Reckless Kelly Will Be Singing The National Anthem At The Ballpark In Arlington On Opening Day! Friday, April 6, Reckless Kelly will have the honor of singing the National Anthem to open the 2012 Major League Baseball season for the Texas Rangers at The Ballpark in Arlington. The game, which begins at 1:05 pm CT, will be played versus the Chicago White Sox. Check your local listings for availability and be sure to watch the Texas Rangers start the season!
Reckless Kelly Releases Ninth Album. The Austin based Reckless Kelly will be releasing their ninth album, Good Luck & True Love, Tuesday, September 13th. This is the band’s first studio album of all new material since their 2008 release of Bulletproof. Also of interest, this will be the first album released by the group since they started their very own record company, No Big Deal Records, and took over all the responsibilities for the band including producing this new album. Along with the release of this new album, Reckless Kelly has lined up a slew of performances, 40 dates in all, starting in Ft. Worth, TX on September 3 and running through December 31 in Donnelly, ID. Additionally, they have been invited to perform a special post-game concert at Major League Baseball’s Houston Astros September 23rd game. They will also be performing at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park on October 1st! So, as usual, Reckless Kelly is keeping their calendar full with lots of opportunities for fans to check them out! In the run-up to their album release, the group put together a sizzle reel of highlights from interviews and archive footage from the past 15 years of their career. You can check out this video below!! [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UnkizhEDjs]
Reckless Kelly band members present 4 Texas Youth Baseball teams with a total of $35,000! Members of root-rock band Reckless Kelly were again on the field at Round Rock’s Dell Diamond on June 30 before the Express-Iowa Cubs game to celebrate all-American music, baseball and kids — with checks totaling $30,000 to The Miracle League at Town & Country and South Austin Little League from their first Reckless Kelly Celebrity Softball Jam held there in April. Reckless Kelly instrumentalist Cody Braun — with front man Willy Braun and drummer Jay Nazz — made the check presentation and has said, “We would like to thank the Ryan family and everyone with the Round Rock Express for hosting the Celebrity Softball Jam. We also say thank you to the artists, celebrities and sponsors that donated their time and talent. Plus a big thank you to all the fans for supporting these great charities and making our first year such a huge success. We will see you next year.” Reid Ryan, president and CEO of Ryan Sanders Baseball Inc., owner of the Round Rock Express and Corpus Christi Hooks, said, “The Celebrity Softball Jam is just our kind of event, bridging baseball and music in support of great groups like these. The Dell Diamond is a versatile venue dedicated to affordable, family fun.” Steve Brown, president of The Miracle League at Town & Country, accepted the first check, for $15,000. “We say that every child deserves a chance to play baseball, and now we can give that joy to more children,” he said. “Thank you, Reckless Kelly.” With him was Miracle League player Logan Garner. “The idea for the Jam originated,” Cody Braun said, “when a few of us were watching a ball game at the Dell Diamond, and we’re thrilled at how this has come together. We expect this to be a fun, family-oriented event that can grow over the years and help out some great charities in Austin and beyond.” South Austin Little League Board Member and coach Patrick Nichols also accepted a check for $15,000 with his son, South Austin Little Leaguer Jay Nichols.Country Music Photo Gallery
Cross Canadian Ragweed and Reckless Kelly have long led the Red Dirt Revolution and, after partnering for charitable events and awards shows in years past, the two bands will finally join together for a truly Ragged and Reckless tour beginning March 3 in Nashville, Tennessee. “I’ll probably come back with a couple of good stories from [that run], I imagine,” laughs Willy Braun of Reckless Kelly. “It’s been a while since we’ve done a full-on tour with those guys, so that will be pretty fun.” The decision to tour together arose after both bands returned from the sold-out 2010 MusicFest in Steamboat Springs where they shared the stage with Robert Earl Keen, Lee Ann Womack, Chris Knight, Dean Dillon and