Texas troubadour Robert Earl Keen is in his third decade of blazing trails in Americana music and will bring his bluegrass to town. His latest album, “Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions,” earned Keen recognition from Billboard in 2015 as the No. 2 bluegrass artist and No. 2 bluegrass album of the year. Likely due to his being an English major at Texas A&M, Keen’s been called a “master storyteller” by Rolling Stone and in 2012 was inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame. He’s recorded 19 albums since 1984, each infused with different styles of country, folk and rock, as well as Keen’s quintessential bluegrass. Opening for Keen will be local Americana roots family band The Lowhills, also with classic country, bluegrass, swing and R&B influences.
WHEN: 8 p.m. July 14
where: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St., downtown Charleston
price: $35 advance; $40 day-of-show
more info: 843-853-2252, www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/robert-earl-keen