“I think a lot of people out there really just aren’t hip to [Americana],” says the songwriter, whose ‘Americana Podcast: The 51st State’ is streaming now.
By Jim Casey, Nash Country Daily
“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.