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Off the Record
Fun Fun Fun Fest by the numbers and Asleep at the Wheel's Top 40
"..."Sometimes it feels like a 100 years," laughs Ray Benson, driving to the voting booth Tuesday morning, on..."

Nov. 5, 2010 Music Column by Austin Powell

Austin Lyric Opera's Stampede
The opera launches a festival to celebrate Austin's musical diversity
"...Center, a giant concert celebrating the 40th anniversary of Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel with Willie Nelson..."

Oct. 29, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Punch-Bug Politics
Candidates weigh influence of partisanship
"...Ringside bar for an intimate show featuring Austin's ubiquitous Ray Benson crooning alongside young jazz singer Kat Edmonson. It..."

Oct. 22, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

ACL Encore
Highlights and observations from the fest
"...and a successful year. "Is it a good day?" Ray Benson's voice boomed to the growing noon crowd on..."

Oct. 12, 2010 Music Post by Margaret Moser

ACL Music Fest Friday Listings
ACL Friday by the blurbs
"...in tradition with contemporary panache. Headed up by captain Ray Benson, it's just not ACL until the jump and..."

Oct. 8, 2010 Music Feature

Off the Record
KUT announces a new Cactus Cafe manager, plus this week at the movies
"...and Glenn Fukanaga – plus guests Ralph White and Ray Benson, who tackles Jimmie Rodgers' "Pistol Packin' Papa." "Everybody..."

Sept. 10, 2010 Music Column by Austin Powell

Luv Doc Recommends: Jon Blondell CD Release
Elephant Room, Friday, July 9, 2010
"...Pat Green, Doug Sahm, James McMurtry, Dale Watson, or Ray Benson, just to name a few. Point of fact:..."

July 9, 2010 Column by The Luv Doc

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

Count the Blessings
The Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival at 25
"...with inviting voiceover work by Asleep at the Wheel’s Ray Benson. Sales of the DVD benefit the station...."

April 16, 2010 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

After a Fashion
The Long Center celebrates two years – with Hall & Oates?!
"...Jason Schubert, though my actual date was Alice Parrish (Graydon Parrish's mother), who won the date with me at..."

April 2, 2010 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Letters at 3AM: 'Roadie': 30 Years Later
The screenwriter of Roadie visits his younger, more serious self
"...and the screen teemed with our friends. Ginger Varney, Ray Benson, Margaret Moser, Jeff Nightbyrd, Katherine Lyons, James Lewis..."

March 26, 2010 Column by Michael Ventura

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
A closer look at the closing of the Cactus Cafe, Beerland's Casual Victim Pile, and Watchtower's Control and Release
"...by 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

Johnny Gimble
"...you young. Affectionately produced by Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson, Celebrating With Friends is a straight shot of..."

Feb. 12, 2010 Music Review by Jim Caligiuri

Steel Bluebonnet Determination
Robin Shivers, founder of HAAM, worked behind the scenes, and yet was one of the Austin music scene's most important faces
"...sometimes in appointments, sometimes by genteelly collaring people like Ray Benson at events. When Robin Shivers tackled a job,..."

Nov. 27, 2009 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Off the Record
Can you hear me now? Local musicians and OTR get some much needed hearing aid while Jody Denberg signs off from KGSR.
"...Ray Benson and Carolyn Wonderland were among the artists who..."

Nov. 20, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

Music in the Kitchen: Favorite Recipes of Austin City Limits Performers
Austin City Limits makeup artist Facemire coaxes recipes from the likes of Loretta Lynn
"...• Ray Benson's Corn Soup..."

Oct. 30, 2009 Food Feature by Margaret Moser

Off the Record
Shit happens: Hosing off and cleaning up after the glorious mess that was the 2009 Austin City Limits Music Festival
"...as well. With help from Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson, the seminal television series was officially declared a..."

Oct. 9, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

ACL Music Fest Friday Picks
The blurbing of ACL 2009
"...Atlantic Records titan Jerry Wexler, the long-awaited collaboration between Ray Benson's Austin institution and Willie Nelson yielded a timeless..."

Oct. 2, 2009 Music Feature

Off the Record
Creative Opportunities Orchestra pays tribute to Tina Marsh, local bands find new ways to finance their recordings, and the many hats of Stop the Truck
"...tribute to the outlaw songwriter that includes contributions from Ray Benson ("Texas in Oklahoma"), Merle Haggard ("A Friend in..."

Sept. 11, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

Food-o-File
Food news from in and around Austin, from farming to freebies
"...partner there is respected Asleep at the Wheel frontman Ray Benson. The new bar will be Benson's base of..."

Aug. 7, 2009 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Off the Record
Room 710 goes out with a bang as roundball ruckus takes over Red River, an all-American night at the ballpark, and more confirmations for the 2009 Fun Fun Fun Fest
"...revue. Earlier in the afternoon, Willie Nelson, with guest Ray Benson, delivered a set that's now pending historical landmark..."

Aug. 7, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

Willie Bob Cougar
Three legends at the Dell Diamond
"...of the Family that included Asleep at the Wheel’s Ray Benson on guitar. Limited to about an hour, he..."

Aug. 5, 2009 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

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

Reckless Kelly Invades the Dell
Local rockers do some singin' and some donatin'
"...shoulders with Eric Winston of the Houston Texans and Ray Benson just to name a few. Seeing Dale Watson..."

June 29, 2009 Sports Post by Mark Fagan

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, elsewhere
"...S. Taxpayer Series of short videos, narrated by musician Ray Benson and aimed at dispelling myths about the homeless...."

May 29, 2009 News Feature

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
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

Education
Lots of Reform, No Money
"...on May 1 with Asleep at the Wheel bandleader Ray Benson: to sing the praises of creativity in schools..."

May 8, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Off the Record
Freddie's Place unplugs, crate digging for Record Store Day, the second coming of Arc Angels, and sitting stage left at Austin City Limits
"...Round Rock on Sunday, April 19, featuring performances by Ray Benson, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Paula Nelson, and Jason Boland,..."

April 17, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

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