Robert Earl Keen, the singer-songwriter superstar, rolls into the Newberry Opera House on Sept. 13 at 8 p.m., with his “Ready for Confetti” Tour.
There is a cinema-like quality to country star Robert Earl Keen’s lyrics and live show. Soulful Texas tunes of loners, losers, desperadoes and outlaws will fill the stage.
Keen has built his reputation as the nation’s finest musical storytellers. He is extremely popular with country music and folk fans, the college radio crowd, and more.
Keen is a master storyteller and wordsmith who can maneuver effortlessly from a poignant, heart-felt love song to a roof-rising bar-room anthem, and in true Robert Earl Keen fashion, all things in between. Infused with insight and humor, Keen’s songs give new meaning each time they’re listened to.
A songwriter’s songwriter, he skillfully blends elements of folk, jazz, country, blues, rock, Texas swing and spoken word with his wry wit and penchant for satire.
His songs make people laugh, cry, dance, sing and most importantly, think. Artists such as George Strait, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Lyle Lovett and the Dixie Chicks have chosen to record his songs over the years.
Keen says “I’m an okay singer and an okay player and I’m an okay melody guy when it comes to making up a song, but I feel like my gift is my lyrics. They have always come easily for me and I’ve enjoyed it.”
His newest album “Ready for Confetti” has been called one of the finest of his career.
The sun-splashed title track, the swing-filled “Top Down,” the reggae-infused “Waves On The Ocean”, the venom-laced “The Road Goes On and On”, and the country ballad “Paint The Town Beige” will confirm that Ready For Confetti is Robert Earl Keen in top form.
To experience the Newberry performance, reserve tickets at the Newberry Opera House box office. Call 276-6264 or visit online www.newberryoperahouse.com