Asleep At The Wheel ~ “Route 66”
Grammy Award winning western swing legends Asleep at the Wheel will perform at the Miners Foundry on Friday, August 2, 2013. AATW will be joined by local favorites Cousin Cricket for an evening of dance and amazing performances. A no host bar and refreshments will be available for purchase. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the music starting at 7:30 p.m. General Admission tickets are $40.00 in Advance and $45.00 at the door. VIP tickets are available for $55.00 per person. VIP tickets include a reserved table. Minimum of 2 people per VIP ticket order. Tickets are available online, in person at Briar Patch Co-Op, and in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry.
For more than four decades, Asleep At The Wheel has driven the western swing genre to the edge, explored new territories, picked up new passengers along the way, and crisscrossed the country to the delight of fans and critics alike. Beginning with the simple goal of playing and reviving American roots music, the musicianship of AATW has become the stuff of legends. Reuter’s has described AATW as “one of the best live acts in the business”. AATW bandleader Ray Benson fell in love with western swing because of its unique combination of elements of American blues, swing and traditional fiddling but also for its demanding musical chops. Western swing is a thrill to hear live and has been described by Benson as “jazz with a cowboy hat”. Asleep At The Wheel has garnered nine Grammy Awards and released more than 25 studio and live albums.
Cousin Cricket ~ “Ridin’ The Rails to Reno”
Cousin Cricket, Northern CA’s premiere Western Swing band has been delighting audiences throughout the west for over 30 years. With their own take on classic country, swing, and rockabilly, Cousin Cricket continues to deliver top notch entertainment for discerning audiences. With songs about gold miners, full moon boogies, star-crossed lovers, and pick up trucks, from steamy ballads to western swing (and even a polka!), Cousin Cricket’s original music reflects the band’s roots in western music and the rural California lifestyle.