When: Sun., July 30, 7:30 p.m. 2017
It’s going to take some serious two-steppin’ talent to dance at the Asleep at the Wheel show, given the Bing’s permanent seating. But sitting through a set delivered by honky-tonk lifers Ray Benson and company is simply not an option. Whether Asleep at the Wheel is doing their country-rock originals or dipping into their considerable bag of Bob Wills-penned Western-swing covers, you’ll want to be on your feet. The band’s most recent album is Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, and you can tell how much the Wheel’s music is respected by their fellow musicians by the list of folks joining them on the project: Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, George Strait and the Avett Brothers, among others. Expect Texas songs spanning decades when these folks hit the stage.