© 2020
Real. Reliable. Texas Public Radio.
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

The Source: Ray Benson Comin' Right At Ya

Larry D. Moore | http://bit.ly/1ko0bTP

A manuscript that was once 70,000 words charting the life of Ray Benson and the rise of his inconic band Asleep At The Wheel, was recently published - significantly pared, down of course. "Comin Right At Ya" is a walk through music history, be it rock or western swing, country or bluegrass. Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel have seen it all and played everywhere. We talk with the Philadelphia-born musician about his 45 years at the helm of one of the most prolific performing bands of the 20th century and his endeavor to become a Texan.



Ray Benson, leader of Asleep at the Wheel and co-author of the auto-biography "Comin Right at Ya: How a Jewish Yankee Hippie Went Country, or, the Often Outrageous History of Asleep at the Wheel"


Paul Flahive can be reached at Paul@tpr.org and on Twitter at @paulflahive