Robert Earl Keen is an American singer-songwriter born in Houston Texas in January 1956. Starting with 1984's No Kinda Dancer, he has recorded 18 full-length albums, while his songs have been covered by several country music artists including Joe Ely, Lyle Lovett, Nanci Griffith, and the Dixie Chicks.
Both albums were major label releases with Walking Distance released in 1998 and Picnic the previous year. They followed what to date has been his biggest selling album, No. 2 Live Dinner which was released in 1996. Last year he recorded Live Dinner Reunion to commemorate the album’s twentieth anniversary, featuring performances by Lovett, Bruce Robison and Ely.
Keen’s albums and live performances span many different styles, from folk, country, and bluegrass to rock but he is most commonly associated with the Americana genre. He has toured extensively 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.
Down That Dusty Trail, Travelin' Light, Feelin' Good Again, That Buckin' Song, I'll Be Here For You, Billy Gray, Theme: Road To No Return/ Carolina, New Life In Old Mexico, Still Without You/ Conclusion: Road To No Return, Silent Track, Happy Holidays Y'all
Undone, Over the Waterfall, Levelland, I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight, Oh Rosie, Runnin' with the Night, The Coming Home of the Son and Brother, Shades of Gray, Fourth of July, Then Came Lo Mein