Thursday, July 14, 2011

RECKLESS KELLY RETURN WITH ‘GOOD LUCK & TRUE LOVE’

RECKLESS KELLY
RETURN WITH ‘GOOD LUCK & TRUE LOVE’
TO BE INDEPENDENTLY RELEASED SEPTEMBER 13 
 RECKLESS KELLY--known for straddling rock and country with strong songs and performances--are returning September 13 with their ninth album GOOD LUCK & TRUE LOVE on their own No Big Deal Records label.  GOOD LUCK & TRUE LOVE marks the Austin-based band’s first studio album of all-new material since 2008’s BULLETPROOF and is the follow-up to their 2010 release SOMEWHERE IN TIME, a tribute to one of their songwriter heroes, Pinto Bennett.  Both of those albums hit the top 5 on the Billboard “Heatseekers” chart and top 20 on the Americana charts and SOMEWHERE IN TIME was voted the #10 best album of the year by the Americana Music Association in 2010.  
After having released music via Sugar Hill and Yep Roc Records, RECKLESS KELLY--Willy Braun, lead vocals/rhythm guitar/Wurlitzer piano; Cody Braun, fiddle/mandolin/harmonica/bouzouki/harmony vocals; David Abeyta, lead guitar & piano; Jay Nazz, drums & percussion; and Chris Schelske, bass guitar--are now releasing the self-produced GOOD LUCK & TRUE LOVE on their own, and are now self-managed. “In 15 years as RECKLESS KELLY we've had to learn things the hard way and figure out what works for us and what doesn't,” says the band.  “Trial and error.  We've always recorded to 2-inch analogue tape and we've always earned our fans one at a time. (Grass roots baby!) Over the years we've dabbled in conventional methods of promotion, touring and, of course, recording. Starting a record company and releasing our own records is something we have strived for our entire carrier. Now we feel we are finally in the perfect position with our business and band and are doing just that.”
GOOD LUCK & TRUE LOVE is quintessential RECKLESS KELLY with a blend of the gritty and the sublime.  There are road songs ("Weatherbeaten Soul," "Hit The Ground Running"), tunes about music ("New Moon Over Nashville," "I Stayed Up All Night Again") and others about hard times (“Save Me From Myself”) and good old-fashioned heartbreak (“Give It A Try,” "Guarded Heart," "She Likes Money, He Likes Love" and "I Never Liked St. Valentine").  “Taking our old school approach a little bit further on this record, we made a rule that if someone in the band can't play it, it's not going on the record,” explains the band.  “We are proud to say that with the exception of an outstanding harmony vocal by our good friend Dani Flowers, we played every instrument on this record and tracked almost everything live.”
RECKLESS KELLY formed in Bend, OR in 1996 but quickly established themselves as a strong live act in and around Austin, TX and have been praised by Country Weekly for “injecting its hooky songs with rock ’n’ roll propulsion without sacrificing melody or meaning” (2009 review of Bulletproof).  Michael Corcoran of the Austin American Statesman called them “a rock band that writes country songs” and said "Bulletproof is an aggressive album with an anti-war song that outprotests James McMurtry. Even in the most stagnant of subgenres (alt-country), the Kellies strive to remain fresh…(6/11/08)”
Bulletproof earned the group a #1 Americana and #1 Texas Charts song spot with “Ragged As The Road.”  That album also earned them an Americana Music Association nomination for “Duo or Group of the Year (2009).”


Check out RECKLESS KELLY on the road:

Date
Venue
City
14-Jul
Power And Light Grill
Kansas City, MO
15-Jul
Uncle Ron's
Lincoln, NE
16-Jul
Hog Toss
St. Louis, MS
18-Jul
Lincoln Theatre
Raleigh, NC
19-Jul
The Pour House
Charleston, SC
20-Jul
The House 5 Points
Columbia, SC
21-Jul
Visulite Theatre
Charlotte, NC
22-Jul
9:30 Club
Washington, DC
23-Jul
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY
24-Jul
Hat Factory
Richmond, VA
5-Aug
Wellington Ritz Theater
Wellington, TX
6-Aug
Floore’s Country Store
Helotes, TX
11-Aug
Braun Brothers Reunion
Challis, ID
12-Aug
Braun Brothers Reunion
Challis, ID
13-Aug
Braun Brothers Reunion
Challis, ID
15-Aug
Neumos
Seattle, WA
16-Aug
McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
Portland, OR
17-Aug
Slim's
San Francisco, CA
19-Aug
Troubadour
West Hollywood, CA
20-Aug
Buck Owens' Crystal Palace
Bakersfield, CA
21-Aug
SLO Brew
St. Luis Obisbo, CA
25-Aug
Midnight Rodeo
Tulsa, OK
26-Aug
George's Majestic Lounge
Fayetteville, AR
27-Aug
Wild West
Lubbock, TX
3-Sep
Billy Bob's Texas
Fort Worth, TX
4-Sep
Cowboy's Dancehall
San Antonio, TX
9-Sep
Wild West
Waco, TX
13-Sep
Antone’s
Austin, TX
15-Sep
Washington County Fair
Brenham, TX
16-Sep
Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, TX
17-Sep
Permian Basin Fair and Expo
Odessa, TX
22-Sep
Astro's
Houston, TX
23-Sep
Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds
Quincy, CA
24-Sep
Crystal Bay Club Casino
Crystal Bay, NV
1-Oct
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
San Francisco, CA
7-Oct
MRodeo
Amarillo, TX
8-Oct
MRodeo
Lubbock, TX
13-Oct
Mulberry Mountain Harvest Festival
Ozark, AR
13-Oct
Blue Note
Columbia, MO
15-Oct
Cotillion Ballroom
Wichita, KS
20-Oct
Midnight Rodeo
San Angelo, TX
21-Oct
Granada Theater
Dallas, TX
22-Oct
Ziegfest -- Whataburger Field
Corpus Christi, TX
28-Oct
Texas Hall of Fame
Bryan, TX
4-Nov
Joe's Bar
Chicago, IL
25-Nov
Tin Hall
Cypress, TX
9-Dec
Billy Bob's Texas
Fort Worth, TX

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