Artist Q&A

@JamminJavaMei's Q&A With Lukas Nelson


Lukas Nelson & P.O.T.R. are a fantastic rock and roll band who have performed over 400 shows in the past 3 years and have played with the likes of Neil Young, John Fogerty, Bob Weir, B.B. King, and Bob Dylan. They're here this Friday.

Where and when was your first show? 

My first show was probably during the Highwaymen tour in the early 90's, or playing percussion in my dad’s band out in Europe when I was very young. First show on my own was in my high school auditorium in Hawaii most likely... 

What band/artist would you consider to be your main influence?

My main influences are Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Dad, Neil Young, Tom Petty and The Beatles..

What is one of your most memorable or off-the-wall touring experiences?

One of the most memorable experiences was sitting backstage with Neil Young, Eddie Vedder and Stephen Stills and playing on of my new tunes for them...I had an acoustic guitar and Stephen got on the keyboard in the dressing room and my drummer Anthony was there and we started to play "don't lose your mind"

It was pretty epic...

Favorite food is Sushi

Favorite drink is Green Tea

If you were to have a film/movie based on your career, which actors or band would you select to portray yourself?

I don't know that's a weird question to answer for me for some reason. I've been told I look like Sam Rockwell or Johnny Depp. So there ya go. 

Cat-Person, Dog-Person, or both?

I'm a dog person, but I have a strong affinity for elephants.

What two words would best describe your music?

Not Crap.