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Robert Earl Keen on His New Album 'Live Dinner Reunion' and Holiday Tour

In 1996, Robert Earl Keen recorded No. 2 Live Dinner at the legendary John T. Floore's Country Store in Helotes, Texas. At the time, he had no way of knowing it at the time, but the disc would become his best seller. To celebrate that record, Keen decided to return to the scene of the original crime, with a new disc entitled Live Dinner Reunion – out on November 18.

This Lone Star legend is celebrating an iconic anniversary with an all-star lineup

The Houston native with the effortless voice, raspy twang and prolific pen has inspired and influenced an entire generation of Lone Star poets, including popular Texas favorites like Cory Morrow, Cody Canada, Wade Bowen and Randy Rogers, in the 30-plus years that he has been releasing music. He tapped into some of those relationships when it came time to put together his new album, “Live Dinner Reunion,” recorded at the iconic Floores Country Store in Helotes, Texas.


The king of the Texas-Americana music hill talks about his new double-album “Live Dinner Reunion,” his love of bluegrass and bubbly pilsners, and his current obsession with crafting the perfect 90-second song.

Remembering the Coming Back: Robert Earl Keen’s Live Dinner Reunion

If you didn’t grow up in the southern part of the state, it’s probable you didn’t know the first thing about Agua Dulce, Texas. The first verse in “Porch” changed that, even for unaware Lone Star State natives. Other lyrics in the song depicted life in small towns throughout the state, including the enchiladas available at Bryan’s historic LaSalle Hotel. The Reunion version of “Porch” recorded Keen and Lovett weaving harmonies together in a way previously not heard. It’s not just the altered tempo that mak

On Tour


Greenville Municipal Auditorium

Greenville, TX

Waco Hippodrome Theatre

Waco, TX

Schroeder Dance Hall

Goliad, TX

Wagner-Noel Performing Arts Center

Midland, TX

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