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PicnicLike his buddy Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen can turn an ordinary lovelorn tale into a countrified slice of film noir. From the drunken louts of ''Shades...PicnicCountryLike his buddy Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen can turn an ordinary lovelorn tale into a countrified slice of film noir. From the drunken louts of ''Shades...1997-05-16
B+

Picnic

Genre: Country; Lead Performer: Robert Earl Keen; Producer (group): Arista Austin; Status: In Season

Like his buddy Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen can turn an ordinary lovelorn tale into a countrified slice of film noir. From the drunken louts of ”Shades of Gray” to the hilarious ”Then Came Lo Mein,” Keen’s vivid scenarios in Picnic pack more punch than the usual Austin twang and bang. B+

Originally posted May 16 1997 — 12:00 AM EDT

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