There's no party like a Robert Earl Keen party so Heath Concerts is bringing the party to the only Downtown venue big enough for a good old Texas style Barn Dance: The Santa Fe Farmers Market complete with ice cold beer and smokin' BBQ!
The Quintessental Texas troubadour
special guest TBA
Wednesday, March 27, 7:OO
Santa Fe Farmers Market Hall
Downtown Santa Fe in the Railyard • 1607 Paseo de Peralta
21 and over only.
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. [READ MORE]