Robert Earl Keen

From12 July 2019to2 February 2020

Robert Earl Keen

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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.

Born to an oil executive father and an attorney mother, Keen was exposed to their love of folk and country, to which he would later blend when constructing his own style. It was quite late by the time Keen started to learn the guitar, waiting until he had started attending Texas A&M University, although he was a keen writer of poetry all throughout high school.

He recorded his self-financed debut album, “No Kinda Dancer,” in 1984, which made a splash on the Austin, US, music scene. He moved to Nashville shortly after, mixing with the likes of Lyle Lovett and K.D. Lang, who had begun to create top ten country hits. Soon he returned back to Texas, finding inspiration there for his second album, “West Textures,” which contained the crime-spree tale, “The Road Goes on Forever,” becoming one of Keen’s signature songs. Signed to Sugar Hill Records, he waited until 1993 to follow this release, with 1993’s “A Bigger Piece of Sky,” containing the hit song “Corpus Christi Bay.” “Gringo Honeymoon” followed a year later, which featured the guitar talents of Gurf Morfix.

Keen continued to grow in popularity release after release, with a relentless touring schedule that would often see him attend over 200 dates a year bolstering his presence on the country music scene. In 2001, he gained his biggest chart success with “Gravitational Forces,” which reached number 10 on the US Country Charts and number one on the US Heat charts. His subsequent albums continued to fair well in the country charts, all being in the top 40. Keen also helped coordinate the annual Texas Uprising festival, which took place in several venues in the state, acting as a talent festival for up-and-coming artists.

Friday 12 July 2019
Robert Earl Keen
WhiteWater Amphitheater, New Braunfels, TX, US

Saturday 13 July 2019
Robert Earl Keen
WhiteWater Amphitheater, New Braunfels, TX, US

Tuesday 16 July 2019
Robert Earl Keen
Englert Theatre, Iowa City, IA, US

Thursday 18 July 2019
Robert Earl Keen
Slowdown, Omaha, NE, US

Friday 19 July 2019
Robert Earl Keen
Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa, OK, US

Saturday 20 July 2019
Robert Earl Keen
Riverwind Casino, Norman, OK, US

Saturday 10 August 2019 – Sunday 11 August 2019
Robert Earl Keen
Railbird Festival 2019
Keeneland, Lexington, KY, US

Tuesday 13 August 2019
Robert Earl Keen
Asbury Hall, Buffalo, NY, US

Wednesday 14 August 2019
Robert Earl Keen
Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA, US

Friday 16 August 2019
Robert Earl Keen
Infinity Hall, Norfolk, CT, US

Saturday 17 August 2019
Robert Earl Keen
The Newton Theatre, Newton, NJ, US

Tuesday 20 August 2019
Robert Earl Keen
with Black Taffy
Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH, US

Wednesday 21 August 2019
Robert Earl Keen
Mr Smalls Theater, Pittsburgh, PA, US

Friday 30 August 2019
Robert Earl Keen
Varsity Theatre, Baton Rouge, LA, US

Saturday 31 August 2019
Robert Earl Keen
Nutty Brown Cafe & Amphitheatre, Austin, TX, US

Monday 30 September 2019
Robert Earl Keen
with Tyler Childers
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO, US

Tuesday 28 January 2020 – Sunday 02 February 2020
Robert Earl Keen
Mile 0 Fest 2020
Key West, FL, US

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