The first time we met Lukas Nelson we marveled both at his music and his smootheness.  This time the music was still great, the smootheness was still there, but so was his mommy, and damn if this boy ain’t just as cool when he’s hollering at his mama to hold his stuff as he is when he’s hanging at a festival bird doggin’ chicks.  Yes, this go around we were at Lukas’ family’s ranch and we got to meet the woman who birthed and raised him, and let me tell you, she’s one damn cool mama.

It was one of a kind getting to see the pride in a mother’s eyes light up as she watched her son shred inside of the van.  That was truly a first for us, as I don’t believe we’ve ever gotten the chance to see someone’s reaction to their child jamming in The Van.  Mrs. Annie Nelson told us that The Van was pretty damn cool, and that’s saying something.  A mother protects their cub moreso than anyone, and to impress the mother of such an impressive son, that’s a good satisfaction.  Oh, and did we mention that the music is next level cool?  Yeah, there’s that too…