productive, in fact, that there was simply no way to fit all the material on one release. So, think of this project as something of an epilogue to our previous album, Turn Off The News (Build A Garden).

Some of these tracks are alternate performances of songs from that record. Others, like “Bad Case,” appear in their early developmental stages. But the majority of this album comprises songs that, for one reason or another, didn’t make the final cut, and yet were just too special to keep to ourselves.

Some strings are out of tune. Some lyrics are inconsistent. There’s microphone bleed, tape machine buzz, conversations and laughter between takes…that’s how we like it.  Our hope is that Naked Garden offers a glimpse behind the curtain, at POTR in our most raw, honest, and naked state. For our band’s name is truly our mantra, and if nothing else, this project is an attempt to make good on our promise.

Produced by Promise of the Real and John Alagia, Naked Garden features 10 brand-new, previously unreleased tracks and five new versions of songs that originally appeared on Turn Off The News (Build A Garden). Wide-ranging in scope and minimalist in production, Naked Garden embodies the band’s shared spiritual connection and consummate musical chemistry.  A few of the album’s many highlights includes the studio version of fan favorite “Entirely Different Stars,” the plaintive romance of “Movie In My Mind,” a rough, early-stage version of “Bad Case,” and Lukas’s unearthly falsetto on the classic country waltz, “The Way You Say Goodbye.”

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real—bassist Corey McCormick, drummer Anthony LoGerfo, percussionist Tato Melgar, multi-instrumentalist Logan Metz and guitarist/vocalist Lukas Nelson—just announced The Naked Garden Tour 2020, stretching from February to May. Click here for ticket information:

Naked Garden – Track List:

  1. Entirely Different Stars
  2. Civilized Hell (Alternate Version)
  3. Back When I Cared
  4. Movie In My Mind
  5. Focus On The Music
  6. My Own Wave
  7. Fade To Black  
  8. Out In L.A. (Extended Version)
  9. Couldn’t Break Your Heart
  10. Speak The Truth (Alternate Version)
  11. Civilized Hell (Acoustic Version)
  12. Bad Case (Alternate Version)
  13. Stars Made Of You (Alternate Version)
  14. Where Does Love Go (Alternate Version)
  15. The Way You Say Goodbye (Alternate Version)


Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real – Naked Garden Tour 2020 Itinerary

Tickets on sale now. Ticketing information available at:

3/21/20           Plano, TX                     Oak Point Amphitheatre
3/22/20           Springfield, MO           Gillioz Theatre
3/24/20           Wichita, KS                  The Cotillion
3/25/20           Kansas City, MO          Uptown Theater
3/27/20           Lincoln, NE                  The Bourbon Theatre
3/28/20           Des Moines, IA            Hoyt Sherman Place
3/29/20           Madison, WI                Majestic Theatre
3/31/20           Chicago, IL                   House of Blues – Chicago
4/1/20             Indianapolis, IN           Deluxe at Old National Centre
4/3/20             Grand Rapids, MI        The Intersection
4/4/20             Detroit, MI                   St Andrews Hall
4/5/20             Covington, KY              Madison Theater
4/6/20             McKees Rocks, PA       Roxian Live, LLC
4/9/20             Athens, OH                   Templeton Blackburn Alumni Memorial AD- OU
4/10/20           Lancaster, PA              Chameleon Club
4/11/20           Boston, MA                   Royale
4/13/20           Northampton, MA      The Academy of Music
4/14/20           Providence, RI             Columbus Theatre
4/15/20           Brooklyn, NY               Brooklyn Steel
4/16/20           Philadelphia, PA          Union Transfer
4/18/20           Port Chester, NY         Capitol Theatre
4/19/20           Washington, DC          The 9:30 Club
4/20/20           Richmond, VA             The National
4/22/20           Raleigh, NC                  Lincoln Theatre
4/23/20           Wilkesboro, NC           Wilkes Community College
4/25/20           Charlotte, NC               US National Whitewater Center
4/26/20           Knoxville, TN               The Mill & Mine
4/27/20           Birmingham, AL          Iron City
4/29/20           Tulsa, OK                      Cain’s Ballroom
4/30/20           Lubbock, TX                Lubbock Civic Center
5/2/20             Phoenix, AZ                  The Van Buren
5/3/20             Redondo Beach, CA    Seaside Lagoon

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