Reckless Kelly, Micky and the Motorcars, & El Wencho
Lewis & Clark Tap Room and Helena Civic Center Present
Reckless Kelly, Micky and the Motorcars, and El Wencho
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Helena Civic Center Auditorium
Advance General Admission: $29 + $5 Service Fee
At the Door General Admission: $35 + $5 Service Fee
5:15PM: Door Open
5:45PM-6:30: El Wencho
7:00PM-8:30PM: Micky and the Motorcars
9:00PM-10:30PM: Reckless Kelly
Understanding the virtuosity of Reckless Kelly requires the perspective of where the band has been. Cody and Willy Braun grew up in the White Cloud Mountains of Idaho. They moved to Bend, Oregon, and then migrated to that great musical fountainhead, Austin, Texas.
Reckless Kelly’s string of critically acclaimed albums – Under the Table and Above the Sun (2003), Wicked Twisted Road (2005), Bulletproof (2008), Somewhere in Time (2010), Grammy-nominated Good Luck & True Love (2011) and Grammy-winning Long Night Moon (2013) – set a standard of reliable excellence and commitment to an instinctive vision of Americana. No band exemplifies the broad genre better.
MICKY AND THE MOTORCARS
Big brothers Cody and Willy started Reckless Kelly, and Micky and Gary left Idaho for Austin and started Micky and the Motorcars, a road-dogging favorite whose nonstop tour for the last 17 years has defined not just the lives of the brothers, but also shaped Austin’s roots-rock resurgence that has played out over the last two decades. With their anticipated new album Long Time Comin’, the Motorcars cement their place as elder statesmen of that alt-country scene who have managed to master that ever-elusive blend of artistic familiarity and surprise
For the Motorcars, the question is never really whether to tour but where to play next. Gary––who handles guitar, mandolin, harmonica, harmonies, and occasionally lead vocals––and Micky, lead vocalist and acoustic guitarist, are joined in the Motorcars by Joe Fladger on bass, Bobby Paugh on drums and percussion, and new bandmate Pablo Trujillo on guitar. The combination of familiar and fresh players has reinvigorated the Motorcars’ live show, which buzzes through a low-key rock-and-roll rapture built on grooves and the Brauns’ signature harmonies.
El Wencho is a powerhouse duo with big sound that relates the Montana lifestyle through immersive lyrics, catchy melodies and driving rhythms. Their authentic music is an eclectic fusion of genres that draws on sonic elements from red dirt rock, blues, country, Americana and polyrhythmic Latin percussion.
Purposefully inclusive, their music is a catalyst for storytelling, laughter and fostering connections with fans. Live shows are an experiential combination of their dynamic Montana sound, engaging storytelling and comedic flair. Josh and John are supremely talented musicians and entertainers. Together they form an authentic and charismatic duo that expertly connects with the audience and delivers an engaging and highly addictive musical experience.