more. However, the relationship between the two bands extends to early days when they had similar performance circuits, including Lucy’s in Austin, Texas—where both bands now call home. “We’ve toured with a ton of bands,” remarks Cross Canadian Ragweed’s Cody Canada. “The two that we would tour non-stop with year round is Robert Earl Keen and Reckless Kelly. We first saw Reckless Kelly in 1998 in Dallas and our jaws dropped, and we said that’s who we need to jam with. After a couple of years of chasing those guys we finally got to be friends with them. There’s not a harder working band of brothers than our two bands and we wear that like a badge of honor. We look forward to this run and the rehab that follows.” Country Music Photo Gallery
Reckless Kelly will release their seventh studio album SOMEWHERE IN TIME tomorrow, Tues., Feb. 9. Reckless Kelly is quickly gaining ground in mainstream country radio, but they are certainly not newcomers! On the eve of their seventh studio album critics and fans are rallying to support their favorite newfound classics! Billboard praised Reckless Kelly as “a group that has the chutzpah and chops to properly honor Idaho singer/songwriter Pinto Bennett.” Currently gracing the cover of Best In Texas magazine where SOMEWHERE IN TIME is called “classic Reckless, songs about cowboys, lovin’, cheatin’ and drinking.” Best In Texas continues by saying TIME “features Willy Braun’s well-aged-scotch and honey voice, along with guitar and fiddle-driven swing.” Best of Texas spotlights Reckless Kelly in Eavesdropping Texas where the band is praised for creating “a record that might be their most honest and true work to date.” Additional reviewers like Country Weekly are also raving, “the Texas roots-rockers manage to pay an admirable musical tribute to the songs of Idaho cult favorite Pinto Bennett and his Famous Motel Cowboys while infusing them with fresh touches of Texas twang and Western swing.” Praise from reviewers and fans predict SOMEWHERE IN TIME may be the band’s best record yet. On SOMEWHERE IN TIME, the band digs deep into its roots, revisiting the music of Pinto Bennett, who with his band the Famous Motel Cowboys influenced a generation of musicians in the Northwest and served as a mentor and idol to Willy and his brother Cody, whose fiddle, mandolin, harmonica and vocal work help propel Reckless Kelly. In the company of their bandmates, David Abeyta on lead guitar and mandolin, Jay Nazz on drums, and Chris Schelske on bass, they explore their country influences and re-introduce Bennett’s music to a new generation of fans while placing their indelible, rock-edged stamp on it. That new generation of fans includes audiences participating in the band’s Feb. 8-12th Listening Party on AOL’s The Boot. “While this is Pinto’s material, this is very much a Reckless Kelly record. It’s simply a bunch of great songs we thought people should hear,” explains Cody. “A lot of Texas bands have been pushing country more toward rock,” says Jay, “but to go back to playing real country music turned out to be extremely rewarding for us as a band.” “It’s not too far a departure from what we’ve done in the past,” adds Willy. After nearly a year of recording the 12 track self-produced disc, the Austin, TX-based band will hit the road for a slew of in-store visits, radio appearances, and shows—including a performance at Terminal 5 in New York’s Midtown on Saturday, February 27th. Reckless Kelly is currently touring in support of their single, “Best Forever Yet,” that entered the Americana chart at #33 and is the first radio release from TIME. You can preview the single at http://www.ebmediapr.com/reckless-kelly-single.html. Fans can follow Reckless Kelly on tour and as they prepare to launch SOMEWHERE IN TIME at www.recklesskelly.com or on Twitter at @RecklessKelly.Country Continue reading Reckless Kelly: Somewhere In Time
Reckless Kelly is pulling things up by the root for their 3rd self-released album this coming February. In honor of Idahoan legend, Pinto Bennett, Reckless Kelly incorporates many of his hardcore cowboy songs into their upcoming release “Somewhere In Time“. “While this is Pinto’s material, this is very much a Reckless Kelly record,” explains vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Cody Braun. “It’s simply a bunch of great songs we wanted people to hear.” His brother Willy Braun continues, “I think this time we did again what we always set out to do which is to make a record we can be proud of.”Country Music Photo Gallery