Nation-rock Grammy-winners Reckless Kelly will mark the twentieth anniversary of their acclaimed Under the Table & Above the Sun album with its first ever vinyl urgent, to be launched on September 8. The band’s third studio album and first launch through Sugar Hill Data, it included the fan favorites “No one’s Lady” and “Vancouver.”
The brand new LP version has lacquers minimize by Jeff Powell at Take Out Vinyl and the album can be set to make its debut in hi-res audio (192/24). An unique tan-colored vinyl urgent might be obtainable through the band’s official website.
Reckless Kelly was shaped by brothers and central Idaho natives Willy and Cody Braun in 1996, who got here from sturdy musical inventory. Their grandfather Eustaceus “Mustie” Braun was a keyboard participant who made his identify on the on line casino circuit of the Nineteen Fifties in Nevada and Idaho. His sons Muzzie, Gary, and Billy went on to kind the Braun Brothers, and Muzzie handed down his love of music to his sons, Willy, Cody, Gary, and Micky.
Muzzie Braun & the Little Braun Brothers (later Muzzie Braun & the Boys) carried out twice on The Tonight Present with Johnny Carson and shared the stage with Glen Campbell, Johnny Money, and Merle Haggard, amongst others. Vocalist and guitarist Willy and Cody (vocals, fiddle, mandolin, harmonica) then chased their very own musical goals to Austin, TX, naming their group after the Australian outlaw Ned Kelly, with drummer Jay Nazz, bassist Chris Schelske, and guitarist Casey Pollock, who was later changed by David Abeyta.
The group’s good mixture of nation, pop, roots, and rock gave them a profile round Austin, in addition to the endorsement of massive influences and native and nationwide heroes comparable to Robert Earl Eager, who turned their first supervisor, and Joe Ely. They made their album debut with 1998’s Millican, following it with 2000’s The Day and a stay album. After signing with the notable Americana label Sugar Hill Data, they convened in a Tennessee studio in December 2002 to make their their third album with producer and hit singer-songwriter, Ray Kennedy (Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams).
The album’s 12 unique songs had been a showcase for the breadth of Reckless Kelly’s abilities by way of 12 unique songs, going from reflective, mid-tempo balladry (“Vancouver,” “Everyone,” “Desolation Angels”) through foot-stomping rockers (“No one’s Lady,” “Mersey Beat”) to the hook-laden, pop-oriented “Let’s Simply Fall” and “I Noticed It Coming.”
Reviewers lined as much as reward the set, with the Austin Chronicle hailing the band’s “mature and severe” songwriting, whereas No Melancholy wrote: “It’s simply good nation rock with out schlock and gloss.” Underneath the Desk & Above the Solar made Billboard’s Prime Nation Albums Chart and opened the door to a sequence of profitable subsequent releases.
Recollects Willy Braun: “It was our first album with David Abeyta on lead guitar, first document for the Sugar Hill, and first collaboration with producer Ray Kennedy, who inspired me to jot down a minimum of twice as many songs as we wanted. The songs had been higher; the band was tighter. It was our first ‘grown-up’ document. This album felt like we had realized who we had been as a band. Trying again, after twenty years, there’s not a lot I’d change about this album, and I hope it holds up within the eyes and ears of the followers as a lot because it does for the band and myself. I hope all of us nonetheless really feel the identical in one other twenty years.”
Reckless Kelly have launched seven additional studio albums since, together with Depraved Twisted Highway (2005), Bulletproof (2008), and the Grammy-winning Lengthy Night time Moon (2013), in addition to the favored 2006 stay CD/DVD, Reckless Kelly Was Right here. Their newest album American Jackpot/American Women got here out in 2020, and along with their common touring throughout the US, followers can catch Reckless Kelly at their annual Braun Brothers Reunion competition in Challis, Idaho, this 12 months set for August 8-10.
Pre-order the vinyl version of Under the Table & Above the Sun, which is launched on September 8.
The complete tracklist is:
1. Let’s Simply Fall
2. No one’s Lady
3. Desolation Angels
5. I Noticed It Coming
2. Mersey Beat
3. Set Me Free
5. You Don’t Need Me Round
6. Might Peace Discover You Tonight