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.
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.