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  • Asleep at the Wheel at The Rogue Theatre

  • Country music band Asleep at the Wheel formed in West Virginia but is now based in Austin, Texas. The group has won nine Grammy Awards and released more than 20 studio albums, charting more that 20 singles on Billboard's country charts.
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  • Country music band Asleep at the Wheel formed in West Virginia but is now based in Austin, Texas. The group has won nine Grammy Awards and released more than 20 studio albums, charting more that 20 singles on Billboard's country charts.
    It all started when Ray Benson, Floyd Domino, and Lucky Oceans, along with a Vermont farm boy named Leroy Preston; Virginian Chris O'Connell; and Gene Dobkin, a bass player and fellow classmate of Benson's from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, joined forces.
    In 1970, they opened a show for Alice Cooper and Hot Tuna in Washington, D.C. A year later, the band moved to the West Coast, the record deals started coming in and The Wheel was rolling.
    The concert is at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 5, at the Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St., Grants Pass. Tickets cost $38, $48 and $58 and can be purchased at www.roguetheatre.com or by calling 541-471-1316.
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