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Topic - Lukas Nelson
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Lukas Nelson clearly remembers the conversation that launched him on the path to playing guitar for a living. Mr. Nelson was 10 or 11 and his father, Willie, was showing him a few things on the guitar. The son asked his father what he'd like for his upcoming birthday, and the answer changed Lukas Nelson's life.
"He said, 'I want you to learn how to really play guitar,' " Lukas Nelson remembered.
"I just knew I wanted to play, that I loved to play and that's what I wanted to do with my life, whether I was going to make money at it or not," Lukas said. "By my own decision, I dropped out of school and lived in my car for a year and busked on the street. I toured in a van when we first started. I didn't ask my parents for any money financially. I tried to do it on my own, and I'm proud I did it on my own."