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Asleep at the Wheel with Cousin Cricket ~ Friday, August 2, 2013 ~ 6:30 p.m. Doors / 7:30 p.m. Show ~ $40.00 Advance / $45.00 Door / $55.00 VIP

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.


General Admission

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.

Asleep At The Wheel


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.

Cousin Cricket

Tag Archive for: western swing

The Hot Club of Cowtown



The Miners Foundry is pleased to present The Hot Club of Cowtown on Thursday, June 1, 2017, with special guests Paul Emery and Eli Rush.  Weaving together a combination of of seemingly disparate styles to their own magical effect, The Hot Club of Cowtown set up camp “at that crossroads where country meets jazz and chases the blues away” (The Independent).   Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m.  This is a standing / dancing show with limited seating available.  Tickets are $20 in Advance and $25 at the Door.   Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or at Briar Patch Co-Op.   Ticketing fees may apply.

Since its beginnings in the late 1990s, the Hot Club of Cowtown’s star has continued to rise as its reputation for jaw-dropping virtuosity and unforgettable live shows has become the band’s global brand. Lauded for its “down-home melodies and exuberant improvisation” (The Times,London), the Hot Club has always woven a combination of seemingly disparate styles together to its own magical effect, setting up camp “at that crossroads where country meets jazz and chases the blues away” (The Independent), remaining “conscious always that above all else, the music is for dancing and an old-fashioned good time” (New York Times). The band’s musical alchemy has been described as “another breathless journey in the Texas tardis” (The Times, London), while American Songwriter observed that “the excellent three players of this band could be doing anything but have chosen to honor the greats of jazz and swing with their sound.” The Belfast Telegraph calls the Hot Club of Cowtown “a pretty much perfect country trio at the very top of their game,” and the New York Times, in a live review the trio as armed with “an arsenal full of technique and joy.”