In the late 90s I had collected plates a few years but purchases consisted mostly of completion of artists who were most active in '60 and '70's. Mostly because it was not given out especially with good music ... it was before I discovered everything. country / No Depression / Americana ...
So I moved to Lillehammer, and started to hang on Basement after work. I had been a customer there for years, when they had an exquisite LP department, but it was only when I became a regular guest and talked to the proprietor, Egon, the plate shelves had to be extended. And when we talk about Egon, then we talk pusher plate that could be their job. After a few visits he began to find things when I came in, and said that "this here will like" ... at first I was very skeptical about the - but eventually developed into that when I stopped by on my ca. weekly visits - so it was clear a stack of plates under the counter that I bought unheard. And the man was spot-on every time.
And one afternoon in 1998, I stopped by and picked me a new batch of goodies. One of the plates in the stack was Reckless Kelly's debut album, "Millican".
The band from Bend, Oregon who moved to Austin, Texas and was a critic darlings in the United States.
But much of this started thus with Reckless Kelly. And Reckless Kelly has endured with me since 1998. They continue to deliver their distinctive style of music and country rock that has been copied and cover art by countless bands in both home and abroad. And I still buy their recordings (and related bands and styles of music, of course).
Much of what makes Reckless Kelly especially for the first vowel of Willy Braun. Secondly vocals brother Cody Braun. And of course, strict sound to Cody Braun. He plays both fiddle and mandolin and guitar - and especially the violin sound is a very important element in the sound Reckless Kelly.
And on top of this, they write killer good and catchy tunes. Tracks like "Walton Love," "Back Around", "Black & White" and "Drink Your Whiskey Down" must certainly be mentioned, but the disc in its entirety is quite excellent.
Reckless Kelly can really be recommended for both everyday and festive.
Visit Reckless Kelly and purchase discs: (Both LP, CD and MP3 ... and $ 9 for a digital plate - IT you can afford ...)
Hear "Back Around":
Hear "Drink Your Whiskey Down":
Millican Listen on Spotify: