Asleep at the Wheel is legit country royalty, a band of honky-tonk heroes led by Ray Benson, who’ve been tearing up stages in their native Texas and around the world for nearly 50 years. Specializing in a country-swing sound pioneered by the likes of Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys, Asleep at the Wheel have won 10 Grammys, been given a lifetime achievement award by the Americana Music Association and shared stages with the likes of Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris and Merle Haggard. Benson’s current lineup of the band even has a Spokane connection in fiddler Dennis Ludiker. You’ll want to pack your dancing shoes for this one.
Wed, March 20 at 8 pm • $30-$50 • All ages • Bing Crosby Theater • 901 W. Sprague • bingcrosbytheater.com • 227-7638
— Dan Nailen