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.