Popular Music Artist and Legendary Singer/Songwriter to Share Insights on Music, Creative Process
Texas popular music artist Robert Earl Keen will make an exclusive appearance at the Briscoe’s next installment of the 2016 Distinguished Lecture Series: Voices of the West on Tuesday, June 28 at 6:30 pm. The legendary artist will present the talk “Storytelling and Song in the American West,” where he’ll share insights into his music and the stories behind the songs.
As one of the most popular music artists and concert performers in Americana music, Keen is a native Texan who has carved out a place in the legacy of American music alongside musical giants Steve Earle, Patti Griffin, Lyle Lovett and Joe Ely. Keen has recorded 19 full-length albums covering a variety of styles including country rock, folk and bluegrass. His latest best-selling Billboard chart -topping release, Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions, earned the Keen Billboard’s 2015 No. 2 Bluegrass Artist and No. 2 Bluegrass Album.
Keen has had the honor of working with music legends Dave Matthews, Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow, Eric Church, and Gary Clark, Jr., among others. He is a member of the exclusive Texas Heritage Songwriters Association Hall of Fame and in 2015 was recognized as the inaugural recipient of BMI’s official Troubadour Award that honors songwriters for their endless and outstanding song-writing creativity.
Keen has written songs for music superstars including San Antonio’s George Strait, the Dixie Chicks, and the Highwaymen.
Keen and his band tour coast-to-coast playing their crowd-pleasing repertoire before sold out crowds and the Briscoe anticipates a sold-out crowd for the June 28 lecture.
Cost of admission is $10 and can be purchased online or by phone. Entry is free for Briscoe Members and UTSA university students, faculty and staff, but a reservation is required in order to attend. For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit www.briscoemuseum.org or call 210.299.4499.