Our mini-documentary PLUS 6 song videos from the legendary 40th Anniversary concert is now available on one DVD. Click here to order!
This short film plus concert footage chronicles the improbable four-decade transformation of a band of ragtag hippies into the 9-time GRAMMY winning champions of western swing and today’s status as Texas cultural icons. From the early days in Paw Paw, WV to the big breaks in San Francisco, settling permanently in Austin, and then on to each of the improbable come-backs through the years, the story culminates in a triumphant 2010 concert that reunites the “family” for its 40th anniversary. The band lives on because of an intense love of this music that is shared by the elite musicians who make it and the audience that insists on more of it. That, and the force of nature that is Ray Benson.
Asleep at the Wheel: Then and Now (2013)
Executive Producer: Ray Benson
Produced by Peter Schwarz and Dan Karlok
Directed and Edited by Dan Karlok
40th Anniversary Concert Video (November 5, 2010 Austin TX):
1. I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive
2. Bump Bounce Boogie
3. The Letter (That Johnny Walker Read)
4. Cherokee Boogie
5. House of Blue Lights
6. Boogie Back to Texas