Reckless Kelly Is Back in Business

When we last spoke with Reckless Kelly fiddler Cody Braun for a cover story on the band for Texas Music last year, Braun was just getting ready to begin gigging again after a freak medical mishap resulted in five operations and a lengthy recuperation. But the burly Idaho transplant is back up and at 'em, ready to keep the Reckless machine oiled and moving ahead.

"I've made a full recovery with no lingering issues or anything," says Braun, who comes to town Saturday night for a Texas Music Fest show with another hot Texas act, Turnpike Troubadours.

"I'm not a blame kind of guy," Braun explains, "some mistakes were made that really affected my life, but I just try to look forward instead of at what's already happened. I'm in great shape, that's all that I really focus on."

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William Michael Smith