The Internet abounds with theories about what the lyric really means, so American Songwriter asked the author himself what was on his mind when he penned this classic.
By: Jeff Gage, Rolling StoneTexas country singers take on the personas of two make-believe prisoners for ‘Burn Band’ album
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Genre borders weren’t a thing for Roger Miller, a songwriting phenomenon and enthusiastic smoker who died of lung cancer in 1992.
OffBeat Magazine Article By: John Wirt Robert Earl Keen’s never had a hit—at least not in the traditional chart-topper sense. And he didn’t wear a hat for every album cover, show and publicity shot. He tried but failed to make it in Nashville. None of that matters. Keen’s songs about the good times and the hard times, and his sardonic wit, amiable stage presence and devotion to the road earned him loyal fans from coast to coast.
Wildlands Festival raises $15K for area nonprofits By Bay Stephens EBS Staff Writer BOZEMAN – The Wildlands Festival on Aug. 10 at Montana State University raised $15,000 for three nonprofits that work to protect and preserve Montana’s wild and open spaces: Yellowstone Forever, Montana Land Reliance and Gallatin Valley Land Trust. The festival featured a double headliner performance by Robert Earl Keen, and Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real. Nearly 3,000 people attended MSU’s first outdoor concert.
One of my favorite jokes goes like this: How do you know someone’s from Texas? They’ll tell you. But another surefire way to tell someone’s from Texas is their attendance at a Robert Earl Keen show—and last night the Lone Star State was packed in at The Commonwealth Room to see one of their own in action. It’s basically a required pilgrimage for any Texas ex-pat.
June 29, 2018, Kerrville, TX...Robert Earl Keen announces a run of fall acoustic dates with Lyle Lovett. The longtime friends began 2018 performing 19 shows together and have added October shows with additional performances in the works. The acoustic shows will feature Lyle and Robert on stage in an intimate evening of storytelling and songs. Robert Earl Keen continues his Summer tour with his sixth annual 4th of July concert in Kerrville, Texas, and upcoming performance in Wyoming, Colorado, Montana, Ut
By Rick Koster Day staff writer Well, as of 9:55 p.m. Sunday night, inside the Knickerbocker Music Center in Westerly, there were no scientists or skeptics in sight. Instead, as a houseful of happy fans bellowed lustily along with Keen through his set-ending anthem, Sherry the waitress was still driving a brand-new Benz and martyred bad-boy Sonny was still on Death Row. That's what Keen and his band bring, night after night, song after indelible song.
If you know Keen's work — and his insanely good band — you've already got your tickets for Sunday's concert at the Knickerbocker Music Center in Westerly, RI. If you're not particularly familiar, get to the show. Over the course of two dazzling hours, you'll become a fan for life.
Bob Leggett is the founder and CEO of Artisanal Imports, known for its focus on importing excellent examples of interesting and varied beer styles from around the world to U.S. shores. Leggett saw an opportunity to expand into his hometown market with a local and genuine Texas craft brewery, and a deal was finalized in late 2017.