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Up Too Early
Google Streetview fashion critique from South Lamar.
"...wheel (by the way, I just had to pay Ray Benson fifty cents to use that term)...."

July 24, 2012 Chronolog Post by The Luv Doc

1, 2, Tres, Cuatro: Waltz Across Texas
San Antonio rock & roll posters and Central Texas dance halls – preserve them.
"...Pop, and Todd Rundgren to Homer, Heyoka, and the Krayolas. They beckoned to take them home with me...."

April 6, 2012 Music Column by Margaret Moser

The Grammy Museum's Woody Guthrie Centennial Tribute
SXSW Showcase Reviews
"...unheard Guthrie compositions personally chosen for them by Nora. Ray Benson's appropriate version of "Philadelphia Lawyer" and Ruthie Foster's..."

March 16, 2012 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

State of Love and Trust
Have a little faith for the new millennial music paradigm and trust in the 2011-12 Austin Music Awards.
"...producers, including Larry Campbell, Asleep at the Wheel boss Ray Benson, and country/pop/tech pioneer Michael Nesmith. Witnessing the Monkees'..."

March 9, 2012 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

The Luv Doc: Toftation Island
"...crooner Bruce Robison, KLBJ-FM DJ Dale Dudley, Texas swinger Ray Benson, and former rock god Robert Plant, who looked..."

Feb. 24, 2012 Column by The Luv Doc

Full Circle
The gospel according to Ruthie Foster
"...Foster's new album Let It Burn peel back a prayer in repetition. A statement fraught with the struggle of..."

Jan. 27, 2012 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Off the Record
Johnny Depp hits the Continental Club; Eric Johnson crashes the Texas Music Hall of Fame
"...some serious contenders for its inaugural class next fall: Ray Benson, Joe Ely, Kathy Valentine, Marcia Ball, and a..."

Oct. 28, 2011 Music Column by Austin Powell

Carolyn Wonderland
"...not only Larry Campbell (Dylan, the Gourds) but also Ray Benson and Mike Nesmith for various producer duties, three..."

Sept. 30, 2011 Music Review by Margaret Moser

Radio Snack
Food on the airwaves in Austin
"...deep, rich flavor." Recent shows she's especially liked? "Interviewing Ray Benson [of Asleep at the Wheel] while he made..."

July 15, 2011 Food Feature by MM Pack

Off the Record
Courtney Love vs. Boudoir Queen, Jason Reece vs. Conrad Keely, Border Patrol vs. Texas Tornados, and other dream matchups
"...all across the country," fumed Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson to OTR shortly after Willie Nelson's arrest late..."

Feb. 4, 2011 Music Column by Austin Powell

Off the Record
Fun Fun Fun Fest kicks up dust at Waterloo Park while Lyle Lovett closes down Studio 6A
"...only cameo appearance Monday was an unrehearsed duet with Ray Benson on Bob Wills' "Blues for Dixie," prompted by..."

Nov. 12, 2010 Music Column by Austin Powell

Punch-Bug Politics
Candidates weigh influence of partisanship
"...Ringside bar for an intimate show featuring Austin's ubiquitous Ray Benson crooning alongside young jazz singer Kat Edmonson. It..."

Oct. 22, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

ACL Encore
Highlights and observations from the fest
"...and a successful year. "Is it a good day?" Ray Benson's voice boomed to the growing noon crowd on..."

Oct. 12, 2010 Music Post by Margaret Moser

ACL Music Fest Friday Listings
ACL Friday by the blurbs
" tradition with contemporary panache. Headed up by captain Ray Benson, it's just not ACL until the jump and..."

Oct. 8, 2010 Music Feature

Off the Record
KUT announces a new Cactus Cafe manager, plus this week at the movies
"...and Glenn Fukanaga – plus guests Ralph White and Ray Benson, who tackles Jimmie Rodgers' "Pistol Packin' Papa." "Everybody..."

