Reckless Kelly
Presented by Doc Roc

Reckless Kelly

Jeff Crosby & The Refugees

$18.00 - $33.00
All Ages
Cain's Ballroom welcomes Reckless Kelly to Tulsa, OK on January 17, 2020

Advance - $18 + fees

Day of Show - $20 + fees

Door - $20

Mezzanine (21+) - $33 + fees

General admission tickets have an 8 ticket limit and Mezzanine tickets have a 4 ticket limit. This is per person, address, credit card, email, etc... Orders over this limit may have any or all of their orders refunded without notice.

No re-entry! No smoking! No refunds!

Support acts are subject to change without notice!

Reckless Kelly

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The band’s co-founders Willy and Cody Braun grew up in the White Cloud Mountains of Idaho. They toured the country as part of their father’s band, Muzzie Braun and the Boys, as children. They performed on The Tonight Show twice while sharing the stages with the likes of Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell and Merle Haggard. Their father taught his sons a professional ethic – integrity, persistence, hard work and professionalism – honed over three generations. Still teenagers, they moved to Bend, Oregon, to start their own band and soon after met drummer Jay Nazz.

The band took its name from the legend of Ned Kelly, the Australian highwayman, and moved to Austin in the autumn of 1996, where they carved a niche of their own.

They listened, watched and interacted with the creative dynamos of the outlaw country scene – Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, Billy Joe Shaver, Guy Clark and others – and joined them in a redefinition of what contemporary country music had become. Theirs was gritty, hard-edged, uncompromising and convincing. They turned country music real again.

Reckless Kelly’s string of critically acclaimed albums– set a standard of reliable excellence and commitment to an instinctive vision of Americana. No band exemplifies the broad genre better.

The group’s latest effort, Bulletproof Live (2019), is a live album. “A real live album. It was recorded in celebration of the 10yr anniversary of the release of the original “Bulletproof.” Recorded at clubs, festivals, and theaters on the west coast between July and August of 2018. We used same gear, the same guitars, and the same approach we take every night, which is simply set up and try to blow the roof off the joint. The tracks are the best takes, hand picked from our favorite shows. Our good friend and “sixth Beatle,” Bukka Allen came along to play Hammond B3, Piano, and Accordion.” explains Willy Braun

Reckless Kelly is a great band with an apt name. The outlaw’s spirit pervades the ambiance. They are rugged individualists who dedicate themselves to advancing the state of their art.

Jeff Crosby & The Refugees

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Born and raised in a sleepy mountain town in Northern Idaho, singer-songwriter Jeff Crosby has managed to delineate the sometimes amorphous genre of "Americana", package it perfectly, and deliver it to his listeners time and again.

His songs present almost as pages ripped out of an intimately personal diary, detailing the rugged beauty of what it means to have loved, lost and kept on the move. There seems to be no shortage of inspiration as Crosby is one of the last few "troubadours" that truly lives the life he sings about.

After dropping out of school at 17 to pursue touring full-time with a band on the west coast, he's made his living by permanently staying on the road - night after night, show after show, from load-in until the last drink is poured.

For five years, Crosby hung his hat in a little shoebox apartment off Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, giving up coffee to pay rent and running around with "The Homeless and the Dreamers" (a title of a song he wrote paying homage to that time). After a chance encounter in the city, he met and befriended a music editor for the critically-acclaimed television show Sons of Anarchy and subsequently had two songs featured on the program.

Amid treading the scene in L.A. while he was home and touring across the U.S. with his band (and later with Widespread Panic song-writer Jerry Joseph), Crosby had managed to travel abroad to several countries including the United Kingdom, Iceland, Mexico, Colombia and Nicaragua. All of these countries offered experiences that lent themselves to the songs in his newest record, Postcards from Magdalena.

The record was produced and engineered in Portland, OR by Gregg Williams (Dandy Worhals, Blitzen Trapper, Pete Droge, Jesse Malin) and Geoff Piller in Nashville, TN. It has been distributed worldwide with an emphasis in Europe, due to the partnership with At the Helm Records in the U.K. and Blue Rose Records, based in Germany.

It was lauded by some overseas, including this praise from Mike Davies from Folk Radio 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.”

Now based in Nashville, Jeff continues to tour and share his stories with America at large, offering up a sort of mirror so that it might better see itself. What happens now, only the fates can know. All that is certain is that it will surely be Beautiful and Strange.

Venue Information:
Cain's Ballroom
423 N Main Street
Tulsa, OK, 74103