Asleep At The Wheel announced for Tuckerville25-03-2019
“New Routes” the brand-new album by Asleep At the Wheel, marks both a new path
forward and a nod to the freewheeling roots (get it?) of one of Texas’ most beloved bands. After a decade of collaborating on record with friends, including Willie Nelson on 2009’s Grammy Nominated “Willie and the Wheel” and in 2015 their critically acclaimed and Grammy winning tribute to the groundbreaking music of Western Swing pioneer Bob Wills, titled “Still the King” featuring 22 collaborations with artists like George Strait, The Avett Brothers, Merle Haggard and Amos Lee to name a few. With “New Routes” the Wheel has released their first album of new material in over a decade!
Asleep At the Wheel demonstrates convincingly it’s more relevant, enjoyable and musically nimble than any time in its 49 year history! The 6’7” Benson has been the one constant in Asleep At the Wheel since the band’s founding in 1970 in Paw Paw, West Virginia. Since that time, more than 100 musicians have passed through the Wheel, but Benson remains the front man and the keeper of the vision, in the process racking up more than 25 albums, ten Grammy awards and literally millions of miles on the road.
“It took me 60 years, but I’m doing what I’m meant to do—singing and playing and
writing better than I ever have. A bandleader is just someone who gathers people around them to play the best music they can play. I just try and make the best decisions possible and kick some ass every night onstage.”
We're excited to announce Asleep At the Wheel will be doing an exclusive Dutch show in September: