Fri May 10 2024

8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Joe's on Weed Street

940 West Weed St. Chicago, IL 60642

$45.00

Ages 21+

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For nearly 25 years, Reckless Kelly has graced the musical landscape with a high-powered form of Americana, equally rooted in raw passion, refined musicianship, and gritty authenticity. With the dual release of two new albums—American Jackpot and American Girls—the Idaho-bred band presents a beautifully detailed portrait of their beloved country, turning their nuanced songwriting to its many glories and tragedies. While one batch of songs centers on slice-of-life storytelling and the other explores the complexities of human connection, the collective body of work unfolds with a profound and often eye-opening attention to the subtleties of American life.

Though the two brothers first forged their musical partnership back in Idaho, they later decamped to Bend, Oregon, where they quickly linked up with Jay Nazz. Soon after forming Reckless Kelly (whose name nods to the legend of Australian highwayman Ned Kelly), the three musicians relocated to Austin and rounded out the lineup with bassist Joe Miller and guitarist David Abeyta (who exited the band after the release of Sunset Motel). Over the years, they’ve delivered a string of critically lauded albums, including 2011’s Grammy-nominated Good Luck & True Love and 2013’s Grammy-winning Long Night Moon.

With the release of American Jackpot and American Girls, Reckless Kelly hopes to lead listeners to thoughtful reflection on their own experience of living in America, and possibly invite a certain purposeful nostalgia. Mostly I just hope these songs remind them of all the different aspects of growing up in America, and feeling so lucky to live here,” says Willy Braun.

Joe's on Weed Street
Reckless Kelly with Joe Stamm Band and Kenny Feidler and the Cowboy Killers

  • Reckless Kelly

    Reckless Kelly

    Country

    Cody and Willy Braun of Reckless Kelly grew up in the White Cloud Mountains of Idaho before migrating to the great musical fountainhead of Austin, Texas. The two first toured the country as part of their father’s band, Muzzie Braun and the Boys. Muzzie taught his sons a professional ethic of integrity, persistence, hard work and professionalism. The boys overcame hardships, struggled for recognition, and learned the lessons of the trial and error that defined them. It’s only natural then that their own band, Reckless Kelly, became the very essence of Americana music. For two decades, Reckless Kelly has toured coast to coast relentlessly. Their following grows, and with an audience that truly wants to hear the lyrics and appreciate the musicianship in their arrangements, the band has moved on to play in performing arts centers and listening rooms that provide more focused and intimate encounters. The group’s new album Sunset Motel is, like all its predecessors, a reflection of Reckless Kelly’s attention to craft and continuity. Their fierce self-reliance and independent spirit keeps Reckless Kelly happy, appreciative and charitable.

  • Joe Stamm Band

    Joe Stamm Band

    Country

    Light and dark. Good and evil. Predator and prey. If you’re searching for a well-balanced meal in a world filled with junk-food music experiences, pick up Joe Stamm Band’s newest concoction: Wild Man.

    Ever since their inception in 2013, JSB has offered distinct storytelling mixed with their signature Black Dirt Country Rock sound. A sound that Stamm defines as “a nod to our Midwestern roots, as well as the Red Dirt music scene, which has had a big influence on our music.” 

    From playing in middle-of-nowhere dives to being named Peacemaker Fest’s 2023 “Emerging Artist of the Year,” Stamm has earned the grit and stage presence to support artists like Chris Knight, Shane Smith and the Saints, Tyler Childers, Whiskey Myers, Charles Wesley Godwin and more. It’s the same rough-edged outlaw spirit from his early days that fans will hear in Fort Smith, an EP produced in partnership with Peacemaker Fest that sounds best when driving with the windows down. And it’s the same spirit Joe brings to any stage and every audience today.

    “There’s a sinewy, rootsy texture to his inflections, always evocative and drenched in a rock ‘n roll spirit.” -- B-Sides & Badlands

    The band’s third full-length studio album – recorded and produced at Treasure Isle Studios in Nashville – puts thought-provoking stories to a country-rock score. Fans will recognize the classic-rock-inspired riffs from Dave Glover’s lead guitar throughout Wild Man. They’ll also pick up on Bruce Moser’s fortifying bass lines and Tim Kramp’s dynamic drum performances. The words – specifically, how they sound in Stamm’s larger-than-life voice – are what really stand out on this record.

    The album kicks off with the title song, inspired by a man referenced in the New Testament whose demons Jesus casts out and into the pigs feeding nearby. The song’s Zeppelin-esque words, “Where two men meet with the chaos in their eyes…Where the owl flies hunting for the snake, the wild man gives me back my name,” make the listener wonder: Which of the two men is the wild one?

    As the record twists and turns, listeners will experience the gambit of human emotions. Nostalgia. Curiosity. Hurt. Hope. Acceptance. The things we choose to remember and the things we have yet to reckon with. It’s the nuance within our feelings, memories and dreams that Stamm’s lyrics grab ahold of. A songwriter of his caliber knows mucking around in this nuance isn’t an easy job – but it’s certainly rewarding. 

    While Wild Man masterfully bends the boundaries of rock, country and Americana, there’s a throughline from start to finish. The seemingly little, everyday choices we make – that Stamm’s characters make – create a patchwork of a life. Of light and dark. Good and evil. Predator and prey.

  • Kenny Feidler and the Cowboy Killers

    Kenny Feidler and the Cowboy Killers

    Country

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Joe's on Weed Street

Reckless Kelly with Joe Stamm Band and Kenny Feidler and the Cowboy Killers

Fri May 10 2024 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

Joe's on Weed Street Chicago IL
Reckless Kelly with Joe Stamm Band and Kenny Feidler and the Cowboy Killers

$45.00 Ages 21+

For nearly 25 years, Reckless Kelly has graced the musical landscape with a high-powered form of Americana, equally rooted in raw passion, refined musicianship, and gritty authenticity. With the dual release of two new albums—American Jackpot and American Girls—the Idaho-bred band presents a beautifully detailed portrait of their beloved country, turning their nuanced songwriting to its many glories and tragedies. While one batch of songs centers on slice-of-life storytelling and the other explores the complexities of human connection, the collective body of work unfolds with a profound and often eye-opening attention to the subtleties of American life.

Though the two brothers first forged their musical partnership back in Idaho, they later decamped to Bend, Oregon, where they quickly linked up with Jay Nazz. Soon after forming Reckless Kelly (whose name nods to the legend of Australian highwayman Ned Kelly), the three musicians relocated to Austin and rounded out the lineup with bassist Joe Miller and guitarist David Abeyta (who exited the band after the release of Sunset Motel). Over the years, they’ve delivered a string of critically lauded albums, including 2011’s Grammy-nominated Good Luck & True Love and 2013’s Grammy-winning Long Night Moon.

With the release of American Jackpot and American Girls, Reckless Kelly hopes to lead listeners to thoughtful reflection on their own experience of living in America, and possibly invite a certain purposeful nostalgia. Mostly I just hope these songs remind them of all the different aspects of growing up in America, and feeling so lucky to live here,” says Willy Braun.

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This event is 21 and over. Any ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund. Please note that the resale, attempted resale, or purchase of your ticket from any unauthorized reseller is grounds for seizure and cancellation of said ticket without compensation. The only valid tickets are those purchased and/or redeemed through our venue’s website. To the extent you have any inquiries or complaints, in such an event, please contact the Third Party Seller directly. Tickets purchased from any unofficial vendors are at your own risk and may be void upon entry