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[citation needed] He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1978 and began writing songs and playing bluegrass and folk music with friends including his childhood friend (and future longtime fiddle player in his band), Bryan Duckworth. From the Texas Connection circa 1990.Jonathan Yudkin - violin, mandolinDave Martin - bass $11.24 $12.49.  5 His 1997 album, Picnic, marked the beginning of his on-again, off-again relationship with major labels (both that album and 1998's Walking Distance were issued on Arista Records, and 2001's Gravitational Forces, 2009's The Rose Hotel and 2011's Ready for Confetti were released on Lost Highway Records.) Keen began touring outside of Texas and moved with his wife, Kathleen, to Nashville, Tennessee in 1986 — at the encouragement of musician Steve Earle. No problem. Troubadour Robert Earl Keen has made many meaningful contributions in both his surrounding Texas communities and in the music industry nationwide. Robert Earl Keen Artist Overview Albums. , 2021, Mar These two song types in Keen's output were unified by a mordant sense of humor that strongly influenced the early practitioners of what … Keen says, “We put this little gig together and I got there late. Learn how and when to remove this template message, "Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame will induct Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen and Townes Van Zandt", "Robert Earl Keen: Can you patch together a feeling that's going to stick with somebody ten years from now? Robert Earl Keen LIVE ALBUM CD. Robert Earl Keen. No rights owned, and if the copyright holder (either photo or song) wants it taken down, they need only ask. The two types of compositions in Robert’s output were unified by a sense of humor that influenced the early material of what would become known as alternative country music. Although both his albums and live performances span many different styles, from folk, country, and bluegrass to rock, he is most commonly affiliated with the Americana genre. [2], Keen grew up in southwest Houston. I first met Robert Earl Keen in 1989 when he played at the Kerrville Folk Festival, a 4 day outdoor music festival in Kerrville, Texas (in the heart of the Texas Hill Country) when he sang "Copenhegan" he brought down the house and I was hooked, I've been a fan ever since, give him a chance, try him and you'll be hooked as well BMG Special Products' budget-priced 2004 compilation The Best of Robert Earl Keen does not contain the best of Robert Earl Keen.What it does contain is, arguably, the best ten songs (five each) from Keen's two albums made for Arista Nashville Records, Picnic (1997) and Walking Distance (1998). His songs have had cover versions recorded by many musicians, including George Strait, Joe Ely, Lyle Lovett, The Highwaymen, Nanci Griffith, and the The Dixie Chicks. Debuting with 1984's No Kinda Dancer, the Houston native has recorded 18 full-length albums for both independent and major record labels. Robert Earl Keen. Album & Song Chart History - Bluegrass Albums", "Robert Earl Keen Records Album Sequel 20 Years in the Making", "CMT : Videos : Robert Earl Keen : Hot Corn, Cold Corn", "CMT : Videos : Robert Earl Keen : Footprints in the Snow", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Robert_Earl_Keen&oldid=1005120255, BLP articles lacking sources from January 2017, Articles with unsourced statements from January 2017, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Bill Whitbeck - bass, Upright bass, vocals, Brian Beken - fiddle, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, This page was last edited on 6 February 2021, at 02:10. Hailing from Houston, Texas, US, Robert Earl Keen Jr. (born January 11th, 1956) came to fame in the 80s and 90s through his country-tinged americana music that displayed a talent for penning honest, poetic songs. The producers with whom he's worked on those albums have included John Keane, Gurf Morlix, Gary Velletri and Lloyd Maines. I could barely get to the front door, and I asked some guy at the back of the line ‘What’s the deal?’ And the guy said ‘This guy Robert Earl Keen … Press the space key then arrow keys to make a selection. The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame inducted Robert Earl Keen into their 2019 class presenting him with the Spirit of Texas Award. In 1978, Keen graduated from Texas A&M and moved to Austin, Texas. Facebook gives people the power to share … Robert Earl Keen (born January 11, 1956)[1] is an American singer-songwriter and entertainer. REK has produced 18 full-length albums in … Album & Song Chart History - Folk Albums", "Robert Earl Keen Jr. Keen's tour dates around that time included a triple-bill run with Texas songwriters Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt. Album & Song Chart History - Independent Albums", "Robert Earl Keen Jr. , 2021, Feb Robert Earl Keen Biography by James … He started playing guitar himself shortly thereafter, teaching himself to play classic country covers out of a song book the summer before starting college at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. We feel this would be the most current and accurate information to our fans.”. 1 left in stock. Digital Music. His songs have had cover versions recorded by many musicians, including George Strait, Joe Ely, Lyle Lovett, The Highwaymen, Nanci Griffith, and the The Dixie Chicks. Vinyl: $25.98 MP3: $14.49. Robert Earl Keen is one of our generation's most prolific songwriters. As a teenager, Keen was an avid reader who excelled in writing and literature classes, and a fan of both the English rock band Cream and, influenced by country music by artists like Willie Nelson.[3]. ", "Straight outta Bandera: For Robert Earl Keen, music and business coexist at home, deep in the heart of Texas", "Robert Earl Keen Jr. Furnace Fan - (with Robert Earl Keen) $1.29 on iTunes 11. Robert Earl Keen GRAVITATIONAL FORCES CD. For Love - (with Robert Earl Keen) $1.29 on iTunes 14. ON SALE. Born in none other than Houston, Texas, Robert Earl Keen is an American singer-songwriter known for his storytelling. Robert Earl Keen (born January 11, 1956) is an American singer-songwriter and entertainer. A Bigger Piece Of Sky Robert Earl Keen. I was wishing that the world would stop, when you said 'we better go. In 2015 Kym was asked to play mandolin on Robert Earl Keen’s ‘Happy Prisoner" album and the following ‘Live Dinner Reunion’ album and has been a part of Robert’s touring band since 2015. Artist: Robert Earl Keen, Tour: Merry Christmas From The Fam-O-Lee Secret Santa Christmas, Venue: Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN, USA Feelin' Good Again / … Join Facebook to connect with Robert Earl Keen and others you may know. Album & Song Chart History - Country Albums", "Robert Earl Keen Jr. Debuting with 1984's No Kinda Dancer, the Houston native has recorded 18 full-length albums for both independent and major record labels. Keen has toured extensively both in the US and abroad throughout his career, and was inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2012 along with Lyle Lovett and the late Townes Van Zandt. Vinyl: $22.98 MP3: $9.49. Singer, songwriter, and entertainer, Robert Earl Keen, has recorded 19 albums and performed thousands of shows. Choosing a selection results in a full page refresh. Robert Earl Keen - Wireless In Heaven - Key West Songwriters' Festival Since its release, Robert Earl Keen’s song has been covered by acts like The Chicks and Montgomery Gentry, and it has been the heart of his long-running annual holiday show, Robert Earl Keen… In the spirit of complete transparency with you our fans who we care about greatly, we will only be posting shows within two weeks of show date. In the spirit of complete transparency with you our fans who we care about greatly, we will only be posting shows within two weeks of show date. [4], Keen returned to Texas 22 months later after failing to find mainstream success, though in Nashville he had signed a publishing deal, a new independent label deal and a national booking agent (Keith Case). Top Albums (See all 20 albums) Live Dinner Reunion Robert Earl Keen. Keen's brief major-label sojourn did not produce any hits, but it did produce … $14.39 $15.99. [4], That same year, he began making his self-produced first album, No Kinda Dancer, with the help of his bandmates and the young musicians Lovett and Nanci Griffith. Keen is the host and creator of … All I Have Is Today - (with Robert Earl Keen) $1.29 on iTunes 12. … Robert Earl Keen’s ‘Happy