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Charlie Robison - 100% match to Robert Earl Keen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1 September 1964, Bandera, Texas, USA. Singer-songwriter Robison grew up on his family’s ranch in the tiny Texan town of Bandera. He began playing in bands as a teenager, initially starting out on the drums before graduating to guitar. After studying at Southwest Texas University, Robison relocated to Austin where he played with a number of local bar bands, including th Read more

Chris Knight - 90% match to Robert Earl Keen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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24 June 1960, Slaughters, Kentucky, USA. Country singer-songwriter Knight’s rural upbringing in the backwoods of Kentucky is reflected in his grittily honest tales of small town working men and women far from the bright lights of Nashville. Knight began writing songs as a teenager, inspired by the maverick creative talents of Steve Earle and John Prine, but any thoughts Read more

Jerry Jeff Walker - 83% match to Robert Earl Keen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ronald Clyde Crosby, 16 March 1942, Oneonta, New York, USA. Although Walker initially pursued a career as a folk singer in New York’s Greenwich Village, he first forged his reputation as a member of Circus Maximus. He left this promising group following their debut album, when a jazz-based initiative proved incompatible with his own ambitions. Having moved to Key West i Read more

Hayes Carll - 82% match to Robert Earl Keen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 2000s
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Joshua Hayes Carll, 1978, Houston, Texas, USA. During his teens Carll heard Bob Dylan, Lyle Lovettand others, and chose music as a career. He attended Hendrix College, Arkansas, studying history and theatre, and from there tried various labouring jobs, visited Croatia for six months, then moved to Austin, Texas. Playing guitar, Carll wrote songs that reflected his early back Read more

Reckless Kelly - 82% match to Robert Earl Keen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in the mid-90s in the Pacific Northwest, this country rock band’s original line-up comprised brothers Willy Braun (guitar/vocals), and Cody Braun (fiddle, mandolin, vocals), Casey Pollock (guitar), Chris Schelske (bass) and Jay Nazz (drums). The Braun brothers were raised in Idaho and Oregon and played in a family band led by their father, Muzzie Braun, where the re Read more

Pat Green - 77% match to Robert Earl Keen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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5 April 1972, San Antonio, Texas, USA. This Willie Nelson -inspired country singer-songwriter who grew up in Waco, was a self-made star in his home state of Texas prior to winning a major label recording contract at the start of the new millennium. Raised in Waco, Texas, Green was inspired to take up music by his actor father. He began performing his own material on stage wh Read more

Slaid Cleaves - 76% match to Robert Earl Keen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Richard Slaid Cleaves, 9 June 1964, Berwick, Maine, USA. Cleaves’ stark vignettes of desperate people are far from the designer country of the new millennium, and his influences are Woody Guthrie (Cleaves put music to his verse, ‘This Morning I Am Born Again’) and Hank Williams, for whom he recorded a tribute song, ‘29’.Cleave Read more

Bruce Robison - 74% match to Robert Earl Keen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
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Ray Wylie Hubbard - 74% match to Robert Earl Keen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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13 November 1946, Soper, Oklahoma, USA. Much of Hubbard’s initial fame rested on his songwriting. Jerry Jeff Walker recorded his composition ‘Up Against The Wall, Redneck Mother’, turning it into a left-field country standard. Hubbard formed the Cowboy Twinkies who released a self-titled debut for Warner Brother Records in 1975, but the album’s failure le Read more

Todd Snider - 74% match to Robert Earl Keen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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11 October 1966, Portland, Oregon, USA. Roots rock singer-songwriter/guitarist Snider is a native of Portland, Oregon. He had a rough home life growing up, which led to his running away from home as a teenager with very little money in his pocket. After drifting around, Snider settled down in Texas for a while and began penning songs as a form of therapy. It was not long bef Read more

James McMurtry - 73% match to Robert Earl Keen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 March 1962, Fort Worth, Texas, USA. Raised in Leesburg, Virginia, McMurtry’s father is award-winning novelist and screenwriter Larry McMurtry. Encouraged by his mother, an English teacher, James began playing guitar at the age of seven and soon began showing musical ability and a liking for country and rock. He began writing songs during his teens, occasionally perfo Read more

Roger Creager - 70% match to Robert Earl Keen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Cross Canadian Ragweed - 64% match to Robert Earl Keen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1994 in Yukon, Oklahoma, USA, by Grady Cross (guitar), Cody Canada (vocals/guitar), Randy Ragsdale (drums) and Matt Wiedemann (bass), the quartet landed upon their unusual moniker by combining elements of the four band members’ names. They kept the title even when Jeremy Plato replaced original bass player Wiedemann. Based in Stillwater, Oklahoma, Cross Canadian Read more

Joe Ely - 64% match to Robert Earl Keen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 February 1947, Amarillo, Texas, USA. Singer-songwriter and guitarist Ely is one of the most completely realized artists in contemporary country music, especially in the live situation where he excels. His work for MCA Records in the late 70s is latterly regarded as the link between country rock and so-called new country.Ely moved with his parents in Read more

Cory Morrow - 60% match to Robert Earl Keen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1 May 1972, Houston, Texas, USA. One of the leading figures to emerge from the new Texas country music scene in the mid-to-late 90s, singer-songwriter and guitarist Morrow’s brand of good-time country rock has earned him a huge audience in his home state.Morrow began playing guitar while at high school but did not take his future vocation serious Read more


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