Lukas Nelson + POTR's new album "Sticks and Stones" out today

Article Contributed by Sacks and Company | Published on Friday, July 14, 2023

GRAMMY Award-winning artist Lukas Nelson’s anticipated new album, Sticks and Stones, is out today via 6ACE Records/Thirty Tigers. Stream/purchase HERE.

Self-produced by Nelson and his longtime band, POTR, the record consists of twelve spirited tracks including current single, “Sticks and Stones.” This follows Nelson’s previous single, “More Than Friends,” featuring CMA and ACM Award-winning artist, Lainey Wilson, which reached #1 at Americana Radio and is currently top 5 at Texas Radio.

Sticks and Stones was written solely by Nelson with the hope of bringing people together at the forefront of his mind, bringing upbeat energy and a sense of fun. Across the album, Nelson explores the universal human experiences of love, celebration, longing and humor, while also capturing the musical power and electricity of the band’s live performances.

In celebration of the new music, Nelson and the band will continue to tour this year, including headline shows this summer at Missoula’s The Wilma, Bozeman’s The Elm, Spokane’s Knitting Factory Concert House, Denver’s Ogden Theatre, Kansas City’s Knuckleheads and St. Louis’ Delmar Theatre among others. Additional fall headline dates to be announced soon. Nelson and the band will also join Tedeschi Trucks Band for shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden and Boston’s TD Garden in September. See below for current itinerary.

Of the record, Nelson reflects, “This album is about celebrating the human connection, joy and excitement. We went from quiet and introspective on A Few Stars Apart to something big and fun to really showcase the band’s talent and performance. You can listen to the album Sticks and Stones from start to finish and get the songs to dance to and then the quiet, poignant songs. To me, this album is the perfect setlist.”

Since his debut over a decade ago, Texas and Hawaii-based Nelson has played countless sold-out shows and festivals and released seven studio albums to date including the latest, 2021’s A Few Stars Apart. Produced by Dave Cobb, the record spent seven weeks at #1 on the Americana Albums chart and received widespread acclaim with Rolling Stone declaring, “His best album yet…Nelson’s most compact, streamlined, and focused album,” while The Tennessean asserted, “a collection of lyrically stirring, musically multifarious and ultimately hopeful roots rock storytelling.”

Additionally, Nelson co-produced the music for 2018’s lauded A Star Is Born film in addition to appearing in the film and went on to win a BAFTA Award for Best Original Music and a GRAMMY Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media.

1. Sticks and Stones
2. Alcohallelujah
3. Every Time I Drink
4. More Than Friends feat. Lainey Wilson
5. Ladder of Love
6. Wrong House
7. Icarus
8. If I Didn’t Love You
9. Overpass
10. Lying
11. All Four Winds
12. The View


July 21—Bozeman, MT—The Elm
July 22—Big Sky, MT—Big Sky Town Center
July 24—Missoula, MT—The Wilma
July 25—Spokane, WA—Knitting Factory Concert House
July 26—Bend, OR—Midtown Ballroom/Domino Room/Annex
July 28—Boise, ID—Knitting Factory Concert House
July 30—Sandy, UT—Sandy Amphitheater
August 1—Cheyenne, WY—The Lincoln Cheyenne
August 4—Denver, CO—Ogden Theatre
August 5—Fort Collins, CO—Aggie Theatre
September 15—Pryor, OK—Born & Raised Festival 2023
September 16—Kansas City, MO—Knuckleheads
September 18—Columbia, MO—The Blue Note
September 20—St. Louis, MO—Delmar Hall
September 21—Bloomington, IL—The Castle Theatre
September 24—North Adams, MA—FreshGrass
September 27—Boston, MA—TD Garden*
September 29—New York, NY—Madison Square Garden*
*supporting Tedeschi Trucks Band