They sang about Texas. They sang about Oklahoma. They sang about Route 66, and Faded Love. They paid loving tribute to Patti Page with a gorgeous version of "The Tennessee Waltz."
They strummed and drummed and plucked and harmonized, and it made me sad to think that some people have never heard Western Swing live and in person.
Asleep at the Wheel has made a few albums and won a few Grammy awards for its work in the recording studio, but it's a band that is meant for the stage.
When co-founder and lead singer Ray Benson opens his mouth, you don't just hear the notes, you feel them.