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Asleep at the Wheel

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Ray Benson founded Asleep at the Wheel in Paw Paw, West Virginia, forty-six years ago. Now based in Austin, Texas, the band holds ten Grammy Awards, twenty studio albums, and twenty singles on the Billboard country charts. The Grammy-winning Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys is the band’s most recent release (2015) and marks their third full-length Bob Wills tribute album. Featuring twenty-two acclaimed collaborations, the all-star lineup includes legends such as Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, and George Strait as well as such newcomers as the Avett Brothers, Amos Lee, Old Crow Medicine Show, and many other fine talents.

Asleep at the Wheel is bringing a fresh look and sound into 2018. Now traveling as an eight-piece band, recent additions Katie Shore (fiddle, vocals), Dennis Ludiker (fiddle, mandolin), and Connor Forsyth (keyboard, vocals) have instilled a newfound energy and their own unique style within the band. Between those Texas twin fiddles and boogie piano, you can bet you’ll be dancin’ down the aisles and swingin’ all night long when the Wheel rolls into town!

Asleep at the Wheel plays great country music.

—Van Morrison

Everything this act has ever released is simply spectacular.

Billboard

Spend some time with this music and you can’t help but feel good!

—NPR

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