Austin, TX — Roots rockers Reckless Kelly, with a high-charting first single from its latest album, SOMEWHERE IN TIME, and a second one released to radio, will play in Mason, Texas, to kick off the town’s Round Up Weekend that draws more than 10,000 people to the annual homecoming event.
Reckless Kelly plays at 10 p.m. on Friday, July 9, at the Old Peanut Mill Steakhouse, 1100 Ft. McKavitt. Local band The Pear Ratz opens at 7:30. Ticket are $20; for tickets and information: 325.347.2934
The first single from Reckless Kelly’s latest album, the love song "Best Forever Yet," made the Top 5 on The Texas Music Chart and the Americana Radio Chart.
The new single, "The Ballad of Elano de Leone," features signature lead guitar licks by Reckless Kelly’s David Abeyta, the spirited mandolin of instrumentalist Cody Braun, and vocals by band front man Willy Braun and Texas rocker Joe Ely framing lyrics by Idaho-based songwriter Pinto Bennett, who penned all the tunes on SOMEWHERE IN TIME (Yep Roc Records, February 2010).
"Fun, poignant and authentic" are the words used by the Associated Press to describe the music on the band’s homage to mentor and family friend Bennett. Houston Press said of the album, "Reckless Kelly has stamped everything about the record with the rock attitude and big sound that has been a trademark for years."
With the album’s songs in hand and more, Reckless Kelly continues its usual hard touring, hitting clubs, music festivals and expos, and venues such as Sam Houston Race Park in Houston on August 7. Also in August, the band attends the annual Braun Brothers Reunion in Idaho and will play Alaska for the first time.
For all show dates and more information, see www.recklesskelly.com.