with Alex Woodard
with Alex Woodard
|Age:||Ages 21+ Only|
This alternative country-rock band packs their live shows with a high energy honky tonk vibeBuy Tickets
Genre: country / rock n roll
Ticket Price: $18 advanced / $20 day of show / $32 reserved seating
￼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.
“Woodard's well-crafted songs are cut from the same cloth as Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, and John Mellencamp, whose music eloquently captures earthy truths about living, loving and growing older without losing the dreams of youth." - George Varga, Senior Music Editor of the San Diego Union Tribune.
Alex Woodard is a critically-acclaimed, award-winning songwriter (his duet Reno, sung with Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek, stayed at #1 on CMT's Pure Country Countdown for almost a month) who made his entrance as a published author through the back door, when he invited fans of his music to send him letters that he would turn into songs. The response inspired a highly emotive collection of songs, letters, and stories called FOR THE SENDER: Four Letters. Twelve Songs. One Story. which fell into the hands of #1 New York Times bestselling author Dr. Wayne Dyer, who shepherded the small self-published work into the first of a three-book, multi-year recording and publishing deal with one of the world’s largest independent publishers.
The FOR THE SENDER series features powerful songs and stories of love, loss, redemption and hope and has earned nods from the likes of Ellen Degeneres (‘I love this book!’), Billboard (‘one of the year’s most touching releases’), and Huffington Post (‘important, enlightening, and ultimately inspiring’), together with endorsements from several #1 New York Times bestselling authors, including Deepak Chopra and Dyer.
Alex’s most recent project pairs him with Grammy-winning Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek, who is producing Alex’s first personal collection of songs in almost a decade after three albums about other people’s stories.