The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall and Flying Saucer Presents proudly announce the return of legendary Americana pioneer Robert Earl Keen and His Band for two nights, Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12, 2017. It’s not always easy to sum up a career – let alone a life’s ambition – so succinctly, but the five words from Robert Earl Keen’s calling-card anthem (“The road goes on forever …”) just about do it. You can complete the lyric with the next five words – the ones routinely shouted back at Keen by thousands of fans a night (“and the party never ends!”) – just to punctuate the point with a flourish, but it’s the part about the journey that gets right to the heart of what makes Keen tick. Some people take up a life of playing music with the goal of someday reaching a destination of fame and fortune; but from the get-go, Keen just wanted to write and sing his own songs, and to keep writing and singing them for as long as possible.
Robert Earl Keen has had the honor of working with music legends Dave Matthews, Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow, Eric Church, Gary Clark, Jr. among others. He was inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2012. In March 2015, Keen was recognized as the first recipient of BMI’s official Troubadour Award. Keen is an active member of NARAS and was invited to be a participant in the prestigious “GRAMMYs On The Hill” where he sang the National Anthem at the opening ceremony and was a member of the delegation that lobbied US Congress to support musicians’ rights, specifically the “Fair Pay for Fair Play Act”.
Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm
Visit the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall website for additional information and to purchase tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at their box office and at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre box office.