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Asleep at the Wheel:

On Stage and On Screen


It’s always a trip when the “post-modern kings of western swing” roll into town. However, this year, when the 9-time GRAMMY-winning ensemble, Asleep at the Wheel, shows up they’ll be sharing a trip down memory lane. Asleep at the Wheel On Stage and On Screen kicks off with a short documentary, giving longtime and new fans a thrilling ride through the 4-decade history of the band. Video of rare performances, appearances, photos and more all tell the story of how this musical group took off, encountered a few bumps in the road but, is still rolling.
The 6’7” Ray Benson, a man is who is larger than life is captured on the big screen. The driving force behind The Wheel takes viewers from the 1970 formation in Paw Paw, West Virginia to the first gigs and big breaks in San Francisco, permanent settling in Austin Texas, and then on to each of the improbable come-backs that have breathed new life into the band with each succeeding generation.

The Wheel’s story includes interviews with original members Lucky Oceans, Floyd Domino, Leroy Preston, Chris O’Connell, and Gene Dobkin, Friends and collaborators Dolly Parton, Vince Gil, Merle Hagerd, Willie Nelson, Huey Lewis and more recall their experiences andpersonal stories with the band that, until now, have never been shared.

After the film, Ray and Asleep at the Wheel do what they do best – taking the stage to perform a full concert of fan favorites and current music, and in the process celebrate both the historic achievements and the continued vitality.

Sat, Aug 24 | 8:00 PM (7:00 Door)
The Franklin Theatre
$44 - $64
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Asleep At The Wheel

Austin TX  |  Country

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