12 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Back in the early ‘90s when Reckless Kelly was cutting their teeth and paying their dues, Americana singer/songwriter Pinto Bennett took the band under his wing, offering advice and support. Somewhere In Time is an awesome reflection of Reckless Kelly’s appreciation and gratitude as it takes on 12 of Bennett’s songs, starting with a blistering loud country-rock rendition of “Little Blossom.”  But where that tune sounds a little dated — like something jumping out from the pages of a mid-‘90s issue of No Depression magazine — “The Ballad Of Elano DeLeon” jangles and chimes with a more timeless Byrdsian tone. The honky-tonkin’ “I’ve Done Everything I Could Do Wrong” reveals Bennett’s raw talent as a tunesmith while simultaneously showcasing Reckless Kelly’s ability to lay off the alt-country distortion and play some traditional beer-joint twang. Willy Braun’s meaty vocal approach to “Idaho Cowboy” really brings this upbeat, autobiographical account to life, but the shuffling “You Cared Enough to Lie” takes the cake for clever lyrics and catchy melodies. A waltzing title-track closes the album with powerful sentiment.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Back in the early ‘90s when Reckless Kelly was cutting their teeth and paying their dues, Americana singer/songwriter Pinto Bennett took the band under his wing, offering advice and support. Somewhere In Time is an awesome reflection of Reckless Kelly’s appreciation and gratitude as it takes on 12 of Bennett’s songs, starting with a blistering loud country-rock rendition of “Little Blossom.”  But where that tune sounds a little dated — like something jumping out from the pages of a mid-‘90s issue of No Depression magazine — “The Ballad Of Elano DeLeon” jangles and chimes with a more timeless Byrdsian tone. The honky-tonkin’ “I’ve Done Everything I Could Do Wrong” reveals Bennett’s raw talent as a tunesmith while simultaneously showcasing Reckless Kelly’s ability to lay off the alt-country distortion and play some traditional beer-joint twang. Willy Braun’s meaty vocal approach to “Idaho Cowboy” really brings this upbeat, autobiographical account to life, but the shuffling “You Cared Enough to Lie” takes the cake for clever lyrics and catchy melodies. A waltzing title-track closes the album with powerful sentiment.

TITLE TIME
5:00
3:25
3:36
4:13
3:05
3:32
3:21
3:07
4:14
2:56
4:10
3:32

About Reckless Kelly

Led by brothers Willy (vocals, guitar) and Cody Braun (vocals, fiddle, mandolin, harmonica), alternative country-rock outfit Reckless Kelly formed in Bend, Oregon before relocating to Austin, Texas in January 1997. The Brauns had previously toured with their father in Muzzie Braun & the Boys, a Western swing band, and were joined in their own group by lead guitarist Casey Pollock, bassist Chris Schelske, and drummer Jay Nazz. Reckless Kelly's debut album, Millican, appeared in 1998; Acoustic: Live at Stubb's and Day both followed two years later, after which David Abeyta replaced Pollock on lead guitar. 2003's Under the Table and Above the Sun was the beginning of the band's relationship with the high-profile Sugar Hill label and won the hearts of the music press and honky tonkin' legend Joe Ely, who sang the band's praises in interviews. Wicked Twisted Road was released in 2005, and the next year the live album Reckless Kelly Was Here came out, featuring songs from all of their previous studio records, as well as three covers; it truly captured the band's stage presence. Bulletproof appeared from Yep Roc in 2008, and Somewhere in Time, also on Yep Roc, followed in 2010 and then Reckless Kelly parted ways with the label. The next year the group released Good Luck & True Love on their Red Eye-distributed imprint No Big Deal, a label that also housed their 2013 album Long Night Moon. In 2016, the group celebrated their 20th anniversary with the back-to-basics set Sunset Motel. ~ Jason Ankeny

  • ORIGIN
    Bend, OR
  • FORMED
    1996

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