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Up Too Early
Google Streetview fashion critique from South Lamar.
"...wheel (by the way, I just had to pay Ray Benson fifty cents to use that term)...."

July 24, 2012 Chronolog Post by The Luv Doc

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

I Am Trying To Break Your Heart
Ruby Jane's no longer the innocent
"...Ray Benson plucked her to perform in his musical retrospective..."

June 29, 2012 Music Feature by Adam Schragin

1, 2, Tres, Cuatro: Waltz Across Texas
San Antonio rock & roll posters and Central Texas dance halls – preserve them.
"...Pop, and Todd Rundgren to Homer, Heyoka, and the Krayolas. They beckoned to take them home with me...."

April 6, 2012 Music Column by Margaret Moser

The Grammy Museum's Woody Guthrie Centennial Tribute
SXSW Showcase Reviews
"...unheard Guthrie compositions personally chosen for them by Nora. Ray Benson's appropriate version of "Philadelphia Lawyer" and Ruthie Foster's..."

March 16, 2012 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

State of Love and Trust
Have a little faith for the new millennial music paradigm and trust in the 2011-12 Austin Music Awards.
"...producers, including Larry Campbell, Asleep at the Wheel boss Ray Benson, and country/pop/tech pioneer Michael Nesmith. Witnessing the Monkees'..."

March 9, 2012 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

SXSW Comedy
Really taking funny seriously
"...(daughter of George), Paul Provenza, Reggie Watts, and Doug Benson; a slew of live podcast tapings; panels during SXSW..."

March 9, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Luv Doc: Toftation Island
"...crooner Bruce Robison, KLBJ-FM DJ Dale Dudley, Texas swinger Ray Benson, and former rock god Robert Plant, who looked..."

Feb. 24, 2012 Column by The Luv Doc

Film Flam
A Super Bowl surprise, SXSW Comedy news, & Kevin Smith
"...WTF with Marc Maron Doug Loves Movies with Doug Benson Comedy Bang Bang with Scott Aukerman You Made It..."

Feb. 8, 2012 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

We Built This City
On rock & roll venues opening up left, right, and especially east
" music weekly and runs midweek shows in rotation. Ray Benson's Rattle Inn, a two-story venue that plans to..."

Feb. 3, 2012 Music Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Full Circle
The gospel according to Ruthie Foster
"...Foster's new album Let It Burn peel back a prayer in repetition. A statement fraught with the struggle of..."

Jan. 27, 2012 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

'The NFL Beat': Championship Edition
Ice down the Champagne
"...Make sure all seats and tray tables are in the upright and locked position. This..."

Dec. 23, 2011 Sports Post by Alex Dunlap

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

'The NFL Beat': Week 13
Waiver-wire pickups and more
"...hate a rookie QB/WR combo flanked by RB Cedric Benson going into Pittsburgh, especially late in the season in..."

Dec. 1, 2011 Sports Post by Alex Dunlap

Off the Record
Johnny Depp hits the Continental Club; Eric Johnson crashes the Texas Music Hall of Fame
"...some serious contenders for its inaugural class next fall: Ray Benson, Joe Ely, Kathy Valentine, Marcia Ball, and a..."

Oct. 28, 2011 Music Column by Austin Powell

Carolyn Wonderland
"...not only Larry Campbell (Dylan, the Gourds) but also Ray Benson and Mike Nesmith for various producer duties, three..."

Sept. 30, 2011 Music Review 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

Radio Snack
Food on the airwaves in Austin
"...deep, rich flavor." Recent shows she's especially liked? "Interviewing Ray Benson [of Asleep at the Wheel] while he made..."

July 15, 2011 Food Feature by MM Pack

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

Off the Record
Scouting reports on Austin Psych Fest and Reckless Kelly's Celebrity Softball Jam
"...– heard on 1975's "Starry Eyes" b/w "Red Temple Prayer (Two Headed Dog)" – then as the Aliens, the..."

April 29, 2011 Music Column by Austin Powell

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

Texas Medal of Arts
The Texas Cultural Trust honors its sixth group of notable Texans in the arts
"...Asleep at the Wheel frontman and country swing king Ray Benson (Multi-Media); Austin philanthropists Sarah and Ernest Butler (Individual..."

Feb. 25, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Off the Record
Courtney Love vs. Boudoir Queen, Jason Reece vs. Conrad Keely, Border Patrol vs. Texas Tornados, and other dream matchups
"...all across the country," fumed Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson to OTR shortly after Willie Nelson's arrest late..."

Feb. 4, 2011 Music Column by Austin Powell

The Laziest Girl in Town
Asleep at the Wheel's feminine ideal is pregnant with possibility
" on the East Coast, and in 1973, bandleader Ray Benson moved the group to Austin, the cosmic cowboy..."

Jan. 21, 2011 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

A week off reveals a gastronimical glut of foodie news from Royal Blue to barbecue
"...Asleep at the Wheel frontman Ray Benson wants to be known for finger-lickin' good food..."

Jan. 14, 2011 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Off the Record
Blazing Saddles: Willie Nelson campaigns for the Teapot Party
"...Ray Benson, Asleep at the Wheel..."

Dec. 3, 2010 Music Column by Austin Powell

The unofficial Teapot Party anthem and other half-baked ideas
"...roof of the White House with Jimmy Carter,” pauses Ray Benson, “that’s all true.” In light of Nelson's recent..."

Dec. 2, 2010 Music Post 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
Fun Fun Fun Fest kicks up dust at Waterloo Park while Lyle Lovett closes down Studio 6A
"...only cameo appearance Monday was an unrehearsed duet with Ray Benson on Bob Wills' "Blues for Dixie," prompted by..."

Nov. 12, 2010 Music Column by Austin Powell

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