Reckless Kelly – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Upstairs – Philadelphia, PA – October 31st, 2018

Reckless Kelly

Reckless Kelly

Jeff Crosby

Wed · October 31, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

$22 ADV - $24 DOS + Fees

Reckless Kelly
Reckless Kelly
Understanding the virtuosity of Reckless Kelly requires the perspective of where the band has been. Cody and Willy Braun grew up in the White Cloud Mountains of Idaho. They moved to Bend, Oregon, and then migrated to that great musical fountainhead, Austin, Texas.

The band’s co-founders and frontmen toured the country as part of their father’s band, Muzzie Braun and the Boys, as children. They performed on The Tonight Show twice. Their father taught his four sons a professional ethic – integrity, persistence, hard work and professionalism – honed over three generations. They overcame hardships, struggled for recognition, and learned the lessons of the trial and error that defined them.

In one sense, it’s remarkable in the way of any musician, athlete, or businessperson who bucks the odds.

In another, though, it’s utterly natural that Reckless Kelly, born in the dreams of the two Braun brothers and their heritage but nurtured in the bumpy road of maturity, became the very essence of Americana music in all its far-flung glory.

“We came along in that second wave of the movement,” Cody Braun says. “Son Volt’s album Trace had a major effect on us. People like Joe Ely, Ray Kennedy and Robert Earl Keen were always big supporters. Our goal was to make music that had a country vibe but a solid rock edge.”

In the end, all the recipe required was to just add water. Water facilitates life. It enriches the soul.

As Music Row magazine proclaimed, “In my perfect world, this is what country radio would sound like.”

“This” is Reckless Kelly.
Jeff Crosby
Jeff Crosby
Idaho born Jeff Crosby is a critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter based in Nashville, TN. Crosby has won multiple awards for his song-writing including an Eco Arts award in 2013 for his song "We all know the words". He also had two songs featured on the hit FX series "Sons of Anarchy" in 2014.

"Crosby will surely appeal to fans of all the great songwriters from Dylan to Van Zandt to Earle."
- The Rocking Magpie

"Intelligent lyrics abound and with great music throughout this compelling piece of work." - Micheal Farley / Americana UK

"There’s many an artist out there mining America’s rich musical history and shaping it into their own experiences and observations; Crosby may well be one of the best.” - Mike Davies/folkradio.co.uk

"Glacier Cool Americana Songs of Love, Loss and Heartache." — The Rocking Magpie

"If I could point to one album that totally exemplifies Americana, I think this may be it. Honest song writing, twang, some crunchy guitars, and just extremely listenable music." - Harry Kaplan / Twangrila.com
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/