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Lukas Nelson ’56 Les Paul Junior Available

For the Lukas Nelson ’56 Les Paul Junior spec sheet and info: Here.

By leveraging its iconic past and leaning into an innovative future, Gibson has set the stage for the next era of shaping sound for present and future with instruments that nurture new players across generations and genres of music. Gibson and Lukas Nelson have announced today, theyߣll release the first-ever Gibson USA Lukas Nelson 56’ Les Paul Junior. Later tonight, tune-in to watch a Live Q&A with Lukas Nelson about his musical history and songwriting at 7:00pm CTon Gibson TV. Lukas will answer questions from fans and share a special announcement from his studio in Los Angeles, tonight at 7:00pm CT/5:00pm PT/8:00pm ET,all on Gibson TV.
Lukas Nelson knows all about legacies, indeed he’s been hard at work carving his own for most of his young, but extremely eventful life. This customized Gibson Les Paul Junior is inspired by Lukas Nelson’s own 1956 Junior. “The beauty of this guitar is that it is very versatile with the sound. In fact, I can get a lot of different tones just from the P90 and the way that I attack the strings and through the intonation and the vibrato that I give,” says Lukas Nelson. If I hit it lighter, it doesn’t break up as much. If I get into it, it gets a lot of grit and dirt and breaks up. It’s a versatile tone, which Iߣm pretty grateful for. Frankly, Gibson has been nothing but incredible to us to me since I’ve met them. And this guitar has taken me on a long journey. It’s taken me to some amazing places, and I hope that a lot of other people get the same opportunity with their version of my guitar.

With his primary focus as the front man of Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Realover the release of six studio albums, four Eps and world tours, Lukas and the band have evolved into an emergent and vital force in American music. In song after song, on stage after stage, Lukas and POTR have sharpened the edges of their singular sound, one that nods to their influences while also pushing forward into uncharted territory. The never-ending road also beckons with additional projects, Lukas and his band POTR’s frequent performances as Neil Young’s band and of course, performances alongside his father in Willie Nelson & Family.

Lukas and Gibson’s Luthiers worked closely to develop his Lukas Nelson 56’ Les Paul Junior. Several prototypes were road tested by Lukas on tour over this past year and the end result is Lukas’s vision. Based off his beloved 1956 Les Paul Junior which has been his main guitar for several years, the Lukas Nelson 56’ Les Paul Junior is rooted in tradition with some modern enhancements. Like his original, the single cutaway slab Mahogany body, and neck are crafted of genuine Mahogany for its resonant tonal characteristics and moderate weight. The fat 50’s-style neck profile feels smooth and comfortable while providing rigidity and sustain. It features a Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays and medium jumbo frets for a vintage feel with modern playability. Finished in a deluxe satin Vintage Sunburst, this shade was developed to capture the same vintage patina of his original. The single, dog-ear P-90 pickup features Alnico III magnets and is voiced to replicate the tonal response that Lukas requires. The single volume and tone controls have gold speed knobs (as used in 1956) and are hand-wired featuring an orange drop capacitor and original spec 500k vintage audio taper pots. The aged nickel-plated hardware includes Vintage Deluxe strip style tuners w/ white buttons like the originals but feature a higher gear ratio for improved performance. The 50’s style wraparound bridge provides the same look and solid resonance as the original, but it is made with a stealthy compensation contour to improve intonation accuracy. The new Gibson USA Lukas Nelson 56’ Les Paul Junior will officially be available worldwide at all Authorized Gibson Dealers in August 2020.

Earlier this year, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real released Naked Garden via Fantasy Records. A companion to the group’s highly acclaimed 2019 LP, Turn Off The News (Build A Garden), this 15-track collectioncaptures 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. Wide-ranging in scope and minimalist production Naked Garden embodies the band’s shared spiritual connection and consummate musical chemistry. Guitarist/vocalist Lukas Nelson and his band, Promise of the Real which is rounded out by bassist Corey McCormick, drummer Anthony LoGerfo, percussionist Tato Melgarand multi-instrumentalist Logan Metz, teamed with John Alagia to produce Naked Garden. 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’ unearthly falsetto on the classic country waltz, The Way You Say Goodbye. Listen to the lead track, a supercharged, alternate version of Civilized Hell HERE and watch the trailer for Naked Garden HERE.

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Lukas Nelsons’ ‘56 Les Paul Junior

The Tonight Show & Cover Room

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” presents another installment of the Emmy nominated “Cover Room” series featuring soul singer Leon Bridges performing Neil Young’s “Helpless” backstage in the show’s music room.

Link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeeCYNVMbg4

As the #1 late night show across digital and the #1 most viewed late night show on YouTube, “The Tonight Show” continues to innovate online and offer the best in music. “Cover Room” is a digital-only music series featuring artists performing covers of favorite songs. It is shot in the same location each episode to illustrate how one space can be transformed to create a new, one-of-a-kind experience.

