Band Update

October 13th, 2015

5 Reasons Why Neil Young’s Current Tour Is One of His Best in Decades

“For the first time in his career, Young is being backed by group that grew up playing air guitar to “Down by the River” in their childhood bedrooms. These aren’t grizzled veterans that have been burned by Young time and time again, but twentysomethings that can’t believe their luck to be on this journey. Their unbridled enthusiasm is infectious and the entire crowd can feel it. Bassist Corey McCormick is often singing along to the songs when he’s nowhere near a microphone, and when Young makes the impromptu call to bust out something like “Cortez the Killer,” they seem just as thrilled as the audience.”


October 9th

Neil Young plays “Vampire Blues” for the first time in 41 years


July 12th, 2015

Neil Young has been part of the musical landscape for well over 50 years. Later this year he will hit 70, and that’s what makes his more than two-and-a-half hour set at Red Rocks all the more impressive.

Read the full review of the Red Rocks show on here ––promise-of-the-real–070815

July 9th, 2015

Neil Young at Red Rocks Amphitheatre (photos, review)

On his latest album, “The Monsanto Years,” Young has enlisted Promise of the Real for a collection of songs that get the closest to his Crazy Horse days as he has in decades.

See the full piece here –


July 6th, 2015

Young delivers a bit of unexpected magic on the final night of Summerfest

Young then brought out Promise of the Real, the band that plays on the new album. The quintet – featuring a pair of Willie Nelson’s sons – delivered vocal harmonies, pliant rhythms and dynamics that moved from sensitive folk to raging rock and roll.

See the full piece here –

June 30th, 2015

Pick up Neil Young & Promise Of The Real’s New album “The Monsanto Years” available NOW


May 26th, 2015

Neil Young and his recent collaborators, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real performed an acoustic rendition of their new protest song, “The Monsanto Years,” during an anti-GMO event in Maui this weekend, Stereogum reports.




May 25th, 2015

Neil Young & Promise Of The Real confirm details of the new album The Monsanto Years




May 21st, 2015

Behind the Scenes of Neil Young’s New Protest Album ‘The Monsanto Years’ featuring Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real
Last September, just before he took the stage at Farm Aid, Neil Young was hanging out on his tour bus with Willie Nelson‘s sons Micah and Lukas. Out of nowhere, he asked if they wanted to come out and join him on “Rockin’ In The Free World” at the end of his set. “We were like, ‘Fuck yeah, dude,'” says Micah. “It felt great, like we’d been jamming together forever.”

Read the full Rolling Stone article here:



JANUARY 8th, 2015 – We have an incredible announcement to make. Neil Young has honored us by asking us to accompany him on his next recording project! Unfortunately, this means we have to reschedule all of our shows in January except the 17th, but we promise we will make it up to you and in the meantime we will be creating some beautiful music for you all to enjoy. Just as a fun fact, the band actually started when Anthony Logerfo and I met at a Neil Young concert…and the name “Promise of the Real” comes from the lines of a Neil Young song called “Walk On”

“Some get stoned, some get strange…
Sooner or later, it all gets real..
Walk on..”

Talk about full circle



POTR Back On The Road

POTR is touring tirelessly this spring summer and fall. Not only do they have the east coast shows where they are backing up Neil Young but they are also headlining shows and performing at Bigstock 2015, Mountain Town Fest and Keeping It Real Fest.

All of the tour dates and ticketing information here.

POTR & Band of Heathens

We’ve added new shows in Houston, San Antonio and Austin July 10-12. Also on the bill will be Band of Heathens. Check the tour page for ticketing and venue information.

New Videos and This Week’s Shows

Lots of news from POTR as we welcome the band back to CA…
POTR performed another set for Jam In The Van while at the Heartbreaker Benefit in Austin. See the videos here.
“Set Me Down On A Cloud” was featured in a recent Dakine surf video backstage at Jaws in Maui. A special thanks to Dakine and all of our friends back home. The video is available here here.
Lastly, The band tours with Willie Nelson in CA this week and Lukas will be a featured performer at Best Fest: Petty at the El Rey in Los Angeles this Thurs. (Apr. 3)