Robert Earl Keen

Robert Earl Keen returns to Bass Hall for a solo, acoustic concert that is sure to be an unforgettable experience.

A Houston native, Robert Earl Keen has been regarded for decades as one of the Lone Star State’s finest singer-songwriters. The first Americana artist to be featured on the Americana Music Chart, Keen was weaned on classic rock and Willie Nelson records. By the time he entered Texas A&M University, he was teaching himself guitar playing Bluegrass and setting his poetic musings to song. These early days are captured in spirit on the Keen/Lyle Lovett co-write, “The Front Porch Song,” which both artists recorded on their respective debut albums, and in Happy Prisoner, REK’s bluegrass recording. Now with 21 records to his name, a band of stellar musicians, and thousands of shows under his belt, Keen has blazed a peer, critic and fan-lauded trail that’s earned him living-legend status in the Americana music world. In July of 2021, POLLSTAR ranked Keen on its Top 20 Global Concert Tours. REK is a 2018 Texas A&M Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, and a member of Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Hall of Fame and The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.

Keen continues to write music and create with his latest album, Western Chill, available now via boxed set which includes a double sleeve album, a graphic illustrated novel inspired by the album, a play and sing-along songbook for all fourteen songs and a video DVD of the Robert Earl Keen Band performing the entire album at Keen’s Snake Barn studio space. He is also the host of the Americana Podcast, launched in 2019.


Jan 13, 2024


Bass Performance Hall