We are giving away a pair of tickets to Grammy Award Winners Asleep at the Wheel @ Aladdin Theater on July 30. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, July 25.
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Asleep at the Wheel
July 30, 2016
Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $30 | Minors OK w/ Parent
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202
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)
Asleep at the Wheel has seen miles and miles of Texas. 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.
“It’s been an amazing ride. From Paw Paw to San Francisco to Austin, we’ve 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!”
Over their history, Asleep at The Wheel has garnered ten GRAMMY Awards and released more than 25 studio and live albums, and there is no sign of slowing down any time soon. The band’s most recent release, Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, garnered the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Recording Package. The critically acclaimed album,
named one of Rolling Stone’s 40 Best Country Albums of 2015, is the latest in Asleep at the Wheel’s long-standing tradition of “keeping Western Swing alive for 45 years” (Wall Street Journal). 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. Throughout their four decades the Wheel has driven the genre to the edge, explored new territories, picked up new passengers along the way and crisscrossed the country to the delight of fans and critics alike. Asleep at the Wheel has brought 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!