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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

Black Widow
What happened in Budapest no longer stays in Budapest as Marvel learns spycraft
"...Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, Rachel Weisz, Ray Winstone and William Hurt...."

July 9, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

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

Black Pumas Backline Lauren Cervantes and Angela Miller Maintain 20 Feet From Stardom – On Purpose
Respect and admiration remains the key to their success as co-frontwomen and backup singers
"...especially Miller, performed session work with other artists, including Ray Benson, Gordie Johnson, and Charlie Sexton. For Cervantes, however,..."

May 28, 2021 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

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

April 15, 2021 Photo Gallery

In a Global Crisis, Luck Presents Writes a New Concert Promotions Standard
With a little luck, Ellee Fletcher Durniak and Matt Bizer thrive at improvising impossible situations
"...Twitch, Facebook, and Instagram, the four-hour event hosted by Ray Benson starred Neil Young, Paul Simon, Lucinda Williams, Margo..."

April 16, 2021 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Top 10 Festival Films of 2020 You Haven't Seen Yet
The best of the fests from Austin and beyond
"...do. Lapsis makes Dean Imperial the ultimate everyman as Ray, one of hundreds of low-paid workers out there unrolling..."

Jan. 1, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Public Notice: The Season That Keeps On Giving
A potpourri of further giving opportunities, and more
"...Lunch," Tuesday at noon, with appearances by Kirk Watson, Ray Benson, Marcia Ball, Alejandro Escovedo, Sarah Bird, and U.S...."

Dec. 4, 2020 News Column by Nick Barbaro

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...of mouth-watering musical performances, including John Mayall, Charley Crockett, Ray Benson, Ruthie Foster, Joe Ely, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Lucinda..."

Nov. 27, 2020 Music Feature by Derek Udensi

Last Week in Live Music: Blackillac, Hong Kong Wigs, Luck Reunion's Tribute to Billy Joe Shaver, and More
"...Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson at Luck Reunion's The Songs I Left Behind:..."

Nov. 23, 2020 Photo Gallery

12 Things to Do With the Family Over the Thanksgiving Break
Give blood, see the circus, do a virtual 5K, and more
"...performances from a who's who of Texas music (including Ray Benson, Marcia Ball, Gina Chavez, and Jimmie Vaughan), join..."

Nov. 20, 2020 Events Post by Katherine McNevins

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...to Shaver's indomitable songbook and influence among the participants: Ray Benson, Dale Watson, Shakey Graves, and Bruce Robison and..."

Nov. 20, 2020 Music Feature by Michael Toland

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...Austin's "Otra Vez"), OG R&B (Candi Sanders' "Crawlin'"), Tex-Mex (Ray Benson's "Eyes of Texas"), and country gospel (Dale Watson..."

Nov. 6, 2020 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Asleep at the Wheel and ACL Celebrate a Half Century of History
New KLRU retrospective wrangles two Austin icons
"...with you?' and I said the Texas Playboys," recalled Ray Benson, formidable frontman for the Wheel. "Paul Bosner was..."

Oct. 30, 2020 Screens Feature by Doug Freeman

Public Notice – Free Lunch: Yes or No?
A potpourri of virtual events and programs
"...of appearances by Kirk Watson, Sarah Bird, Marcia Ball, Ray Benson, and Alejandro Escovedo. Tickets are $150, but you..."

Oct. 2, 2020 News Column by Nick Barbaro

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
Lucinda Williams, Ray Prim, and Curved Light lead the pack
"...album's 12 tunes Tom Overby, and Steve Earle co-conspirator Ray Kennedy, what follows flash fries a page outta 2020...."

Aug. 21, 2020 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Surviving COVID-19: Ray Benson Lives to Tell
Asleep at the Wheel turns your living room into a dance floor
"...fans to roll up the rug and two-step. Frontman Ray Benson phoned in last week to discuss the landmark..."

July 23, 2020 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

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

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

Now Streaming in Austin: A Night For Austin
Willie Nelson, Black Pumas, Paul Simon for music fundraiser
"...Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Norah Jones, Patty Griffin, Paul Simon, Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel, Ryan Bingham, Shawn..."

June 10, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

We Have an Issue: Stages and Phases
In this week’s issue, a closer look at what the reopening of Texas entails
"...The Q&A Hole: Musicians Sabrina Ellis, Ray Benson, and more ponder their preferred reincarnation in Kevin..."

May 22, 2020 Column by Kimberley Jones

Q&A Hole: You Can Be Reincarnated into Anything
…except a human
"...Spirit and A Giant Dog, Asleep at the Wheel’s Ray Benson, Kevin McKeown and Eric Owen from Black Pistol..."

May 18, 2020 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

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

Q&A Hole: My Time-Traveling Future Self Wants Me to Do What?
Insane theoretical positions musicians as would-be assassins
"...musicians - Abhi the Nomad, Asleep at the Wheel’s Ray Benson, Nnedi “Nebula” Agbaroji of Trouble in the Streets,..."

May 4, 2020 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth
What we’re spending time with
"...Ingram, Jackie Venson, Jane Ellen Bryant, Jimmie Vaughan, Mobley, Ray Benson, Rob Baird, Tameca Jones, Van Wilks, Willy Braun..."

May 1, 2020 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Faster Than Sound: Gary Keller’s Austin Music Movement Shifts Resources
Major music advocacy funding impacted by the COVID-19 crisis
"...On Tuesday, Asleep at the Wheel head Ray Benson posted an upbeat health update after three weeks..."

April 10, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

SXSW Announces Midnighters, VR And More
Time to get dark and artistic with the latest film wave
"...had your headliners and competition titles, with the normal array of talent and titles Now it's time to get..."

Feb. 5, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Check Out the New Q&A Hole Trailer
Kevin Curtin chats up Sabrina Ellis, Abhi the Nomad, Ray Benson, & more
"...explodes the minds of Sabrina Ellis, Abhi the Nomad, Ray Benson, Peelander Yellow, Har Mar Superstar, Alesia Lani, Rod..."

Jan. 28, 2020 Music Post

Top 10 Festival Films of 2019 You Haven't Seen Yet
Alien invasions, comedy exorcists, and searing commentary
"...Aaron Benson and Justin Moorhead vault from supercool indie weirdness like..."

Dec. 31, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin Music Awards Gallery, 1988-2007
"...Terri Hendrix, Lloyd Maines, and Ray Hubbard, 2000..."

Nov. 27, 2019 Photo Gallery

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