Asleep at the Wheel Coming to Grand Rapids
They are one of Texas' most beloved bands, and the USA for that matter. They are 10-time Grammy Award winners with 25-studio and live albums. They are Asleep at the Wheel, and will be in Grand Rapids Thursday, April 11 at St. Cecilia Music Center.
They're on the road promoting the band’s newest album, New Routes. New Routes marks both a new path forward in their 48 year history. After a decade of collaborating on records with friends, including Willie Nelson on 2009’s Willie and the Wheel, and paying ongoing tribute to the groundbreaking music of Western Swing pioneer Bob Wills, Asleep at the Wheel has marked a new beginning with their first album of new material in over a decade.
With recent band 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 to the band. Asleep at the Wheel veterans Ray Benson (Founder and lead guitar and vocals), David Sanger (drums) Eddie Rivers (steel guitar) and Jay Reynolds (saxophone and clarinet) round out the 8-piece band,
Concert tickets are $43 and $38 and can be purchased by calling St. Cecilia Music Center at 616-459-2224 or visiting the box office at 24 Ransom Ave. NE. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.scmc-online.org. A post-concert “Meet-the-artist” party, with complimentary wine and beer from Acoustic Cafe Folk Series Sponsor Gremlin Brewing, will be offered to all ticket-holders giving the audience the opportunity to meet the artists and to obtain signed CDs of their releases.
Asleep at the Wheel is the 6th concert in SCMC’s Acoustic Cafe Folk Series for the 2018/2019 135th Anniversary season. Just three concerts remain until the season closes on April 25th.