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Last Man Standing: Ray Benson
Asleep at the Wheel doc debuts at the Long Center Sunday
"...Wheel for over 40 years hasn’t been easy, and Ray Benson’s got a new documentary to prove it. A..."

Sept. 6, 2013 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

SXSW Music Live: Willie Nelson and Avett Brothers Fête Ray Benson
GSD&M b-day bash for Asleep at the Wheel leader runs three hours
"...After the peak moment of Ray Benson’s 66th birthday party at GSD&M on Tuesday night,..."

March 15, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Ray Benson Reviewed
"...Ray BensonBeyond Time (Audium)..."

July 18, 2003 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Margaret Moser Tribute: Ray Benson
Soap Creek Saloon on a 10-cent tequila night

June 30, 2017 Music Feature by Ed Ward

Ray Benson's Favorite Songs About Texas

Nov. 28, 2003 Music Feature

The Cult of Ray
Ray Benson steps out from behind the Wheel.
"...Everybody knows Ray Benson: the big guy with the big hat, booming..."

July 18, 2003 Music Feature by Joe Nick Patoski

Never Mind the Bollocks
Ray Benson decides to cut a solo album
"...to open up for them at Randy's Rodeo," remembers Ray Benson, iconic mastermind behind Austin dancehall denizens Asleep at..."

March 15, 2002 Music Feature by Michael Bertin

Comin' Right At Ya
Asleep at the Wheel bandleader Ray Benson describes his long, strange, Western Swing trip
"...There are two ways of considering Ray Benson's improbable career, or as the subtitle to his..."

Oct. 16, 2015 Music Review by Doug Freeman

The Man Who Would Be Swing
A new play gives Ray Benson the chance finally to chat with the King, Bob Wills
"...raised on a farm in West Texas, and while Ray Benson is, as he says, “a Jewish kid from..."

March 4, 2005 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Never Leave Nevada
"...to the terrific score by Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson, Never Leave Nevada is worth seeing if only..."

June 14, 1991 Movie Review by Marie Mahoney

Weedaholic
The unofficial Teapot Party anthem and other half-baked ideas
"...roof of the White House with Jimmy Carter,” pauses Ray Benson, “that’s all true.” In light of Nelson's recent..."

Dec. 2, 2010 Music Post by Austin Powell

Organ Great James Polk Works Wonders Outside the Limelight
We speak with Austin’s esteemed multi-instrumentalist and former arranger for Ray Charles
"...multi-instrumentalist, world-class organist, and former arranger for the great Ray Charles, speaks in these measured hues. The literal key(s)..."

Jan. 18, 2019 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

SXSW Music: 2015/16 Austin Music Awards
Robert Plant crowns magnum opus roots pull
"...to Twine Time deejay and veteran AMA emcee Paul Ray, led by Zeppelin icon Robert Plant, built anticipation throughout..."

March 17, 2016 SXSW Post by Doug Freeman

For the Benefit of Mr. Kite
A wave of benefits rides through town
"...filed away, I perked up at Stephen’s benefit when Ray Benson strolled in with a sassy young brunette brandishing..."

May 19, 2008 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Harvey Can't Mess With Texas Benefit Concert
"...Edie Brickell, James Taylor, Lyle Lovett, Ray Benson, Willie Nelson, Paul Simon (obscured), and Charlie Sexton..."

Sept. 25, 2017 Photo Gallery

The Laziest Girl in Town
Asleep at the Wheel's feminine ideal is pregnant with possibility
"...it on the East Coast, and in 1973, bandleader Ray Benson moved the group to Austin, the cosmic cowboy..."

Jan. 21, 2011 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

A Man and a Half
Hanging with music industry legend Jerry Wexler
"...Brown, the Drifters, Champion Jack Dupree, Ivory Joe Hunter, Ray Charles, Big Joe Turner, Otis Redding, Solomon Burke, Wilson..."

Dec. 1, 2000 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Off the Record
Diving into Club 1808, the Real Heroes' Chinese democracy, and Ray Benson on Willie, Wexler, and the Wheel
"...the 1970s – went to Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson. "Western swing? Nobody knows it," Wexler reasoned at..."

Feb. 6, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

Riding With Bob
"...The Wills Brothers in the early 1950's (l-r) Luke..."

Aug. 13, 1999 Music Feature by Lee Nichols

Dancing About Architecture
Broken Spoke is broken into and thieves ride away with owner James White's family heirloom: a saddle, mister.
"...to family commitments, Michael McDonald. Funny, I would've thought Ray Benson brought enough Doobie for everyone. Benson says that,..."

Dec. 1, 2000 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Miss Understood
Carolyn Wonderland through the looking glass
"...was out at the Backyard, hangin' with Dylan," booms Ray Benson jovially from his cell phone. "He goes: 'Hey,..."

May 2, 2008 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

If You're a Viper
From 'La Cucaracha' to Snoop Dogg and Willie Nelson: P-O-T
"...Although the portrayal of marijuana as demon weed was fed to teens,..."

May 25, 2007 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

C Sick
Eight years after the Chronicle's initial look in hepatitis C, Austin's music community is both better and worse
"...forehead and leaned into the toilet to vomit. Red sprayed on white porcelain. He flushed the toilet and grabbed..."

Nov. 24, 2006 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

For Whom the Road Tolls
The Death of Touring
"...Ray Benson on the road again. photograph by Todd V...."

Dec. 5, 1997 Music Feature by Andy Langer

Austin City Limits Hall of Fame Awards
"...Ray Benson accepts the award for Asleep at the Wheel..."

June 19, 2015 Photo Gallery

Food-o-File
A week off reveals a gastronimical glut of foodie news from Royal Blue to barbecue
"...Asleep at the Wheel frontman Ray Benson wants to be known for finger-lickin' good food..."

Jan. 14, 2011 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Carolyn Wonderland
Miss Understood's life of luxury
"...is anything but misunderstood. With Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson as producer and guide, the operative word seems..."

Feb. 29, 2008 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

King of the Swing Fiddle
Honoring country music's second most famous fiddle player, Johnny Gimble
"...the Paramount Theatre. Hosted by Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson, the evening's musical lineup includes just a few..."

April 5, 2002 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Twenty Years Ago Today
The 2001/2002 Austin Music Awards
"...his name? He wins a lot -- the Stevie Ray drummer. He might have been on there. Oh, you..."

March 8, 2002 Music Feature by Michael Bertin

Dancing About Architecture
House of Blues breaks ground at Southpark Meadows where the old stage will be replaced, but not before Willie Nelson's Fourth of July Picnic.
"...In attendance were Mayor Kirk Watson, exceedingly tall musician Ray Benson, and former owner Theriot, who said he "wouldn't..."

June 9, 2000 Music Column by Ken Lieck

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