The Center for the Arts presents
Thursday, June 7, 7:30PM
with Erin McKinney opening
$18 members, $20 non-member
Limited theater seating available
on a first-come first-served basis.
Standing room in front of stage
“Nelson creates a sound that is both a throwback to the time when rock radio was good and a harbinger of the time when it will be once again.” – No Depression Review
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real are an American rock & roll band based out of Paia, Hawaii and Southern California. The band consists of Lukas Nelson (Vocals/Guitar), Anthony LoGerfo (Drums), Tato Melgar (Percussion) and Corey McCormick (Bass). The band’s name represents a pledge made by the group to always be real to who they are both musically and individually and for better or worse. POTR released their debut record Promise of the Real in December of 2010 and have toured extensively throughout 2011 in support of the album. This year the band will play 250 shows and have appeared at Farm Aid and on the Late Show with David Letterman and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Erin McKinney combines the vocal power of Miranda Lambert with the raw style of Gretchen Wilson. After winning the Amador Idol competition in 2005, Erin began pursuing a career in country music and started making frequent trips to Nashville to work with some of the top vocal coaches in the industry as well as working as a demo singer for many of Nashville\’s top writers. In 2008 with the support of friends and family she began the process of putting together a band and staking out on her own to pursue her dreams.
She has played shows with some of the top acts in country music including Jerrod Niemann, Love and Theft, Bomshel’s Kristy Osmunson and American Idol finalist Danny Gokey. Erin has also begun the process of recording her first original album that is expected to be released in the summer of 2012.