Texas Dance Hall Preservation presents Asleep At The Wheel at its 2016 Fall Dance at Round Up Pavilion Hall in La Grange TX November 12, 2016 with the Ennis Czech Boys opening the show. |
"We're a dance band. That's what we're about. And that's plenty."
- Ray Benson
The Wheel plays music that is timeless, infectious, and is meant for dancing.
- Dallas Observer (2014)
ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL - MULTI-GRAMMY WINNERS HEADLINE
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 bands 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 youll be dancin down the aisles and swingin all night long when the Wheel rolls into town!
Asleep at the Wheel has seen miles and miles of Texas, and they got their kicks on Route 66. Now in their 46th year, the band continues to introduce the western swing genre to a new generation. Its been an amazing ride. From Paw Paw to San Francisco to Austin, weve seen it all, says Wheel front man Ray Benson. But, rest assured, there are still so many exciting projects in the works. The Wheel keeps rolling!
There's some relatively unknown group around that I really dig. Asleep at the Wheel plays great country music.
- Van Morrison's Rolling Stone Interview (1973)
On the Records & the Road
Everything this act has ever released is simply spectacular.
- Billboard Magazine (2010)
Round Up Pavilion Hall (View)
250 W Fairgrounds Rd
La Grange, TX 78945
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|