Direct from Austin, Texas, 10 time Grammy award winning Country/Western Swing legends - Asleep at the Wheel
'Coming right at ya!' - 50th Anniversary World Tour, one of only 8 UK dates!!
This is a huge coup for the Beehive in booking one of the great Americana bands. An incredible 8 piece line up on stage featuring pedal steel guitar, fiddles and horns fronted by founder, leading light and lead vocalist Ray Benson, standing 6 foot 7 inches tall and taking into account his ten gallon hat and cowboy boots reaching nearly 7 foot! A big presence and a big voice to match.
The band were featured on the first ever episode of Austin City Limits and have appeared eleven times since. Their history is the stuff of legends. An unmatched 10 Grammy Awards, Country Music Association Touring Band of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award by the Americana Music Association. They have released 31 albums and had 20 singles in the Country Music charts.
Billboard Magazine quoted "Everything this act has ever recorded is simply spectacular". Along the way they have shared the stage with such greats as Bob Dylan, Alice Cooper, Hot Tuna, Lyle Lovett, Van Morrison, George Strait, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Ray Price, Reba McIntyre, Ricky Skaggs, Garth Brooks and Vince Gill amongst countless others, and many of those artists have guested on their albums.
Such is the stature and popularity of the band, Bob Harris will be featuring an unprecedented 8 tracks from them on his Radio 2 Country Show in the lead up to the tour. Their latest album 'New Routes' demonstrates that they are more relevant, enjoyable and musically nimble than at any other time in their 50 year history.
To quote Ray Benson "I've been told that I'm relentless, so I guess I am. I'm just doing what I believe I'm meant to do, singing and playing better than ever. My role and concept of leading a band has never changed. It's gathering the best musicians I can find to play at the best of their ability and kick some ass every night onstage."
This band HAS to be seen live. Reuters describes them as "One of the best live acts in the business". A spectacular mix of Western Swing, Country, Blues and good ole Rock n' Roll. Whether you want to watch with a drink in hand or jive your butt off with the swing dancers, A GOOD TIME IS GUARANTEED!! If you see only one band this year, see these!
Big name country acts from America visiting the UK normally only play major concert halls or festivals. This is an unprecedented rare chance to catch the best in the business at the Beehive in Honiton.
The legends of the Texas Dance halls...... Asleep at the Wheel.
With support from The Primitive Noise Band - good time, hip shakin', Rhythm & Blues from the UK.
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Tickets: £23 in Advance, £26 On the Door - Standing gig with some seats
Ticket price includes £1 admin fee
Accessible seating is available by contacting the Box Office