Over the course of the last three decades, Asleep at the Wheel has boldly defied the fickle lures of the mainstream -- and thrived -- by sticking to their noble cause of keeping that distinctly American of art forms, Western Swing, alive and kicking. Along the way, they've entertained millions and won praise and admiration from everyone from Willie Nelson to Bob Dylan, George Strait to Van Morrison. For their efforts through the years, they’ve managed to pick up nine Grammy© awards. Founded in 1970 in Paw Paw, West Virginia, the band gained recognition in the San Francisco Bay area before finally settling permanently in Austin, TX in 1973. Front man from the beginning, Ray Benson, with the big voice and 6’ 7” stature, brings yet another generation into the fold, evoking with each performance the legacy and continuing vitality of a music first popularized by Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys.
"As the production manager for a band that’s been touring for over 40 years and won 9 Grammy’s, I only use gear that I can really trust. Ray Benson and company will hit the stage for 150-200 shows this year and we’ll be using Monster cable at every one.
- Asleep At The Wheel