Route 66 News

Cruising with Asleep at the Wheel

Lord knows we’ve posted a lot of performances by western swing band Asleep At the Wheel on this site.

But this is a well-produced video: The band playing “Route 66” at Billy Bob’s Texas, the famous club in Fort Worth.

The band always performs Bobby Troup’s “Route 66″ at every show, and bandleader Ray Benson says it’s his favorite song.

Asleep At the Wheel also embarked on a tour of major Route 66 cities. And one of his band members produced two CDs inspired by Route 66, “Songs of Route 66″ and “More Songs of Route 66.”

And next year, Asleep At the Wheel will mark its 45th anniversary. Incredible run.

(Image of Asleep At the Wheel by giovanni via Flickr)


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