They began with a simple goal: to play and help revive American roots music. At the height of Vietnam, many Americans were using their choice of music to express their stance on the conflict in southeast Asia. We were too country for the rock folks and we were too long-haired for the country folks. But everybody got over it once the music started playing. Asleep at the Wheel, they play great country music.
The record offers started coming in and The Wheel got rolling. The musicianship of Asleep at the Wheel has become the stuff of legends. Ray Benson fell in love with western swing because of its unique combination of elements of American blues, swing and traditional fiddling but also for its demanding musical chops. What does it mean to you for AATW to still be playing after all these years? It means everything. For AATW to have been able to play music around the world since has been amazing.
What are your Hobbies? I love to cook as much as possible. I also enjoy playing golf. Where were you born?
What bands have you played with? I was a regular member of a swing band called The Jitterbug Vipers, then a hot jazz band called Continental Graffiti, and right before I joined AATW, I was in a band with some of my closest friends, playing a combination of swing and original tunes, called Ghosts Along the Brazos. A little over a year ago we recruited the piano player for the Ghosts, Connor Forsyth, and our new bass player, Josh Hoag, played with me in Continental Graffiti!
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SFU Pipe Band. RMM Pipe Band. Each Festival has attracted more than participants from across western North America, making the Festival the largest event of its kind in the world. Also, as part of its Festival, the band piped for the world's largest Scottish Country dance dancers , which was recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records. The Simon Fraser University Pipe Band has always pioneered many events to bring the University, British Columbia and Canada to the world stage in pipe band performances.
Updated June You can listen to short samples from some of the tracks from this artist using the player below.Based in Burnaby, British Columbia, the SFU Pipe Band Society is the musical ambassador for Simon Fraser University, the top comprehensive university in clicgingwilciconne.landmanjeulolafordegumanfawave.co SFU Pipe Band with its youth development program, the Robert Malcolm Memorial Pipe Bands (RMM), contributes to fulfilling the university's mission of innovative education, far-reaching community engagement, and striving to be .