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Playback: Come & Take It
On Austin as a metal town, and a leaked shortlist for the next Austin Music Office boss
"...Peter Schwarz: Former business manager for Ray Benson's Bismeaux Records, currently a business process consultant for..."

July 7, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

If I Could Only Fly: Merle Haggard Covers Blaze Foley
Country legend was recording an LP of Foley songs when he died
"...had been doing a recording project at Bismeaux with Ray Benson [in 1998], and I left a copy at..."

May 4, 2017 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Gay Place
The Contemporary Austin kicks off a QTPOC film series for the month of May
"...a big ol' barbecue buffet. Sun., May 7, 11am-3pm. Ray Benson's Rattle Inn, 610 Nueces. $25 in advance, $30..."

May 5, 2017 Column by Sarah Marloff

Playback – SXSW Recap: Love, Hate, Garth & Trump
Final love / hate SXSW listicles
"...all-time bestseller then performed an acoustic version of "Unanswered Prayers," as if familiarity with a 1991 pop-country No. 1..."

March 24, 2017 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

SXSW Music Live: Avett Brothers
Make way for the headliners
"...Most impressive was the clear tightness of the group..."

March 16, 2017 SXSW Post by Doug Freeman

SXSW Music 2017: Tuesday
"...Ray Benson..."

March 15, 2017 Photo Gallery

Playback: The 2016/17 Austin Music Awards Reveal
"...already put in his March appearance last year at Ray Benson's GSD&M birthday bash. Organizing such a community event..."

Feb. 17, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Willie Nelson’s 69 Minutes
First of three sold-out nights proves the still is still moving
"...of Jesse Dayton and fiddle tamer Richard Bowden, plus Ray Benson, on closer “I’ll Fly Away.” Tonight and tomorrow’s..."

Dec. 30, 2016 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Alvin Crow / Asleep at the Wheel
"...father at family gatherings. For their second Christmas effort, Ray Benson's Western swing juggernaut of the past half-century veers..."

Dec. 23, 2016 Music Review by Jim Caligiuri

Day Trips & Beyond: December Events Roundup
Happy holidays to everyone and happy daytrippin’ to all!
"...Texas Dance Hall Tour, March 20-26, 2017, backed by Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel, offers participants as..."

Dec. 2, 2016 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: November Events Roundup
'Tis the season for day-tripping
"...Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel will be the..."

Nov. 3, 2016 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Playback: ACL Fest Part II
ACL Fest isn't a pair of weekend-long sit-ins, it's one two-week-long campaign
"...Big-screens rolled footage of Nathaniel Rateliff, Local Natives, and Ray Benson toasting Nelson before settling on an aerial view..."

Oct. 14, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Homegrown
Austin acts at ACL Fest
"...you know the owner of Austin airport food option "Ray Benson's Chuck Wagon" also has a 46-year-old Western swing..."

Sept. 30, 2016 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Gay Place
Let's make this the greatest, gayest, most glittery Pride yet
"...Raffle tix available for purchase. Sun., Aug. 21, 11am-3pm. Ray Benson's Rattle Inn, 610 Nueces, 512/373-8306. www.austinpride.org...."

Aug. 19, 2016 Column by Sarah Marloff

Worst Tour Stories Ever
The road goes on forever and the party never ends

July 8, 2016 Music Feature

Moontower Review: Martin Short
The evening with Short was long on classic comedy
"...Glick (complete with fat-suit and latex jowls), Short brought Ray Benson onstage and mock-interviewed the Asleep at the Wheel..."

April 22, 2016 Arts Post by Ashley Moreno

Friday SXSW Picks
"...to pigeonhole. Single "Dust" sounds alternately like a desert prayer and a megalopolis lullaby, with spartan, ethereal electronica matching..."

March 18, 2016 Music Feature

Playback: Permitting Nightmare Precedes SXSW
SXSW events permitting induces promoter panic, the Austin Music Hall receives a stay of execution, and there are two last Austin Music Poll categories to vote in
"...put on by local ad agency GSD&M – including Ray Benson's 65th birthday party...."

Feb. 12, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Shake Shack Chickens Out
Daily Austin food news
"...show has “confirmed interest from Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson, Eddie Wilson, Quita Culpepper, comics Maggie Maye and..."

Jan. 14, 2016 Food Post by Brandon Watson

One in a Crowd: Honky Tonk Heaven
Doc on the legendary Broken Spoke seeks finishing funds
"...interviews with Spoke mainstays Willie Nelson, Dale Watson, and Ray Benson, as well as proprietor James White and his..."

Oct. 19, 2015 Screens Post by Josh Kupecki

ACL Fest 2015 Local List – Second Weekend
Hometown favorites gracing ACL stages
"...Asleep at the Wheel Fri., 12:15pm, Honda stage Ray Benson's charismatic Western swingers have kept "House of Blue..."

Oct. 9, 2015 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

ACL Fest 2015 Local List
Hometown favorites gracing ACL stages
"...Asleep at the Wheel (Fri., 12:15pm, Honda stage) Ray Benson's charismatic Western swingers have kept "House of Blue..."

Oct. 2, 2015 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Texas Book Festival 2015: The Mighty 300
Authors for Fest 20 include Lethem, Lemony, Pitts, Diggs, Hart
"...memoir, A House of My Own; Dallas star Linda Gray with her memoir, The Road to Happiness Is Always..."

Sept. 4, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

After the Flood
It's going to take time and hard work to rebuild what the Memorial Day flood destroyed
"...• Flood Aid TX Concert With Ray Benson, Jack Ingram, and More: Sun., June 28, noon-10pm..."

June 26, 2015 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Texas Bands Together Part II
Concerts over the next few weeks benefit victims of Central TX floods
"...Where: Sweetwater, 730 W. Stassney, #120 Who: Emily Robison Strayer (Dixie Chicks), Martin Strayer (Court Yard Hounds), Sahara Smith,..."

June 15, 2015 Emergency Post by Alexa Harrington

KGSR’s Blues On the Green: Antone’s All-Star Revue
"...Asleep at the Wheel’s Ray Benson (right) hangs backstage..."

June 4, 2015 Photo Gallery

UPDATE: Flood of Relief
In tragedy's wake, Central Texas continues to care for her own
"...Kim Miller • #Austin4Wimberley Flood Benefit with Emily Robison Strayer (Dixie Chicks), Martin Strayer (Court Yard Hounds), Sahara Smith,..."

May 29, 2015 Emergency Post by Kate X Messer

Austin’s Record Store Day Picks
Local releases and where to get 'em
"...This Ray Benson-autographed regional RSD release features “New Spanish Two Step”..."

April 15, 2015 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Asleep at the Wheel
"...of Western Swing on disc, no one could accuse Ray Benson and friends of running out of ideas. There's..."

March 13, 2015 Music Review by Jim Caligiuri

Gay Place: Confidential
Welcome to queer heaven, SXSWers
"...SWEET BEAST: DAYS 1, 2 & 3 CD's annual foray into noise nirvana, featuring Wilfred Brimley's Secret Mission, Ouiness,..."

March 13, 2015 Column by Kate X Messer

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