Robert Earl Keen
Thursday, 15 October @ 20:00
The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano
Please Note There is a Two Drink Minimum per person unless you have made a Dinner Reservation. ALL SALES ARE: FINAL, NON REFUNDABLE, NON EXCHANGEABLE & SHOW DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE Dinner reservations get you reserved priority seating for the entire evening that is in front of general admission seating and closer to the stage. There is no additional cost to make a dinner reservation but you are required to purchase a minimum of $15 in dinner the night of the show EXCLUDING DRINKS with your food server. Dinner reservations require you arrive no later than 1 hour after the doors open. To make a dinner reservation please call 949-496-8930. ALL SALES ARE: FINAL, NON REFUNDABLE, NON EXCHANGEABLE & SHOW DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
The road goes on forever...Its not always easy to sum up a career -- let alone a lifes ambition -- so succinctly, but those five words from Robert Earl Keens calling-card anthem just about do it.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 its the part about the journey that gets right to the heart of what makes Keen tick. Some people take up a life of playing music with the goal of someday reaching a destination of fame and fortune; but from the get-go, Keen just wanted to write and sing his own songs, and to keep writing and singing them for as long as possible.I always thought that I 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 of it in terms of getting to be a big star. I thought of it in terms of having a really, really good career and writing some good songs, and getting onstage and having a really good time.Now three-decades on from the release of his debut album -- with nineteen records to his name, thousands of shows under his belt and still no end in sight to the road ahead -- Keen remains as committed to and inspired by his muse as ever. And as for accruing recognition, well, hes done alright on that front, too; from his humble beginnings on the Texas folk scene, hes blazed a peer, critic, and fan-lauded trail thats earned him living-legend (not to mention pioneer) status in the Americana music world. And though the Houston native has never worn his Texas heart on his sleeve, hes long been regarded as one of the Lone Star States finest (not to mention top-drawing) true singer-songwriters. He was still a relative unknown in 1989 when his third studio album, West Textures, was released -- especially on the triple bill he shared at the time touring with legends Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark -- but once fellow Texas icon Joe Ely recorded both The Road Goes on Forever and Whenever Kindness Fails on his 1993 album, Love and Danger, the secret was out on Keens credentials as a songwriters songwriter. By the end of the decade, Keen was a veritable household name in Texas, headlining a millennial New Years Eve celebration in Austin that drew an estimated 200,000 people. A dozen years later, he was inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame along with the late, great Van Zandt and his longtime friend from Texas A & M, Lyle Lovett.