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Sons of legends: Lukas Nelson and Dhani Harrison come to Napa for BottleRock

Friday, May 25, 2018

It is hard to think about Lukas Nelson and Dhani Harrison, successful artists in their own right, without thinking about their very famous fathers, Willie and George. The two young men, friends with one another, openly embrace their fathers’ legacies. Each will perform this Saturday at BottleRock.

If you listen to this band’s self-titled 2017 debut album, the variety is striking – from plantive country ballads starkly evoking Willie Nelson to R&B to honky-tonk to gospel to acoustic folk music to rock ‘n’ roll and more. “I grew up with a hodge-podge of different influences,” Lukas said, “and when I’m writing, I’m never trying to restrict myself.

“Whatever music is playing in my head, I have to put it down. I did 39 tracks that we had mastered. We just strategically chose what we thought was a great first album and we left out some really great songs so that we’d have material to follow up with. We just picked it song by song, what was the best song and we didn’t really think about genre so much. That’s kind of how we work.”

Source: David Kerns/napavalleyregister.com

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