Barack Obama - country music fan?
Friday, February 22, 2008
– It seems that Sen. Barack Obama has country music leanings.
The Austin American reported that Obama appeared a fundraiser in Austin Thursday night with the likes of Joe Ely and Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson.
Obama sang "Boogie Back to Texas" at the Austin Music Hall with Benson, Ely bass player David Miller, singer Elizabeth McQueen and Jason Roberts on fiddle.
The Texas primary is March 4. Obama also was in the Lone Star State for a debate with rival Sen. Hillary Clinton Thursday night.
More news for Asleep at the Wheel
CD reviews for Asleep at the Wheel
Asleep at the Wheel founder Ray Benson credits singer Jamey Johnson with inspiring the title track upon declaring "That's half a hundred years!" when told of the anniversary of the founding of Asleep at the Wheel. Frontman Benson is the lone constant presence during that half century of recording and touring, but several past members including Leroy Preston, Lucky Oceans and Chris O'Connell (who were part of the band's 1973 debut release "Comin' Right At ...
The heyday of Western Swing music has long since come and gone. Sure, there are those that still keep the tradition alive and well, and there are those that are working to renew trails. That is exactly what Asleep At The Wheel is doing, with "New Routes." One of the beauties of Western Swing music is its diversity. It draws from swing, country, jazz, folk and even blues styles of music. With so much variety to draw from, the enormously talented band created a beautifully rich and dynamic ...
Asleep at the Wheel have never shied away from acknowledging where their musical influence comes from. "Still the King" is the group's third tribute to the music of Bob Wills. While past attempts have been worthy acknowledgements of the influence of the Texas swing legend's music, this time around, Ray Benson and crew work alongside an unbelievable line-up of guest artists. The guest list is not only a testament to the legacy of Wills and his Texas Playboys, but also Asleep at ...