Gone Country: Texas Country Part VII – Reckless Kelly (podcast)
A weekly column about all things country.Posted by Melissa Daniels
First and foremost, I’m a little giddy as today marks my one year anniversary with SSG Music. It’s been quite an awesome year, filled with great music. And seeing as I’m coming off a pretty huge high after covering the Watershed Music Festival this past weekend at the Gorge Amphitheater, it only seems fitting to throw out a heehaw! Three full days of country music and this girl and her boots were in heaven!
But I digress…
It’s been a swell seven weeks exploring the basics of Texas Country, and I have to say I’ve learned quite a bit about the rebel music. One of the major draws to the scene is the fact that most of these bands don’t give a rip if you like them or not. They’re going to play their music, loud, proud, and in your face. It’s all outlaw through and through.
Over this Watershed weekend, I had a chance to catch up with the guys from Reckless Kelly, a true Texas Country staple. They played the Main Stage on Sunday at Watershed, and put on one hell of show. You can check out my review of their show here.
Reckless Kelly has been a part of the Texas scene since their inception fifteen years ago. They’re originally from Bend, OR, but moved to Austin, TX shortly after forming. Their country rock sound is best experienced live, but what makes them so appealing, is the fact that they do everything they can to provide that live experience on their records.
Their last several albums were tracked live on their self-owned record label No Big Deal Records, including their most recent album Good Luck & True Love. The band’s latest single “Give It A Try” made it to number one on both the Texas Radio and Texas Regional charts.
When I sat down with the guys we talked Good Luck & True Love, the appeal of the Texas scene and their current favorites, as well as what they have coming up in the next several months: a new single to be dropped this September called “Pennsylvania Avenue,” and a new album next spring.
Check out the full interview below.