No Kinda Dancer [Bonus Tracks]

No Kinda Dancer [Bonus Tracks]

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by Robert Earl Keen Jr.
     
 

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Texas singer/songwriter Robert Earl Keen, Jr., is joined by a couple of compatriots on No Kinda Dancer, co-writing "The Front Porch Song" with Lyle Lovett and "Swervin' in My Lane" with Nanci Griffith. (Griffith provides a countermelody lyric that she obligingly sings herself.) These partnerships are appropriate, since Keen hasSee more details below

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Texas singer/songwriter Robert Earl Keen, Jr., is joined by a couple of compatriots on No Kinda Dancer, co-writing "The Front Porch Song" with Lyle Lovett and "Swervin' in My Lane" with Nanci Griffith. (Griffith provides a countermelody lyric that she obligingly sings herself.) These partnerships are appropriate, since Keen has something of Griffith's close sense of observation of Texas people and scenery, and something of Lovett's off-kilter sense of humor. Most of the arrangements employ bluegrass instrumentation, over which Keen sings in a sonorous tenor, revealing himself as an unreliable narrator who is well meaning, but susceptible to drink and wayward behavior. That narrator interacts with some other colorful characters who are sometimes funny and sometimes touching, making for a unique world-view that is also identifiably Texas-oriented. The 2004 reissue on KOCH includes three more appropriate additions, among them "The Coldest Day of Winter," a love story ending in romantic death, and "The Vacuum Cleaner Song," an absurd set of reflections on life, furniture, and cleaning instruments.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/10/2004
Label:
Koch Records
UPC:
0684038980864
catalogNumber:
9808
Rank:
99509

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Robert Earl Keen   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Nanci Griffith   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Lyle Lovett   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
John Ely   Pedal Steel Guitar
Fred Gumaer   Drums
Dan Huckabee   Dobro
Paul Sweeney   Mandolin
Denice Franke   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Dan Augustine   Tuba
Mike Landschoot   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Phil Richey   Trumpet
Bill Schas   Trombone
Elliott Rogers   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
John Hagan   Cello
Robert Pool   Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Nanci Griffith   Composer
Lyle Lovett   Composer
David Glasser   Reissue Producer
Dan Huckabee   Executive Producer
Robert Earl Keen   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Larry Seyer   Engineer
Dan Augustine   Horn Arrangements
J.D. Hutchinson   Liner Notes

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