The Rose Hotel

Robert-Earl-Keen.jpg

Texas giant Robert Earl Keen’s first album in five years finds him settling rapidly back into a groove, spending much of The Rose Hotel ceding the spotlight to others’ voices and words. Greg Brown duets on his own “Laughing River,” Billy Bob Thornton turns up on “10,000 Chinese Walk Into a Bar,” The Band’s Levon Helm is saluted warmly on “The Man Behind the Drums,” and Robert Earl covers the late Townes Van Zandt’s “Flyin’ Shoes.” It’s an accordingly low-key turn made only more appealing by its easygoing sense of humility.

Comments

Recent Music Posts More

More News

New Jay Joyce-produced album challenges quartet.
Track was written with Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic.
“I’m pretty excited, to say the least,” says Brantley.
Becomes flagship artist for partnership between Cumulus and Big Machine
Cross-genre duets with Little Big Town and Miranda Lambert are in the works.
All-star lineup including Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Trisha Yearwood and Kacey Musgraves to perform benefit concert.