“Creativity begets beauty,” wrote Americana singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen in a recent email to us.
Keen should know. He’s now 30 years and 19 albums into a career that grew from a self-funded and -produced debut album into an acclaimed run of songwriting that’s begotten plenty of beauty. Of course, no one’s story goes as planned.
By: Justin Cober-Lake, The Daily Progress
REK’s off-the-beaten-path, sophisticated, and witty songwriting puts him more in the Americana stripe than it does anything like today’s commercial country.
By: Jeff Gage, Rolling Stone
By: Anne Gallay at Paper City.
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
By: Glenn Peoples, billboardbiz
Genre borders weren’t a thing for Roger Miller, a songwriting phenomenon and enthusiastic smoker who died of lung cancer in 1992.