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When Lukas Nelson & P.O.T.R. play, it’s exciting, visceral and – above all – real. Their authenticity comes from a bond forged of brotherhood, honesty and music.

In June 2009, the group released their first studio recording, the Brando’s Paradise EP, featuring “My Own Wave.” In 2010, P.O.T.R. released their first LP, Promise of the Real. Recorded at John Avila’s (Oingo Boingo) home studio, and co-produced by him and the band, the album demonstrated how the band’s bluesy, country-tinged rock ‘n’ roll solidified over those rollicking months on tour. No Depression magazine noted, “With a unique voice and gift for penning timely socially conscious lyrics stretched over muscular guitar riffs, Lukas Nelson is earning not only fans but, heaps of critical praise as well.”

April 2012 saw the release of P.O.T.R.’s second album, Wasted. Nelson started writing the intensely personal country-rock record while on the Country Throwdown tour. “I felt like giving the public everything,” Lukas says. The “darker” songs focused on Nelson’s feeling of having wasted his life and talent drinking. P.O.T.R. tracked the record in four days at the home of organist and co-producer Jim “Moose” Brown (Bob Seger). Neil Young also suggested P.O.T.R. record live in the studio in analog at 192 speed – when the norm is 48 – which added “a lot of warmth,” says Lukas.

Lukas Nelson & P.O.T.R. are currently wrapping up writing and recording new music for their next not-yet-titled album, which will be the gritty rock group’s third full-length release. Mark Howard (Neil Young, Tom Waits, Daniel Lanois, Lucinda Williams) is co-producing the record. The new material was made in the heart of Topanga Canyon, an artistic and rural enclave for creative types just five minutes from the Pacific Ocean with a deep musical history. “Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Jim Morrison, Hendrix, and so many others spent time in Topanga and made their musical mark up there, so it would be nice to know that we could put our musical mark there as well. Topanga was also the first place I really hung out when I moved to L.A. after college, so it holds a special place in my heart,” says Nelson.