RECKLESS KELLY > Bulletproof

Reckless Kelly is the country equivalent of the Counting Crows...

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Reckless Kelly is the country equivalent of the Counting Crows-Willy Braun is the driving creative force, the singer and the songwriter; the supporting cast is nothing short of brilliant; and the fans always scream for more. Label: Yep Roc
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Reckless Kelly is the country equivalent of the Counting Crows-Willy Braun is the driving creative force, the singer and the songwriter; the supporting cast is nothing short of brilliant; and the fans always scream for more. But Reckless Kelly is several albums in and has yet to have its “Mr. Jones” moment. Now is Yep Roc’s chance to take RK and run with it: on Bulletproof, everything’s fallen into place for a grand welcoming to the Big Show. “God Forsaken Town” (co-written by Robert Earl Keen) is an ode to those displaced by Hurricane Katrina and takes you right to the scene of the crime with its evocative lyrics and trumpet swirls. “American Blood” is from the Steve Earle School of Outlaw Liberalism. Its one of the catchiest songs RK has ever written-but its antiwar sentiments, including a swipe at George W. himself, might not make RK many friends in their adopted home state of Texas.

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