Robert Earl Keen Is Rolling Into Crockett!
Crockett—“The road goes on forever…the party never ends!” The party is about to get started on Friday, August 30 as Robert Earl Keen brings his act to Crockett. Piney Woods Fine Arts is presenting this special-event concert as part of its upcoming 2013-2014 Season. With a career spanning thirty-years, REK is a legend of the Americana genre.
Keen is a Texas-born singer-songwriter, with numerous hits like “Corpus Christie Bay,” “Gringo Honeymoon,” “Merry Christmas From the Family,” and his signature anthem about two lovers who get on the wrong side of the law, “The Road Goes On Forever.” He began his career in the Houston club scene and honed his writing skills at Texas A&M where he received a degree in English. While at A&M he met and collaborated with fellow student, Lyle Lovett and formed a friendship that lasts until today! Their hit “The Front Porch Song” captures the spirit of those carefree, college-days strumming on the front porch of a rent house in College Station.
After graduation, Keen toured regionally and began to make a name for himself. He won the Kerrville Folk Festival’s prestigious New Folk songwriting competition in 1983 and has been inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame along with the late, great Van Zandt and his old college buddy, Lyle Lovett.
With over a dozen albums to his name, Robert Earl Keen is a master songwriter and storyteller that has amassed quite the following. From his second album West Textures with the hit “The Road Goes on Forever” to the more recent album Ready for Confetti, Robert Earl Keen is a pure entertainer at heart. He was named “Best Live Act of 2013 by Lone Star Hall of Fame!”
Tickets go on sale Friday August 2…this show will sell-out, so get your tickets now! Tickets start at $32 and are available online at www.pwfaa.org. or by calling the Piney Woods Fine Arts Assoc. office at (936) 544-4276 Mon-Fri from 9:00-1:00.
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