Asleep at the Wheel
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Typically featuring eight to 11 musicians, Asleep at the Wheel has been an iconic force since the early '70s in keeping the sound of Western swing alive.Buy Tickets
Genre: Western Swing / Country / Americana
Ticket Price: $25 advanced / $27 day of show / $44 reserved seating
Ray Benson founded Asleep at the Wheel in Paw Paw, West Virginia 46 years ago. Now based in Austin, the band holds 10 Grammy awards, 20 studio albums and 20 singles on the Billboard country charts. The Grammy Award-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 22 acclaimed collaborations, the all-star line up includes legends such as Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and George Strait and newcomers like 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 2016. Now traveling as an 8-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!
Brawley … California country, what could be better?
Members: Nena Anderson (vocals, guitar) Adrian Demain (vocals, guitar) Jim Austin (bass) David Berzansky (pedal steel) Dale Daniel (drums)
Named after the legendary “Cattle Call” town, Brawley is a mix of San Diego, Joshua Tree and Los Angeles-based working musicians with decades of history and dozens of projects, including the Hacienda Brothers, Smith's Ranch Boys, The Forbidden Pigs, Rancho Deluxe, and many more. Influenced by all the honky-tonk heroes like Faron Young, Ray Price, Buck Owens, and too many more to mention, Brawley's originals mix seamlessly with classic favorites. Sets are laced with shuffles and train beats that force you to dance or make you wish you had taken those two-step classes years ago!
Brawley has been featured on KPBS tv "Live at The Belly Up" (watch here, skip to minute 30, we're the second half of the show) http://video.kpbs.org/video/2328691319/ and has shared stages with Lucinda Williams, Dave Alvin, and Albert Lee.