Live Work

A large part of this fervent energy stemmed from a band that complimented and enhanced Keen’s laid back approach and gave it an extra kick in the ass!”

Robert Earl Keen (1997-2022: Music Director 2017-2022), Dixie Chicks (1991-6: Road Manager 1994-6), Cross Canadian Ragweed, Charlie Pride, Los Lobos, The Crystals, Janie Fricke, Johnny Lee, Bo Diddley, The Shirelles, B.J. Thomas, Frank Yankovich, U.N.T. Lab Bands, Irving Symphony, Ft.Worth/Dallas Ballet, Leon Rausch, Dave Alexander and the Legends of Western Swing, Hank Thompson, Chip Taylor, The Platters, Carrie Rodriguez, Dale Watson, Larry Coryell, Rodney Hayden, David Halley, Lee Ann Womack, Ricky Skaggs, Tyler Childers, T Graham Brown,

As a member of ACL All-Star House Band for “Austin City Limits Hall of Fame Award Show”:

Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow, Kris Kristofferson, Jeff Bridges, Doyle Bramhall II, Gary Clark Jr, Jimmy Vaughn, Joe Ely, Brittany Howard, Taj Majal, Mavis Staples, Willie Nelson, Rodney Crowell, Chris Isaak, Neko Case, Brandi Carlisle, Elvis Costello, Rosanne Cash, John Leventhal, Ry Cooder, Raul Malo, Norah Jones, Ruthie Foster, Lucinda Williams, Margo Price, Jason Isbell, Alejandro Escovedo, Sheila E, Wilco, John Doe, Alex Ruiz, Marcia Ball, the Flatlanders, Brittney Spencer, Lucius, Trisha Yearwood, Jo Dee Messina, Ronnie Dunn, Brandy Clark, the Bros Osborne, Don Henley, Tommy Prine, Allison Russell, Nathaniel Ratliff, Tyler Childers, Valerie June,

Keen and his band were red hot. Every member made contributions as they galloped through a story-filled Texas road atlas of songs… the drumming of Tom Van Schaik (was) especially outstanding.

Also performed with:

Steve Earle, Joe Ely, Gary P. Nunn, Lyle Lovett, Hot Tuna, Junior Brown, Billy Joe Shaver, Lee Roy Parnell, Danny Barnes, the Greencards, Raul Malo, Larry Campbell, Levon Helm & the Midnight Ramble Band, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Cory Morrow, Bruce Robison, the Resentments, Jim Lauderdale, Brent Cobb, Waylon Payne. 

“Keen and company kept things moving both literally and figuratively. Van Schaik pounded out the beat and the country rock thundered.”