Robert Earl Keen Writes “Buried in the Bar” on the Spot

As part of the annual Key West Songwriter’s Festival, singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen was challenged to write a song off the top of his head. During this visit to the famous Chart Room in Key West with GAC’s Headline Country show host Storme Warren, Keen found inspiration from learning that the bar contained the ashes of former bar patrons who had passed away.

So, in this video, Keen takes a tour of the Florida bar and performs a bit of “Buried in the Bar.” Check it out.

The new impromptu song led Keen to record a complete version of “Buried in the Bar.” You may hear the entire song below, and if you like it like I do, you may download it for free at Keen’s website.

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