Thursday, November 1, 2012
This Week in Sugar Hill History - "West Textures" (1989)
An extraordinary songwriter and musician, Robert Earl Keen Jr. debuted his third solo album, "West Textures" on November 5, 1989. This album marked Keen's third outing and is a beautiful collection of tunes, most of which are original compositions. Like Nanci Griffith and Steve Earle, Keen's style lies somewhere between alternative country and contemporary folk. Filled with acoustic guitar, Dobro, fiddle, mandolin, accordion, and upright bass, "West Texture" is a consistently enjoyable collection of standout tracks.