ALBUM REVIEW: Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real – Sticks and Stones | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 14.07.23






Yet another excellent album from Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real, Sticks And Stones is a record with a bit of everything, from the swaggering Americana of the title track, through to songs like Ladder Of Love that wouldn’t be out of place in a honky-tonk. Lukas’ songwriting ability shows through in abundance on this record.

Every track has a brilliant hook that will stay with you for days after, particularly Alcohollelujah. Sticks And Stones covers all your typical country bases; drugs, alcohol, love and loss. Wrong House and Icarus are by far the standout tracks for very different reasons – one about love, the other the hilarities of mushrooms. By far Lukas Nelson’s best work to date.


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