Asleep At The Wheel to perform at Mid-State Fair!
PASO ROBLES (CA) –The California Mid-State Fair is pleased to announce that Asleep At The Wheel has been confirmed to perform on Thursday, July 28, 2016, at 6:30p and 8:30p on the Frontier Stage. Asleep At The Wheel’s performances will be free with your paid admission to the Fair.
Over their history, Asleep at The Wheel has garnered ten GRAMMY Awards and released more than 25 studio and live albums. The musicianship of Asleep at the Wheel has become the stuff of legends. Reuter’s pegged The Wheel as “one of the best live acts in the business.” Taking a page from Bob Wills’ book, the band has constantly toured at a national level throughout its history; with anywhere from 7-15 of the finest players Ray Benson could talk into jumping in the bus to play a string of dates. The alumni roster is well over 80+ members, and includes an impressive list of musicians who have gone on to perform with artists such as Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Lyle Lovett, Ryan Adams, and many more.
A quick scan of awards, such as “Touring Band of the Year” (CMAs, 1976) and “Lifetime Achievement in Performance” (Americana Music Awards 2009), not to mention near dominance of the GRAMMY “Country Instrumental” category over the years, reflects the reputation of the band’s musicianship.
The 2016 California Mid-State Fair runs July 20 through July 31. This year’s theme is “The Adventure Continues…”