Eric Church took to Instagram today in a rare post straight from the man himself to announce that he’ll be opening up for one of his musical heroes, Robert Earl Keen, in September at Floore’s Country Store in Helotes, Texas.
Texas-born country and bluegrass legend Robert Earl Keen is currently on a farewell tour that’s set to end in September 2022, as he announced earlier this year that he would be retiring after the tour ends.
He plans to do private shows from time to time, but mostly wants to take time to write and focus more on his Americana podcast.
Eric noted in the post that Robert has been a huge influence on his music over the years, and that he actually used to cover his 1993 “Corpus Christi Bay” all the time with his bar band in college, The Mountain Boys.
So needless to say, Eric is pumped to be able to open for him at such a a great venue, and if you’re lucky enough to be in attendance, I’m sure it will be nothing short of incredible:
“Robert Earl Keen Jr. has been a huge influence on my music and writing. We used to cover Corpus Christi Bay in my bar band in North Carolina in college.
When he asked me to join him on the last shows of his career, I told him I’d do whatever he wanted. I’m happy to join him at Floore’s to help send him off into the sunset.
But don’t forget friends…. The road goes on forever and the party never ends.”