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Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...that rhymes with greenhouse gases," said country music legend Ray Benson Wednesday at a City Hall event hyping his..."

Aug. 1, 2008 News Feature

Wonderland Is Wonderful!
"...from peace and women's rights to improving jail conditions. Ray Benson had it right when he said, “She's also..."

May 7, 2008 Postmarks

Off the Record
Max Dropout's garage-punk festival levels Beerland to Ground Zero; David Letterman hosts a Late Show spectacular at Antone's; What Made Milwaukee Famous grapples with success on second LP
"...and ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, whose version of Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Texas Flood" was, in the words of host..."

Dec. 7, 2007 Music Column by Austin Powell

After a Fashion: Thursday
Your Style Avatar dishes the style dirt at SXSW!
"...could see it. As the "comfortably attired" techies and gray clad film jocks packed up to go back to..."

March 17, 2006 Features Feature by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Nominations for the 2004-2005 B. Iden Payne Awards
A complete list of all Payne Award nominees.
"...Ray Benson, A Ride With Bob..."

Aug. 19, 2005 Arts Feature

Billy Dee
Record review
"...Hell (My Mama Ever Raised)," featuring Dale Watson and Ray Benson. Bassist for Paycheck as well a Gilley's bandleader,..."

July 29, 2005 Music Review by Margaret Moser

Culture Flash!
The 2005 Texas Medal of Arts Awards have been announced, and the Elisabet Ney Museum snags a Historic Homes grant
"...Austin (Arts Patron Individual); modern and contemporary sculpture Nasher Foundation/Raymond D. Nasher of Dallas (Arts Patron Foundation). Bob Schieffer..."

March 18, 2005 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Naked City
News and happenings around Austin and beyond
"...pomp and circumstance. A day earlier, Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn announced that lawmakers have $400 million in excess revenue..."

Jan. 14, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

The Velveteen Rabbit: The Musical
All the elements come together to produce something truly magical in KidsActing's revival of 'The Velveteen Rabbit: The Musical'
"...of the songs written by such local musicians as Ray Benson, Butch Hancock, Joe Scruggs, Joe Ely, and Marcia..."

Aug. 20, 2004 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Not Your Father's Musical (Or Your Kid's, For That Matter)
Three local shows show breaking into song ain't what it used to be
"...and her own self, Berry turned to a glittering array of Austin's most gifted dramatists past and present –..."

Aug. 13, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Coming Soon To a Concert Hall Near You
What's ahead for the Austin Symphony Orchestra & Ballet Austin in 2004-2005
"...in the case of Asleep at the Wheel with Ray Benson, who open the series at Riverbend Centre in..."

May 28, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Dale Watson
Texas platters
"...work shines. This is Watson in his prime. With Ray Benson as producer, the disc features a slew of..."

May 14, 2004 Music Review by Jim Caligiuri

TCB
Young Heart Attack and the Austin City Council's 'Mouthful of Love'
"...a pair of Backyard shows and asked lunch companion Ray Benson if he knew how to get in touch..."

April 30, 2004 Music Column by Christopher Gray

$liding Home
Austin slide guitar sovereign Cindy Cashdollar steps out from the side
"...features not only first-class musicianship, but also a delightful array of styles. It's bluegrass and blues, swampy and twangy,..."

April 9, 2004 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Texas in the Title
"..."Long Tall Texan" rates just below better-known tunes like Ray Stevens' "Ahab the Arab" and Sheb Wooley's "Purple People..."

Nov. 28, 2003 Music Feature by Greg Beets

Food-o-File
Virginia B. Wood loads up your plate with events and a piece of the Big Apple.
"...definitive Texas musical entertainment will be provided by Grammy-winner Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel. Though we'll miss..."

Oct. 17, 2003 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

ACL Fest Interviews
"...a cup of Starbucks," says Green. "I like what Ray Benson told me: 'Don't read your press, weigh it.'..."

Sept. 19, 2003 Music Feature by Andy Langer

A Salute to the Heroes of Texas Swing
Texas Platters
"...with folks like Hot Club of Cowtown, Justin Trevino, Ray Benson, and Dayna Wills (niece of Bob), providing a..."

May 9, 2003 Music Review by Jerry Renshaw

After a Fashion
Matthew McConaughey, Peter Fonda, Luke Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Owen Wilson, Farrah Fawcett, Louis Black: Which godlike celebrity did Style Avatar Stephen deign to spend a hot 15 minutes in a trailer with? Oh, wouldn't you like to know …
"...Harrelson was a charmer -- watching him chatting with Ray Benson and then both of them disappearing into thin..."

March 14, 2003 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Managed Health Care
The SIMS Foundation helps local musicians, and finally, itself.
"...phone calls coming in, I had to hope and pray that if someone was in real crisis, their call..."

Nov. 29, 2002 Music Feature by Andy Langer

Mr. Demme's Holiday
Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme takes a trip to the city of lights and of love, of Tati and Truffaut, in his latest, The Truth About Charlie.
"...evening, however, came later, at the afterparty at Antone's. Ray Benson and his band were pounding out their patented..."

Oct. 25, 2002 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Food-o-File
"Talk about your big party weekends," writes Virginia B. Wood in this week's "Food-o-File." "If you don't find some great food and wine to enjoy with this lineup available, you're just not trying hard enough!"
"...at Gruene Hall, dinner and solo performance ($50) by Ray Benson; Saturday, Oct. 12, noon-6pm, tastings of Texas wines..."

Oct. 11, 2002 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Dancing About Architecture
The rain couldn't stop the flood of Austin's outdoor music shows last weekend.
"...into his own benefit Sunday, however, even duetting with Ray Benson on a couple of songs the two co-wrote,..."

April 12, 2002 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Articulations
Danceworks director Cindy Goldberger leaves Austin as playwright Colin Swanson returns for a visit, and who are Ballet Austin's lucky mothers?
"...Connor; Sunday, Dec. 9: Asleep at the Wheel spokes-guy Ray Benson; Friday, Dec. 14: greens rover Tom Kite; Saturday..."

Dec. 7, 2001 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Dancing About Architecture
Another Sixth Street club discontinues live original music, as Davíd Garza struggles to get his heard.
"...efforts will go to STP, the Cult, and Sugar Ray this summer rather than Señor Garza, who nevertheless is..."

June 15, 2001 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Honky-Tonk Heroes
Photos by John Carrico
"...Ray BensonBob Wills peers slyly over towering Texan Ray Benson's..."

Nov. 17, 2000 Music Feature

Rock & Roll Books
Any Old Way You Choose It
"...there would be no Austin City Limits"), Lightnin' Hopkins, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, B.B. King, and the time an..."

Dec. 31, 1999 Books Feature by Christopher Gray

Life of the Party
"...just draw 1,000 people regularly like Jerry Jeff or Ray Benson. To me, that's the perfect career. And I've..."

Oct. 2, 1998 Music Feature by Andy Langer

Which Way Will Austin Swing? Ninth Inning, 3 and 2
Home By the River
"...known the team might move here. Early stadium booster Ray Benson, the local musician and co-chair of Supporters of..."

Sept. 22, 1995 News Feature

Asleep at the Wheel to Bring Back Distinguished Alumni and a “Super Special Guest” for 50th Anniversary Concert
Tickets on sale now for Oct 15 celebration at the Moody Amphitheater
"...celebration back for one more circle around the sun. Ray Benson and company are now ready to blow out..."

Sept. 14, 2021 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

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