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All-Woman Western Swing Trio Tells Texas Republicans It’s OK to Vote for Beto
O sister, where art thou?
"...gun ownership, and renewable energy. Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson produced one of their songs, "West Texas Wind,"..."

Oct. 21, 2022 News Feature by Jen Hamilton Hernandez

Accident Man: Hitman’s Holiday
Fights galore, over-the-top kills, and a major Scott Adkins showcase
" George Kirby and Harry Kirby. Starring: Scott Adkins, Ray Stevenson, Perry Benson, Sarah Chang, George Fouracres and Flaminia..."

Oct. 14, 2022 Movie Review by Sarah Jane

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Big Jade & Krystall Poppin, Jacob Banks, Flipper, Spellling, and more notable non-ACL shows
"...Topsy, the fest has free admission.  – Michael Toland Ray Benson Archive AuctionBurley Auction Gallery, Saturday 15..."

Oct. 14, 2022 Music Column by Derek Udensi

The Chronicle Guide to the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Before the God of Thunder rocks the skies, every MCU film reviewed
" of the best, most visceral, and downright fun forays of all the comic-book franchises waiting in the CGI..."

July 7, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Willie’s Picnic Brings the Fireworks, and Beto O’Rourke, to Q2
Old Austin meets new Austin with Fourth of July Concert
" band was more stripped down than usual, with Ray Benson joining Kevin Smith, Billy English, and Mickey Raphael,..."

July 5, 2022 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Do You Really Know Your Parents if You Don’t Go Through Their Record Collection?
Who we are is what we listen to
"...whose discography generously populates the familial crates. I know Ray Benson personally now and it’s only now occurring to..."

June 19, 2022 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

In Service of Music Medicine, Jason Isbell Played at the Austin Library Last Night
Songwriter delivers phenomenal solo set for JoyRx fundraiser
"...Daly of Western Swing, Asleep at the Wheel leader Ray Benson, went for $5,000. All 50 two-ticket packages to..."

April 28, 2022 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Heavy With Tradition, Old Settler's Music Festival Springs Eternal
We talk to Sierra Hull and spotlight favorites for next week’s campout
"...Hear Leigh's comforting tone and crisp stories align with Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel, heroes-turned-peers since her..."

April 15, 2022 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Scenes From Day 6 of SXSW 2022
"...Tomar and the FCs at Ray Benson's Birthday Bash presented by HAAM..."

March 16, 2022 Photo Gallery

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

Day Trips & Beyond: November Events Roundup
It’s time for chili cook-offs, festivals, and all sorts of November fun
" TSU. Home to the archives of Lonesome Dove, Ray Benson, and many other Texas icons and historical figures,..."

Nov. 5, 2021 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

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
" 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
" 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
" 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

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