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ACL Fest Friday Reviews
"...returning to their early formation of tri-shared lead vocals. Ray Benson's comfortable drawl finds appropriate complements in Jason Roberts'..."

Sept. 14, 2007 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Dancing About Architecture
Steamboat returns, SXSW looms closer.
"...guitarists for quite awhile now.) Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson was in the wings during much of Dylan's..."

March 1, 2002 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Who's to Say
Pat Green, the "devil's spawn"?
"...Chicago singer-songwriter Robbie Fulks, for his part, entered the fray a short while ago by posting a screed against..."

Oct. 19, 2001 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Austin Music Awards Gallery, 1986-2000
"...Paul Ray, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Joe Ely, 1990..."

March 2, 2017 Photo Gallery

35 Years of the Austin Music Awards
Living in a dream
"...after Nelson’s outlaw country of the Seventies. Then Stevie Ray Vaughan called just prior to the date to ask..."

March 3, 2017 Features Feature by Doug Freeman

Faster Than Sound – Austin Radio: “We Never Stopped or Went Off the Air”
Austin radio stations stay on-air and spirited during COVID-19
"...there for a little while." R.I.P. Joe Priesnitz & Ray Hennig..."

May 8, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Austin Music Awards Hall of Fame Inductees 1983-2016
Never before published list of all Austin Music Awards Hall of Fame inductees
"...Ray Benson (95)..."

March 3, 2017 Features Feature

SXSW Music Festival
Picks & Sleepers
"...the Lickettes with Dan Hicks, and O'Connell vocalized with Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel. (Top of the..."

March 17, 2000 Music Feature

Won't Get Schooled Again
Austin's Music Class of '98
"...multi-platinum debuts from Matchbox 20, Duncan Sheik, and Sugar Ray. "Their success is singularly what held me back and..."

Jan. 23, 1998 Music Feature by Andy Langer

SXSW Music News: Tuesday/Wednesday
First night climaxes and 5 Next Big Things
"...• Asleep at the Wheel’s Ray Benson welcomed surprise guest George Strait to his 65th..."

March 16, 2016 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Eruption
Church on Monday guitarist Jake Langley transcends jazz
"...jazz icon who spent more than a decade" as Ray Charles' musical director, but five decades in service of..."

March 28, 2014 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

Heart & Soul, Part 2
Second half of lengthy Q&A with Huey Lewis
"...Huey Lewis: Well, yeah. Ray Benson is my pal. In the early days when..."

July 19, 2012 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Thursday Picks
"...Austin on the advice of Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson. Recently signed to Funzalo Records, the quartet is..."

March 14, 2008 Music Feature

TCB
SXSW looms on the horizon, and "TCB" is already neck-deep in it.
"...Hall, 7:55pm sharp, and hosted by evergreen MC Paul Ray. Look for music by fast-rising College Station roots thrush..."

Feb. 7, 2003 Music Column by Christopher Gray

Dancing About Architecture
SX3 (South By Cubed)
"...think they won't be star-studded, you must think that Ray Benson doesn't have any famous friends. As far as..."

Jan. 16, 1998 Music Column by Ken Lieck

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...Ray Benson had big plans to celebrate his band's 50th..."

June 4, 2021 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Asleep at the Wheel
"...Natural headline-grabber on Ray Benson and company's first full-length of Western Swing originals..."

Oct. 5, 2018 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

Gay Place
Post-Pride Week parties aplenty
"...you can't after this weekend. Sat., Sept. 3, 11am-4pm. Ray Benson's Rattle Inn, 610 Nueces, 512/373-8306. $22. www.fb.com/abcdeevents...."

Sept. 2, 2016 Column by Sarah Marloff

Austin City Limits Hall of Fame Flashback
PBS concert staple inducts its second class of legends
"...that will appear in the upcoming season. Today, just Ray Benson remains from the original big band, fronting an..."

June 19, 2015 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Ray Benson
"...doesn't mean there's not life beyond Western swing for Ray Benson. A Little Piece finds the towering bandleader all..."

Jan. 31, 2014 Music Review by Jim Caligiuri

Reckless Kelly’s Home Run
Braun brothers’ charity baseball game hits a tie-breaker
"...Cody Canada & the Departed, Asleep at the Wheel’s Ray Benson, Roger Creager, the Trishas, this year’s Austin Music..."

April 12, 2013 Music Post by William Harries Graham

Abracadabra
Steve Miller brings the magic at Texas Medal of Arts
"...Wheel frontman and 2011 Texas Medal of Arts winner Ray Benson – to create what sounded like the kind..."

March 6, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

On the Couch
Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt talk shop
"...with vocals and guitar solos throughout. Lovett brought on Ray Benson, who sang his own “Hot Like That,” a..."

June 30, 2011 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

My Dinner with the Tornados
Texas Tornados celebrate a new CD with a lengthy stay in Austin
"...four tables in one of Threadgill’s corners. Long tall Ray Benson, with Michelle Valles, seats himself on the other..."

March 9, 2010 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Off the Record
Mourning the loss of two Austin music giants, Stephen Bruton and Randall 'Poodie' Locke
"...Headed Stranger, his fans, and his crew or, as Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel states, "the grease..."

May 15, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

Carolyn Wonderland
Saturday
"...talents into the mix with Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson as producer, Miss Understood is a mighty and..."

March 14, 2008 Music Review by Margaret Moser

Ballroom Dancing
SXSW panels
"...representatives, producer Jimmy Jam and Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson, to break though the speechifying and get specific...."

March 17, 2006 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

With a Bullet
Cross your fingers, Monte Warden and Bruce Robison may be headed for No. 1 with George Strait
"...songwriters, says composer and Asleep at the Wheel bandleader Ray Benson, who, like Warden and Robison, plays the Nashville..."

April 2, 2004 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Dancing About Architecture
As the Live Music Capital dries up, along comes the Austin City Limits festival to quench parched musical thirst.
"...Audium Records has signed Asleep at the Wheel frontman Ray Benson to a solo contract. Benson has yet to..."

Sept. 13, 2002 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Dancing About Architecture
Checking up on SIMS and their $216K, checking in on Lyle Lovett's broken leg, and Tyler Harwood checks out of the Zulu as Kono and the Peenbeets.
"...on Wheels, meanwhile, hosts its 30th Anniversary Concert, featuring Ray Benson and friends, at La Zona Rosa next Thursday,..."

April 5, 2002 Music Column by Ken Lieck

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