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 KELLYWilly 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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