Gringo Honeymoon brings Texas singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen's distinctly American musical vision into perfect focus. It's a vision powered by a strong, clear voice; acoustic music that leans toward the more traditional side of country; and a remarkable songwriter's ability to tap into the unexpected and create vividly detailed characters. The title track will have you gliding across the Rio Grande, tracing the escapades of a newlywed couple. "Merry Christmas from the Family" is a seasonal anthem that is an ode to the dysfunctional, while the broken love saga of "Lynville Train" paints a vivid picture of heartbreak and closure. Gringo Honeymoon rates as required listening for fans of the Americana/no depression/alternative country movement.
Performance CreditsRobert Earl Keen Primary Artist,Vocals
Sam Bacco Percussion
Rich Brotherton Guitar,Background Vocals
Jeff Coppage Background Vocals
Bryan Duckworth Fiddle,Background Vocals
Dave Durocher Drums
David Heath Background Vocals,Upright Bass
Brad Jones Organ,Percussion,Piano,Background Vocals
Dennis Locorriere Background Vocals
George Marinelli Electric Guitar
Gurf Morlix Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Background Vocals,Bottleneck Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Mark Patterson Drums
Tommy Spurlock Pedal Steel Guitar
Garry Tallent Bass
Jonathan Yudkin Violin
Rebecca Stout Background Vocals
Gillian Welch Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Mark Patterson Background Vocals
Technical CreditsJeff Coppage Engineer
Garry Velletri Producer
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Gringo Honeymoon based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This is the best album ever. The music places the listener in a world that REK composes. The lyrics tell the story, but the music brings the listener into the emotions of the artist. Unbelievable.
The album ''Gringo Honeymoon'' not only better acquaints us with Robert Earl Keen, it also reminds us of the good times in our lives. The track entitled ''Dreadful Selfish Crime'' is sure to be familiar with anyone who remembers high school as 'the good ol' days.' This, like all of REK's albums, is a winner.