“Cover Room” was recently nominated for a 2018 Emmy Award in the Outstanding Short Form Variety Series category and in April, received a Webby Award for the webisode featuring Kesha’s performance of “The House of the Rising Sun.”

Provided is the current playlist if you’re interested in checking out other videos:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLykzf464sU99yQ6FGxqFm67e3njFEvHKD

“The Tonight Show” airs weeknights at 11:35pm ET/10:35pm CT.

Lord Huron’s Spotify Singles Debut Out Now

TO PERFORM “NEVER EVER” ON “THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN” AUGUST 8 AND “CBS THIS MORNING: SATURDAY SESSIONS” AUGUST 11

VIDE NOIR RELEASED TO WIDESPREAD CRITICAL PRAISE

ON TOUR NOW

Photo credit: Pamela Littky

Lord Huron’s Spotify Singles debut today, including a performance of their hit single “When The Night Is Over” as well as a cover of Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon.” Listen/share the singles HERE.

Additionally, the band will preform “Never Ever” on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” on August 8 and will appear on “CBS This Morning: Saturday Sessions” on August 11.

The band’s acclaimed new album Vide Noir—out now on Whispering Pines/Republic Records—debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 chart and continues to receive widespread critical praise. See below for what the press is saying about the album.

The group continues to take their lauded live show on the road this summer and fall, including headlining performances at Boston’s House Of Blues, as well as two shows each at Brooklyn’s Brooklyn Steel, Austin’s Stubb’s Waller Creek and Denver’s Ogden Theatre. See below for complete tour details, tickets are on sale now at http://lordhuron.com.

LORD HURON, VIDE NOIR:

“cinematic”

Vide Noir adds touches of garage-rock distortion to a narrative of love and fortune found, inspired by classic pulp fiction writers like Raymond Chandler and illuminated by a mysterious emerald glow. It’s the spookiest entry yet in a growing catalog of the atmospheric, the melodic, and the arcane.”

“They evolved into an expansive festival-folk juggernaut that will take their fizzy

and fuzzy upcoming third LP, the Dave Fridmann-mixed Vide Noir, to a large outdoor amphitheater near you.”

“More than ever before, it sounds like Lord Huron had the ambition and the confidence to take their sound to all kinds of new places, with no rules, and no concern for what anyone expects Lord Huron to sound like.”

“The tracks are robust and muscular, hitting on the tune-fulness and warm

melodies that fans of the band would expect, but sounding more ready than ever for the big stages that they will be playing.”

LORD HURON TOUR DATES

July 15—Marrickville, AU—Factory Theatre

July 18—Melbourne, AU—Recital Centre

July 20—Yelgun, AU—Splendour in the Grass Festival

July 25—Toronto, ON—Sony Centre

July 26—Pittsburgh, PA—Stage AE

July 27—Cleveland, OH—House Of Blues   

July 28—North Tonawanda, NY—Brews and Wines on the Water

July 30—Portland, ME—State Theatre

August 1—Brooklyn, NY—Brooklyn Steel   

August 2—Brooklyn, NY—Brooklyn Steel

August 3—Portsmouth, NH—Prescott Park Arts Festival

August 4—Montreal, QC—Osheaga Festival

August 5—Boston, MA—House Of Blues  

August 25—Saint Paul, MN—Minnesota State Fair

September 21—St. Louis, MO—The Pageant

September 22—Franklin, TN—Pilgrimage Festival

September 23—Franklin, TN—Pilgrimage Festival

September 25—New Orleans, LA—Civic Theatre

September 27—Houston, TX—Revention Music Center

September 28—Dallas, TX—Bomb Factory

September 29—Austin, TX—Stubb’s Waller Creek

October 1—Tulsa, OK—Cain’s Ballroom

October 3—Omaha, NE—Sokol Auditorium

October 4—Denver, CO—Ogden Theatre

October 5—Denver, CO—Ogden Theatre 

October 7—Bloomingburg, NY—Catskills Food & Wine Festival

October 13—Oakland, CA—Treasure Island Music Festival

October 14—Oakland, CA—Treasure Island Music Festival

October 19—Copenhagen, DK—Vega

October 20—Aarhus, DK—Fonden Voxhall

October 21—Hamburg, DE—Gruenspan

October 22—Amsterdam, NL—Paradiso

October 23—Brussels, BE—Ancienne Belgique

October 25—Cambridge, UK—The Junction

October 26—London, UK—Roundhouse

October 27—Sheffield, UK—Plug

October 28—Gateshead, UK—Sage Gateshead

October 29—Liverpool, UK—Invisible Wind Factory

October 31—Paris, FR—Le Trianon

November 2—Munich, DE—Technikum

November 3—Cologne, DE—Gloria

November 5—Berlin, DE—Columbia Theater

BOLD—sold out