Last Chance Records, in association with Lonely Street Discs and At the Helm, is proud to present the final studio album from one of their favorite songwriters, late great Belfast, Northern Ireland artist Bap Kennedy. Completed in 2016, Reckless Heart is the culmination of a lifetime of refining the songwriting craft. Bap delivers nothing less than a timeless album here that captures the songwriter at his peak before his passing in November 2016. Kennedy recorded five albums with Belfast rock band Energy Orchard followed by a a number of well-received solo albums. Along the way he performed, wrote and recorded songs with such fellow music luminaries as Steve Earle (Domestic Blues), Van Morrison (The Big Picture) and Mark Knopfler (The Sailor's Revenge).
"Posthumous album from Belfast's Celtic soul cowboy, who set out to prove that the Irish invented country music. Listening to this set of warm, poignant bar room reflections, full of empathy, humour and depth, it's hard to disagree." - Mojo
"A masterpiece from the most romantic of Irish wordsmiths." - No Depression
"The best songwriter I ever saw." - Steve Earle