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Reckless Kelly

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Reckless Kelly is an Austin, Texas based Americana/Texas Country band. The band was formed in Bend, Oregon, but moved to Austin in January 1997. Their name was inspired by Australian bank robber Ned Kelly.

Reckless Kelly’s debut album, Millican, appeared in the fall of 1997, and was officially released in 1998; Acoustic: Live at Stubb’s and The Day both followed two years later, after which David Abeyta replaced Pollock on lead guitar. Under the Table and Above the Sun from 2003 began the band’s relationship with the high-profile Sugar Hill label and won the hearts of the music press and honky tonkin’ legend Joe Ely, who sang the band’s praises in interviews. Wicked Twisted Road was released in 2005, and the next year the live album Reckless Kelly Was Here captured the band’s stage presence. Bulletproof was released in the summer of 2008 on a new label, Yep Roc Records, and includes tracks critical of and reflecting on recent sociopolitical unfoldings, such as the Iraq War and Hurricane Katrina. In 2010, Reckless released an album of songs by one of their musical heroes, Pinto Bennett. Somewhere in Time, in the band’s own words, highlighted their love of “straight-up honky tonk”. The band regularly returns to Austin to play before capacity crowds at venues like Nutty Brown Cafe & Amphitheatre. 2011 saw the release of the album Good Luck & True Love, which featured singles “I Never Liked St. Valentine” and “Good Luck and True Love”, while 2013 saw the release of their long-awaited “Long Night Moon”.

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  • alainchaumont

    merci Dakotaval73 :-))

    21 Dec 2013 Reply
  • thesusanturpin

    Considering I have over 10,000 plays for Reckless Kelly, I'm surprised I'm not the top listener. Hmm.

    21 Oct 2013 Reply
  • thiagodkmartins

    download Wicked Twisted Road / Under the Table & Above the Sun? (:

    22 Sep 2013 Reply
  • stonerlisa

    Get back to Houston soon, y'all!

    17 Apr 2013 Reply
  • CDPETE01

    Like it and only came across it by chance.

    7 Dec 2012 Reply
  • JewelsL85

    I don't typically like country but I like this band...

    19 Apr 2012 Reply
  • KonstantinCreed

    New album is awesome!

    5 Nov 2011 Reply
  • UptownAshley

    Saw you live at Southern Junction last Friday! Amazing show!! Can't wait until you guys come back to Dallas!

    17 Jan 2011 Reply
  • lottadogs

    Been to many of the reunion and fourth of July shows in stanley. I'm from Buhl now in AZ. My best to all of the Brauns. Hoping for great success for you guys.

    1 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Tsauro

    Enjoying their new one. Classic & new at the same time.

    10 Feb 2010 Reply
  • eliotmays

    Great show at gruene hall friday!

    24 May 2009 Reply
  • tyler45acp

    saw them at turkeyfest in Cuero, Texas....great show!

    23 Dec 2008 Reply
  • JAMESDROCA

    COUNTRY THAT JAMS!

    15 Dec 2008 Reply
  • scott_sea

    Great to see that there is a band that named themselves after a Yahoo Serious movie. Bravo!

    9 Nov 2008 Reply
  • xnonviolentx

    Get to see them tonight down in Stephenville!

    25 Apr 2008 Reply
  • LeighBCD

    These guys are great - i would never have found them if not for Bob Harris on Radio 2

    18 Aug 2007 Reply
  • thesusanturpin

    reckless kelly was amazing at texas uprising!

    28 May 2007 Reply
  • Micah_AR

    Good times at George's last night.

    1 Apr 2007 Reply

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