Great reasons to live in Austin. Number three. Reckless Kelly.

This is a simple two word musical reason RECKLESS KELLY. RK is a wonderful Austin based band that are poised to become a national juggernaut. Their sound is pure Texas Rock and Roll with just a few subtle hints of country in the instrumentation I.E. Those uber-cool  touches of fiddle and dobro.  The band still play local gigs all the time– these pictures were taken at a free concert during Batfest in 2013. What is Batfest? Easy partner it is going to be reason number four to live in Austin! Ckeck out Reckless Kelly on their website or better still watch one of their videos on YouTube at

The last time we saw Reckless Kelly perform was in Hollywood at the World Famous Troubador and I am happy to say that they kicked ass on the West Coast–BIG TIME!
Reckless have a great new album available called ‘Long Night Moon’ which is very well worth checking out. This is a band that just go from strength to strength. They are wonderful live, however there are many subtleties to pick up on their studio recordings!
Oh, and Hank Williams 3 was also working on the free stage for Batfest!  Not Bad!

Great reasons to live in Austin. Number One. Stubbs Barbecue.

Stubbs Barbecue comes in very high on my list of Austin highlights! Not only great food but a fabulous Gospel Brunch on Sundays. It was also the venue where Reckless Kelly recorded their first live album. Three great plus points…….


In case you want to download the album it is called Reckless Kelly: Live at Stubbs. It includes one of their finest tracks, ‘The Ballad of Tommy and Marie.’ The touching story of two ill fated drug addled lovers. It includes the classic line, ‘Sometimes she wore her hair like Charlie’s Angels and sometimes she looked as weird as Mr. Spock.’ 


Just a gentle hint but make sure you do not leave Stubbs without trying their brisket! The BEST!