Robert Earl Keen @ The Van Buren
Robert Earl Keen tours for the sheer joy of it. Given a chance, everyone should experience one of his shows. He joked early about shaking things up & playing only Turtles medleys. “I wish you were Here”, followed “Feelin’ Good Again” & “Gringo Honeymoon”. He said he liked paying new venues “because the bathrooms were still clean”.”No Kinda Dancer”, then Darker Shade of Grey”, then “Furnace Fan”. “Dreadful Selfish Crime” segued into “I Knew You Rider”.Todd Snider’s “Play a Train Song” led into the singalong classic “The Road Goes On Forever”. He encored with Tom Petty’s “American Girl”.