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Reckless Kelly, Cross Canadian tour together

Thursday, February 11, 2010 – Cross Canadian Ragweed and Reckless Kelly are teaming up for the Ragged and Reckless tour beginning March 3 in Nashville.

The two bands, who are part of the Red Dirt music movement in Oklahoma and Texas, are slated to do seven shows together.

"I'll probably come back with a couple of good stories from (that run) I imagine," said Willy Braun of Reckless Kelly. "It's been a while since we've done a full-on tour with those guys, so that will be pretty fun."

Reckless Kelly just released their seventh album this week, "Somewhere in Time." CCR put out "Happiness and All the Other Things" in August 2009.

The decision to tour together arose after both bands returned from the sold-out 2010 MusicFest in Steamboat Springs, Col. where they shared the stage with Robert Earl Keen, Lee Ann Womack, Chris Knight and Dean Dillon. However, the relationship between the two bands extends to early days when they had similar performance circuits, including Lucy's in Austin, which both bands now call home.

"We've toured with a ton of bands," said Cross Canadian Ragweed's Cody Canada. "The two that we would tour non-stop with year round is Robert Earl Keen and Reckless Kelly. We first saw Reckless Kelly in 1998 in Dallas, and our jaws dropped, and we said that's who we need to jam with. After a couple of years of chasing those guys, we finally got to be friends with them. There's not a harder working band of brothers than our two bands, and we wear that like a badge of honor. We look forward to this run and the rehab that follows."

Tour dates are:

March 3 Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom

March 5 Charlotte, NC - Neighborhood Theatre

March 6 High Point, NC - Aquarius Music Hall

March 7 Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre

March 9 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse

March 10 Birmingham, AL - Workplay Theatre

March 11 Ruston, LA - Rabb's Steak House

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Mission California CD review - Mission California
For 13 years, Cross Canadian Ragweed has built an audience the hard way, by touring, touring, and then touring some more, over 250 nights a year since day 1. It helps their case that the band has released four rock-solid studio albums, complimented by a handful of rowdy live discs. With its fifth studio effort, Cross Canadian Ragweed doesn't stray far off the course that's brought them to where they are today, offering up a sincere and sometimes sincerely raucous collection of »»»
Back to Tulsa: Live & Loud at Cain's Ballroom CD review - Back to Tulsa: Live & Loud at Cain's Ballroom
Cross Canadian Ragweed's third live release was recorded in Tulsa on July 14-15 and features mostly songs from their studio albums, with a few well chosen covers. The majority of the tracks are hard country rockers. Vocalist and primary songwriter Cody Canada shows his lead guitar chops on "Final Curtain," "When It All Goes Down" and "Blues For You." Bassist Jeremy Plato shines on "Don't Need You" and "Anywhere But Here. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: With or without band, Isbell satisfies – Usually, when an artist performs without his regular backing band, it becomes about mathematics of subtraction. That artist is armed with far fewer artistic weapons at his/her disposal, after all. In Jason Isbell's case, though, when he performed with just his wife and fiddler Amanda Shires, it was more about substitution than subtraction.... »»»
Concert Review: Grammy nominations aside, Yola, Kiah are the real deal – Grammy nominations do not make the artist, but Yola and opener Amythyst Kiah underscored time and again on this night that the honors were well deserved. In fact, Yola and Kiah's other group, Our Native Daughters, are nominated in the same category - Best American Roots. Yola has three other nominations as well. The clear winners... »»»
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