Prisoner’ is an album unlike any other in his storied catalog. Official Robert Earl Keen Store. Tour dates are at robertearlkeen.com. Keen has continued to write, record, and tour in the United States. His latest album, Happy Prisoner, is a great collection of bluegrass songs -- that also features Peter Rowan, Natalie Maines from the Dixie Chicks, and Lyle Lovett, Robert’s old college buddy from Texas A&M. During his college years Keen met future musician Lyle Lovett. Let The Music Play - (with Robert Earl Keen) $1.29 on iTunes 13. Robert Earl Keen. Robert Earl Keen managed to strike an unusual balance between raucous barroom fun (like in "That Buckin' Song") and sensitive story-portraits (like in "Corpus Christi Bay"). Inspired by the bluegrass and acoustic music he grew up around, Keen – who in addition to his own recordings has written for George Strait, Joe Ely, They Dixie Chicks and others - has put his unique stamp on fifteen standards and other beloved tunes (twenty on the deluxe edition) by Flatt & … After the release of his second and third albums, 1988's The Live Album and 1989's West Textures (both produced by Jim Rooney and released on Sugar Hill Records) he began to have commercial success both in Texas and in the rest of the country. Among the large contingent of talented songwriters who emerged in Texas in the 1980s and '90s, Robert Earl Keen struck an unusual balance between sensitive story-portraits ("Corpus Christi Bay") and raucous barroom fun ("That Buckin' Song"). Keen's other albums include 2003's Farm Fresh Onions (Audium/Koch Records) and 2005's What I Really Mean and 2006's Live at the Ryman (both on E1 Music). Submit Corrections. Robert Earl Keen covered Daddy Frank, Wild Wind, I'll Go on Downtown, No Kinda Dancer and other songs.  6 Robert Earl Keen, Jr. Robert Earl Keen is on Facebook. 2 Live Dinner.[5]. Robert Earl Keen lyrics - 147 song lyrics sorted by album, including "The Road Goes On Forever", "Corpus Christi Bay". Keen’s philanthropic and charity work led him to be presented with the Distinguished Alumni award from Texas A&M University in the fall of 2018.  26 Robert Earl Keen originally did Daddy Frank, Wild Wind, I'll Go on Downtown, No Kinda Dancer and other songs. He leased the album to Rounder Records, which released it on its Philo Records imprint in 1984. Mr. Wolf And Mama Bear - (with Robert Earl Keen) $1.29 on iTunes 15. 5 out of 5 stars (33) $ 25.00. [3], West Textures featured the first recording of what would soon become Keen's signature song, “The Road Goes on Forever.” Fellow Texan Joe Ely recorded the song on his 1993 album Love and Danger, along with another Keen song, “Whenever Kindness Fails.”[5] Keen's own version of “Whenever Kindness Fails” appeared on his fourth album, 1993's Garry Velletri-produced A Bigger Piece Of Sky, along with the following year's Gringo Honeymoon (whose title track and light-hearted “Merry Christmas from the Family” he frequently plays live, along with 1996's No. Growing up, Keen was interested in music, sports, movies and writing. 11x17" Color Poster for Robert Earl Keen and Grayson Capps at World Famous New Orleans Venue Tipitina's NOLAConcertPosterArt. 1 left in stock. He attended Texas A&M University, enrolling in the school of journalism. Favorite Add to Road Goes Ever On mug ErikaRaeHeins.  27 In 1983, Keen won the New Folk competition at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Kerrville, Texas. The parking lot was completely full and there were people everywhere. BEST Robert Earl Keen. , 2021, Mar 5 out of 5 stars (658) $ 22.00. Robert Earl Keen wrote Paint the Town Beige, Sing One for Sister and Shades of Gray. , 2021, “In these ever changing times, we are feeling the same sense of uncertainty as everyone. $12.14 $13.49. He attended Sharpstown High School, graduating in 1974. Robert Earl Keen SONGS YOU KNOW FROM THE TIMES YOU CAN'T REMEMBER CD. “In these ever changing times, we are feeling the same sense of uncertainty as everyone.  4 , 2021, Feb  25 Find news, tour dates, music, albums and more at his official website. Album & Song Chart History - Heatseekers Albums", "Robert Earl Keen Jr. Robert Earl Keen, Jr. (born January 11, 1956 in Houston, Texas) is an American singer-songwriter. 2 left in stock. 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