Robert Earl Keen has marked his decades long career with a sharp insight into human nature, infectious melodies and a love of the road. Indeed, one of his first songwriting efforts became his calling card. “The Road Goes On Forever” is a perennial crowd favorite, and has understandably seen its share of cover versions.
“My two hours on stage are the best part of my days on tour,” enthused Keen. He got his start knocking around Texas, and worked hard to get his first album released. “I persevered to get that Philo album deal. It was more like a workshop, and the label liked it so much the album was moved to its better known Rounder imprint.”
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