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Friday ACL Fest Picks
Five must-see Austin acts!
"...Dale & Ray (12:30pm, Honda stage) Meet the honky-tonk power couple, Dale..."

Oct. 13, 2017 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Ambassador of Austin Music
"...earlier), on the anniversary of the death of Stevie Ray Vaughan, who left us on this date in 1990...."

Aug. 28, 2017 Postmarks

“Thank You, Margaret Moser”
I’m glad you are a monkey woman, too
"...into a 33-minute love-in featuring ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel, former Go-Go’s rocker..."

June 28, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

SXSW Music: Luck Reunion
Anything can happen in Willie World!
"...booming vocals and country grooves highlighted the tent, until Ray Benson and Ray Wylie Hubbard added star power...."

March 17, 2017 SXSW Post by Doug Freeman

Panhandle Rambler
Walkabout with Joe Ely
"...standing in the driveway, looking eternally cool in his Ray-Bans and boots, nods...."

Sept. 18, 2015 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Bill Arhos 1934-2015
Austin City Limits creator left a worldwide legacy
"...and created Austin City Limits to showcase it,” says Ray Benson, whose Asleep at the Wheel became ACL’s second..."

April 13, 2015 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Charles Attal Discusses C3/Live Nation Deal
“We needed each other”
"...going to be opening the festival. I don’t need Ray Benson calling me up and yelling at me...."

Feb. 26, 2015 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

We Are the World
Recapping this year's Austin Music Awards.
"...Bell (New Artist); three for the largely unknown Jonny Gray (Song of the Year, Male Vocalist, Folk); and a..."

March 21, 2014 Music Feature by Chase Hoffberger

SXSW Live Shot: 2013/2014 Austin Music Awards
An epic last dance for AMA director Margaret Moser
"...Bell (New Artist), three for the largely unknown Jonny Gray (Single, Male Vocalist, Folk), and a historic nab for..."

March 13, 2014 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

Playback: Lovers Rock
Announcing the Austin Music Awards and more Valentine's Day mash notes
"...a choice roster that includes Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson teaming up with native son Elias Haslanger and..."

Feb. 14, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Screamadelica
Austin Psych Fest 2014 drops its lineup
"...performances by his band, Lone Star Swing, along with Ray Wylie Hubbard, Cross Canadian Ragweed's Cody Canada, Asleep at..."

Dec. 6, 2013 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

On the Bus Again
On the eve of turning 80, Willie Nelson's still calling the tune
"..."Nah," snorts Ray Benson when asked if he's joined the Family. "I..."

April 12, 2013 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

No Joker: Steve Miller
Classic rocker clears the air tonight on public education
"...performing a few songs with Asleep at the Wheel’s Ray Benson tonight...."

March 5, 2013 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Jamey Johnson
"...Emmylou Harris breathes desperation into "Don't Touch Me," and Ray Benson provides levity with "I Don't Do Windows," but..."

Feb. 22, 2013 Music Review by Doug Freeman

ACL Music Fest Friday Listings
"...Led by larger-than-life and good-natured wiseass Ray Benson, Asleep at the Wheel has character coming out..."

Oct. 12, 2012 Music Feature

Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Reckless Kelly swings for the fences
"...Ray Benson, Asleep at the Wheel “One of the seasoned..."

April 28, 2011 Music Post by Austin Powell

Off the Record
A personal introduction to 'The Austin Chronicle Music Anthology'
"...comp, featuring rarities like R.E.M.'s interview with Roky Erickson, "Ray Benson's Favorite Songs About Texas," and an oral history..."

March 4, 2011 Music Column by Austin Powell

Grateful Dead + Papa Mali = 7 Walkers
"...all aspects of Americana, from Reverend Gary Davis to Obray Ramsey, but from our perspective, more blues than bluegrass,"..."

Nov. 26, 2010 Music Feature by Austin Powell

Off the Record
A closer look at the closing of the Cactus Cafe, Beerland's Casual Victim Pile, and Watchtower's Control and Release
" airport music coordinator Nancy Coplin and should give Ray Benson's Roadhouse a run for its money...."

Feb. 12, 2010 Music Column by Austin Powell

Off the Record
Room 710 prepares to shut its doors, Amy Cook goes under the lens, and introducing The Austin Chronicle Music Anthology
"...and many now-iconic images, such as a budding Stevie Ray Vaughan outside his first tour bus, that have graced..."

July 31, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

Off the Record
Striking down the Thunder of Gods Festival
"...viewers. Filling a role originally written for the Kinks' Ray Davies, the local songsmith performed a stripped-down revision of..."

May 22, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

Off the Record
Blaze's blues strike a chord with the SXSW Film 09 and dropping out for the Black Angels' Psych Fest 2
"...and featuring the Heartless Bastards, Black Joe Lewis, and Ray Wylie Hubbard, among others. Meanwhile, Elevators' collaborator and former..."

March 13, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

Off the Record
The politics of Austin music in 2008: Barack Obama boogies back to Texas, a Man From Plains, and the Live Music Task Force
"...Music Hall in February with Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson. After millions of Americans voted for change on..."

Dec. 26, 2008 Music Column by Austin Powell

Smells Like Teen Spirit
Austin's bands of tomorrow are already here, they're just U18
"...Ruby Jane Smith is often seen fiddling with mentor Ray Benson, but the 13-year-old can also lay claim as..."

Oct. 24, 2008 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

After a Fashion
Stephen is humbled by the outpouring of love and offers a photo tribute here
"...Million fundraiser for me last Wednesday at Antone's, starring Ray Benson, Kathy Valentine, Bobby Whitlock & CoCo Carmel, Chip..."

May 23, 2008 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Off the Record
The battle for Townes Van Zandt's legacy wages on, Willie and the Doggfather get Half Baked in Amsterdam, and Pinetop Perkins gets his mojo working
"...performances from his daughter Paula Nelson, as well as Ray Benson, Joe Ely, Alejandro Escovedo, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and..."

April 25, 2008 Music Column by Austin Powell

Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Ray Price
Gift guide
"...Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Ray PriceLast of the Breed: Live in Concert (A&E)..."

Dec. 21, 2007 Music Review by Doug Freeman

Off the Record
Pinetop Perkins leads local Grammy nominations; The Heartless Bastards' Erika Wennerstrom relocates to Austin; the Invincible Czars re-envision Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Suite
" the Austin Convention Center. Scheduled musical guests include Ray Wylie Hubbard, Van Wilks, Ray Benson, Ruthie Foster, and..."

Dec. 14, 2007 Music Column by Austin Powell

Maryann Price
"...Tear," these 14 songs draw on sources as diverse Ray Davies and Johnny Mercer, but Price's bewitching vocals always..."

May 25, 2007 Music Review by Christopher Gray

After a Fashion
Your Style Avatar yawns at the Grammys and gets a dry cut
"...use is Animé Wong, replacing my former favorite, Fey Ray...."

Feb. 16, 2007 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

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