Singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen is a giant of the Americana music genre, a member of the generation of Texas songwriters—see Lyle Lovett, Steve Earle, Nanci Griffith—that followed in the wake of Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark. He’s also been an ardent student of Willie’s ever since he first picked up a guitar in high school, and his considered essay “Willie Nelson, Songwriter” was one of the centerpieces of the all-Willie special issue that Texas Monthly published last summer. Subscribe Apple Podcasts — Google Podcasts — Spotify — Stitcher On this episode of One by Willie, Keen examines “Mr. Record Man,” a song he first heard in the late sixties as a preteen Houston kid who’d just raided his older brother’s record collection. It’s another…View Original Post
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