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The ambassador of Western Swing, Asleep at the Wheel’s leader and 2011 Texan of the Year, Ray Benson, released his 2nd solo record appropriately titled, A LITTLE PIECE, January 21, 2014.
A LITTLE PIECE gives us a personal and introspective look into the man who has become a Texas music institution since his arrival from his hometown of Philadelphia over 40 years ago and shows a side of himself that we have not previously seen or heard.
“The album is a bit on the dark side,” Benson says. “The songs came out of a lot of upheaval, mostly with women.” All of the songs were penned by Benson with the exception of two favorites: Randy Newman’s 1974’s “Marie” and Waylon Jennings and Gary Nicholson’s never before recorded co-write, “It’ Ain’t You.” “I love that Ray and Willie [Nelson], two of my favorite voices of all time, duet on this,” Nicholson adds.
The record was co-produced by Benson with GRAMMY Award winning producer Lloyd Maines (The Dixie Chicks) and Benson’s son, Sam Seifert. “Except for being told repeatedly that my guitar was out of tune by someone whose diapers I used to change, working with my son was a great experience,” says Benson.
Benson’s backup band on A LITTLE PIECE includes longtime Asleep at the Wheel drummer Dave Sanger, bassist Glenn Fukunaga, Wheel co-founder Floyd Domino, Austin’s up-and-coming newgrass band, Milkdrive and Latin rockers, Del Castillo.