photo by Mike Shore

For over fifty years, Asleep at the Wheel’s Ray Benson has been ranging the globe as an ambassador of Western swing music and introducing its irresistible sound to generation after generation. More than 100 musicians have passed through the Wheel, but Benson remains the front man and the keeper of the vision, in the process racking up more than 30 albums, ten Grammy awards and literally millions of miles on the road.

It is no secret that Jesse Daniel puts on a terrific live show. With his top-notch band, he’s been touring the country for years and earning fans the old-fashioned way; with honest songs honestly played well. Daniel’s sound is uniquely his own, while rooted in the tradition of his Bakersfield heroes like Merle Haggard and Buck Owens. This one-of-a-kind sound has earned Jesse a place at the table among the best of the country music world and has garnered the support of his contemporaries and fans alike. His new release “My Kind Of Country Live at The Catalyst” will be out in late March.