Dec 13, 2019
About This Episode
Ray Benson founded western swing
band Asleep at the Wheel in Paw Paw, West Virginia 48 years ago.
“We were too country for the rock folks and we were too long-haired
for the country folks. But everybody got over it once the music
Today the band holds 10 Grammy
awards, 20 studio albums and 20 singles on the Billboard charts.
They’ve collaborated with 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, sound and New Album in 2018. With recent additions
Katie Shore (fiddle, vocals), Dennis Ludiker (fiddle, mandolin)
Connor Forsyth (keyboard, vocals) and Josh Hoag (Bass) Asleep at
the Wheel’s newest members have given a newfound energy and their
own unique style within the band. Asleep at the Wheel veterans
David Sanger (Drums) Eddie Rivers (Steel Guitar) and Jay Reynolds
(Saxophone and Clarinet) round out the now 8 piece band.
Between those Texas Twin Fiddles and Boogie Piano, you can bet
you’ll be swingin’ all night long when the Wheel rolls into
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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