West Textures

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West Textures
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 10, 1989
GenreFolk, alt.country
LabelSugar Hill
ProducerJim Rooney
Robert Earl Keen chronology
The Live Album
West Textures
A Bigger Piece Of Sky
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]

West Textures is an album by Texas-based folk singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen, released in the United States in 1989 on Sugar Hill. It is notable for the track "The Road Goes On Forever" which has become one of Keen's signature songs and has been covered by other bands including the country supergroup The Highwaymen.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Robert Earl Keen, except where noted

  1. "Sing One For Sister" – 3:03
  2. "The Road Goes On Forever" – 5:01
  3. "Maria" – 4:30
  4. "Sonora's Death Row" (Kevin Farrell) – 4:31
  5. "Mariano" – 3:31
  6. "Don't Turn Out The Light" (Bob McDill) – 2:51
  7. "Leavin' Tennessee" – 2:54
  8. "Jennifer Johnson & Me" (Fred Koller, Shel Silverstein) – 3:20
  9. "The Five Pound Bass" – 2:57
  10. "It's The Little Things" – 2:21
  11. "Love's A Word I Never Throw Around" – 3:00


  • Produced By Jim Rooney
  • Engineer: Bil VornDick
  • Mastering: Jim Lloyd