Robert Earl Keen, Jr. is a Texan who did not take the express lane to the radio airwaves. Instead, he spent more than a decade seasoning his talent while entertaining folks in the -- yep, you guessed it -- friendly honky tonks of Texas, where music fans tend to like individualists with plenty of personality. No. 2 Live Dinner finished off a consistently powerful string of albums recorded for Sugar Hill Records. Taped in front of rowdy, beer-swilling crowds in two Texas towns, Keen bears his good-natured raspiness into songs of desperation, danger, and raucous humor. A contemporary of Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett, and Nanci Griffith, Keen's work has been as consistent and occasionally as strong as that of his friends. It's taken him longer to gain a national profile, but it's coming at a deserving time. For those unfamiliar with him, this live album will convey how well he's loved in his home state. Listen closely, and the songs will explain why, too.
Performance CreditsRobert Earl Keen Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Rich Brotherton Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Bryan Duckworth Fiddle
Lloyd Maines Pedal Steel Guitar
Bill Whitbeck Electric Bass,Bass Guitar
Mark Thomas Patterson Drums
Technical CreditsAllen Durham Engineer
Robert Earl Keen Composer
Marty Lester Engineer
Lloyd Maines Producer,Audio Production
Walter Morgan Engineer
Fern Alvarez Contributor,System Engineer
Pam Hecke Copy Editing
No. 2 Live Dinner based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
This is the closest thing to a greatest hits album that Robert Earl Keen has come out with. While listening to the seventeen amazing tracks, you feel as if you were actually at John T. Floor's country store singing along with the rest of them. This CD sets the standard for all other Texas music.
This is the best ''Texas Country'' cd there is. It is by far the best Robert Earl cd, i suggest you SHOULD buy this!!
this is such an amazing cd. If you want to own one REK cd, GET THIS ONE!! Its such a great deal for so many songs for such a low price. i highly recommend this to anyone