Jul 7, 2018
About This Episode
Formed in 1970 in Paw Paw, West
Virginia and now based in Austin, Texas, Asleep at the Wheel has
been the most instrumental force in keeping Western swing music
alive. In their career, they have released more than twenty studio
albums, have charted more than twenty singles on the Billboard
country charts, and earned nine Grammy Awards.
The band continues to introduce
Western swing to new generations on tour and takes audiences on the
ride of a lifetime with their freewheeling, classic sound.
Described by Reuter’s as “one of the best live acts in the
business,” Asleep at the Wheel made their third appearance on the
Big Top stage in 2017, this time joined by Texas musical icon Dale
Watson. Watson is a country singer, guitarist, and songwriter based
in Austin. He champions “Ameripolitan” as a new genre of original
music and has positioned himself as a tattooed, stubbornly
independent and slightly irreverent outsider who is interested in
authentic country music.
About Michael Perry
Michael Perry is a New York Times
bestselling author, humorist and radio show host from New Auburn,
Perry’s bestselling memoirs include
Population 485, Truck: A Love Story, Coop, and Visiting Tom, and
his latest, Montaigne in Barn Boots: An Amateur Ambles Through
Philosophy. His first book for young readers, The Scavengers, was
published in 2014 and first novel for adult readers, The Jesus Cow,
was published in May of 2015.
Raised on a small Midwestern dairy
farm, Perry put himself through nursing school while working on a
ranch in Wyoming, then wandered into writing. He lives with his
wife and two daughters in rural Wisconsin, where he serves on the
local volunteer fire and rescue service and is an intermittent pig
farmer. He hosts the nationally-syndicated “Tent Show Radio,”
performs widely as a humorist, and tours with his band the Long
Beds (currently recording their third album for Amble Down
Records). He has recorded three live humor albums including Never
Stand Behind A Sneezing Cow and The Clodhopper Monologues.
Learn more about Michael and where
to get his publications at www.sneezingcow.com.
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