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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
"...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

Dancing About Architecture
Austin Music Commission chair Bob Livingston steps down, no one steps up; Man's Ruin returns to Austin; Michael Corcoran's suspension is puzzling.
"...think it may put him in the running with Ray Benson as the most-mentioned person in recent "Dancing" columns..."

March 31, 2000 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Asleep At The Wheel
"...or Wrong," or the Squirrel Nut Zippers doing "Maiden's Prayer" really enhance Wills' legacy? No, but they do make..."

Aug. 13, 1999 Music Feature

Photo Gallery
"...CURT KIRKWOOD, and given instructions on where the deli tray is located...."

March 27, 1998 Music Feature

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"...Ray Benson is not by any means on the road..."

Dec. 5, 1997 Column by Louis Black

Nine Essential Albums From Willie Nelson’s 90 Years
Wishing the Texas outlaw icon a Willie nice birthday
"...quick succession, the biggest country hits of 1961 at Ray Price’s Pamper Music: “Hello Walls” (Faron Young), “Night Life”..."

April 28, 2023 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

SXSW Film Goes Right to the Moon
Apollo 10 1/2, Sandra Bullock, and more join movie list
"...Director: Michelle Savill, Screenwriters: Michelle Savill, Eli Kent, Producers: Desray Armstrong, Angela Littlejohn When a broke and anxiety-ridden architecture..."

Feb. 2, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Willie’s Picnic Reboots Virtually, Glitches and All
Star-studded, 7.5-hour livestream proves a real feat
"...Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel closed out the..."

July 6, 2020 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Day Trips & Beyond: September Events Roundup
Art festivals and dance halls liven up the landscape in September
"...evening concerts. The first concert featured Jerry Jeff Walker, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Townes Van Zandt, Mance Lipscomb, and many..."

Sept. 1, 2018 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Dale Watson & Ray Benson
"...There are no bigger showmen in Texas country than Ray Benson and Dale Watson, the ringleader of Western swing's..."

Feb. 3, 2017 Music Review by Doug Freeman

Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic 2016
"...Ray Benson leading Asleep at the Wheel..."

July 5, 2016 Photo Gallery

Playback: Post Pop Depression: After SXSW
Still wearing your SXSW badge or wristband? We don't blame you.
"...Music Awards in tribute to the late, great Paul Ray, singing songs pulled straight from the Twine Time deejay's..."

March 25, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Sound Bleed
As Interactive kicks off SXSW, its bookings merge with Music
"...Chromeo; the highly secretive Illmore party, co-promoted by Scoremore; Ray-Ban's EDM-heavy Boiler Room concert; TV cook Rachael Ray's day..."

March 7, 2014 Music Column

One, Two, Tres, Cuatro: Carjacked for Christmas
Ruby Jane and her mother are carjacked, plus other holiday tales of need
"...was under the tutelage of Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson and playing with the Willie Nelson Family Band,..."

Dec. 16, 2011 Music Column by Margaret Moser

ACL Music Fest Friday Listings
The blurbing of ACL 2011
"...Wheel is still led by the Austin's unofficial Mayor Ray Benson and new talents Jason Roberts and Elizabeth McQueen...."

Sept. 16, 2011 Music Feature

Off the Record
The estate of Don Walser and Southbound's Lowkey both get their respective days in court
"...The prosecution relied heavily on the testimony of Temple Ray, a surprise witness and former bookkeeper for Antone's Records,..."

June 4, 2010 Music Column by Austin Powell

Saturday Picks & Sleepers
One last night of band blurbs!
"...Is B.o.B mixtape. His debut, The Adventures of Bobby Ray, is set for release in June. – Chase Hoffberger..."

March 20, 2009 Music Feature

Broken Spoke Legends
James White counts down the Broken Spoke's greatest hits
"...Fame roster – Bob Wills, Tex Ritter, Roy Acuff, Ray Price, Ernest Tubb, Kitty Wells, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson,..."

Nov. 12, 2004 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

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In such intense and crazed times, film and music of soothe and feed the soul; SXSW 2003 provides plenty to feast on.
"...the Improbable Return of Redneck Rock, featuring Steve Fromholz, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Rusty Wier, Ray Benson, Billy Joe Shaver,..."

March 7, 2003 Column by Louis Black

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When they label war protesters' speech as traitorous, right-wing war supporters reveal themselves as truly anti-American.
"...and the Improbable Return of Redneck Rock (Steve Fromholz, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Rusty Wier, Ray Benson, Billy Joe Shaver,..."

Feb. 28, 2003 Column by Louis Black

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In blaming the anti-war movement for all possible future scenarios connected to terrorism or the war in Iraq, the hysterical right has poised itself to lead a devastating assault on the Constitution and its protections.
"...the Improbable Return of Redneck Rock, including Steve Fromholz, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Rusty Wier, Ray Benson, Billy Joe Shaver,..."

Feb. 21, 2003 Column by Louis Black

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The forest fire that is SXSW continues to blaze, fueled by the SXSW Film Awards, the Austin Music Awards show, and upcoming Chronicle daily editions.
"...been entertained by a terrific bill emceed by Paul Ray and featuring the Snobs, female supergroup Supergirls, Sixpence None..."

March 15, 2002 Column by Louis Black

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A cornucopia of delights await you at the South by Southwest Film and Music Festivals and Austin Music Awards this year.
" so normal and restrained in the world it portrays. It is a love story more than anything else...."

March 8, 2002 Column by Louis Black

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
"...reincarnation of Bon Scott. (The Metro, 9pm) -- Christopher Gray..."

March 16, 2001 Music Feature

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