Robert Earl Keen: “The Rose Hotel”

When I call Robert Earl Keen a songwriter’s songwriter, I mean it as a compliment – for the most part. It’s a fact that even Keen himself will attest to; in the press materials accompanying his new record, The Rose Hotel, the artist admits that he would love to spend even an hour in the shoes of a great singer — Vince Gill is the one he mentions by name — but affirms that yes, ultimately, his gift is for storytelling, not necessarily performance.

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