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Robert Earl Keen: Western Chill Live at The Harvester

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Howdy everyone,

Our newest release, WESTERN CHILL, is a groundbreaking, new content making, record celebrating, the vast vibe of our American west. Don’t let the lofty language fool you. It’s an easy listen that reflects what is purports to be…                 
                   WESTERN CHILL.

We’re spreading the word with a small blast of shows and select cuts from WESTERN CHILL then rushing headlong into something we’ve never attempted.

We’ll be performing 1998’s PICNIC and 2003’s FARM FRESH ONIONS front to back in their entirety. To keep it lively we’ll alternate each record. e.g., PICNIC one night and FFO the next.

I’m busting out of the shoot thinking about this adventure. COME JOIN US, WON’T YOU?

See you there,
Robert Earl Keen

ABOUT Robert Earl Keen
"The road goes on forever …"

It's not always easy to sum up a career — let alone a life's ambition — so succinctly, but those five words from Robert Earl Keen's calling-card anthem do just that.

You can complete the lyric with the next five words — the ones routinely shouted back at Keen by thousands of fans a night "and the party never ends!" — just to punctuate the point with a flourish, but it's the part about the journey that gets right to the heart of Keen's legacy. From the get-go, Keen wanted to write and sing his own songs, and to keep writing and singing them for as long as possible.

"I always wanted to play music, and I always knew that you had to get some recognition in order to continue to play music," Keen says. "But I never thought in terms of getting to be a big star. I thought in terms of having a really, really good career writing good songs, and getting onstage to share a really good time."

Now with 21 records to his name, a band of stellar musicians, and thousands of shows under his belt, there is no end in sight to the road ahead. In July of 2021, POLLSTAR ranked Keen on its Top 20 Global Concert Tours, proof that he has blazed a peer, critic, and fan-lauded trail that's earned him living-legend and pioneer status in the Americana music world.

"Americana" style was officially recognized by the music industry in 1998. Robert Earl Keen was the genre's first artist to be featured on the Americana Music Chart and on the debut cover of the radio trade magazine The Gavin Report featuring Americana. Keen continues to blaze a trail for other artists with Producer, Clara Rose, and their Americana Podcast. In 2019 Americana Podcast launched with the inaugural episode featuring Jamestown Revival and Lucero. The Americana Podcast has furthered the interest in artists Billy Strings, Lori McKenna, Drew Holcomb and I'm With Her.

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Robert Earl Keen: Western Chill Live at The Harvester
  • 450 Franklin Street
  • Rocky Mount, VA 24151
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  • Harvester Performance Center
  • Regular Reserved $85; Premium Reserved $105; VIP Table (up to 4 people) SOLD OUT