Sunday, November 23, 2014

Asleep at the Wheel...

We saw Asleep at the Wheel this weekend at an Angelina College Fine Arts Series concert. I counted up and remember that I think I have seen the Wheel 5 times dating back to 1974. The band has been in business 44 years so if my math is correct (I am after all a tuba player by trade) that means I see the Wheel on average every 8.8 years. 

I do seem to recall seeing them in Nacogdoches one time when a couple of the members came to a party at someone's house after the show. Being the band has had 90 members in these 44 years I can't exactly remember who those guys were but they were nice people, musicians travelling on the road lonesome and a long way from home. 

I snapped a couple of quick photos from my balcony seat and they turned out fair. In this one Ray Benson, the only original band member and undoubtedly a very talented, creative, drive person plays guitar behind his back and gives that pair of Fender Twin Reverb amps behind him a good work out. Two Twin Reverbs is know world wide as a pair of Texas headphones.   

I could not recall what year that was when I partied with the band members. Possibly the mid 1980s. I did not party with them after this show but looks like I am on track to party with them every 24 years or so. 


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