Reckless Kelly got its name from a ’90s comedy by Yahoo Serious, a film no one remembers starring a dude that most people have also forgotten. But the band is still kickin’ and filling venues, and it’s an apt name, anyway, because the five-piece has become known for a wild, heedless energy on the stage. That has been captured in their new album of live recordings, called Bulletproof Live, which takes a collection of well-worn songs in their back catalog and showcases the band’s expert blend of Americana and honky-tonk. They’ve rarely sounded more confident.
— Nathan Weinbender