RAY BENSON - Comin' Right at Ya

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, November 18 at 7PM

Grammy Award Winning Cofounder of Asleep at the Wheel
RAY BENSON

speaking & signing
Comin' Right at Ya: How a Jewish Yankee Hippie Went Country, Or, the Often Outrageous History of Asleep at the Wheel

*ATTENTION* Online orders for signed copies of this title will end at 10:30am CST Wednesday, November 18th. Books will be available to purchase in the store before and during the event with the author. Online sales will resume at 9am CST Thursday, November 19th. Signed copies of this title will be available on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.


A six-foot-seven-inch Jewish hippie from Philadelphia starts a Western swing band in 1970, when country fans hate hippies and Western swing. It sounds like a joke but more than forty years, twenty-five albums, and nine Grammy Awards later, Asleep at the Wheel is still drawing crowds around the world. Be here tonight as Texas music legend Ray Benson shares the story of his music, his band and his life. The speaking portion of this event is free & open to the public. Tickets are required for the signing and only available with the purchase of a copy of Comin' Right at Ya from BookPeople.


EVENT GUIDLINES & TICKET INFO:

  • The speaking portion of this event is free & open to the public.
  • Tickets are required to join the signing line.
  • Tickets are only available with the purchase of a copy of Comin' Right at Ya from BookPeople.
  • Books & tickets are now available to pre-order. Purchasing a book online automatically assigns you a ticket for the signing. There is no separate "ticket" item to add to your cart.
  • Tickets are lettered. The line for the signing will form according to ticket letter after the author speaks.

ABOUT RAY BENSON

Ray Benson cofounded Asleep at the Wheel in 1970 and is the only remaining original band member. When he isn’t playing with the Wheel, he’s producing records, TV shows, and commercials; acting in movies; doing voice-over work; running a studio; and raising funds for numerous charities. He was named “Official Texas State Musician” in 2004 and “Texan of the Year” in 2011.

Event date: 
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703-5413
Comin' Right at Ya: How a Jewish Yankee Hippie Went Country, Or, the Often Outrageous History of Asleep at the Wheel Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780292756588
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Texas Press - October 1st, 2015

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