Robert Earl Keen

  • Address: 100 W Abram St. Arlington, TX 76010
  • Phone: (817) 543-4301
  • Category: Levitt Pavilion
  • Dates: June 23, 2017 to June 23, 2017
  • Times: 19:30:00
  • Venue: Levitt Pavilion Arlington
  • Location: Levitt Pavilion Arlington

The road goes on forever, and the party never ends!
With special guest, Cory Morrow at 7:30 p.m.
Three decades after the release of his debut album, "No Kinda Dancer," with 18 recordings to his name and thousands of shows in his rear-view mirror, Robert Earl Keen has blazed a peer-, critic- and fan-lauded trail that’s earned him living legend status in Americana music and at home in Texas. He is a member of the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame along with the late Townes Van Zandt, who Robert Earl has toured with, and his longtime friend and fellow Aggie, Lyle Lovett. A short stint in Nashville earned Robert Earl a publishing deal, a label and a national booking agent, but it was 1989’s "West Textures" album, and the debut of “The Road Goes On Forever” in particular, that kicked his career into high gear. His literate songwriting and razor wit created a grassroots following for instant classics like “Corpus Christi Bay,” “Whenever Kindness Fails,” “Gringo Honeymoon,” “Dreadful Selfish Crime” and “Merry Christmas From the Family.” In 2015, Robert Earl ventured into bluegrass territory with "Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions," and emerged as "Billboard" magazine’s number two Bluegrass Artist of the Year. The recording was in 2015’s top five at Americana Radio and second on "Billboard’s" Bluegrass Albums chart. Robert Earl has worked with Dave Matthews, Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow, Eric Church and Gary Clark Jr. and has appeared on Austin City Limits. In 2015, he received the first official BMI Troubadour Award. Last fall, "Texas Monthly" magazine described Robert Earl by saying, “From tales of romance on the Rio Grande in ‘Gringo Honeymoon,’ to the humor and dysfunction of the holiday season in ‘Merry Christmas From the Family,’ Keen writes of Texas and Texans with wit, tenderness, and an acuity typically reserved for Pulitzer Prize-winning novelists such as Larry McMurtry.” Robert Earl’s newest double CD, "Live Dinner Reunion," revisits his best-selling 1996 recording, "Live No. 2 Dinner." The refreshed version features special guests Cory Morrow, Cody Canada, Bruce Robison, Joe Ely, Cody Braun, and Lyle Lovett, who co-wrote “The Front Porch Song” with Robert Earl for "Live No. 2 Dinner."

Levitt Pavilion Arlington
  • 100 W Abram St.
  • Arlington, TX 76010