111 E. Second St.
Clayton NC 27520
Texas songwriter Robert Earl Keen has blazed a peer, critic, and fan-lauded trail that’s earned him living legend (not to mention pioneer) status in the Americana music world. With 19 records to his name, thousands of shows under his belt, and no end in sight to the road ahead, Keen remains as committed and inspired by his music as ever.
From his humble beginnings on the Texas folk scene, Keen has been regarded as one of the Lone Star State’s finest (not to mention top-drawing) true singer-songwriters. He was still a relative unknown in 1989 when his third studio album, West Textures, was released. But once fellow Texas icon Joe Ely recorded both “The Road Goes on Forever” and “Whenever Kindness Fails” on his 1993 album Love and Danger, the secret was out on Keen’s credentials as a songwriter’s songwriter. By the end of the decade, Keen was a veritable household name in Texas, headlining a millennial New Year’s Eve celebration in Austin that drew an estimated 200,000 people. A dozen years later, he was inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Know Before You Go
- All seating is reserved. Tickets to this performance will be sold to capacity as reserved seating with no spacing between seats.
- Patrons who feel ill are asked to stay home. Patrons who are unable to attend due to illness should contact the box office prior to the start of the event to discuss their options.
- The health and safety of our patrons, performers and staff is our top priority. Should any of our health and safety guidelines change prior to a show, ticket holders will be notified as soon as possible.
- The use of face masks is required at The Clayton Center. We ask that all patrons, regardless of vaccination status, wear a face mask throughout the performance.