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Reckless Kelly's Celebrity Softball Jam
Local Americana group hosts charity softball game and concert at the Dell Diamond
"...after the game featuring Reckless Kelly, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Ray Benson, Roger Creager, Paula Nelson, Micky & the Motorcars,..."

April 16, 2009 Sports Post by Mark Fagan

Texas Medal of Arts Awards
The Texas Cultural Trust honors its fifth group of notable Texans in the arts
"...the 8pm awards ceremony, at which Los Lonely Boys, Ray Benson and friends, the Kilgore Rangerettes, and 2009 award..."

April 3, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Saturday Picks & Sleepers
One last night of band blurbs!
"...Is B.o.B mixtape. His debut, The Adventures of Bobby Ray, is set for release in June. – Chase Hoffberger..."

March 20, 2009 Music Feature

Should Artists Be Paid for Radio Airplay?
Time to pay up, radio – pay acts for the right to play their music
"...best time to discuss this." Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson pointed out that the problem is the broadcasters...."

March 20, 2009 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

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

Never Say Goodbye
Past and present mash up at the 2008-09 Austin Music Awards
"...line again and again, as if chanting a serenity prayer, calm and unnerving. In the background, his contemporary musical..."

March 13, 2009 Music Feature by Austin Powell

Random Play
Bob Wills, My Bloody Valentine, etc.
"...Asleep at the Wheel’s Ray Benson has high hopes for his tribute musical A..."

March 12, 2009 Music Post by Austin Powell

To the Nines
Previewing the 2009 Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards
"...terrain and just as fascinating to behold. Despite the gray economic climate, the stars on that night will be..."

March 6, 2009 Screens Feature by Margaret Moser

After a Fashion
Stephen has his hard hat; now all he needs is an Indian, a cowboy, an Army guy, and a motorcycle cop
"...pets of interesting people. Sheryl Crow, Sara Hickman, and Ray Benson are all names who have contributed art from..."

Feb. 13, 2009 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys
in box
"...by Rich Kienzle and brief, insightful comments from Austin's Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel, Big Sandy and..."

Feb. 13, 2009 Music Review by Jim Caligiuri

Further Up the Mountain
Heartless Bastards on Letterman tonight
"...Maybe it has something to do with Ray Benson's connection to Paul Shaffer, but The Late Show..."

Feb. 10, 2009 Music Post by Austin Powell

Off the Record
Diving into Club 1808, the Real Heroes' Chinese democracy, and Ray Benson on Willie, Wexler, and the Wheel
"...the 1970s – went to Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson. "Western swing? Nobody knows it," Wexler reasoned at..."

Feb. 6, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

Willie & the Wheel
Four questions with Ray Benson
"...very special guest” in tow), OTR spoke briefly with Ray Benson...."

Feb. 5, 2009 Music Post 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

Voices of a Grateful Nation
Volume One: Texas Rock, Blues & Folk; Volume Two: Texas Country & Americana
"...standing out. Others making appearances include long-timers Charlie Louvin, Ray Benson, Rusty Wier, Carolyn Wonderland, Malford Milligan, and Jimmy..."

Nov. 28, 2008 Music Review by Jim Caligiuri

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

Off the Record
The Last Waltz: Looking back on the legacy of the Backyard and a tribute to Danny Roy Young
"...Paul Simon, String Cheese Incident (three nights), David Gray..."

Oct. 24, 2008 Music Column by Austin Powell

My Texicalli Chair
The treasures of the Danny Roy Young tribute
"...Band, backing the ever-rockin’ Marcia Ball and spectacularly bluesy Ray Benson. The very handsome Jaeger Erickson introduced his father..."

Oct. 21, 2008 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Luv Doc Recommends: Keep Austin Young: Celebrating the Life of Danny Roy Young
Austin Music Hall, Sunday, October 19, 2008
"...guard musicians: the Texana Dames, Ponty Bone, Marcia Ball, Ray Benson, the Cornell Hurd Band featuring Teisco del Rey,..."

Oct. 17, 2008 Column by The Luv Doc

ACL Fest Friday Picks
The blurbing of ACL 2008
"...for close to 40 years. Led by founding member Ray Benson and now featuring the sparkling vocals of Elizabeth..."

Sept. 26, 2008 Music Feature

Before the Well Runs Dry
The city moves toward conservation, but is it moving fast enough?
"...at City Hall – Asleep at the Wheel frontman Ray Ben­son delivers a swinging little tune about water conservation,..."

Aug. 22, 2008 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Conservation: How We're Doing
A progress report on the city's water-saving initiatives
"...outreach efforts have come to fruition in addition to Ray Benson's "Observe & Conserve" jingle, including the formation of..."

Aug. 22, 2008 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...that rhymes with greenhouse gases," said country music legend Ray Benson Wednesday at a City Hall event hyping his..."

Aug. 1, 2008 News Feature

Off the Record
Peering through the walls of Austin history to pay tribute to an original member of the 13th Floor Elevators and preserve Raul's rats
"...country maverick, who recently wrapped up recording sessions with Ray Benson for the follow-up to his 2006 Rounder Records..."

June 27, 2008 Music Column by Austin Powell

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

For the Benefit of Mr. Kite
A wave of benefits rides through town
"...filed away, I perked up at Stephen’s benefit when Ray Benson strolled in with a sassy young brunette brandishing..."

May 19, 2008 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Wonderland Is Wonderful!
"...from peace and women's rights to improving jail conditions. Ray Benson had it right when he said, “She's also..."

May 7, 2008 Postmarks

Miss Understood
Carolyn Wonderland through the looking glass
"...was out at the Backyard, hangin' with Dylan," booms Ray Benson jovially from his cell phone. "He goes: 'Hey,..."

May 2, 2008 Music Feature by Margaret 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

Thursday Picks
"...Austin on the advice of Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson. Recently signed to Funzalo Records, the quartet is..."

March 14, 2008 Music Feature

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