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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

Reckless Kelly's Celebrity Softball Jam
Local Americana group hosts charity softball game and concert at the Dell Diamond
"...after the game featuring Reckless Kelly, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Ray Benson, Roger Creager, Paula Nelson, Micky & the Motorcars,..."

April 16, 2009 Sports Post by Mark Fagan

Texas Medal of Arts Awards
The Texas Cultural Trust honors its fifth group of notable Texans in the arts
"...the 8pm awards ceremony, at which Los Lonely Boys, Ray Benson and friends, the Kilgore Rangerettes, and 2009 award..."

April 3, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Should Artists Be Paid for Radio Airplay?
Time to pay up, radio – pay acts for the right to play their music
" time to discuss this." Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson pointed out that the problem is the broadcasters...."

March 20, 2009 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Never Say Goodbye
Past and present mash up at the 2008-09 Austin Music Awards
"...line again and again, as if chanting a serenity prayer, calm and unnerving. In the background, his contemporary musical..."

March 13, 2009 Music Feature by Austin Powell

Random Play
Bob Wills, My Bloody Valentine, etc.
"...Asleep at the Wheel’s Ray Benson has high hopes for his tribute musical A..."

March 12, 2009 Music Post by Austin Powell

After a Fashion
Stephen has his hard hat; now all he needs is an Indian, a cowboy, an Army guy, and a motorcycle cop
"...pets of interesting people. Sheryl Crow, Sara Hickman, and Ray Benson are all names who have contributed art from..."

Feb. 13, 2009 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys
in box
" Rich Kienzle and brief, insightful comments from Austin's Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel, Big Sandy and..."

Feb. 13, 2009 Music Review by Jim Caligiuri

Further Up the Mountain
Heartless Bastards on Letterman tonight
"...Maybe it has something to do with Ray Benson's connection to Paul Shaffer, but The Late Show..."

Feb. 10, 2009 Music Post by Austin Powell

Voices of a Grateful Nation
Volume One: Texas Rock, Blues & Folk; Volume Two: Texas Country & Americana
"...standing out. Others making appearances include long-timers Charlie Louvin, Ray Benson, Rusty Wier, Carolyn Wonderland, Malford Milligan, and Jimmy..."

Nov. 28, 2008 Music Review by Jim Caligiuri

Off the Record
The Last Waltz: Looking back on the legacy of the Backyard and a tribute to Danny Roy Young
"...Paul Simon, String Cheese Incident (three nights), David Gray..."

Oct. 24, 2008 Music Column by Austin Powell

My Texicalli Chair
The treasures of the Danny Roy Young tribute
"...Band, backing the ever-rockin’ Marcia Ball and spectacularly bluesy Ray Benson. The very handsome Jaeger Erickson introduced his father..."

Oct. 21, 2008 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Luv Doc Recommends: Keep Austin Young: Celebrating the Life of Danny Roy Young
Austin Music Hall, Sunday, October 19, 2008
"...guard musicians: the Texana Dames, Ponty Bone, Marcia Ball, Ray Benson, the Cornell Hurd Band featuring Teisco del Rey,..."

Oct. 17, 2008 Column by The Luv Doc

ACL Fest Friday Picks
The blurbing of ACL 2008
"...for close to 40 years. Led by founding member Ray Benson and now featuring the sparkling vocals of Elizabeth..."

Sept. 26, 2008 Music Feature

Conservation: How We're Doing
A progress report on the city's water-saving initiatives
"...outreach efforts have come to fruition in addition to Ray Benson's "Observe & Conserve" jingle, including the formation of..."

Aug. 22, 2008 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Off the Record
Peering through the walls of Austin history to pay tribute to an original member of the 13th Floor Elevators and preserve Raul's rats
" maverick, who recently wrapped up recording sessions with Ray Benson for the follow-up to his 2006 Rounder Records..."

June 27, 2008 Music Column by Austin Powell

The Long Center: Who's playing
Austin's new performing-arts center releases the performance schedule for its first few months
"...March 29, with an All-Texas Music Tribute Concert starring Ray Benson with Asleep at the Wheel, Willie Nelson, Lyle..."

Jan. 11, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Event Menu
Nov. 23-26
"...the Grouch), famous children's characters, marching bands, floats carrying Ray Benson & Asleep at the Wheel, Zach Scott's Rockin'..."

Nov. 23, 2007 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Off the Record
"...producer] Terry Lickona doesn't think I'm all that important. Ray Benson, Lickona, and I had our pictures taken at..."

Sept. 14, 2007 Music Column

After a Fashion
Stephen drowned his sorrows in Houston after not being invited to that exclusive shindig at the Belmont. Perhaps they would have let him in if he donned one of those notorious Britney Spears hat-and-wig combos?

June 8, 2007 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

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