Friday, January 25, 2013

Robert Earl Keen at Irving Plaza

Robert Earl Keen brought a bit of his native Texas to Irving Plaza tonight. Playing the live circuit since 1984, the 57-year-old singer songwriter has refined his good-time outlaw country music. His vocals are sometimes reminiscent of Bob Dylan, but overwhelmingly his music is similar in sound to that of Jerry Jeff Walker and Waylon Jennings. His songs have been recorded by George Strait, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Lyle Lovett and the Dixie Chicks. I have a feeling that Robert Earl Keen is going to be around for awhile. He is playing at City Winery on Monday, January 28.