Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Reckless Kelly @ Joe's bar

Reckless Kelly calls Austin Texas its home base these days but the brothers Braun, Cody and Willy went back to their Idaho roots when they recorded their latest album "Somewhere in Time" on YepRoc Records. The band chose to record an album of songs written and recorded by an old family friend named Pinto Bennett. Willy and Cody grew up hearing these songs in and around Stanley Idaho and knew years ago that someday they would try to record their fellow statesman's great story telling songs. When the album came out back in February i was really impressed with the quality of these songs written originally by someone i had never heard of and i had to go back and listen to Pinto's versions that were recorded mostly in the Eighties which if you grew up during that time then you -know that real honkytonk and stone country wasn't heard on the radio and sadly things haven't changed much. Pinto never caught on here in the states but he was a big star in Europe and toured with Waylon and Willie for years. He almost always wrote about real life experiences and people he knew or met. Songs like "Apple Blossom" with its hard core lyrics are balanced on record with songs like "I've done everything i could do wrong" and its wry sense of humor.
Reckless Kelly played about four songs from the new album and dug deep into their catalog going all the way back to the "Millican" days.Austin's Sarah Pierce opened the show once again at Joe's for Reckless Kelly and her music and band sounded better than ever and if you get a chance to see her you won't be disappointed especially if you like well written story telling songs with a classic country sound. Her husband and manager Merel Bregante and the rest of her band have solid experience as world class musicians having worked with the best and Cody & Willy joined them on stage for a song during their set.

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