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15 Mar 10 Ray Benson to Head Texas Music History Concert

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(Editor’s Note: The following story is courtesy of the San Marcos Daily Record.)

San Marcos — Ray Benson will be the featured guest at the 10th annual “Texas Music History Unplugged” concert, slated for 8 to 10 p.m. March 23, in the LBJ Student Center Ballroom on the Texas State University campus.

Hosted by the Center for Texas Music History at Texas State University-San Marcos, the “Texas Music History Unplugged” concert is free and open to students, faculty, staff and the general public.

Benson is the founder of the Grammy-award winning western swing band Asleep at the Wheel. Other guests include Cody Canada of the band Cross Canadian Ragweed, The Sisters Morales from San Antonio, Raul Malo of The Mavericks, blues guitarist W.C. Clark, Grammy winning dobro player Cindy Cashdollar and Jason Roberts, fiddler and vocalist for Asleep at the Wheel).

The Center for Texas Music History was founded in the History Department at Texas State in 1999. The Center offers graduate and undergraduate courses on Texas music history, publishes the Journal of Texas Music History, sponsors an academic book series (The John and Robin Dickson Series in Texas Music), and co-produces the Handbook of Texas Music, the first and only encyclopedia of Texas music history.

The Center for Texas Music History also hosts a weekly radio show on NPR, entitled This Week in Texas Music History. It can be heard every Monday morning at 6:30 and 8:30  a.m. on Austin’s NPR affiliate station KUT 90.5.

For more information about the Center for Texas Music History and its many educational activities, visit the Center’s Web site:

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