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Robert Earl Keen

February 12th, 2015

Born:
Robert Earl Keen

Genre:
Country

Years Active:
'80s, '90s, '00s, '10s






Robert Earl Keen

Biography

Among the large contingent of talented songwriters who emerged in Texas in the 1980s and '90s, Robert Earl Keen struck an unusual balance between sensitive story-portraits (“Corpus Christi Bay”) and raucous barroom fun (“That Buckin' Song”). These two song types in Keen's output were unified by a mordant sense of humor that strongly influenced the early practitioners of what would become known as alternative country music. Keen, the son of an oil executive father and an attorney mother, was a native of Houston. His parents enjoyed both folk and country music, and his own style would land, like that of his close contemporary Nanci Griffith, between those genres. Keen wrote poetry while he was in high school, but it wasn't until he went to journalism school at musically fertile Texas A&M that he learned to play the guitar. He and Lyle Lovett became friends and co-wrote a song, “This Old Porch,” which both later recorded.

Top Albums


1. Happy Prison..

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3. BEST

4. No. 2 Live D..

5. Ready for Co..

6. Undone – A M..

7. The Rose Hot..

8. Bigger Piece..

9. Live At the ..

10. What I Reall..

11. The Party Ne..

12. Live from Au..

13. Walking Dist..

14. No Kinda Dan..

15. Gravitationa..

16. Picnic

17. Robert Earl ..

18. Farm Fresh O..

19. West Texture..

20. Live At Aust..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.

Road Goes On Forever No. 2 Live Dinner 8:30 $0.99
2.

T For Texas (with Lyle Lovett) Happy Prisoner: The Bluegra.. 4:27 $1.29
3.

Wayfaring Stranger (with Natalie Mai.. Happy Prisoner: The Bluegra.. 4:14 $1.29
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Road Goes On Forever Party Never Ends 5:05 $1.29
5.

52 Vincent Black Lightning Happy Prisoner: The Bluegra.. 3:57 $1.29
6.

Corpus Christi Bay Bigger Piece of the Sky 3:59 $0.99
7.

Hot Corn, Cold Corn Happy Prisoner: The Bluegra.. 3:27 $1.29
8.

Long Black Veil Happy Prisoner: The Bluegra.. 3:51 $1.29
9.

Feeling Good Again BEST 3:14 $0.99
10.

East Virginia Blues Happy Prisoner: The Bluegra.. 3:34 $1.29
11.

Road Goes On Forever BEST 7:45 $0.99
12.

Old Home Place Happy Prisoner: The Bluegra.. 2:57 $1.29
13.

Merry Christmas from the Family No. 2 Live Dinner 3:55 $0.99
14.

Copenhagen Party Never Ends 3:13 $1.29
15.

14 Carat Mind (Bonus Track) Happy Prisoner: The Bluegra.. 2:38 $1.29
16.

I Gotta Go Ready for Confetti 3:05 $0.99
17.

This World Is Not My Home Happy Prisoner: The Bluegra.. 3:19 $1.29
18.

I'm Comin' Home BEST 4:16 $0.99
19.

Gringo Honeymoon No. 2 Live Dinner 5:02 $0.99
20.

Feelin' Good Again Walking Distance 3:16 $0.99
21.

Front Porch Song No Kinda Dancer 3:40 $0.99
22.

Merry Christmas from the Family BEST 3:54 $0.99
23.

T For Texas (With Lyle Lovett) Happy Prisoner: The Bluegra.. 4:27 $1.29
24.

Corpus Christi Bay BEST 3:58 $0.99
25.

What I Really Mean What I Really Mean 3:46 $0.99

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