Robert Earl Keen | Official Website Promotional. "My sister was a couple years younger than I was, and she was like the world-champion Foosball player of downtown Houston", Keen said in a 2011 cover story for LoneStarMusic Magazine.

His younger sister, Kathy, introduced him to the Houston music scene in the early seventies. Keen has toured extensively both in the US and abroad throughout his career, and was inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2012 along with Lyle Lovett and the late Townes Van Zandt. Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200", "Robert Earl Keen Jr. Album & Song Chart History - Bluegrass Albums", "Robert Earl Keen Records Album Sequel 20 Years in the Making", "CMT : Videos : Robert Earl Keen : Hot Corn, Cold Corn", "CMT : Videos : Robert Earl Keen : Footprints in the Snow",, BLP articles lacking sources from January 2017, Articles with unsourced statements from January 2017, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Bill Whitbeck - bass, Upright bass, vocals, Marty Muse - steel guitar, dobro, keyboard, Brian Beken - fiddle, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, This page was last edited on 28 September 2020, at 04:20. Robert Earl Keen (born January 11, 1956) is an American singer-songwriter and entertainer. Tour. During his college years Keen met future musician Lyle Lovett.

Keen's other albums include 2003's Farm Fresh Onions (Audium/Koch Records) and 2005's What I Really Mean and 2006's Live at the Ryman (both on E1 Music). Pity not the weary traveler he lives in his mind.

In 1983, Keen won the New Folk competition at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Kerrville, Texas. Hier sollte eine Beschreibung angezeigt werden, diese Seite lässt dies jedoch nicht zu. "Feelin' Good Again" - Walking Distance. [3], West Textures featured the first recording of what would soon become Keen's signature song, “The Road Goes on Forever.” Fellow Texan Joe Ely recorded the song on his 1993 album Love and Danger, along with another Keen song, “Whenever Kindness Fails.”[5] Keen's own version of “Whenever Kindness Fails” appeared on his fourth album, 1993's Garry Velletri-produced A Bigger Piece Of Sky, along with the following year's Gringo Honeymoon (whose title track and light-hearted “Merry Christmas from the Family” he frequently plays live, along with 1996's No.

[2], Keen grew up in southwest Houston.

After the release of his second and third albums, 1988's The Live Album and 1989's West Textures (both produced by Jim Rooney and released on Sugar Hill Records) he began to have commercial success both in Texas and in the rest of the country.

[4], Keen returned to Texas 22 months later after failing to find mainstream success, though in Nashville he had signed a publishing deal, a new independent label deal and a national booking agent (Keith Case). Album & Song Chart History - Independent Albums", "Robert Earl Keen Jr.

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"The Traveling Storm" - What I Really Mean. Debuting with 1984's No Kinda Dancer, the Houston native has recorded 18 full-length albums for both independent and major record labels.

He started playing guitar himself shortly thereafter, teaching himself to play classic country covers out of a song book the summer before starting college at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

His father Robert Earl Keen Sr. was a geologist and his mother an attorney. He performed in Austin's nightclubs and live music venues like the Cactus Cafe and Gruene Hall in nearby New Braunfels.

Album & Song Chart History - Heatseekers Albums", "Robert Earl Keen Jr. His songs have had cover versions recorded by many musicians, including George Strait, Joe Ely, Lyle Lovett, The Highwaymen, Nanci Griffith, and the Dixie Chicks.
Album & Song Chart History - Folk Albums", "Robert Earl Keen Jr. [citation needed] He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1978 and began writing songs and playing bluegrass and folk music with friends including his childhood friend (and future longtime fiddle player in his band), Bryan Duckworth.

Pause Slideshow Play Slideshow. He leased the album to Rounder Records, which released on its Philo Records imprint in 1984. Keen would accompany his sister to the bars where she played, many of which featured singer-songwriters playing both covers and original tunes. Keen's tour dates around that time included a triple-bill run with Texas songwriters Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt. 2 Live Dinner.[5].