Walking Distance

Walking Distance

by Robert Earl Keen

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Walking Distance

Sometimes a disc comes along without any expectations and hits one right out of the ballpark. Such is the case with Robert Earl Keen's Walking Distance. Although much less of an alt-country affair than his earlier work, Walking Distance comes across warm and friendly. Keen's humor crops up on "That Bucking Song," which he says is all about riding a horse, while "Down That Dusty Trail" is full of childhood memories. "Feelin' Good Again" shows that for all the bad times, it is the good times that make us feel, and then some. Perhaps that's the message that Keen is trying to convey this time out, and if it is, then sit back and feel good about feeling good. We get the next installment of Keen's twisted take on an original Christmas song in "Happy Holidays, Y'All." Once you hear it, you won't be able to help yourself from singing along to a tale that nearly everyone who's spent the holidays with the family can identify with. No matter what, Keen's Walking Distance is just around the next bend from wherever you might be.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/27/1998
Label: Rca
UPC: 0078221887625
catalogNumber: 18876

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Robert Earl Keen   Primary Artist,Vocals
Lyle Lovett   Vocals
Ponty Bone   Accordion
Ian McLagan   Piano,Hammond Organ
Rich Brotherton   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Classical Guitar,national steel guitar,Tenor Banjo
Bryan Duckworth   Fiddle,Mandolin,Vocals,Octave Violin
Gene Elders   Violin
Lloyd Maines   Pedal Steel Guitar
Gurf Morlix   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Mandocello,Lap Steel Guitar
Tom Van Schaik   Drums,Vocals,Bells,Bodhran
Bill Whitbeck   Trombone,Bass Guitar,Vocals,Fretless Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Rich Brotherton   Cello Arrangement
Larry Greenhill   Engineer
Robert Earl Keen   Producer
Gurf Morlix   Producer
Stuart Sullivan   Engineer

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