Reckless Kelly Return with New Album
On Somewhere In Time, the band digs deep into its roots, revisiting the music of Pinto Bennett, who with his band the Famous Motel Cowboys influenced a generation of musicians in the Northwest and served as a mentor and idol to Willy and his brother Cody, whose fiddle, mandolin, harmonica and vocal work help propel Reckless Kelly. In the company of their bandmates, David Abeyta on lead guitar and mandolin, Jay Nazz on drums, and Chris Schelske on bass, they explore their country influences and re-introduce Bennett's music to a new generation of fans while placing their indelible, rock-edged stamp on it.
"While this is Pinto's material, this is very much a Reckless Kelly record. It's simply a bunch of great songs we thought people should hear," explains Cody. "A lot of Texas bands have been pushing country more toward rock," says Jay, "but to go back to playing real country music turned out to be extremely rewarding for us as a band." "It's not too far a departure from what we've done in the past," adds Willy.
After nearly a year of recording the 12 track self-produced disc, the Austin, TX-based band will hit the road for a slew of in-store visits, radio appearances, and shows—including a performance at Terminal 5 in New York's Midtown on Saturday, February 27th.