When Willy Braun of Austin-based country rock band Reckless Kelly was writing the songs that would appear on the group’s new album, he noticed a theme developing — all were about being on the road. The 12 songs, a mellow collection about wandering, leaving and going home, would become “Long Night Moon,” which was released last week.
“I noticed that most of the tunes had a traveling theme, so I just decided to go with it,” Braun said by phone from — where else — the road. “I write quite a bit on the road. If I’m on the road I’ll mostly write down ideas, a verse or a chorus or something, kind of stockpile ideas.”
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