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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

Luck Reunion 2016 - 2019
"...Nikki Lane, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Ray Benson, Jonathan Tyler at Luck Reunion..."

April 15, 2021 Photo Gallery

Off the Record
The sound of music at the 2008 SXSW Film Conference, Barack Obama boogies back to Texas with Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel, and Bubble Recording sports a diamond
"...less than a day's notice, Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson rallied his troops – Joe Ely and Carolyn..."

Feb. 29, 2008 Music Column by Austin Powell

Austin Music Awards 2002-03
Austin Music Hall, Wednesday, March 12
"...Music Awards lineup was first announced, "C'mon, Steven Fromholz, Ray Benson, Billy Joe Shaver, Ray Wylie Hubbard? Isn't that..."

March 14, 2003 Music Feature by Jerry Renshaw

Wide Open Heart
Local accordionist Bradley Jaye Williams brings together fish and fowl in his assimulation of Texas polka and conjunto music.
"...some proud rooster (Gallus domesticus) diagrammed out á la Gray's Anatomy -- only in Italian. A gift from a..."

Feb. 18, 2000 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

A View From the Cheap Seats
"...Ray Benson of Austin's Asleep at the Wheel and possessor..."

Feb. 19, 1999 Music Feature by Michael Bertin

Austin Lyric Opera's Stampede
The opera launches a festival to celebrate Austin's musical diversity
"...Center, a giant concert celebrating the 40th anniversary of Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel with Willie Nelson..."

Oct. 29, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Dancing About Architecture
Collapsing Beams at the Mercury, Asleep at the Wheel Beams into Your Home, SXSW Marches On
"...band with an outrageous, TV-friendly gimmick. Both the Wheel's Ray Benson (with Lyle Lovett and Shawn Colvin) and Bob..."

Feb. 4, 2000 Music Column by Ken Lieck

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re playing
"...Strait. On the horizon: recording a new album, leader Ray Benson's annual birthday concert during South by Southwest, loads..."

July 24, 2020 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Playback – AAN Convention: Worth the Ink?
Checking the pulse of print media and music journalism
"...troubadour Dale Watson and Asleep at the Wheel frontman Ray Benson at Stubb's. Pairing the two most garish Telecasters..."

July 15, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: A Plethora of Pride
Gay Pride, Asleep at Wheel 'Then and Now,' and David Yow confirms he's a Dick
"...to Northern California's freak scene and onto Austin, where Ray Benson and company have persevered into a fourth decade...."

Sept. 6, 2013 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Dancing About Architecture
Mars Music store goes the way of Halley's Comet.
"...regarding his recording agreement with Antone's/TMG Records." Montgomery's manager Ray Rodriguez says the release of the artist was a..."

Nov. 1, 2002 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Austin Music Awards Show Performers 1983-2016
Every AMA performance lineup of the past 34 years
"...1983: Angela Strehli & Band with special guest Stevie Ray Vaughan, Extreme Heat, Van Wilks Band, Chinanine, Concept..."

March 3, 2017 Features Feature

Page Two: More Stars Than There Are in Heaven
Honoring those who helped create, and now tend, the legacy of Clifford Antone
"...Derek O'Brien, Angela Strehli, Charlie Sexton, Paul and Diana Ray, Jimmie Vaughan, Sue Foley, Kim Wilson, Joe Ely, Denny..."

June 2, 2006 Column by Louis Black

Rattle Inn Closes
West Sixth honky-tonk shutters
"...restaurant Ranch 616, and Asleep at the Wheel frontman Ray Benson. The bar’s live music room was initially branded..."

April 24, 2018 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Third Annual Ameripolitan Music Awards
"...Host Ray Benson..."

Feb. 17, 2016 Photo Gallery

Fun Fun Fun Comedy: Your Lineup Is...
For the 10th fest, "FFF" can stand for "familiar funny folk"
"...such standout stand-ups as Tig Notaro, Eric Andre, Jonah Ray, and Doug Benson...."

July 28, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Playback: Willie's Picnic Comes Home
Willie Nelson Fourth of July Picnic lands back in Austin
"...paid to get in," remembers Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson, a Picnic fixture since year two. "But they..."

July 3, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

ACL Music Fest 2014 Friday Listings – Second Weekend
Blurbing the second Friday of ACL 2014
"...Ray Benson & MilkDrive12:15pm, Honda stage..."

Oct. 10, 2014 Music Feature

Here Comes KUTX 98.9
Eleven local musicians usher in KUT’s new musical half
"...6am: Ray Benson 7am: Amy Cook 8am: Jon Dee Graham 9am:..."

Dec. 26, 2012 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Texas Medal of Arts
The Texas Cultural Trust honors its sixth group of notable Texans in the arts
"...Asleep at the Wheel frontman and country swing king Ray Benson (Multi-Media); Austin philanthropists Sarah and Ernest Butler (Individual..."

Feb. 25, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Before the Well Runs Dry
The city moves toward conservation, but is it moving fast enough?
"...at City Hall – Asleep at the Wheel frontman Ray Ben­son delivers a swinging little tune about water conservation,..."

Aug. 22, 2008 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Free Night of Theater: The List
These Central Texas theatre companies are offering free tickets as part of the national Free Night of Theater campaign
"...Bismeaux Productions: A Ride With Bob, by Ray Benson and Anne Rapp with the songs of Bob..."

Oct. 7, 2005 Arts Feature

Dancing About Architecture
Another festival weekend, this time jazz; plus Mars Music not going under, and Bill Hicks -- still dead, more CDs.
"...episode with Los Lobos and Old and in the Gray, featuring Peter Rowan, David Grisman, Vassar Clements, Herb Pedersen,..."

Oct. 18, 2002 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Who's Texas?
The story of Texas history says a lot -- about the storytellers
"...would have apparently included Chuck Norris -- born Carlos Ray Norris of Ryan, Okla., -- whose only connection to..."

Sept. 6, 2002 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

Waitin' 'Round to Live
The making and subsequent success of Poet: A Tribute to Townes Van Zandt
"...I Needed You," rendered by Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson...."

Feb. 8, 2002 Music Feature by Andy Langer

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