Reckless Kelly released “Wicked Twisted Road” and the title track of the same name was the best song of 2005. It was the kind of song you put on and show your friends and they dig it as much as you from the first listen. Its like a countryish version of that Green Day song “Good Riddance/Time of Your Life”. Listen to it below and Im sure youll agree:
West Coast fans of Reckless Kelly are in for a treat in August when these top Texas country-rockers hit the road for a run they’ve dubbed the Livers of Steel tour. The fortnight-long party starts Aug. 12 in Seattle and travels through cities including Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Tempe, Tucson and Albuquerque. Joining Reckless Kelly are Micky & the Motorcars. (Tour dates are listed below.)
The tour launches just after the annual Braun Brothers Reunion in Challis, Idaho, giving Reckless Kelly a rare opportunity for an extended reunion with their Micky & the Motorcars brethren. Fans of these Americana artists can expect lots of shared stage time — and lots of new material.
Reckless Kelly are preparing to release their eighth studio album, Long Night Moon, on Sept. 3. Their 2011 release, Good Luck & True Love, earned them four Lone Star Music awards — and a Grammy nomination for Best Recording Package. Lead singer/rhythm guitarist/songwriter Willy Braun, fiddler/mandolinist/harp player/harmony vocalist Cody Braun and lead guitarist David Abeyta once again share production credit; mixing was handled by Ray Kennedy, best known for his work with Reckless Kelly fan Steve Earle. The album contains contributions from legendary steel guitar player Lloyd Maines, keyboardist Bukka Allen and dobro player Jeff Plankenhorn.
Micky & the Motorcars, fronted by Micky and Gary Braun, are at work on their sixth album of rockin’ Americana, honed by more than 200 dates a year delivering their self-described “rough around the edges” country-rock to audiences who love good times, high-energy music and heartfelt honesty.
With fellow Texan Wade Bowen opening each show, fans should get primed now to catch some fine nights of top-shelf, 100-proof Texas roots music.
LIVERS OF STEEL TOUR DATES Aug. 12 – Neumos, Seattle
Aug. 13 – Crystal Ballroom, Portland, Ore.
Aug. 14 – Assembly, Sacramento, Calif.
Aug. 15 – Slim’s, San Francisco
Aug. 16 – Mystic Theatre, Petaluma, Calif.
Aug. 17 – The Troubadour, Los Angeles
Aug. 18 – Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, Calif.
Aug. 20 – Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe, Ariz.
Aug. 21 – Plush, Tucson, Ariz.
Aug. 22 – The Dirty Bourbon Dance Hall, Albuquerque, N.M.