Keen launches Americana podcast
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Keen launches Americana podcast

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 – Robert Earl Keen will launch Americana Podcast: The 51st State at the end of the month.

The podcast is intended to feature artists dedicated to Americana music. Keen, interviews musicians, exploring their histories, creative processes, successes, failures, and more.

Scheduled to premiere on April 30, the first season will kick off with two episodes featuring guests Jamestown Revival and Lucero.

"Our mission is reflected in the title," Keen said. "We want to define and expand the Americana music genre. Let's unify the musical styles of folk, blues, bluegrass, country, string band, garage band rock into a powerful collectible under the same umbrella. Let's make Americana, as Shakespeare said, 'familiar in his mouth as household words.' That is our mission. That is our goal."

The first season of the show profiles six artists and with new episodes releasing monthly. The podcast will be available for download on April 30.


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