Sept. 10, 2010 Music Column by Austin Powell

Luv Doc Recommends: Jon Blondell CD Release
Elephant Room, Friday, July 9, 2010
"...Pat Green, Doug Sahm, James McMurtry, Dale Watson, or Ray Benson, just to name a few. Point of fact:..."

July 9, 2010 Column by The Luv Doc

Count the Blessings
The Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival at 25
"...with inviting voiceover work by Asleep at the Wheel’s Ray Benson. Sales of the DVD benefit the station...."

April 16, 2010 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

After a Fashion
The Long Center celebrates two years – with Hall & Oates?!
"...Jason Schubert, though my actual date was Alice Parrish (Graydon Parrish's mother), who won the date with me at..."

April 2, 2010 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Letters at 3AM: 'Roadie': 30 Years Later
The screenwriter of Roadie visits his younger, more serious self
"...and the screen teemed with our friends. Ginger Varney, Ray Benson, Margaret Moser, Jeff Nightbyrd, Katherine Lyons, James Lewis..."

March 26, 2010 Column by Michael Ventura

Johnny Gimble
" young. Affectionately produced by Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson, Celebrating With Friends is a straight shot of..."

Feb. 12, 2010 Music Review by Jim Caligiuri

Steel Bluebonnet Determination
Robin Shivers, founder of HAAM, worked behind the scenes, and yet was one of the Austin music scene's most important faces
"...sometimes in appointments, sometimes by genteelly collaring people like Ray Benson at events. When Robin Shivers tackled a job,..."

Nov. 27, 2009 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Off the Record
Can you hear me now? Local musicians and OTR get some much needed hearing aid while Jody Denberg signs off from KGSR.
"...Ray Benson and Carolyn Wonderland were among the artists who..."

Nov. 20, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

Music in the Kitchen: Favorite Recipes of Austin City Limits Performers
Austin City Limits makeup artist Facemire coaxes recipes from the likes of Loretta Lynn
"...• Ray Benson's Corn Soup..."

Oct. 30, 2009 Food Feature by Margaret Moser

Off the Record
Shit happens: Hosing off and cleaning up after the glorious mess that was the 2009 Austin City Limits Music Festival
" well. With help from Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson, the seminal television series was officially declared a..."

Oct. 9, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

ACL Music Fest Friday Picks
The blurbing of ACL 2009
"...Atlantic Records titan Jerry Wexler, the long-awaited collaboration between Ray Benson's Austin institution and Willie Nelson yielded a timeless..."

Oct. 2, 2009 Music Feature

Off the Record
Creative Opportunities Orchestra pays tribute to Tina Marsh, local bands find new ways to finance their recordings, and the many hats of Stop the Truck
"...tribute to the outlaw songwriter that includes contributions from Ray Benson ("Texas in Oklahoma"), Merle Haggard ("A Friend in..."

Sept. 11, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

Off the Record
Room 710 goes out with a bang as roundball ruckus takes over Red River, an all-American night at the ballpark, and more confirmations for the 2009 Fun Fun Fun Fest
"...revue. Earlier in the afternoon, Willie Nelson, with guest Ray Benson, delivered a set that's now pending historical landmark..."

Aug. 7, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

Willie Bob Cougar
Three legends at the Dell Diamond
"...of the Family that included Asleep at the Wheel’s Ray Benson on guitar. Limited to about an hour, he..."

Aug. 5, 2009 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Reckless Kelly Invades the Dell
Local rockers do some singin' and some donatin'
"...shoulders with Eric Winston of the Houston Texans and Ray Benson just to name a few. Seeing Dale Watson..."

June 29, 2009 Sports Post by Mark Fagan

Off the Record
Freddie's Place unplugs, crate digging for Record Store Day, the second coming of Arc Angels, and sitting stage left at Austin City Limits
"...Round Rock on Sunday, April 19, featuring performances by Ray Benson, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Paula Nelson, and Jason Boland,..."

April 17, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

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