Interview: Robert Earl Keen

Sep 12, 2018

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM 

A Houston kid who followed in the Lone Star songwriting tradition of Guy Clark, Rodney Crowell, Nanci Griffith, and Townes Van Zandt, Robert Earl Keen is a master songsmith whose works have been recorded by artists including the Dixie Chicks, Joe Ely, the Highwaymen, Lyle Lovett, Todd Snider, George Strait, and Gillian Welch. Jeff Gage of Rolling Stone wrote of Keen, “A homespun outlaw, he carried on the renegade spirit of the seventies by sidestepping the establishment rather than defying it.” In conversation with Peter Cooper, Keen will detail his journeys. He’ll punctuate the visit with songs from a career that spans more than three decades.

Presented in partnership with the Americana Music Association. Ford Theater. Included with museum admission. Limited seating. Museum members and AMERICANAFEST® badge holders may reserve their free pass in advance starting on August 31 at 10AM CST. For questions on member reservations, contact or (615) 416-2026. Program will be streamed live at


Tickets On Sale August 31