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Cindy Cashdollar Reviewed
" you'd most expect to be on here – Ray Benson – isn't. Dividing her time between steel and..."

April 9, 2004 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

Floramay Holliday
Record Review
"...and tired melodies. She scores major points by getting Ray Benson to duet on the swinging opener "Baby's Back..."

April 9, 2004 Music Review by Jim Caligiuri

Sara Hickman
Record Review
"...Kid varies sing-alongs with storytelling ("Nanatime!" and "Rainstick" with Ray Benson), but what kids really like is imitating their..."

April 9, 2004 Music Review by Margaret Moser

Time for Remedial Math
"...Dear Editor, I think Ray Benson might need a math lesson ["With a Bullet,"..."

April 5, 2004 Postmarks

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry
The 'Saveur' Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival
"...the Wheel fans will get a chance to meet Ray Benson, who will also be serving as a guest..."

April 2, 2004 Food Feature

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
Picks & Sleepers
", Western swing, and Bakersfield blues. Dreamland, co-produced by Ray Benson, is due this spring. – David Lynch..."

March 19, 2004 Music Feature

It's all about the barbecue
"...commentary from such notables as Dan Rather, Kinky Friedman, Ray Benson, Liz Carpenter, and Cactus Pryor, with a soundtrack..."

Feb. 27, 2004 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Dream Lady
Cindy Walker, the queen of Western Swing, reflects on a lifetime of songwriting
"...Texas Folklife Resources' the Ultimate Cindy Walker Tribute, featuring Ray Benson, Hot Club of Cowtown's Elena Fremerman, Don Edwards,..."

Feb. 20, 2004 Music Feature by Jerry Renshaw

If John Lennon had attended this weekend's ACL Fest blowout he might have screamed, "I've got blisters on my feet!"
"...tribute necessitated by the cancellation of Cash's daughter Rosanne. Ray Benson acted as emcee for the Man in Black..."

Sept. 26, 2003 Music Column by Christopher Gray

The Hole in the Wall and the Motards return, and things get smoky at City Hall

May 23, 2003 Music Column by Christopher Gray

The grand old troupe of the Austin improv comedy scene is closing its home of six years, and the Texas Commission on the Arts announces the appointments for state poet laureate, state musician, state two-dimensional artist, and state three-dimensional artist for 2003 and 2004.
"...appointees include Cleatus Rattan of Cisco, Texas, poet laureate; Ray Benson of Austin, Texas, state musician; Sam Caldwell of..."

May 2, 2003 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Austin soldiers on beyond SXSW with hot rods, SPAM, and puking
"...panel featuring Glen Campbell muse Jimmy Webb, Grammy hoarder Ray Benson, and Destiny's Child sire Mathew Knowles swapping stories...."

April 11, 2003 Music Column by Christopher Gray

About a Mover: Doug Sahm
Conference Panel
"...just steps from his house. Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson proclaimed, "Doug was the ambassador of Texas," and..."

March 14, 2003 Music Review by Jim Caligiuri

Tracks of My Tears
A new documentary, Standing in the Shadows of Motown, signs a light on the men behind the Motown sound, the Funk Brothers.
"...karaoke crew of Tony Scalzo, Toni Price, Shawn Colvin, Ray Benson, Jimmy LaFave, and others...."

Nov. 15, 2002 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Delbert McClinton
Record Review
"...and guests, including Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Marcia Ball, Ray Benson, and the Flatlanders, and you know good things..."

Oct. 18, 2002 Music Review by Margaret Moser

"Austin City Limits" Festival Picks & Sleepers
"...Quintessential Austin Band circa 2002. (Austin, 12:50pm) -- Christopher Gray..."

Sept. 27, 2002 Music Feature

Compile This!
Our resident Marshmallow Peep relates the news and hearsay in and around the Live Music Capital...
"...Toni Price, Jeff Hughes, Ted Roddy, Susanna Van Tassel, Ray Benson & Flaco Jimenez, Roy Heinrich & Elizabeth McQueen,..."

July 26, 2002 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Texas Guitar Slingers Volume 1
Texas Platters
"...opener "Outrage," featuring drummer Brannen Temple and David Grissom, Ray Benson's solo instrumental "Moon Over Manchaca," Eric Johnson on..."

July 26, 2002 Music Review by David Lynch

Our readers talk back.
"...earned the support of many musicians including Joe Ely, Ray Benson, Patrice Pike, Jerry Jeff Walker, Jo Carol Pierce,..."

May 3, 2002 Column

Take It Outside!
"...names have been announced. Actually, the press conference's emcee, Ray Benson, assured those present that Asleep at the Wheel..."

May 3, 2002 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Dancing About Architecture
Steamboat returns, SXSW looms closer.
"...Austin Jug Band and Toni Price; a salute to Ray Benson with Asleep at the Wheel, featuring Johnny Gimble..."

March 8, 2002 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Page Two
Even a lot of memorializing would not have been enough to pay tribute to Waylon Jennings, who had a profound and spiritual impact on Austin and its music; the Austin Music Awards will feature a salute to Ray Benson; our preview coverage of SXSW Interactive and Film gets under way with a tech-centric meditation by Bruce Sterling and an interview with Journeys With George director Alexandra Pelosi.
"...Hood featuring Toni Price, among others. The show honors Ray Benson, Austin music icon and national legend, and Asleep..."

March 1, 2002 Column by Louis Black

I'ze on the Prize
"...special guest; and crowning the evening, a salute to Ray Benson with Asleep at the Wheel and probably a..."

Feb. 22, 2002 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Page Two
The events of the week form themselves into a kind of poetry.
" Champ Hood, and a special end-of-the-evening set honoring Ray Benson, musical superstar and all-around great guy, featuring Asleep..."

Feb. 8, 2002 Column by Louis Black

Naked City
"...seems another APD officer is entering the Georgetown political fray. Former officer and Austin Police Association President Mike Lummus..."

Feb. 8, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Page Two
It’s five weeks until SXSW season, which kicks off with SXSW Film presenting Peter Bogdanovich and his new film. If that weren’t enough, the Texas Film Hall of Fame will feature Sissy Spacek inducting Terrence Malick, along with presenters and inductees Marcia Gay Harden, Cyd Charisse, Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Dan Rather, Bill Broyles, Bill Wittliff, Jack Valenti, Cheech Marin, and Dennis Hopper.
"...musician (which is saying a lot). Appropriately, the great Ray Benson will be honored and perform that night as..."

Feb. 1, 2002 Column by Louis Black

Lone Star Grammy Nominations 2002
"...award adding fuel to the "B-E-E-R-R-U-N" controversy, and even Ray Benson not being able to keep up with Lucinda..."

Jan. 11, 2002 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Terry Galloway keeps the Olympic flame alive.

Dec. 14, 2001 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Getting Their Due
The Texas Film Hall of Fame Debuts
" Oscar and Emmy winners than with Grammy winners Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel? The Western swing..."

March 9, 2001 Screens Feature by Margaret Moser

Dancing About Architecture
SXSW wristbands go on sale with the news that Dr. Demento will be attending this year's festival. Also, the passing of the Victory Grill's Johnny Holmes, and the expansion of Emo's.
"...while back that perennial nominee and eight-time statuette winner Ray Benson was starting his own label, and now comes..."

Feb. 23, 2001 Music Column by Ken Lieck

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