September 5, 2018… In honor of the 25th anniversary of Robert Earl Keen’s iconic album, A Bigger Piece of Sky, Keen and Dualtone will be releasing it on vinyl for the first time. Available on limited-edition sky-blue vinyl, this piece is a must-have for Robert Earl Keen fans. Scheduled for release on November 16, A Bigger Piece of Sky is available now for advance order at DualtoneStore.com, including autographed vinyl and exclusive merchandise bundles.
“A Bigger Piece of Sky was the most thrilling, hair-pulling, penny-pinching, cliff-hanging, scariest record I’ve ever made,” says Keen. “I love every song on BPS.”
A breakthrough album for Keen, A Bigger Piece of Sky and its songs, such as “Amarillo Highway,” “Whenever Kindness Fails,” and “Corpus Christi Bay” are mainstays of his live set. The album was recorded in Nashville, TN, produced by Garry Velletri, and mixed by Velletri and Jeff Coppage. The project features an amazing lineup consisting of Garry Tallent (E Street Band) on upright and electric bass, Marty Stuart on mandolin, Dave Durocher on percussion, Jay Spell on accordion, Jonathan Yudkin on violin, and Maura O’Connell on vocals. It also features guest musicians George Marinelli (Bonnie Raitt) on harmony vocal and electric guitar, Tommy Spurlock on guitar, Michael Snow on tenor banjo, Bryan Duckworth on violin, Dave Heath on upright bass, and Jennifer Prince on harmony vocals.
“Little did we know we were making what would become A Bigger Piece Of Sky, one of Robert’s finest records, and that it would stand the test of time as it has,” says drummer Dave Durocher.
“We had a blast recording this record,” adds producer Garry Velletri. “I remember working long into the warm sultry nights of a desolate Music Row. I’m quite proud of A Bigger Piece of Sky. I think it took Keen to the next level.”
Robert Earl Keen will be celebrating the reissue on the road, with scheduled appearances at the 2018 Americana Music Awards and a national tour, including dates with Lyle Lovett and George Strait, that extends through the end of the year with his anticipated Christmas shows.
For a list of official tour dates, please visit: www.robertearlkeen.com/tour