Alanna Nash
March 22, 1996 AT 05:00 AM EST

No. 2 Live Dinner

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Robert Earl Keen
genre
Country

We gave it a B

Robert Earl Keen’s second live album, No. 2 Live Dinner, is supposed to signal his transition from Lone Star folk singer to roadhouse rocker. In goosing 13 of his best-loved songs (”Gringo Honeymoon”) and serving up two new ones, Keen sounds livelier but never erupts into a powerhouse. That’s okay — his sandpaper-and-sawdust vocals are welcome anytime.

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