Saturday, July 18, 2009

Songs Called Songs: The Front Porch Song

Robert Earl Keen, Jr.: The Front Porch Song


My picks this week were kinda jokey, but this one I really love.

By chance, Robert Earl Keen, Jr. and Lyle Lovett happened to live in the same neighborhood while students at Texas A&M. They quickly became friends playing their guitars and singing together on the front porch of Keen's rental house. This song, which they co-wrote, is one of the results of those sessions. Both artists have recorded nice versions. I picked Keen's because his title fits this week's theme. (Lyle calls the song "This Old Porch.")

It's chock full of great lyrics, so give it a whirl.

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