Robert Earl Keen Set for Nov. 18 Release of New Album, “Live Dinner Reunion,” Featuring Lyle Lovett, Cody Canada, Joe Ely & More

Rule-breaking raconteur Robert Earl Keen has been a purveyor of fine Texas country tunes for more than three decades with albums such as No Kinda Dancer, A Bigger Piece of Sky, Picnic, No. 2 Live Dinner and What I Really Mean. After delving into his love of bluegrass with 2015’s Happy Prisoner, Robert Earl is getting back to his anything-goes roots with a new album, Live Dinner Reunion, which marks the 20th anniversary of 1996’s No. 2 Live Dinner.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the milestone album, he returned to the legendary John T. Floore’s Country Store in the Texas Hill Country town of Helotes where he recorded No. 2 Live Dinner and upped the ante by inviting a handful of his hard-charging chums to sing along, including Cody Canada, Lyle Lovett, Bruce Robison, Cody Braun, Joe Ely and more.

“It was a really great night,” says Robert Earl. “I’m sure a lot of people will like it. It’s a good cross-section of my songs and my friends singing my songs. For instance, Lyle and I sang ‘This Old Porch,’ Bruce Robison sang ‘No Kinda Dancer’ and Cory Morrow sang ‘I’ll Go On Downtown.'”

The two-disc album drops on Nov. 18 and includes 26 tracks.

Live Dinner Reunion Track Listing

robert-earl-keen“Tell It Like It Is”
“Feelin’ Good Again”
“Gringo Honeymoon”
“State of Thanks Address”
“I Gotta Go”
“Lucky Weather”
“Intro Lyle Lovett and This Old Porch”
“T for Texas” with Lyle Lovett
“Write a Drinking Song”
“Hot Corn, Cold Corn”
“Cory’s Story”
“I’ll Go On Downtown” with Cory Morrow”
“Ding Dong Daddy From Dumas” with Mark Patterson and Bryan Duckworth
“On the Money”
“No Kinda Dancer” with Bruce Robison
“Boys in the Band”
“Shades of Grey”
“Deliverance Dry Cleaning”
“Ninety Nine Years for One Dark Day”
“Amarillo Highway”
“Wild Wind” with Cody Braun
“Merry Christmas From the Fam-O-Lee”
“Corpus Christi Bay”
“Lonely Feelin'” with Cody Canada
“Grateful Cred”
“The Road Goes On Forever” with Joe Ely